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Chapter 21 - (VERSO)

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be away that day.(begin strikethrough)”(end strikethrough) He’s got so used to Mr. Bentley he didn’t mind him but he’s going to find it hard to get acquainted with a new minister and a new minister’s wife will frighten him to death.”

“I’ll be as secret as the dead,” said assured Anne. “But oh, Marilla, will you let me make a cake for the occasion”? I’d love to do something for Mrs.
“You can
Allan, and you know I can make a pretty good cake by this time.”

“You can make a layer cake,” said promised Marilla.

Monday and Tuesday great preparations went on at Green Gables. Having the minister and his wife to tea was a serious and important event undertaking and Marilla was determined not to be eclipsed by any of the Avonlea housekeepers. Anne was wild with excitement(begin subscript) ^(end subscript)(begin superscript)and delight. (end superscript)She talked it all over


"You can": This is a good example of a place where readers can see Montgomery revising quickly while she wrote. Montgomery began Marilla's answer to Anne's question with "You can" but then immediately thought better of it and squeezed in more of Anne's comment about Mrs. Allan and Anne's improved baking skills.