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Chapter 17

a prompt reply back to the other side of the school.

“My own darling Diana,

Of course I am not cross at you because you have to obey your mother. Our spirits can commune. I shall keep your lovely present for ever. Minnie Andrews is a very nce nice little girl (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)W9(end superscript) but after having been Diana’s busum friend I cannot be Minnie’s. Please excuse mistakes because my spelling isn’t very good yet, although much improved improoved.

Yours until death us do part,

Anne or Cordelia Shirley

P.S. I shall sleep with your letter under my pillow tonight.

A. or C. S.

Marilla pessimistically expected more trouble since Anne had again


LMM Notes

LMM Note W9
–although she has no imagination–