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Chapter 15 - (VERSO)

He Gilbert reached across the aisle, picked up the end of Anne’s long red braid, held it out at arms length and said in a piercing whisper:

“Carrots! Carrots!”

Then Anne looked at him with a vengeance. She sprang “ did more than look. She sprang to her feet, and flash her bright fancies fallen into cureless ruin. She flashed one indignant glance at Gilbert from eyes whose angry sparkle was swiftly quenched in tears. equally angry tears.

“You mean, hateful boy!” she exclaimed passionately. “How dare you!”

And then—Thwack! Anne had brought her slate down on Gilbert’s head and


green-toned pen and ink illustration of a Gilbert teasingly leaning across the aisle to grab the braid of an angry Anne

"Gilbert reached across the aisle, picked up the end of Anne's long red braid...": The Hilton Hassel illustration, from the Ryerson edition (1969), shows the moments just before the climax of this scene.


shaded pencil sketch of Anne with the slate raised over her head, about to strike Gilbert

"Thwack!": This scene is another favourite of illustrators. Here, the Claus illustration from the 1908 first edition of the novel.