Chapter 23 - (VERSO)
tell her all the happenings in the juvenile world of Avonlea.
“Everybody has been so good and kind, Marilla,” said Anne happily, on the day when she could first limp across the floor. “It isn’t very pleasant to be laid up; but there is a bright side to it, Marilla. You find out how many friends you have. Why, even Superintendent Bell came to see me and he’s really a very fine man. (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)D14(end superscript) He told me all about the time he broke his ankle when he was a boy. It does seem so strange to think of Superintendent Bell ever being a boy. Even my imagination has its limits for I can’t imagine that. When I try to imagine him as a boy I see him with gray whiskers and spectacles, just as he looks in Sunday School, only small. Now, it’s so easy to imagine Mrs. Allan as a little girl. Mrs.
LMM Note D14
Not a kindred spirit, of course; but still I like him and I'm awfully sorry I ever criticized his prayers. I believe now he really does mean them only he has got into the habit of saying them as if he didn't. He could get over that if he'd take a little trouble. I gave him a good broad hint. I told him how hard I tried to make my own little private prayers interesting.