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Chapter 17 - (VERSO)

her arm and her lips primmed up into a line of determination.

“I’m going back to school,” she announced. “That is all there is left in life for me now that my friend has been ruthlessly torn from me. In school I can look at her and muse over days departed.”

“You’d better muse over your lessons and sums,” said Marilla, (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)P9(end superscript) “If you’re going back to school I hope we’ll hear no more of breaking slates over people’s heads and such carryings-on. Behave yourself and do just what your teacher tells you.”

“I’ll try to be a model pupil,” agreed Anne(begin subscript) ^(end subscript)(begin superscript)dolefully.(end superscript) “There won’t be much fun in it I expect[.] (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)Q9(end superscript) But I feel so depressed that perhaps it will come easy to me now.” R9

Anne was welcomed back to school


LMM Notes

LMM Note P9
concealing her delight at this development of the situation

LMM Note Q9
Mr. Phillips said Minnie Andrews was a model pupil and there isn't a spark of imagination or life in her. She is just dull and poky and never seems to have a good time.

LMM Note R9
I'm going round by the road. I couldn't bear to go by the Birch Path all alone. I should weep bitter tears if I did[.]