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Chapter 15 - (VERSO)

house among them just as Mr. Phillips was in the act of hanging up his hat.

Mr. Phillips’ brief reforming energy was over; he didn’t want the bother of punishing a dozen pupils; but it was necessary to do something to save his word, so he looked about for a scapegoat and found it in Anne, who had dropped into her seat, gasping for breath, with her forgotten “Anne Shirley, since lily wreath hanging askew over one ear and giving her a particularly disheveled rakish and diss disshevelled appearance.

“Anne Shirley, since you seem to be so fond of the boys’ company we shall indulge your taste for it this afternoon,” he said sarcastically. “Take those flowers out of your hair


"Mr. Phillips" was clearly out of his depth somewhat in managing this many pupils of all ages. But one-room school houses like this remained on the Island well into the 20(begin superscript)th(end superscript) century. The last one closed in the early 1970s.