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Chapter 26

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an awed voice. “I can scarcely realize that I’m in my teens. When I woke up this morning I thought it seemed to me that everything must be different. (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)M15 (end superscript)It makes life so much more interesting.”N15

“Ruby Gillis says she means to have a beau as soon as she’s fifteen.”

“Ruby Gillis thinks of nothing but beaus,” said Anne (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)disdainfully. (end superscript)”She’s actually delighted when anyone writes her name up in a take-notice for all she pretends to be so mad. But I’m afraid that is an uncharitable speech. Mrs. Allan says we should never make uncharitable speeches; but they do slip out so often before you think (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)don’t they? (end superscript)I simply can’t talk about Josie Pye without making an


LMM Notes

LMM Note M15
You've been thirteen for a month; so I suppose it doesn't seem such a novelty to you as it does to me.

LMM Note N15
In two more years I'll be really grown up. It's a great comfort to think that I'll be able to use big words then without being laughed at.