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Chapter 12


put up in my room(begin strikethrough):(end strikethrough), it’s a perfectly beautiful picture, she says.(begin superscript)V6(end superscript) I wish I had something to give Diana. I’m an inch taller than Diana but she is ever so much fatter; she says she’d like to be thin because it’s so much more graceful but I’m afraid she only said it to soothe my feelings.” W6

“Well, all I hope is you won’t talk Diana to death,” said Marilla. “But remember this in all your planning, Anne. You’re not going to play all your time nor most of it. You’ll have your work to do and it’ll have to be done first[.]”


LMM Notes

LMM Note V6
—a lovely lady in a pale blue silk dress. A sewing machine agent gave it to her.

LMM Note W6
We're going to the shore some day to gather shells. We have agreed to call the spring down by the log bridge the Dryad's Bubble. Isn't that a perfectly elegant name? I read a story once about a spring called that. A dryad is a sort of grown-up fairy I think."


"sewing machine agent" [in V6]: Travelling salesmen were common in Montgomery's day; in the late 1800s and early 1900s, many companies sold sewing machines, including Singer and Howe.


"dryad" [in W6]: A tree spirit of Greek mythology.