Chapter 24 - (VERSO)
Marilla. “I wonder at Miss Stacy for encouraging it.”
“But we wanted a crow’s nest for nature study,” explained Anne. “That was on our field afternoon. Field afternoons are splendid, Marilla. And Miss Stacy explains everything so beautifully. We have to write compositions on our field afternoons and I write the best ones.”
“It’s very vain of you to say so then. You’d better let your teacher say it.”
“But she did say it, Marilla. And indeed I’m not vain about it. How can I be, when I’m such a dunce at geometry? (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)K14(end superscript) But I love writing compositions. Mostly Miss Stacy lets us choose our own subjects; but next week we are to write a composition on some
famous remarkable person. It’s hard to choose among so many remarkable people who have lived. Mustn’t it be splendid to be remarkable and
LMM Note K14
Although I'm really beginning to see through it a little, too. Miss Stacy makes it so clear. Still, I'll never be good at it and I assure you it is a humbling reflection.
"I'm such a dunce at geometry": The chapter illustration from the 1959 Angus & Robertson version of Anne.