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Chapter 10

148 to bring the cows from the back pasture, Matthew, slipped who had been hanging about the barns and watching, slipped into the house with the air of a burglar and crept upstairs. He As a general thing Matthew gravitated between the kitchen and the little bedroom off the hall where he slept; But once in a while he ventured uncomfortably into the parlour or sitting room when the minister came to tea. But he had never been upstairs in his own house since the spring he helped Marilla paper the spare bedroom and that was four years ago.

He tiptoed along the hall and stood for several minutes outside the door of the east gable


a postcard with a large, grassy field bordered by woods, cows grazing

"cows from the back pasture": A postcard Montgomery sent to her correspondent, George MacMillan, in 1909, featuring "The Border of the Woods, Prince Edward Island." View the full postcard here.
The George Boyd MacMillan Family Papers in the LMMI's Ryrie-Campbell Collection