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Chapter 13


Anne had been smitten with admir delighted admiration when she first saw that brooch.

“Oh, Marilla, it’s a perfectly elegant brooch. I don’t know how you can pay attention to the sermon or the prayers when you have it on. I couldn’t, I know. I think amethysts are just sweet. They are what I used to think diamonds were like. Do you think Long ago, before I had even s ever seen a diamond, I read about them, and I tried to imagine what they would be like[.] I thought they would be lovely glimmering purple stones. When I saw a real diamond in a lady’s ring one day I was so disappointed I cried. Of course, it was very lovely but it wasn’t my idea of a diamond. Will you let me


"so disappointed I cried": Montgomery had thought diamonds were purple before she ever saw one, and she gave her disappointment to Anne (though Montgomery grew to love diamonds, she said). Complete Journals: The P.E.I. Years, Volume 2, January 27, 1911, p. 354.