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Chapter 25

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sighed Anne, when it was all over and she and Diana were walking home together under a dark, starry sky.

“Everything went off very well,” said Diana (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)practically.(end superscript) “I guess we must have made as much as ten dollars. Mind you, Mr. Allan is going to send an account of it to the Charlottetown papers.”

“Oh, Diana, will we really see our names in print? It makes me thrill to think of it. Your solo was perfectly elegant, Diana. I felt prouder than you did when it was encored. I just said to myself, “It is my dear (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)bosom(end superscript) friend friend who is so honoured.”

“Well, your recitation just brought down the house, Anne Anne. That sad one was simply splendid.”

“Oh, I was so nervous, Diana. When


"will we really see our names in print": Montgomery knew well the thrill of first seeing her name and writing in print. In her journal, she records her elation on December 7, 1890, when her poem was printed in the Charlottetown Patriot. After beginning "Well, this has really been the proudest day of my life!" she describes her sensations when looking at the paper: "I seized it with a beating heart and trembling fingers and opened it. I grew dizzy – the letters danced before my eyes and I felt a curious sensation of choking –for there in one of the columns was my poem!" (Complete Journals, The P.E.I. Years, Volume 1, p. 53).