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Chapter 11


furbelows  about them and they’re all you’ll get this summer. The brown gingham and the blue print will do you for school when you begin to go. The sateen is for church and Sunday School. (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)Y5(end superscript) I should think you’d be grateful to get most anything after those skimpy wincey things you’ve been wearing.”

“Oh, I am grateful,” protested Anne. “But I’d be ever so much gratefuller if—if you’d made just one of them with puffed sleeves. Puffed sleeves are so fashionable now . It would give me such a thrill, Marilla, just to wear a dress with puffed sleeves.”

“Well, you’ll have to do without your thrill. I hadn’t any material to waste on puffed sleeves. (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)Z5(end superscript) Now hang


LMM Notes

LMM Note Y5
I'll expect you to keep them neat and clean and not tear them[.]

LMM Note Z5
I think they're ridiculous looking things anyhow. I prefer the plain, sensible ones."

"But I'd rather look ridiculous when everybody else does than plain and sensible all by myself," persisted Anne mournfully.

"Trust you for that! Well, hang


"furbelows": Pleated or gathered border of a skirt; or excessive ornamentation.


a collage of five different fashion plates, illustrations, or photos of women in dresses with puffed sleeves

"puffed sleeves": Montgomery collected numerous images of puffed sleeves in her scrapbooks; some puffs are fairly small and others large and showy. Each of these clippings was pasted into a different page of her scrapbook (see Imagining Anne to learn more).
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