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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

him. You don't mind my saying so, do you, dear?" added Kitty, for 

Rose did not answer at once. 

 

"Not in the least, for you are one of us now, and I can speak 

frankly and I will, for I think in one way you can help Steve very 

much. You are right about Charlie, both as to the principles and 

the fascination. Steve admires him exceedingly, and always from a 

boy liked to imitate his pleasant ways. Some of them are very 

harmless and do Steve good, but some are not. I needn't talk about 

it, only you must show your boy that you depend on him to keep 

out of harm and help him do it." 

 

"I will, I will! And then perhaps, when he is a perfect model, 

Charlie will imitate him. I really begin to feel as if I had a great 

deal to do." And Kitty looked as if she was beginning to like it 

also. 

 

"We all have and the sooner we go to work the better for us and 

those we love. You wouldn't think now that Phebe was doing 

anything for Archie, but she is, and writes such splendid letters, 

they stir him up wonderfully and make us all love and admire her 

more than ever." 

 

"How is she getting on?" asked Kitty, who, though she called 

herself a "little goose," had tact enough to see that Rose did not 

care to talk about Charlie. 

 

"Nicely, for you know she used to sing in our choir, so that was a 

good recommendation for another. She got a fine place in the new 

church at L----, and that gives her a comfortable salary, though she 

has something put away. She was always a saving creature and 

kept her wages carefully. Uncle invested them, and she begins to 

feel quite independent already. No fear but my Phebe will get on 

she has such energy and manages so well. I sometimes wish I 

could run away and work with her." 

 

"Ah, my dear! We rich girls have our trials as well as poor ones, 

though we don't get as much pity as they do," sighed Kitty. 

"Nobody knows what I suffer sometimes from worries that I can't 

talk about, and I shouldn't get much sympathy if I did, just because 

I live in a big house, wear good gowns, and have lots of lovers. 

Annabel used to say she envied me above all created beings, but 

she doesn't now, and is perfectly absorbed in her dear little 


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