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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?

 

Rose looked worthy of her name as she stood smiling to herself 

over a happier secret than any Phebe had a secret which she did 

not know herself till she found out, some years later, the magic of 

good health. 

 

"'Look only,' said the brownie, 

'At the pretty gown of blue, 

At the kerchief pinned about her head, 

And at her little shoe,"' 

 

said a voice from below, as a great cabbage-rose came flying 

against her cheek. 

 

"What is the princess dreaming about up there in her 

hanging-garden?" added Dr. Alec as she flung back a 

morning-glory. 

 

"I was wishing I could do something pleasant this fine day; 

something very new and interesting, for the wind makes me feel 

frisky and gay." 

 

"Suppose we take a pull over to the Island? I intended to go this 

afternoon; but if you feel more like it now, we can be off at once." 

 

"I do! I do! I'll come in fifteen minutes, uncle. I must just scrabble 

my room to rights, for Phebe has got a great deal to do." 

 

Rose caught up the rugs and vanished as she spoke, while Dr. Alec 

went in, saying to himself, with an indulgent smile 

 

"It may upset things a trifle, but half a child's pleasure consists in 

having their fun when they want it." 

 

Never did duster flap more briskly than the one Rose used that 

day, and never was a room "scrabbled" to rights in such haste as 

hers. Tables and chairs flew into their places as if alive; curtains 

shook as if a gale was blowing; china rattled and small articles 

tumbled about as if a young earthquake was playing with them. 

The boating suit went on in a twinkling, and Rose was off with a 


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