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Chapter 11


plainness of which had likewise much disappointed Anne who had permitted herself secret visions of ribbons and flowers. The latter, however were supplied before Anne reached the main road, for, being confronted half-way down the lane with a (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)golden(end superscript) frenzy of wind-stirred buttercups (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)and a glory of wild roses(end superscript) Anne promptly and liberally garlanded her hat with a heavy wreath of them. Whatever other people might have thought of the result it satisfied Anne and she tripped gaily down the road, holding her ruddy head with its decoration of (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)pink and(end superscript) yellow very proudly.

When she reached Mrs. Lynde’s house she found that lady gone. Nothing daunted Anne


"a golden frenzy of wind-stirred buttercups": As Rubio and Waterston point out (in the Norton Critical edition of the novel, p. 69, n.7), Montgomery had used the "golden frenzy" image in her 1899 poem "Buttercups": "a golden frenzy flies / Through the light-hearted flowers." Also, Emily Byrd Starr wins some praise from Mr. Carpenter, in the last chapter of Emily of New Moon (1923), when he reads a line of her poetry "buttercups in a golden frenzy."