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Chapter 22 - (VERSO)

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“Oh, don’t you see, Marilla? There must be a limit to the mistakes one person can make and when I get to the end of them, then I’ll be through with them. That’s a very comforting thought.”

“Well, you’d better go and give that cake to the pigs,” said Marilla. “It isn’t fit for any human to eat, not even Jerry Buote.”

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Chapter 22.
Anne Is Invited Out to Tea.

“And what are your eyes popping out of your head about now”? asked Marilla, when Anne had just come in from a run to the post office. “Have you discovered another kindred spirit?”
“No, Marilla, but oh, what do you think? I am invited to tea at the


LMM Notes

LMM Note G13
Excitement hung around Anne like a garment, shone in her eyes, kindled every feature. She had come dancing up the lane, like a wind-blown sprite, through the mellow sunshine and lazy shadows of the August evening.

[Notes in this Chapter range from G13 to R13;Notes pages 96-98.]


"not even Jerry Buote": Another example of the English-speaking population's sometimes dismissive attitude towards members of the Island's French population.


"a run to the post office": Notice that the post office is not housed in Green Gables but is elsewhere in the village. Montgomery’s experience of growing up with the post office in the Macneill kitchen played a defining part in her writing life.