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Table of contents
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

full of maidenly shame at the sudden passion which had carried 

her out of herself for a moment. "No don't slip away so soon. Let 

me keep you for one blessed minute and feel that I have really 

found my Psyche." 

 

"And I my Cupid," answered Rose, laughing, in spite of her 

emotion, at the idea of Mac in that sentimental character. 

 

He laughed, too, as only a happy lover could, then said, with 

sudden seriousness: "Sweet soul! Lift up your lamp and look well 

before it is too late, for I'm no god, only a very faulty man." 

 

"Dear love! I will. But I have no fear, except that you will fly too 

high for me to follow, because I have no wings." 

 

"You shall live the poetry, and I will write it, so my little gift will 

celebrate your greater one." 

 

"No you shall have all the fame, and I'll be content to be known 

only as the poet's wife." 

 

"And I'll be proud to own that my best inspiration comes from the 

beneficent life of a sweet and noble woman." 

 

"Oh, Mac! We'll work together and try to make the world better by 

the music and the love we leave behind us when we go." 

 

"Please God, we will!" he answered fervently and, looking at her 

as she stood there in the spring sunshine, glowing with the tender 

happiness, high hopes, and earnest purposes that make life 

beautiful and sacred, he felt that now the last leaf had folded back, 

the golden heart lay 


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