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Chapter 25

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was over Diana appeared (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)F15(end superscript) Anne flew down the slope to meet her.

“Merry Christmas, Dear Diana. Oh And, oh, it’s a wonderful Christmas. I’ve something splendid to show you. Matthew has given me the loveliest dress with such sleeves. I couldn’t even imagine any nicer.”

“I’ve got something more for you,” said Diana breathlessly. “Here—this box. Aunt Josephine sent us out a (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)big(end superscript) box with ever so many things in it—and this is for you. I’d have brought it over last night, but it didn’t come until after dark and I never feel very comfortable coming through the Haunted Wood in the dark now.”

Anne opened the box and peeped in. First a card with “For the Anne-girl and Merry Christmas,” written


LMM Notes

LMM Note F15
crossing the white log bridge in the hollow, a gay little figure in her crimson ulster.


a yellowed page from a catalogue with six different drawings of various girls' outerwear

"in her crimson ulster" [in F15]: An ulster is a coat with a connected cape. For men, it was a long overcoat, for women and children it could be trimmed with fur or brightly coloured. The coats in the upper right, or middle bottom of this page from an 1886 catalogue could be called ulsters.