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Table of contents
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



Something in the task reminded her of that other lover whose 

wooing ended so tragically, and opening a little drawer of 

keepsakes, she took out the blue bracelet, feeling that she owed 

Charlie a tender thought in the midst of her new happiness, for of 

late she had forgotten him. 


She had worn the trinket hidden under her black sleeve for a long 

time after his death, with the regretful constancy one sometimes 

shows in doing some little kindness all too late. But her arm had 

grown too round to hide the ornament, the forget-me-nots had 

fallen one by one, the clasp had broken, and that autumn she laid 

the bracelet away, acknowledging that she had outgrown the 

souvenir as well as the sentiment that gave it. 


She looked at it in silence for a moment, then put it softly back 

and, shutting the drawer, took up the little gray book which was 

her pride, thinking as she contrasted the two men and their 

influence on her life the one sad and disturbing, the other sweet 

and inspiring "Charlie's was passion Mac's is love." 


"Rose! Rose!" called a shrill voice, rudely breaking the pensive 

reverie, and with a start, she shut the desk, exclaiming as she ran 

to the door: "They have come! They have come!" 





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