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Chapter 15


—his mother, mind you, that you were the smartest girl in school. (begin strikethrough)”(end strikethrough)That’s better than being good-looking.”

“No, it isn’t,” said Anne,(begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)feminine to the core.(end superscript) “I’d rather be pretty than clever. And I hate Charlie Sloane. If I can’t bear a boy with goggle eyes. If anyone wrote my name up with his I’d never get over it, Diana Barry. But it is nice to keep head of your class.”

“You’ll have Gilbert in your class after this,” said Diana, “and he’s used to being head of his class I can tell you. He’s only in the fourth book although he’s nearly fifteen fourteen. Four years ago his father was sick and had to go out to Alberta for his health and Gilbert went with him. They were there three years and Gil didn’t go to school hardly any until they came back. You won’t find it so easy to keep head


"goggle eyes": Protruding or bulging eyes, a condition often caused by difficulties with the thyroid.