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Coming Home
Old Friends with New Faces
Miss Campbell
Thorns Among the Roses
Prince Charming
Polishing Mac
Phebe
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

as well as hearts; ambition and talents as well as beauty and 

accomplishments; and we want to live and learn as well as love 

and be loved. I'm sick of being told that is all a woman is fit for! I 

won't have anything to do with love till I prove that I am 

something besides a housekeeper and baby-tender!" 

 

"Heaven preserve us! Here's woman's rights with a vengeance!" 

cried Charlie, starting up with mock horror, while the others 

regarded Rose with mingled surprise and amusement, evidently 

fancying it all a girlish outbreak. 

 

"Ah, you needn't pretend to be shocked you will be in earnest 

presently, for this is only the beginning of my strong-mindedness," 

continued Rose, nothing daunted by the smiles of good-natured 

incredulity or derision on the faces of her cousins. "I have made up 

my mind not to be cheated out of the real things that make one 

good and happy and, just because I'm a rich girl, fold my hands 

and drift as so many do. I haven't lived with Phebe all these years 

in vain. I know what courage and self-reliance can do for one, and 

I sometimes wish I hadn't a penny in the world so that I could go 

and earn my bread with her, and be as brave and independent as 

she will be pretty soon." 

 

It was evident that Rose was in earnest now, for as she spoke she 

turned to her friend with such respect as well as love in her face 

that the look told better than any words how heartily the rich girl 

appreciated the virtues hard experience had given the poor girl, 

and how eagerly she desired to earn what all her fortune could not 

buy for her. 

 

Something in the glance exchanged between the friends impressed 

the young men in spite of their prejudices, and it was in a perfectly 

serious tone that Archie said, "I fancy you'll find your hands full, 

Cousin, if you want work, for I've heard people say that wealth has 

its troubles and trials as well as poverty." 

 

"I know it, and I'm going to try and fill my place well. I've got 

some capital little plans all made, and have begun to study my 

profession already," answered Rose with an energetic nod. 

 

"Could I ask what it is to be?" inquired Charlie in a tone of awe. 

 

"Guess!" and Rose looked up at him with an expression 


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