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Chapter 15 - (VERSO)

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eaves and wide in the windows, furnished inside with comfortable, substantial, old-fashioned desks that opened and shut (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)L8(end superscript) The schoolhouse was set back from the road and behind it was a brook dusky fir wood and a brook where all the children put their milk bottles of milk in the morning to keep cool and sweet until diin dinner hour.

Marilla had seen Anne start off to school with on the first day of September with many secret misgivings. Anne was such an queer odd girl. How would she get on with the other children? And how on earth would she ever manage to hold her tongue during school hours?

Things went better than Marilla feared, however. Anne came home that evening in high spirits.

“I think I’m going to like school here,”


LMM Notes

LMM Note L8
and were carved all ove[r] their lids with the initials and hieroglyphics of three generations of school children.


black and white photo of fir trees in a duskly lit wood

"dusky fir wood": Montgomery's photo of the "glade in the school woods."
Archival & Special Collections, University of Guelph, L.M. Montgomery Collection