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Chapter 18 - (VERSO)

“You see before you a perfectly happy person, Marilla,” she announced. “I am perfectly happy—yes, in spite of my red hair. (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)S10(end superscript) Mrs. Barry kissed me and cried and said she was so sorry and she could never repay me. I felt fearfully embarrassed, Marilla, but I just said, as politely as I could, ‘I have no hard feelings for you, Mrs. Barry. I assure you once for all that I did not mean to intoxicate Diana and henceforth I shall cover the past with the mantle of oblivion.’ (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)T10(end superscript) I felt that I was heaping coals of fire on Mrs. Barry’s head. And Diana and I had a lovely afternoon. Diana showed me a new fancy crochet


LMM Notes

LMM Note S10
Just at present I have a soul above red hair.

LMM Note T10
That was a pretty dignified way of speaking, wasn't it, Marilla?