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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

stainless name which was her pride. 

 

So it all ended where it began, for Archie steadily refused to listen 

to anyone but Phebe, and she as steadily reiterated her bitter "No!" 

fortifying herself half unconsciously with the hope that, by and by, 

when she had won a name, fate might be kinder. 

 

While the rest talked, she had been working, for every hour 

showed her that her instinct had been a true one and pride would 

not let her stay, though love pleaded eloquently. So, after a 

Christmas anything but merry, Phebe packed her trunks, rich in 

gifts from those who generously gave her all but the one thing she 

desired, and, with a pocketful of letters to people who could 

further her plans, she went away to seek her fortune, with a brave 

face and a very heavy heart. 

 

"Write often, and let me know all you do, my Phebe, and 

remember I shall never be contented till you come back again," 

whispered Rose, clinging to her till the last. 

 

"She will come back, for in a year I'm going to bring her home, 

please God," said Archie, pale with the pain of parting but as 

resolute as she. 

 

"I'll earn my welcome then perhaps it will be easier for them to 

give and me to receive it," answered Phebe, with a backward 

glance at the group of caps in the hall as she went down the steps 

on Dr. Alec's arm. 

 

"You earned it long ago, and it is always waiting for you while I 

am here. Remember that, and God bless you, my good girl," he 

said, with a paternal kiss that warmed her heart. 

 

"I never shall forget it!" And Phebe never did. 

 

 

 

 


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