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Chapter 18


gone to town, thirty miles away. Mrs. Rachel Lynde had gone, too. Mrs. Rachel Lynde was a red-hot politician and couldn’t have believed that the political rally could be carried through without her, although she was on the opposite side of politics. So she went to town and took her husband (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)Y9(end superscript) and Marilla Cuthbert with her. Marilla had a sneaking interest in politics herself and as she thought it might be her only chance to see a real lv live Premier, she promptly took it, leaving Anne and Matthew to keep house until her return the following day.

Hence, while Marilla and Mrs. Rachel were enjoying themselves hugely at the mass meeting


LMM Notes

LMM Note Y9
–Thomas would be useful in looking after the horse–

[Montgomery's Notes in this chapter begin with Y9 and end with V10,on Notes pages 67-73.]


"thirty miles away": See the map of P.E.I. here.


famous black and white photo of a a group of men in dark suits, posed together on stairs

"enjoying themselves hugely at the mass meeting": An earlier "monster mass meeting" in Charlottetown, in 1864, had led eventually to the creation of Canada. Sir John A. Macdonald, at the centre of this photograph, is accounted one of the Fathers of Confederation.
Public Archives and Records Office of Prince Edward Island, Acc4052/1