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Chapter 15


“Not that lovers ever really walk there,” she explained to Marilla, “but Diana and I are reading a perfectly magnificent book and there’s a Lover’s Lane in it. So we want to have one, too. And it’s a very pretty name, don’t you think?” H8

Anne, starting out alone in the morning, went down Lover’s Lane as far as the brook. Here Diana met her and the two little girls went on up the lane under the leafy arch of maples (begin superscript)I8(end superscript) until they came to a rustic bridge. There they left the lane and walked through Mr. Barry’s back field and (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)past(end superscript) Willowmere. Beyond Willowmere came Violet Vale—a little green dimple in the shadow of Mr. Andrew Bell’s big woods. “Of course there are no violets there now,” Anne told Marilla, “but Diana says there are millions


LMM Notes

LMM Note H8
So romantic! We can imagine the lovers into it, you know. I like that lane because you can think out loud there without people calling you crazy."

LMM Note I8
— “maples are such sociable trees,” said Anne, “they’re always rustling and whispering to you” —