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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?

 

After which superb display she retired, escorted by Jamie, both 

making a fearful din blowing on conch shells. 

 

"We must tear ourselves away, Rose, because I want to get you 

home before sunset. Will you come for a drive, Jessie?" said Dr. 

Alec, as the music died away in the distance. 

 

"No, thank you; but I see the boys want a scamper, so, if you don't 

mind, they may escort you home, but not go in. That is only 

allowed on holidays." 

 

The words were hardly out of Aunt Jessie's mouth when Archie 

said, in a tone of command 

 

"Pass the word, lads. Boot and saddle, and be quick about it." 

 

"All right!" And in a moment not a vestige of boy remained but the 

litter on the floor. 

 

The cavalcade went down the hill at a pace that made Rose cling 

to her uncle's arm, for the fat old horses got excited by the antics 

of the ponies careering all about them, and went as fast as they 

could pelt, with the gay dog-cart rattling in front, for Archie and 

Charlie scorned shelties since this magnificent equipage had been 

set up. Ben enjoyed the fun, and the lads cut up capers till Rose 

declared that "circus" was the proper name for them after all. 

 

When they reached the house they dismounted, and stood, three on 

each side the steps, in martial attitudes, while her ladyship was 

handed out with great elegance by Uncle Alec. Then the Clan 

saluted, mounted at word of command, and with a wild whoop tore 

down the avenue in what they considered the true Arab style. 

 

"That was splendid, now it is safely ended," said Rose, skipping up 

the steps with her head over her shoulder to watch the dear tassels 


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