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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

part of having it I think." 


"I'm glad you feel so, for you can do much good with your fortune 

if you know how to use it well." 


"You shall teach me, and when I am a woman we will set up a 

school where nothing but the three R's shall be taught, and all the 

children live on oatmeal, and the girls have waists a yard round," 

said Rose, with a sudden saucy smile dimpling her cheeks. 


"You are an impertinent little baggage, to turn on me in that way 

right in the midst of my first attempt at teaching. Never mind, I'll 

have an extra bitter dose for you next time, miss." 


"I knew you wanted to laugh, so I gave you a chance. Now, I will 

be good, master, and do my lesson nicely." 


So Dr. Alec had his laugh, and then Rose sat down and took a 

lesson in accounts which she never forgot. 


"Now come and read aloud to me; my eyes are tired, and it is 

pleasant to sit here by the fire while the rain pours outside and 

Aunt Jane lectures upstairs," said Uncle Alec, when last month's 

accounts had been put in good order and a fresh page neatly begun. 


Rose liked to read aloud, and gladly gave him the chapter in 

"Nicholas Nickleby" where the Miss Kenwigses take their French 

lesson. She did her very best, feeling that she was being criticised, 

and hoping that she might not be found wanting in this as in other 



"Shall I go on, sir?" she asked very meekly, when the chapter 



"If you are not tired, dear. It is a pleasure to hear you, for you read 

remarkably well," was the answer that filled her heart with pride 

and pleasure. 


"Do you really think so, uncle? I'm so glad! Papa taught me, and I 

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