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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?

knockings," as they salute the Emperor, or "Son of Heaven," at 

home. 

 

"I feel as if I had really been to China, and I'm sure I look so," 

said Rose, as they glided out of the shadow of the "Rajah." 

 

She certainly did, for Mr. Whang Lo had given her a Chinese 

umbrella; Uncle Alec had got some lanterns to light up her 

balcony; the great fan lay in her lap, and the tea-set reposed at her 

feet. 

 

"This is not a bad way to study geography, is it?" asked her uncle, 

who had observed her attention to the talk. 

 

"It is a very pleasant way, and I really think I have learned more 

about China to-day than in all the lessons I had at school, though I 

used to rattle off the answers as fast as I could go. No one 

explained anything to us, so all I remember is that tea and silk 

come from there, and the women have little bits of feet. I saw Fun 

looking at mine, and he must have thought them perfectly 

immense," answered Rose, surveying her stout boots with sudden 

contempt. 

 

"We will have out the maps and the globe, and I'll show you some 

of my journeys, telling stories as we go. That will be next best to 

doing it actually." 

 

"You are so fond of travelling, I should think it would be very dull 

for you here, uncle. Do you know, Aunt Plenty says she is sure you 

will be off in a year or two." 

 

"Very likely." 

 

"Oh, me! what shall I do then?" sighed Rose, in a tone of despair 

that made Uncle Alec's face brighten with a look of genuine 

pleasure as he said significantly 

 

"Next time I go I shall take my little anchor with me. How will that 

suit?" 

 

"Really, uncle?" 


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