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Two Girls
The Clan
Uncles
Aunts
A Belt and a Box
Uncle Alec's Room
A Trip to China
And what came of it
Phebe's Secret
Rose's Sacrifice
Poor Mac
"The Other Fellows"
Cosey Corner
A Happy Birthday
Ear-Rings
Bread and Button-Holes
Good Bargains
Fashion and Physiology
Brother Bones
Under The Mistletoe
A Scare
Something to do
Peace-Making
Which?

haven't put these things on right, I dare say, but I do like them so 

much!" 

 

"You look as gay as a parrot in your fez and cabaja, and it does my 

heart good to see the little black shadow turned into a rainbow," 

said Uncle Alec, surveying the bright figure before him with great 

approbation. 

 

He did not say it, but he thought she made a much prettier picture 

than Phebe at the wash-tub, for she had stuck a purple fez on her 

blonde head, tied several brilliant scarfs about her waist, and put 

on a truly gorgeous scarlet jacket with a golden sun embroidered 

on the back, a silver moon on the front, and stars of all sizes on the 

sleeves. A pair of Turkish slippers adorned her feet, and necklaces 

of amber, coral, and filigree hung about her neck, while one hand 

held a smelling-bottle, and the other the spicy box of oriental 

sweetmeats. 

 

"I feel like a girl in the 'Arabian Nights,' and expect to find a magic 

carpet or a wonderful talisman somewhere. Only I don't see how I 

ever can thank you for all these lovely things," she said, stopping 

her dance, as if suddenly oppressed with gratitude. 

 

"I'll tell you how by leaving off the black clothes, that never should 

have been kept so long on such a child, and wearing the gay ones 

I've brought. It will do your spirits good, and cheer up this sober 

old house. Won't it, auntie?" 

 

"I think you are right, Alec, and it is fortunate that we have not 

begun on her spring clothes yet, for Myra thought she ought not to 

wear anything brighter than violet, and she is too pale for that." 


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