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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

china-blue eyes and smiled involuntarily as Phebe dropped a little 

curtsey in playful imitation of her old manner and said quietly: 

"How do you do, Miss Bliss?" 

 

"Glad to see you back, Miss Moore," answered Annabel, shaking 

hands in a way that settled the question of Phebe's place in her 

mind forever, for the stout damsel had a kind heart in spite of a 

weak head and was really fond of Rose. It was evidently "Love me, 

love my Phebe," so she made up her mind on the spot that Phebe 

was somebody, and that gave an air of romance even to the 

poorhouse. 

 

She could not help staring a little as she watched the two friends 

work together and listened to their happy talk over each new 

treasure as it came to light, for every look and word plainly 

showed that years of close companionship had made them very 

dear to one another. It was pretty to see Rose try to do the hardest 

part of any little job herself still prettier to see Phebe circumvent 

her and untie the hard knots, fold the stiff papers, or lift the heavy 

trays with her own strong hands, and prettiest of all to hear her say 

in a motherly tone, as she put Rose into an easy chair: "Now, my 

deary, sit and rest, for you will have to see company all day, and I 

can't let you get tired out so early." 

 

"That is no reason why I should let you either. Call Jane to help or 

I'll bob up again directly," answered Rose, with a very bad 

assumption of authority. 

 

"Jane may take my place downstairs, but no one shall wait on you 

here except me, as long as I'm with you," said stately Phebe, 

stooping to put a hassock under the feet of her little mistress. 

 

"It is very nice and pretty to see, but I don't know what people will 

say when she goes into society with the rest of us. I do hope Rose 

won't be very odd," said Annabel to herself as she went away to 

circulate the depressing news that there was to be no grand ball 

and, saddest disappointment of all, that Rose had not a single Paris 

costume with which to refresh the eyes and rouse the envy of her 

amiable friends. 

 

"Now I've seen or heard from all the boys but Charlie, and I 

suppose he is too busy. I wonder what he is about," thought Rose, 


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