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Chapter 20


And most people when they put a pie in the oven (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)to warm up for dinner(end superscript) take it out and eat it when it gets hot instead of leaving it to be burned to a crisp. But that doesn’t seem to be your way evidently.”
“Oh, I’m so sorry,” said Anne penitently. “I never thought about that pie from the moment I put it in the oven till now, although I felt instinctively that there was something missing on the din dinner table. (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)E12(end superscript)Note I didn’t know I starched the handkerchiefs. All the time I was ironing I was trying to think of a name for a new island Diana and I have discovered up the brook. Marilla. There are It’s the most ravishing spot, Marilla. There are two maple trees on it and the brook


LMM Notes

LMM Note D12
Headaches always left Marilla somewhat sarcastic.

LMM Note E12
I was firmly resolved, when you left me in charge this morning, not to imagine anything but keep my thoughts on facts. I did pretty well until I put the pie in, and then an (begin strikethrough)irris(end strikethrough) irresistible temptation came to me to imagine I was an enchanted princess shut up in a lonely tower with a handsome [k]night riding to my rescue on a (begin strikethrough)cold(end strikethrough) coal-black steed. So that is how I came to forget the pie.