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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?

hop and a skip, little dreaming how many hours it would be before 

she saw her pretty room again. 

 

Uncle Alec was putting a large basket into the boat when she 

arrived, and before they were off Phebe came running down with a 

queer, knobby bundle done up in a water-proof. 

 

"We can't eat half that luncheon, and I know we shall not need so 

many wraps. I wouldn't lumber the boat up so," said Rose, who 

still had secret scares when on the water. 

 

"Couldn't you make a smaller parcel, Phebe?" asked Dr. Alec, 

eyeing the bundle suspiciously. 

 

"No, sir, not in such a hurry," and Phebe laughed as she gave a 

particularly large knob a good poke. 

 

"Well, it will do for ballast. Don't forget the note to Mrs. Jessie, I 

beg of you." 

 

"No, sir. I'll send it right off," and Phebe ran up the bank as if she 

had wings to her feet. 

 

"We'll take a look at the lighthouse first, for you have not been 

there yet, and it is worth seeing. By the time we have done that it 

will be pretty warm, and we will have lunch under the trees on the 

Island." 

 

Rose was ready for anything, and enjoyed her visit to the 

lighthouse on the Point very much, especially climbing up the 

narrow stairs and going inside the great lantern. They made a long 

stay, for Dr. Alec seemed in no hurry to go, and kept looking 

through his spy-glass as if he expected to discover something 

remarkable on sea or land. It was past twelve before they reached 

the Island, and Rose was ready for her lunch long before she got it. 

 

"Now this is lovely! I do wish the boys were here. Won't it be nice 


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