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Chapter 15


and strayed; and (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)as usual(end superscript) the first thing that recalled them to a sense of the flight of time was Jimmy Glover shouting from the top of a patriarchal old spruce,” Master’s coming.”

The girls, who were on the ground, started first and managed to reach the school house in time but without a second to spare. The boys, who had to wriggle hastily down from the trees, were later; and Anne, who had not been picking gum at all but was wandering happily in the far end of the grove, waist deep among the bracken, singing softly to herself, B8 was latest of all. Anne could run like a deer, however; run she did with the impish result that she overtook the boys at the door and was swept into the school-


LMM Notes

LMM Note B8*
with a wreath of rice lilies on her hair as if she were some wild divinity of the shadowy places, XXXXXXXXX
[final line thoroughly blacked out]


"B8": Montgomery accidentally duplicates her numbering system here so that the Note pages have two sets of notes labeled B8–A9. It is interesting to speculate about what such mistakes mean concerning Montgomery's revision practices. Did she edit this episode prior to the previous set of 8–9 notes? Did she just lose track of her numbering?