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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

had remembered his promise to help Phebe slip away before the 

rush began. No, there he was putting on Kitty's cloak, quite 

oblivious to any other duty. Turning to ask Archie to hurry out, 

Rose found that he had already vanished, leaving his gloves behind 



"Have you lost anything?" asked Dr. Alec, catching a glimpse of 

her face. 


"No, sir, I've found something," she whispered back, giving him 

the gloves to pocket along with her fan and glass, adding hastily as 

the concert ended, "Please, Uncle, tell them all not to come with 

us. Phebe has had enough excitement and ought to rest." 


Rose's word was law to the family in all things concerning Phebe. 

So word was passed that there were to be no congratulations until 

tomorrow, and Dr. Alec got his party off as soon as possible. But 

all the way home, while he and Aunt Plenty were prophesying a 

brilliant future for the singer, Rose sat rejoicing over the happy 

present of the woman. She was sure that Archie had spoken and 

imagined the whole scene with feminine delight how tenderly he 

had asked the momentous question, how gratefully Phebe had 

given the desired reply, and now how both were enjoying that 

delicious hour which Rose had been given to understand never 

came but once. Such a pity to shorten it, she thought, and begged 

her uncle to go home the longest way the night was so mild, the 

moonlight so clear, and herself so in need of fresh air after the 

excitement of the evening. 


"I thought you would want to rush into Phebe's arms the instant she 

got done," said Aunt Plenty, innocently wondering at the whims 

girls took into their heads. 


"So I should if I consulted my own wishes, but as Phebe asked to 

be let alone I want to gratify her," answered Rose, making the best 

excuse she could. 


"A little piqued," thought the doctor, fancying he understood the 



As the old lady's rheumatism forbade their driving about till 

midnight, home was reached much too soon, Rose thought, and 

tripped away to warn the lovers the instant she entered the house. 

But study, parlor, and boudoir were empty; and, when Jane 

appeared with cake and wine, she reported that "Miss Phebe went 

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