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Coming Home
Old Friends with New Faces
Miss Campbell
Thorns Among the Roses
Prince Charming
Polishing Mac
Breakers Ahead
New Year's Calls
The Sad and Sober Part
Small Temptations
At Kitty's Ball
Both Sides
Aunt Clara's Plan
Alas for Charlie!
Good Works
Among the Haycocks
Which Was It?
Behind the Fountain
What Mac Did
How Phebe Earned Her Welcome
Short and Sweet

share the fun. But Charlie had been spoiled by too much 

indulgence, and it was hard for him to own himself in the wrong 

even when he knew it. He always got what he wanted sooner or 

later, and having long ago made up his mind that Rose and her 

fortune were to be his, he was secretly displeased at the new plans 

and beliefs of the young lady, but flattered himself that they would 

soon be changed when she saw how unfashionable and 

inconvenient they were. 


Musing over the delightful future he had laid out, he made himself 

comfortable in the sofa corner near his mother till the appearance 

of a slight refection caused both groups to melt into one. Aunt 

Plenty believed in eating and drinking, so the slightest excuse for 

festivity delighted her hospitable soul, and on this joyful occasion 

she surpassed herself. 


It was during this informal banquet that Rose, roaming about from 

one admiring relative to another, came upon the three younger 

lads, who were having a quiet little scuffle in a secluded corner. 


"Come out here and let me have a look at you," she said enticingly, 

for she predicted an explosion and public disgrace if peace was not 

speedily restored. 


Hastily smoothing themselves down, the young gentlemen 

presented three flushed and merry countenances for inspection, 

feeling highly honored by the command. 


"Dear me, how you two have grown! You big things how dare you 

get head of me in this way!" she said, standing on tiptoe to pat the 

curly pates before her, for Will and Geordie had shot up like 

weeds, and now grinned cheerfully down upon her as she surveyed 

them in comic amazement. 


"The Campbells are all fine, tall fellows, and we mean to be the 

best of the lot. Shouldn't wonder if we were six-footers like 

Grandpa," observed Will proudly, looking so like a young 

Shanghai rooster, all legs and an insignificant head, that Rose kept 

her countenance with difficulty. 


"We shall broaden out when we get our growth. We are taller than 

Steve now, a half a head, both of us," added Geordie, with his nose 

in the air. 


Rose turned to look at Steve and, with a sudden smile, beckoned to 

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