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Chapter 17

were meant. In geometry Anne met her Waterloo.

“It’s perfectly awful stuff, Marilla,” she groaned.  “I’m sure I’ll never be able to make head or tail of it. (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)X9 (end superscript)And Gil—I mean some of the others are so smart at it. It’s extremely mortifying, Marilla. Even Diana gets along better than I do. But I don’t mind being beaten by Diana. Even although we meet as strangers now I still love her with an inextinguishable love. It makes me very sad at times to think about her. But really, Marilla, one can’t stay sad very long in such an interesting world, can one?”


LMM Notes

LMM Note X9*
There is no scope for imagination in it at all. Mr. Phillips says I'm the worst dunce (begin strikethrough)ev(end strikethrough) he ever saw at it.


"met her Waterloo": An idiom for one's final, resounding defeat, like Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo.