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Chapter 26

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“There’s time enough to think of that,” said Marilla. “She’s only thirteen in March.” J15

“Well, now now, it’ll do no harm to be thinking it over off and on,” said Matthew. “Things like that are all the better for a lot of thinking over.”


Chap 26.
The Story Club is formed

Junior Avonlea found it hard to settle down to humdrum existence again. To Anne in particular things seemed fearfully flat, (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)stale, and unprofitable (end superscript)after the goblet of excitement she had been sipping for weeks. Could she go back to the former quiet pleasures of those faraway days before the concert? At first, as she told Diana, she did not really think she could.

“I’m positively certain, Diana, that life can never be quite the same again. (begin superscript)K15(end superscript)


LMM Notes

LMM Note J15
Though tonight it struck me she was growing quite a big girl. Mrs. Lynde made that dress a mite too long and it makes Anne look so tall. She’s quick to learn and I guess the best thing we can do for her will be to send her to Queen’s after a spell. But nothing need be said about that for a year or two yet.”

LMM Note K15
as it was in those happy olden days.” She said mournfully, as if referring to a period period of at least fifty years back.

[Notes in this chapter range from K15 to T15;Notes pages 109–111.]


"flat, stale, and unprofitable": Shakespeare’s Hamlet, I.ii.133: "How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable / Seem to me all the uses of this world!"