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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?

bob about. 

 

"I shall get you a pony as soon as you are a little stronger," said Dr. 

Alec, watching her with a smile. 

 

"Oh, I couldn't ride one of those horrid, frisky little beasts! They 

roll their eyes and bounce about so, I should die of fright," cried 

Rose, clasping her hands tragically. 

 

"Are you a coward?" 

 

"About horses I am." 

 

"Never mind, then; come and see my new room"; and he led the 

way upstairs without another word. 

 

As Rose followed she remembered her promise to Aunt Jessie, and 

was sorry she had objected so decidedly. She was a great deal 

more sorry five minutes later, and well she might be. 

 

"Now, take a good look, and tell me what you think of it," said Dr. 

Alec, opening the door and letting her enter before him, while 

Phebe was seen whisking down the backstairs with a dust-pan. 

 

Rose walked to the middle of the room, stood still, and gazed 

about her with eyes that brightened as they looked, for all was 

changed. 

 

This chamber had been built out over the library to suit some 

fancy, and had been unused for years, except at Christmas times, 

when the old house overflowed. It had three windows one to the 

east, that overlooked the bay; one to the south, where the 

horse-chestnuts waved their green fans; and one to the west, 

towards the hill and the evening sky. A ruddy sunset burned there 

now, filling the room with an enchanted glow; the soft murmur of 

the sea was heard, and a robin chirped "Good-night!" among the 

budding trees. 

 

Rose saw and heard these things first, and felt their beauty with a 


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