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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

allowing me to have a share in your good works," said Rose, 

forgetting all about gay gowns as she watched the black bonnet go 

briskly away with an approving smile on the fine old face inside it. 

 

"You extravagant thing! How could you give so much?" whispered 

Kitty, whose curious eye had seen three figures on the single bill 

which had so rapidly changed hands. 

 

"I believe if Mrs. Gardener asked me for my head I should give it 

to her," answered Rose lightly, then, turning to the silks, she asked, 

"Which have you decided upon, the yellow white or the blue, the 

corded or the striped?" 

 

"I've decided nothing; except that you are to have the pink and 

wear it at my ahem! ball," said Kitty, who had made up her mind, 

but could not give her orders till Mama had been consulted. 

 

"No, I can't afford it just yet. I never overstep my allowance, and I 

shall have to if I get any more finery. Come, we ought not to waste 

time here if you have all the patterns you want." And Rose walked 

quickly away, glad that it was out of her power to break through 

two resolutions which hitherto had been faithfully kept one to 

dress simply for example's sake, the other not to be extravagant for 

charity's sake. 

 

As Rosamond had her day of misfortunes, so this seemed to be one 

of small temptations to Rose. After she had set Kitty down at home 

and been to see her new houses, she drove about doing various 

errands for the aunts and, while waiting in the carriage for the 

execution of an order, young Pemberton came by. 

 

As Steve said, this gentleman had been "hard hit" and still hovered 

mothlike about the forbidden light. Being the most eligible parti of 

the season, his regard was considered a distinction to be proud of, 

and Rose had been well scolded by Aunt Clara for refusing so 

honorable a mate. The girl liked him, and he was the suitor of 

whom she had spoken so respectfully to Dr. Alec because he had 

no need of the heiress and had sincerely loved Rose. He had been 

away, and she hoped had gotten over his disappointment as happily 

as the rest, but now when he saw her, and came hurrying up so 

hungry for a word, she felt that he had not forgotten and was too 


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