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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?

 

"You just let me direct Miss Hemming how to make some of these 

things. You will be surprised to see how much I know about piping 

hems and gathering arm-holes and shirring biases," began Dr. 

Alec, patting a pile of muslin, cloth and silk with a knowing air. 

 

Aunt Peace and Rose laughed so that he could not display his 

knowledge any farther, till they stopped, when he said 

good-naturedly 

 

"That will go a great way toward filling out the belt, so laugh 

away, Morgiana, and I'll go back to my work, or I never shall be 

done." 

 

"I couldn't help it, 'shirred biases' were so very funny!" Rose said, 

as she turned to her box after the splendid laugh. "But really, 

auntie," she added soberly, "I feel as if I ought not to have so many 

nice things. I suppose it wouldn't do to give Phebe some of them? 

Uncle might not like it." 

 

"He would not mind; but they are not suitable for Phebe. Some of 

the dresses you are done with would be more useful, if they can be 

made over to fit her," answered Aunt Peace in the prudent, 

moderate tone which is so trying to our feelings when we indulge 

in little fits of charitable enthusiasm. 

 

"I'd rather give her new ones, for I think she is a little bit proud and 

might not like old things. If she was my sister it would do, because 

sisters don't mind, but she isn't, and that makes it bad, you see. I 

know how I can manage beautifully; I'll adopt her!" and Rose 

looked quite radiant with this new idea. 

 

"I'm afraid you could not do it legally till you are older, but you 

might see if she likes the plan, and at any rate you can be very kind 


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