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Chapter 17


Now Gilbert was head of the spelling class; now Anne (begin superscript)V9 (end superscript)spelled him down. One morning Gilbert had all his sums done correctly and had his name written on the blackboard on the roll of honour; the next morning Anne (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)W9(end superscript) would be the first. One awful day they were ties and their names were written up together. It was almost as bad as a “take notice” and Anne’s mortification was as evident as Gilbert’s satisfaction. When the written examinations at the end of each month were held the suspense was terrible. The first month Gilbert


LMM Notes

LMM Note V9*
with a toss of her long red braids,

[Montgomery accidentally repeats "V," "W," and "X" notes in this last part of the chapter. They are marked here with an asterisk.]

LMM Note W9*
having wrestled wildly with decimals the entire evening before,