was very different and
he thought although he found it rather difficult for his slower intelligence to keep up with her brisk mental processes he thought that he “kind of liked her chatter.” So he said as shyly as usual,
“Oh, you can talk as much as you like. I don’t mind.”
“Oh, I’m so glad.
It’s such a I know you and I are going to get along together fine. It’s such a relief to be talk when one wants to and not be told that children should be seen and not heard. I’ve had that said to me a million times if I have once. And people laugh at me because I use big words. But if you have big ideas you have to use big words to express them, haven’t you?”
“Well, now, that seems reasonable,”
"Matthew and Anne": Detail from one of Elizabeth Withington's illustrations for Anne of Green Gables, 1925.