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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?

it to be decent here." 

 

By four o'clock the camp was in order, and the weary workers 

settled down on Lookout Rock to watch for Mrs. Jessie and Jamie, 

who was never far from mamma's apron string. They looked like a 

flock of blue-birds, all being in sailor rig, with blue ribbon enough 

flying from the seven hats to have set up a milliner. Very tuneful 

blue-birds they were, too, for all the lads sang, and the echo of 

their happy voices reached Mrs. Jessie long before she saw them. 

 

The moment the boat hove in sight up went the Island flag, and the 

blue-jackets cheered lustily, as they did on every possible 

occasion, like true young Americans. This welcome was answered 

by the flapping of a handkerchief and the shrill "Rah! Rah! Rah!" 

of the one small tar who stood in the stern waving his hat 

manfully, while a maternal hand clutched him firmly in the rear. 

 

Cleopatra landing from her golden galley never received a heartier 

greeting than "Little Mum" as she was borne to her tent by the 

young folk, for love of whom she smilingly resigned herself to 

three days of discomfort; while Jamie immediately attached 

himself to Rose, assuring her of his protection from the manifold 

perils which might assail them. 

 

Taught by long experience that boys are always hungry, Aunt 

Jessie soon proposed supper, and proceeded to get it, enveloped in 

an immense apron, with an old hat of Archie's stuck atop of her 

cap. Rose helped, and tried to be as handy as Phebe, though the 

peculiar style of table she had to set made it no easy task. It was 

accomplished at last, and a very happy party lay about under the 


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