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Chapter 18 - (VERSO)


Anne and Matthew had the cheerful kitchen at Green Gables all to themselves. A bright fire was glowing in the old-fashioned Waterloo stove and blue-white frost crystals were shining on the window panes. Matthew nodded over a Farmer’s Advocate on the sofa and Anne at the table studied her lessons with grim determination, despite Sun sundry wistful glances at the clock shelf where lay a new book that Jane Andrews had lent her that day. Jane had assured her that it was warranted to produce any number of thrills, or words to that effect, and Anne’s fingers tingled to reach out for it. But that would mean Gilbert Blythe’s victory triumph on the


a farmhouse kitchen with a large woodbox, table, and a prominent black stove

"Waterloo stove": A common type of wood-burning cook stove. Green Gables Heritage House displays a Waterloo stove in the kitchen.
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the masthead of a magazine, with the title front and center

"Farmer's Advocate": A well-known periodical at the turn of the century and beyond. Montgomery published two early short stories there. The masthead from the December 1910 issue, in which Montgomery published the story "The Romance of Aunt Beatrice," notes that the magazine was established in 1866. Their motto: "Persevere and succeed."
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