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Chapter 1 - (VERSO)

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because I am Lesley Gray’s daughter, isn’t it? I know that father loved you – his brother, Uncle Willis, told me all about it.”

“I spoiled my own life because of my wicked pride,” said the Old Lady sadly. “But you will love me in spite of it all, won’t you, Sylvia? And you will come to see me sometimes? And write me after you go away?”

“I am coming to see you every day,” said Sylvia. “I am going to stay in Spencervale for a whole year yet, just to be near you. And next year when I go to Europe – thanks to you, fairy godmother – I’ll write you every day. We are going to be the best of chums chums, and we are going to have a most beautiful year of comradeship.”



This verso page contains a passage from the short story "Old Lady Lloyd." This story was also included in the collection Chronicles of Avonlea (1912). The story is divided into "chapters" named after months, beginning with "The May Chapter." This short section of dialogue comes from the final section, "The October Chapter."