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Chapter 15 - (VERSO)

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Miss . L.M. Montgomery

P.E. Island

When the Apple Blossoms Blow.
Maud Cavendish

When the wheat on the hillsides is growing green,
And the violets bud on the brooks green rim,
Then the orchards hang out their sweet white screen,
In the time of blossoming.
The mornings break through a creamy mist,
The evenings die in a dreamful glow
The frogs sing down in the mere reed-kissed
When the apple blossoms blow.


First page of "When the Apple Blossoms Blow," the first of two poems Montgomery published with this same title. This version was first published in Ladies Journal in June of 1895.

This is the last time Montgomery uses scrap paper for the story pages of the manuscript. From here through the end of Chapter 38, Anne of Green Gables runs front-to-back with just a few blank pages.