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Two Girls
The Clan
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
Bread and Button-Holes
Good Bargains
Fashion and Physiology
Brother Bones
Under The Mistletoe
A Scare
Something to do



"Thank you. Yes, Uncle Mac gave me an account book when I 

went to school, and I used to put down my expenses, but I couldn't 

make them go very well, for figures are the one thing I am not at 

all clever about," said Rose, rummaging in her desk for a 

dilapidated little book, which she was ashamed to show when she 

found it. 


"Well, as figures are rather important things to most of us, and you 

may have a good many accounts to keep some day, wouldn't it be 

wise to begin at once and learn to manage your pennies before the 

pounds come to perplex you?" 


"I thought you would do all that fussy part and take care of the 

pounds, as you call them. Need I worry about it? I do hate sums, 



"I shall take care of things till you are of age, but I mean that you 

shall know how your property is managed, and do as much of it as 

you can by and by; then you won't be dependent on the honesty of 

other people." 


"Gracious me! as if I wouldn't trust you with millions of billions if 

I had them," cried Rose, scandalised at the mere suggestion. 


"Ah, but I might be tempted; guardians are sometimes; so you'd 

better keep your eye on me, and in order to do that you must learn 

all about these affairs," answered Dr. Alec, as he made an entry in 

his own very neat account-book. 


Rose peeped over his shoulder at it, and then turned to the 

arithmetical puzzle in her hand with a sigh of despair. 


"Uncle, when you add up your expenses do you ever find you have 

got more money than you had in the beginning?" 


"No; I usually find that I have a good deal less than I had in the 

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