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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?

and bales were rising out of the hold and being carried into the 

warehouse by stout porters, who tugged and bawled and clattered 

about with small trucks, or worked cranes with iron claws that 

came down and clutched heavy weights, whisking them aloft to 

where wide doors like mouths swallowed them up. 

 

Dr. Alec took her aboard the ship, and she had the satisfaction of 

poking her inquisitive little nose into every available corner, at the 

risk of being crushed, lost, or drowned. 

 

"Well, child, how would you like to take a voyage round the world 

with me in a jolly old craft like this?" asked her uncle, as they 

rested a minute in the captain's cabin. 

 

"I should like to see the world, but not in such a small, untidy, 

smelly place as this. We would go in a yacht all clean and 

comfortable; Charlie says that is the proper way," answered Rose, 

surveying the close quarters with little favour. 

 

"You are not a true Campbell if you don't like the smell of tar and 

salt-water, nor Charlie either, with his luxurious yacht. Now come 

ashore and chin-chin with the Celestials." 

 

After a delightful progress through the great warehouse, peeping 

and picking as they went, they found Uncle Mac and the yellow 

gentlemen in his private room, where samples, gifts, curiosities, 

and newly arrived treasures of all sorts were piled up in pleasing 

pro-fusion and con-fusion. 

 

As soon as possible Rose retired to a corner, with a porcelain god 

on one side, a green dragon on the other, and, what was still more 

embarrassing, Fun See sat on a tea-chest in front, and stared at her 


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