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Chapter 18 - (VERSO)

in that affair of the currant wine. She says she knows now you didn’t mean to set Diana Diana drunk and she hopes you’ll forgive her and be good friends with Diana again. You’re to go over this eving evening if you like, for Diana can’t stir outside the door on account of a bad cold she caught last night. Now, Anne Shirley, for pity’s sake don’t fly clean up into the air.”

The warning seemed not unnecessary so uplifted (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)and aerial(end superscript) was Anne’s expression and attitude as she sprang to her feet, her face irradiated with the flame of her spirit.

“Oh, Marilla, can I go right now—without washing my dishes? I’ll wash them when I come back.” R10

“Yes, yes, run along,” said Marilla


LMM Notes

LMM Note R10
but I cannot tie myself down to anything so (begin strikethrough)unroma(end strikethrough) unromantic as dish-washing at this thrilling moment."


"the flame of her spirit": Perhaps Montgomery was already planning to use Browning's lines from his poem "Evelyn Hope" as the epigraph on the title page of the published novel: "The good stars met in your horoscope, / Made you of spirit and fire and dew."