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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?

to her, for in one sense we are all sisters, and should help one 

another." 

 

The sweet old face looked at her so kindly that Rose was fired 

with a desire to settle the matter at once, and rushed away to the 

kitchen, just as she was. Phebe was there, polishing up the antique 

andirons so busily that she started when a voice cried out: "Smell 

that, taste this, and look at me!" 

 

Phebe sniffed attar of rose, crunched the "Lump of Delight" tucked 

into her mouth, and stared with all her eyes at little Morgiana 

prancing about the room like a brilliant paroquet. 

 

"My stars, ain't you splendid!" was all she could say, holding up 

two dusty hands. 

 

"I've got heaps of lovely things upstairs, and I'll show them all to 

you, and I'd go halves, only auntie thinks they wouldn't be useful, 

so I shall give you something else; and you won't mind, will you? 

because I want to adopt you as Arabella was in the story. Won't 

that be nice?" 

 

"Why, Miss Rose, have you lost your wits?" 

 

No wonder Phebe asked, for Rose talked very fast, and looked so 

odd in her new costume, and was so eager she could not stop to 

explain. Seeing Phebe's bewilderment, she quieted down and said, 

with a pretty air of earnestness 

 

"It isn't fair that I should have so much and you so little, and I want 

to be as good to you as if you were my sister, for Aunt Peace says 

we are all sisters really. I thought if I adopted you as much as I can 

now, it would be nicer. Will you let me, please?" 

 

To Rose's great surprise, Phebe sat down on the floor and hid her 

face in her apron for a minute without answering a word. 


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