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Chapter 13


young rainbows that haven’t grown big yet – and Diana’s mother told her it was broken off a hanging lamp they once had. But it’s nicer to imagine the fairies lost it one night when they had a ball so we call it the fairy glass. Matthew is going to make us a table. Oh, we have named that little round pool over in Mr. Barry’s field Willowmere. B7 Oh, I do hope it will be fine next Wednesday. I don’t feel I could endure the disappointment if anything happened to prevent me from getting to the picnic. C7 They’re going to have boats on the Lake of Shining Waters – and ice-cream as I told you. I have never tasted ice-cream. Diana tried to explain what it was like but I guess ice-cream is one of those things that are beyond





LMM Notes

LMM Note B7
I got that name out of a book Diana lent me. That was a (begin strikethrough)thrill(end strikethrough) thrilling book, Marilla. The heroine had five lovers (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)I'd be satisfied with one, wouldn't you?(end superscript) She was very handsome and she went through great tribulations. She could faint as easy as anything. I'd love to be able to faint, wouldn’t you Marilla? It's so romantic. But I'm really very healthy for all I'm so thin. I believe I'm getting fatter though. Don't you think I am? I look at my elbows every morning when I get up to see if any dimples are coming. Diana is having a new dress made with elbow sleeves. She is going to wear it to the picnic.

LMM Note C7
I suppose I'd live through it but I'm certain it would be a lifelong sorrow. It wouldn't matter if I got to a hundred picnics in after years; they wouldn't make up for missing this one.


grayscale illustration of a tall woman in a white dress with a summer hat, a fence and flowers behind her

"elbow sleeves" [in B7]: A sleeve that is fitted at the elbow and tapered to the wrist. Above the elbow, the puffs were of varying sizes in the 1890s (Montgomery’s Blue Scrapbook, p. 5; Imagining Anne, p. 20).
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