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Chapter 19

into your mind, (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)so exciting,(end superscript) and you must out with it. If you stop to think it over you spoil it all. Haven’t you never felt that way yourself, Mrs. Lynde?”

No, Mrs. Lynde had not. She shook her head sagely.

“You must learn to think a little Anne, that’s what. The proverb you need to go by is ‘Look before you leap’—especially into spare-room beds.”

Mrs. Lynde laughed comfortably over her mild joke but Anne remained pensive. (begin superscript)M11(end superscript) When she left Mrs. Lynde’s she took her way across the (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)crusted(end superscript) fields to Orchard Slope. Diana met her at the kitchen door.

“Your aunt Josephine was very cross about it, wasn’t she?” whispered Anne[.]

“Yes,” giggled answered Diana.(begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)N11 (end superscript)”She was fairly dancing with rage, Anne. Oh, how she


LMM Notes

LMM Note M11
She saw nothing to laugh at in the situation, which to her eyes appeared very serious.

LMM Note N11
stifling a giggle with an apprehensive glance over her shoulder at the closed sitting room door,