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Chapter 19

don’t look very much like it. But it is my duty to go home (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)W11(end superscript) But before I go I wish you would tell me if you will forgive Diana and stay just as long as you meant to in Avonlea.”

“I think perhaps I will if you will come over and talk to me occasionally,” said Miss Barry.

That evening Miss Barry gave Diana a silver bangle bracelet and told the senior members of the household that she had unpacked her valise.

“I’ve made up my mind to stay simply for the sake of getting better acquainted with that Anne-girl,” she said frankly. X11

Miss [Barry] stayed her month out and over. She was a more agreeable guest than usual for Anne kept her in good humor. They became firm friends.
“Miss Barry was a kindred spirit


LMM Notes

LMM Note W11
to Miss Marilla Cuthbert. Miss Marilla Cuthbert is a very kind lady who has taken me to bring up properly. She is doing her best but it is very (begin strikethrough)discourag(end strikethrough) discouraging work[.] You must not blame her because I jumped on the bed.

LMM Note X11
"She amuses me and at my time of life an amusing person is a rarity."

LMM Note Y11
When Miss Barry went away she said, "Remember, you Anne-girl, when you come to town (begin strikethrough)you visit(end strikethrough) you’re to visit me and I’ll put you in my very sparest spare room bed to sleep.