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Chapter 20


singing ‘My Home On the Hill.’ Oh, it was so thrilling, Marilla. All we Mr. Silas Sloane’s folks rushed out to see us and everybody we met on the road stopped and stared after us. We made a real senesa sensation.”

“Not much wonder! Such silly doings!” was Marilla’s response.

After the Mayflowers came the violets and Violet Vale was empurpled purple empurpled with them. Anne walked through it on her way to school with reverent steps and worshipping eyes, as if she trod on holy ground.

“Somehow,” she told Diana, “when I’m going through here I don’t really care whether Gil—whether anybody gets ahead of me in class or not.


"353": It looks like the original number was "213."


a colourful illustration of an old home surrounded by trees on the cover of a book of sheet music

"My Home on the Hill": 1866 popular song by American W.C. Baker; cover of the sheet music pictured here. The Annotated Anne notes that this is the "only cheerful song" in the whole of Anne of Green Gables (p. 226, n. 5).
Courtesy the Lester Levy Sheet Music Collection, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University