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Chapter 13


A series of (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)staccato(end superscript) taps in the west window brought Anne flying in from the yard, eyes shining, cheeks faintly flushed with pink. X6

“Oh, Marilla,” she exclaimed breathlessly, “there’s going to be a Sunday School picnic next week – in Mr. Harmon Andrews’ field, right near the Lake of Shining Waters. And Mrs. Superintendent Bell and Mrs. Rachel Lynde are going to make ice-cream – think of it, Marilla – ice-cream! And oh, Marilla, can I go to it?”

“Just look at the clock if you please, Anne. What time did I tell you to come in?”

“Two o’clock – but isn’t it splendid about the picnic, Marilla? Please can I go? Oh, I’ve never been to a picnic – I’ve dreamed of picnics


LMM Notes

LMM Note X6
unbraided hair streaming behind her in a torrent of brightness.

[Montgomery's Notes in this chapter range from X6-H7, Notes pages 38-41.]


"ice-cream": Made by stirring a custard of cream, sugar, eggs, and flavourings in a sealed cylinder, placed inside a bucket packed with ice and sprinkled with rock salt.