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Chapter 22 - (VERSO)

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nights before the day on which you are invited to take tea at the manse. The morning, in spite of Matthew’s predictions, was fine, and Anne’s spirits soared to their highest.

“Oh, Marilla, there is something in me to-day that makes me just love everybody I see,” she exclaimed(begin subscript) ^(end subscript)(begin superscript)as she washed the breakfast dishes.(end superscript) “You don’t know how good I feel! Wouldn’t it be nice if it could last? But Oh, Marilla, it’s a s I believe I could be a model child if I were just invited out to tea every day. But oh, Marilla, it’s a solemn occasion, too. I feel so anxious. What if I shouldn’t behave properly? (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)L13(end superscript) Would it be good manners to take a second helping of anything if you wanted to very much?”

“The trouble with you, Anne, is that


LMM Notes

LMM Note L13
You know I never had tea at a manse before and I'm not sure that I know all the rules of etiquette, although I've been studying the rules given in the Etiquette Department of the Family Herald ever since I came here. I'm so afraid I'll do something silly or forget to do something I should do.


"the Family Herald [and Weekly Star] [in L13]: This was a popular magazine that published everything from agricultural tips to fiction and poetry. It was owned and published by the Montreal Star from 1869–1968.

According to the Collins Annotated Bibliography (pp. 46-–), Montgomery published seven short stories in this periodical before Anne, and then it serialized her novel from 1909–1910.