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Chapter 17 - (VERSO)

and returning to practicalities.

“Yes. I’ve got my patchwork scissors in my apron pocket fortunately” said Anne. She solemnly clipped one of Diana’s curls. “Fare thee well, my beloved friend. Henceforth we must be as strangers though living side by side. But my heart will ever be faithful to thee.”

Anne stood and watched Diana out of sight. (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)N9(end superscript) Then she returned to the house, not a little consoled for the time being by this romantic parting.

“It is all over,” she informed Marilla. “I shall never have another friend. (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)O9 (end superscript)Diana and I had such an affecting farewell down by the spring. It will be sacred in my memory forever. I used the most pathetic language I could think of and said ‘thou’ and ‘thee’. ‘Thou’


LMM Notes

LMM Note N9
mournfully waving her hand to the latter whenever she turned to look back.

LMM Note O9
I'm really worse off than ever before for I haven't Katie Maurice and Violetta now. And even if I had it wouldn't be the same. Somehow, little dream girls are not satisfying after a real friend.