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Chapter 15

241 that things really began to happen.

Mr. Phillips was back in the corner, explaining a problem in algebra to Prissy Andrews and the rest of the scholars were doing pretty much as they pleased, eating green apples, whispering, and drawing pictures on their slates (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)T8(end superscript) Gilbert Blythe was trying to make Anne Shirley look at him and failing utterly because Anne was at that moment totally whe oblivious, not only of the very existence of Gilbert Blythe, but of every other scholar in Avonlea School. With her ch and of Avonlea School itself. With her chin propped on her hands (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)U8(end superscript) she was far away in (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)a gorgeous(end superscript) dreamland, hearing and seeing nothing save her own wonderful visions.

Gilbert Blythe wasn’t used to putting himself out to make a girl look at him and meeting with failure, V8.


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and driving crickets, harnessed to strings, up and down the aisle.

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and her eyes fixed on the blue glimpse of the Lake of Shining Waters that the west window afforded,

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She should look at him, that red-haired Shirley girl with the little pointed chin and the big eyes that weren't like the eyes of any other girl in Avonlea school.