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Chapter 19 - (VERSO)

to me from her window. We have arranged a way to signal with our candles and cardboard. We set the candle on the window sill and make flashes by passing the cardboard back and forth. So many flashes mean a certain thing. It was my idea, Marilla.”

“I’ll warrant you it was,” said Marilla emphatically. “And the next thing you’ll be setting fire to the curtains with your signaling nonsense.”

“Oh, we’re very careful, Marilla. And it’s so interesting. Two flashes mean, ‘Are you there”? Three mean ‘yes’ and four ‘no”. Five mean ‘come over as soon as possible because I have something important to reveal.’ Diana has just signaled five flashes and I’m really suffering to know what


sunny photo of a girls room with light coloured linens and a small candle in the window

"We set a candle on the window sill": A photo of Anne's bedroom at Green Gables Heritage House.
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