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Chapter 21 - (VERSO)

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enough room for the dishes and the food.”

Anne laid herself out to decorate in a manner and after a fashion that should leave Mrs. Barry’s nowhere. Having abundance of roses and ferns and a very artistic taste of her own, she made that tea-table such a thing of beauty that when the minister and his wife sat down to it they exclaimed in chorus over its loveliness.

“It’s Anne’s doings,” said Marilla, grimly just; and Anne felt that Mrs. Allan’s approving smile was almost too much happiness for this world.

Matthew was there, having been


a sunny, wallpapered dining room with an old fashioned buffet on one wall and ornate chairs around a table

"tea-table": The dining table at Green Gables Heritage House, laid, without food or Anne's decorations, for tea. Interestingly, this table and chairs are, through local custom, said to have belonged originally to Montgomery's grandparents, the Macneills. If so, then Montgomery sat at this very table many a time to enjoy the kind of tea Marilla sets for Mr. and Mrs. Allan.
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