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Chapter 14


forevermore beneath the Lake of Shining Waters.(begin strikethrough)”(end strikethrough) And that’s the best I can do at confessing, Marilla.”

Marilla felt hot anger surge up into her heart again. This child had taken and lost her treasured amethyst brooch and now sat there calmly reciting the details thereof without the least (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)apparent(end superscript) compunction or repentance.

“Anne, this is terrible,” she said, trying to speak calmly. “You are the very wickedest girl I ever heard of.”

“Yes, I suppose I am,” agreed Anne tranquilly. tranquilly. “And I know I’ll have to be punished. It’ll be your duty to punish me, Marilla. Won’t you please get it over right off because I’d like to go to the picnic with nothing on my mind.”

“Picnic, indeed. You’ll go to no picnic to-day, Anne Shirley. That shall be your punishment. And it isn’t


black and white image of a still pond, heavily surrounded by trees

"beneath the Lake of Shining Waters": Montgomery's photo of the corner of her Lake of Shining Waters in Park Corner, P.E.I.
Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph, L.M. Montgomery Collection