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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

he is quite my ideal man. I never could bear big hands and feet, 

and his are simply adorable. Then he's the best dancer I know and 

dresses in perfect taste. I really do believe I fell in love with his 

pocket handkerchiefs first, they were so enchanting I couldn't 

resist," laughed Kitty, pulling a large one out of her pocket and 

burying her little nose in the folds, which shed a delicious 

fragrance upon the air. 

 

"Now, that looks promising, and I begin to think you have got a 

little sentiment after all," said Rose, well pleased, for the merry 

brown eyes had softened suddenly and a quick color came up in 

Kitty's cheek as she answered, still half hiding her face in the 

beloved handkerchief: "Of course I have, lots of it, only I'm 

ashamed to show it to most people, because it's the style to take 

everything in the most nonchalant way. My gracious, Rose, you'd 

have thought me a romantic goose last night while Steve proposed 

in the back parlor, for I actually cried, he was so dreadfully in 

earnest when I pretended that I didn't care for him, and so very 

dear and nice when I told the truth. I didn't know he had it in him, 

but he came out delightfully and never cared a particle, though I 

dropped tears all over his lovely shirtfront. Wasn't that good of 

him? For you know he hates his things to be mussed." 

 

"He's a true Campbell, and has got a good warm heart of his own 

under those fine fronts of his. Aunt Jane doesn't believe in 

sentiment, so he has been trained never to show any, but it is there, 

and you must encourage him to let it out, not foolishly, but in a 

way to make him more manly and serious." 

 

"I will if I can, for though I wouldn't own this to everybody, I like 

it in him very much and feel as if Steve and I should get on 

beautifully. Here we are now, be sure not to breathe a word if we 

meet anyone. I want it to be a profound secret for a week at least," 

added Kitty, whisking her handkerchief out of sight as the carriage 

stopped before the fashionable store they were about to visit. 

 

Rose promised with a smile, for Kitty's face betrayed her without 

words, so full was it of the happiness which few eyes fail to 


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