Warning: If you have a visual impairment, use the manuscript transcript version including the Lucy Maud Montgomery’s foot notes and contextual annotation references.

Chapter 13

hold the brooch for one instant minute, Marilla? Do you think amethysts can be the souls of good violets?



"the souls of good violets": Montgomery, like Anne, loved violets. Her first published poem (for which she was paid), was called "The Violet's Spell." Bits of this poem remain on verso pages in this manuscript.