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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?

asked Dr. Alec, as he sat down looking well pleased, and drew his 

excited little niece to his knee. 

 

"I don't think, I know it is for me; I see it in your face, and I feel as 

if I didn't half deserve it. Aunt Jessie said you would spoil me, and 

I must not let you. I'm afraid this looks like it, and perhaps oh me! 

perhaps I ought not to have this beautiful room after all!" and Rose 

tried to look as if she could be heroic enough to give it up if it was 

best. 

 

"I owe Mrs. Jessie one for that," said Dr. Alec, trying to frown, 

though in his secret soul he felt that she was quite right. Then he 

smiled that cordial smile, which was like sunshine on his brown 

face, as he said 

 

"This is part of the cure, Rose, and I put you here that you might 

take my three great remedies in the best and easiest way. Plenty of 

sun, fresh air, and cold water; also cheerful surroundings, and 

some work; for Phebe is to show you how to take care of this 

room, and be your little maid as well as friend and teacher. Does 

that sound hard and disagreeable to you, dear?" 

 

"No, sir; very, very pleasant, and I'll do my best to be a good 

patient. But I really don't think anyone could be sick in this 

delightful room," she said, with a long sigh of happiness as her eye 

went from one pleasant object to another. 

 

"Then you like my sort of medicine better than Aunt Myra's, and 

don't want to throw it out of the window, hey?" 


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