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somebody’s heart. It’s so romantic romantic to take part in a concert, isn’t it? Oh, it’s been a very memorable occasion indeed.”

“Wasn’t the boy’s dialogue fine?” said Diana. “Gilbert Blythe was just fine. Anne, I do think it’s awful mean the way you treat Gil. When you Wait till I tell you. When you ran off the platform after the fairy dialogue one of your roses fell out of your hair. I saw Gil put [sic] it up and put it in his breast pocket. You’re There now. You’re so romantic that I’m sure you ought to be pleased at that.”

“It’s nothing to me what Gilbert Blythe that person does,” said Anne loftily. “I simply never waste a


"It's so romantic to take part in a concert": In her journal of July 1, 1890, Montgomery reflected on her experience at the school concert (a concert her grandparents had initially disapproved of). "Oh, how excited we all here—really it was delicious! … Perchance in after years, when a lifetime has intervened between us and last night, a chance song or verse may recall the whole scene to mind and we will pause to smile or sigh over the memory of our concert" (Complete Journals, The P.E.I. Years, Volume 1, p. 30–32).