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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?

 

"I should like that!" and Rose sat wondering what he meant, while 

she enjoyed the new sights all about her. 

 

Behind them the green Aunt-hill sloped gently upward to the grove 

at the top, and all along the seaward side stood familiar houses, 

stately, cosy, or picturesque. As they rounded the Point, the great 

bay opened before them full of shipping, and the city lay beyond, 

its spires rising above the tall masts with their gay streamers. 

 

"Are we going there?" she asked, for she had never seen this aspect 

of the rich and busy old city before. 

 

"Yes. Uncle Mac has a ship just in from Hong Kong, and I thought 

you would like to go and see it." 

 

"Oh, I should. I love dearly to go poking about in the warehouses 

with Uncle Mac; everything is so curious and new to me; and I'm 

specially interested in China because you have been there." 

 

"I'll show you two genuine Chinamen who have just arrived. You 

will like to welcome Whang Lo and Fun See, I'm sure." 

 

"Don't ask me to speak to them, uncle; I shall be sure to laugh at 

the odd names and the pig-tails and the slanting eyes. Please let me 

just trot round after you; I like that best." 

 

"Very well; now steer toward the wharf where the big ship with the 

queer flag is. That's the 'Rajah,' and we will go aboard if we can." 

 

In among the ships they went, by the wharves where the water was 

green and still, and queer barnacles grew on the slippery piles. Odd 

smells saluted her nose, and odd sights met her eyes, but Rose 

liked it all, and played she was really landing in Hong Kong when 

they glided up to the steps in the shadow of the tall "Rajah." Boxes 


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