ng her Gene."
"Then you will have to call her that, too, Uncle; because if she is my sister, she is your niece; and you wouldn't call your own niece Miss somebody."
"Very well, if Miss Donnelly wishes me to call her Gene, I shall do so."
"Thank you, Doctor. I feel very much at home already."
"But——but Gene, if you are my big sister, you ought to say Uncle Frank, not Doctor."
"We must let Gene please herself about that, Mary," laughed the Doctor. "I can easily see how she might wish to have you for her little sister without adopting the whole family."
"W——ell,——but I think she will be sorry if she doesn't adopt you, Uncle. Oh, that reminds me! We need some ribbon and Christmas tags and seals and ever so many things for the presents we are going to make; and Gene says that she will buy them for me this afternoon while I am taking my nap. I am afraid I haven't money enough in my bank to pay for them, Uncle."
The Doctor took a bi