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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?

information when reproached with her ignorance. 

 

She was just trying to impress upon her mind that Amoy was two 

hundred and eighty miles from Hong Kong, when Fun came 

scuffling back, bearing what she thought was a small sword, till he 

unfurled an immense fan, and presented it with a string of Chinese 

compliments, the meaning of which would have amused her even 

more than the sound, if she could have understood it. 

 

She had never seen such an astonishing fan, and at once became 

absorbed in examining it. Of course, there was no perspective 

whatever, which only gave it a peculiar charm to Rose, for in one 

place a lovely lady, with blue knitting-needles in her hair, sat 

directly upon the spire of a stately pagoda. In another charming 

view a brook appeared to flow in at the front door of a stout 

gentleman's house, and out at his chimney. In a third a zig-zag wall 

went up into the sky like a flash of lightning, and a bird with two 

tails was apparently brooding over a fisherman whose boat was 

just going aground upon the moon. 

 

It was altogether a fascinating thing, and she would have sat 

wafting it to and fro all the afternoon, to Fun's great satisfaction, 

if Dr. Alec's attention had not suddenly been called to her by a 

breeze from the big fan that blew his hair into his eyes, and 

reminded him that they must go. So the pretty china was repacked, 

Rose furled her fan, and with several parcels of choice teas for the 

old ladies stowed away in Dr. Alec's pockets, they took their leave, 

after Fun had saluted them with "the three bendings and the nine 


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