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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?

 

"Really, niece." 

 

Rose gave a little bounce of rapture which caused the boat to 

"wiggle" in a way that speedily quieted her down. But she sat 

beaming joyfully and trying to think which of some hundred 

questions she would ask first, when Dr. Alec said, pointing to a 

boat that was coming up behind them in great style 

 

"How well those fellows row! Look at them, and take notes for 

your own use by and by." 

 

The "Stormy Petrel" was manned by half a dozen jaunty looking 

sailors, who made a fine display of blue shirts and shiny hats, with 

stars and anchors in every direction. 

 

"How beautifully they go, and they are only boys. Why, I do 

believe they are our boys! Yes, I see Charlie laughing over his 

shoulder. Row, uncle, row! Oh, please do, and not let them catch 

up with us!" cried Rose, in such a state of excitement that the new 

umbrella nearly went overboard. 

 

"All right, here we go!" and away they did go with a long steady 

sweep of the oars that carried the "Bonnie Belle" through the water 

with a rush. 

 

The lads pulled their prettiest, but Dr. Alec would have reached 

the Point first, if Rose, in her flurry, had not retarded him by 

jerking the rudder ropes in a most unseamanlike way, and just as 

she got right again her hat blew off. That put an end to the race, 

and while they were still fishing for the hat the other boat came 

alongside, with all the oars in the air, and the jolly young tars ready 

for a frolic. 

 

"Did you catch a crab, uncle?" 

 

"No, a blue-fish," he answered, as the dripping hat was landed on a 

seat to dry. 

 

"What have you been doing?" 


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