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Chapter 24 - (VERSO)

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liked. But it was not such a bad arrangement after all; a little appreciation sometimes does quite as much good as all the conscientious ‘bringing-up” in the world.


The "original" page numbers of each page in the last two chapters, along with this half-blank sheet, suggest that Montgomery did, indeed, draft or copy out these chapters at a different time than (or at least separate from) those that precede and follow them. While we can't know exactly how this process worked, or in what order she added notes or fitted the chapters together, we can see that these middle chapters go a long way to deepening the relationship between Anne and the Cuthberts and Avonlea as a whole.