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 14


“Why, you said you’d keep me here until I confessed,” returned Anne wearily, “and so I decided to confess because I was bound to get to the picnic. I thought out a confession last night after I went to bed and made it as interesting as I could. (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)A8(end superscript) But you wouldn’t let me go to the picnic after all, so all my trouble was wasted.”
“Anne, you do beat all! But I was wrong – I see that now. (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)C8(end superscript) Of course it wasn’t right for you to confess to a thing you hadn’t done—it was very wrong to do so. But I drove you to it. So if you’ll forgive me, Anne, I’ll forgive you and we’ll start square again. And now get yourself ready for the picnic.

Anne flew up like a rocket.


LMM Notes

LMM Note A8
and I said it over and over so that I wouldn't forget it.

LMM Note B8
Marilla had to laugh in spite of herself. But her conscience pricked her.

LMM Note C8
I shouldn't have doubted your word when I'd never known you to tell a story.