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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

influence was bad, for youth made frivolity forgivable, wit hid 

want of refinement, and beauty always covers a multitude of sins 

in a man's eyes. At the sound of Effie's name, Rose wavered, and 

would have yielded but for the memory of the "first mate's" last 

words. She did desire to "keep a straight course"; so, though the 

current of impulse set strongly in a southerly direction, principle, 

the only compass worth having, pointed due north, and she tried to 

obey it like a wise young navigator, saying steadily, while she 

directed to Annabel the parcel containing a capacious pair of 

slippers intended for Uncle Mac: "Don't trouble yourself about me. 

I can go with Uncle and slip away without disturbing anybody." 


"I don't believe you'll have the heart to do it," said Charlie 

incredulously as he sealed the last note. 


"Wait and see." 


"I will, but I shall hope to the last." And kissing his hand to her, he 

departed to post her letters, quite sure that Miss Waring would not 

lead the German. 


It certainly looked for a moment as if Miss Campbell would, 

because she ran to the door with the words "I'll go" upon her lips. 

But she did not open it till she had stood a minute staring hard at 

the old glove on Psyche's head; then like one who had suddenly 

gotten a bright idea, she gave a decided nod and walked slowly out 

of the room. 





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