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Chapter 16 - (VERSO)


going to give them to eat—so I won’t tell you what she said we could have to drink. Only it begins with an R and a C and it’s a bright red colour. I love bright red drinks, don’t you?(begin strikethrough)”(end strikethrough) They taste twice as good as any other colour.”

(begin strikethrough)”(end strikethrough)The orchard, with its great sweeping boughs that bent to the ground with fruit, proved so delightful that the little girls spent most of the afternoon in it, sitting in a grassy corner where the autumn frost had spared the green and the mellow autumn sunshine lingered warmly, eating apples and talking as hard as they could. Diana had much to tell Anne of what went on in school. She had to sit with Gertie Pye and she hated it. Gertie squeaked


black and white photo of the stage musical with Diana drinking greedily from her glass as Anne waits on her

"I love bright red drinks, don't you": Diana (Glenda Landry) and Anne (Gracie Finley) in the 1973 production of Anne of Green Gables–The Musical(begin superscript)TM(end superscript).
Confederation Centre of the Arts, photo by George Zimbel