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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

gay cambric then we just tie up a few pages with a ribbon and 

there is a nice, light, durable book for the poor dears to look at as 

they lie in their little beds." 

 

"A capital idea. Do you go there often? How ever do you find the 

time for such things?" asked Kitty, busily cutting from a big sheet 

the touching picture of a parent bird with a red head and a blue tail 

offering what looked like a small boa constrictor to one of its 

nestlings, a fat young squab with a green head, yellow body, and 

no tail at all. 

 

"I have plenty of time now I don't go out so much, for a party uses 

up two days generally one to prepare for it and one to get over it, 

you know." 

 

"People think it is so odd of you to give up society all of a sudden. 

They say you have 'turned pious' and it is owing to your peculiar 

bringing-up. I always take your part and say it is a pity other girls 

haven't as sensible an education, for I don't know one who is as 

satisfactory on the whole as you are." 

 

"Much obliged. You may also tell people I gave up gaiety because 

I value health more. But I haven't forsworn everything of the kind, 

Kit. I go to concerts and lectures, and all sorts of early things, and 

have nice times at home, as you know. I like fun as well as ever, 

but I'm getting on, you see, and must be preparing a little for the 

serious part of life. One never knows when it may come," said 

Rose, thoughtfully as she pasted a squirrel upside down on the 

pink cotton page before her. 

 

"That reminds me of what I wanted to say. If you'll believe me, my 

dear, Steve has got that very idea into his head! Did you or Mac 

put it there?" asked Kitty, industriously clashing her shears. 

 

"No, I've given up lecturing the boys lately they are so big now 

they don't like it, and I fancy I'd got into a way that was rather 

tiresome." 

 

"Well, then, he is 'turning pious' too. And what is very singular, I 

like it. Now don't smile I really do and I want to be getting ready 

for the 'serious part of life,' as you call it. That is, I want to grow 

better as fast as I can, for Steve says he isn't half good enough for 

me. Just think of that!" 

 

Kitty looked so surprised and pleased and proud that Rose felt no 


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