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Chapter 24

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have compositions written about you after you are dead? (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)Oh, I would dearly love to be remarkable. (end superscript)I think when I grow up I’ll be a trained nurse and go with the Red Crosses to the field of battle as a messenger of mercy. (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)L14(end superscript) We have physical culture exercises every day, too. They make you graceful and promote digestion.”

“Promote fiddlesticks!” said Marilla, who honestly thought it was all nonsense.

But all the field afternoons and recitation Fridays and physical culture contortions paled before a project which Miss Stacy brought forward in September November. This was that Avonlea school the scholars of Avonlea school should get up a concert and hold it in the hall on Christmas night; M14 The pupils one and all taking graciously to the plan, the preparations (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)for a programme(end superscript) were begun at once. And of all the excited performers


LMM Notes

LMM Note L14
That is, if I don't go out as a foreign missionary. That would be very romantic but one would have to be very good to be a missionary and that would be a stumbling block.

LMM Note M14
for the laudable purpose of helping to pay for a schoolhouse flag.


"trained nurse and go with the Red Crosses": The first nurses training school in Canada was in 1874 in Ontario, led by two nurses who had been trained by Florence Nightingale and a doctor. The Red Cross was established in Switzerland in 1864.