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Chapter 15 - (VERSO)

Address:-                                                         At usual rates
Miss L.M. Montgomery

P.E. Island Can.

Wading in the Brook

L.M. Montgomery


Say, Jim, do you remember it, the meadow brook that flowed
Adown the little valley and below the old hill road?
And how we always hastened there when spring came out-at-noon,
Lured by the magic rhythm of the streamlets’ rippling croon?

What rare delight it was to wade adown its pebbly bed
Where glittering sunbeams o’er the sands their net of silver spread,


The first page of her poem "Wading in the Brook," on the paper she may have used to send it out for submission. The poem was originally published in The Portland Transcript on April 27, 1898 and again in Zion's Herald in 1915. According to her ledger, she was paid $1.50 for the latter publication.