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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

through me, and knew that I'd pinned on my bonnet strings, lost a 

button off my boot, and didn't brush my hair for ten minutes every 

night," said Kitty in an awe-stricken tone. 


"She likes you, though, and so does Uncle, and he's set his heart on 

having you live with them by and by, so don't mind her eyes but 

look straight up at her, and you'll see how kind they can grow." 


"Mac likes me, too, and that did please me, for he doesn't like girls 

generally. Steve told me he said I had the 'making of a capital little 

woman in me.' Wasn't it nice of him? Steve was so proud, though 

he does laugh at Mac sometimes." 


"Don't disappoint them, dear. Encourage Steve in all the good 

things he likes or wants, make friends with Mac, love Aunt Jane, 

and be a daughter to Uncle, and you'll find yourself a very happy 



"I truly will, and thank you very much for not making fun of me. I 

know I'm a little goose, but lately I've felt as if I might come to 

something if I had the right sort of help. I'll go up and see Aunt 

Jessie tomorrow. I'm not a bit afraid of her, and then if you'll just 

quietly find out from Uncle Doctor what I must read, I'll work as 

hard as I can. Don't tell anyone, please, they'll think it odd and 

affected, and I can't bear to be laughed at, though I daresay it is 

good discipline." 


Rose promised, and both worked in silence for a moment, then 

Kitty asked rather timidly: "Are you and Charlie trying this plan 

too? Since you've left off going out so much, he keeps away also, 

and we don't know what to make of it." 


"He has had what he calls an 'artistic fit' lately, set up a studio, and 

is doing some crayon sketches of us all. If he'd only finish his 

things, they would be excellent, but he likes to try a great variety at 

once. I'll take you in sometime, and perhaps he will do a portrait of 

you for Steve. He likes girls' faces and gets the likenesses 

wonderfully well." 


"People say you are engaged but I contradict it, because, of course, 

I should know if you were." 


"We are not." 


"I'm glad of it, for really, Rose, I'm afraid Charlie hasn't got 'firm 

principles,' though he is a fascinating fellow and one can't scold 

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