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Chapter 12


ribbon grass and mint; a garden purple Adam-and-Eve, daffodils, and masses of sweet clover white with its delicate, fragrant, feathery sprays; scarlet lightning that shot its fiery lances over prim white musk-flowers; a garden it was where sunshine lingered and bees hummed(begin strikethrough).(end strikethrough), and winds, (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)beguiled into loitering,(end superscript) purred and rustled.

“Oh, Diana,” said Anne at last, do you th clasping her hands and speaking almost in a whisper, “do you think you ca —oh, do you think you can like me a little—enough to be my bosom friend?”

Diana laughed. Diana always laughed before she spoke.

“Why, I guess so,” she said frankly. “I’m awfully glad you’ve come to live at Green Gables. It will be jolly to have somebody to play with.


"ribbon grass and mint; purple Adam-and-Eve, daffodils...": This paragraph lists a mix of old and new, common and colloquial names for flowers. For example, "scarlet lightning" (also known as the Maltese cross) is an heirloom perennial, popular since the 18(begin superscript)th(end superscript) century.