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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?

mite of a nose into everything; and as Paul Pry did not suit, the 

boys fell to calling her Pokey. Not a pretty name, but very 

expressive." 

 

It certainly was, for, having examined the shells, the busy tot laid 

hold of everything she could find, and continued her researches till 

Archie caught her sucking his carved ivory chessmen to see if they 

were not barley sugar. Rice paper pictures were also discovered 

crumpled up in her tiny pocket, and she nearly smashed Will's 

ostrich egg by trying to sit upon it. 

 

"Here, Jim, take her away; she's worse than the puppies, and we 

can't have her round," commanded the elder brother, picking her 

up and handing her over to the little fellow, who received her with 

open arms and the warning remark 

 

"You'd better mind what you do, for I'm going to 'dopt Pokey like 

Rose did Phebe, and then you'll have to be very good to her, you 

big fellows." 

 

"'Dopt away, baby, and I'll give you a cage to keep her in, or you 

won't have her long, for she is getting worse than a monkey"; and 

Archie went back to his mates, while Aunt Jessie, foreseeing a 

crisis, proposed that Jamie should take his dolly home, as she was 

borrowed, and it was time her visit ended. 

 

"My dolly is better than yours, isn't she? 'cause she can walk and 

talk and sing and dance, and yours can't do anything, can she?" 

asked Jamie with pride, as he regarded his Pokey, who just then 

had been moved to execute a funny little jig and warble the 

well-known couplet 

 

"'Puss-tat, puss-tat, where you been?' 

'I been Lunnin, to saw a Tween."' 


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