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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?

read for hours to him, but I thought perhaps, he liked it because he 

was fond of me." 

 

"So am I; but you really do read unusually well, and I'm very glad 

of it, for it is a rare accomplishment, and one I value highly. Come 

here in this cosy, low chair; the light is better, and I can pull these 

curls if you go too fast. I see you are going to be a great comfort as 

well as a great credit to your old uncle, Rosy." And Dr. Alec drew 

her close beside him with such a fatherly look and tone that she 

felt it would be very easy to love and obey him, since he knew how 

to mix praise and blame so pleasantly together. 

 

Another chapter was just finished, when the sound of a carriage 

warned them that Aunt Jane was about to depart. Before they 

could go to meet her, however, she appeared in the doorway 

looking like an unusually tall mummy in her waterproof, with her 

glasses shining like cat's eyes from the depths of the hood. 

 

"Just as I thought! petting that child to death and letting her sit up 

late reading trash. I do hope you feel the weight of the 

responsibility you have taken upon yourself, Alec," she said, with a 

certain grim sort of satisfaction at seeing things go wrong. 

 

"I think I have a very realising sense of it, sister Jane," answered 

Dr. Alec, with a comical shrug of the shoulders and a glance at 

Rose's bright face. 

 

"It is sad to see a great girl wasting these precious hours so. Now, 

my boys have studied all day, and Mac is still at his books, I've no 

doubt, while you have not had a lesson since you came, I suspect." 


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