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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?

 

"Catch a girl going anywhere without a looking-glass. We haven't 

got one among the whole lot of us," added Mac, with masculine 

scorn. 

 

"Dandy has; I caught him touching up his wig behind the trees 

after our swim," cut in Geordie, wagging a derisive finger at Steve, 

who promptly silenced him by a smart rap on the head with the 

drum-stick he had just polished off. 

 

"Come, come, you lazy lubbers, fall to work, or we shall not be 

ready for mamma. Take Rose's things to her tent, and tell her all 

about it, Prince. Mac and Steve, you cut away and bring up the rest 

of the straw; and you small chaps, clear off the table, if you have 

stuffed all you can. Please, uncle, I'd like your advice about the 

boundary lines and the best place for the kitchen." 

 

Everyone obeyed the chief, and Rose was escorted to her tent by 

Charlie, who devoted himself to her service. She was charmed 

with her quarters, and still more so with the programme which he 

unfolded before her as they worked. 

 

"We always camp out somewhere in vacation, and this year we 

thought we'd try the Island. It is handy, and our fireworks will 

show off well from here." 

 

"Shall we stay over the Fourth? Three whole days! Oh, me! what a 

frolic it will be!" 

 

"Bless your heart, we often camp for a week, we big fellows; but 

this year the small chaps wanted to come, so we let them. We have 

great larks, as you'll see; for we have a cave and play Captain 

Kidd, and have shipwrecks, and races, and all sorts of games. Arch 

and I are rather past that kind of thing now, but we do it to please 

the children," added Charlie, with a sudden recollection of his 


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