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Chapter 12


first. I solemnly swear to be faithful to my bosom friend, Diana Barry, as long as the sun and moon shall endure. Now, you say it and put my name in.”

Diana repeated the oath (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)S6(end superscript) Then she said,

“You’re a queer girl, Anne. I heard before that you were queer. But I believe I’m going to like you real well.”
“Well, did you find Diana a kindred spirit,” asked Marilla, as they went up through the garden of Green Gables.

“Oh, yes,” sighed Anne, blissfully unconscious of any sarcasm on Marilla’s part. “Oh, Marilla, I’m the par happiest girl in the world on Prince Edward Island to-night at this very moment. (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)U6(end superscript) Diana and I are going to build a playhouse tomor in Mr. William Bell’s brich birch grove to-morrow. Can I have those


LMM Notes

LMM Note S6
with a laugh fore and aft[.]

LMM Note T6
When Marilla and Anne went home, Diana went with them as far as the log bridge. The two little girls walked with their arms about each other. At the brook they parted with many promises to spend the next afternoon together.

LMM Note U6
I assure you I'll say my prayers with a right good will tonight[.]