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Chapter 16


Chap. 16

Diana is invited to tea with tragic results.

October was a beautiful month at Green Gables when the birches in the hollow turned as golden as sunshine and the maples behind the orchard were royal crimson(begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)P8(end superscript) while the fields sunned themselves in aftermaths.

Anne revelled in the world of colour about her.

“Oh, Marilla,” she exclaimed one Saturday morning, coming dancing in with her arms full of gorgeous boughs,(begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)Q8(end superscript) “Look at these maple branches. Don’t they give you a thrill—several thrills? I’m going to decorate my room with them.”

“Messy things,” said Marilla (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)R8(end superscript)” You clutter your room up entirely too much with out-of-doors stuff, Anne[.]


LMM Notes

LMM Note P8
and the wild cherry trees along the lane put on the loveliest shades of dark red and bronzy green.

[The Notes in this chapter range from P8 to K9;on Notes pages 48-63. A major problem occurs between Chapters 15 and 16 in Montgomery’s alpha-numeric system: she follows A9 with B8 (Note page 49B) and thus duplicates most of the 8 range of the alphabet; she is back on track after the second A9 (Note page 60).]

LMM Note Q8
"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn't it?

LMM Note R8
whose (begin strikethrough)aete(end strikethrough) aesthetic sense was not noticeably developed,


"262.": This page number was clearly corrected from "261."


"Diana is invited": This chapter title is not in title case, while most of the others are. In addition, Montgomery ran "tragic" and "results" together before her ink ran out.


"P8": As in Chapter 15, here Montgomery continues the mistaken duplicate numbering of the sequence B8-Z8. The mistake is corrected when she begins A9 on page 273.