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Chapter 27 - (VERSO)

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Chapter 27.
WVanity and Vexation of Spirit

Marilla, walking home one late April evening from an aid meeting, realized that the winter was over and gone with a the thrill of delight(begin strikethrough),(end strikethrough) that spring never fails to bring to the oldest and sades saddest as well as to the youngest and merriest. Marilla was not given to subjective analysis of her thoughts and feelings. She probably imagined that she was thinking about the Aids and their missionary box and the new carpet for the vestry room but under these reflections was a (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)harmonious(end superscript) consciousness of red fields smoking into pale-purply mists in the declining sun, of long (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)sharp-pointed(end superscript) fir shadows falling over the meadow beyond the brook, (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)Note U15(end superscript) of a wakening in the world and a stir of hidden pulses under the


LMM Notes

LMM Note U15
of still, crimson-budded maples around a mirror like wood-pool,

[Notes in Chapter 27 range from U15-C16;Notes pages 111-113.]


"479": Another chapter full of pages re-numbered in pencil.


"Vanity and vexation of spirit": The Bible, Ecclesiastes 1:14" "I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit."


"the Aids and . . . vestry room": Women’s organization in the church that collected goods and money for foreign missions and for refurbishing parts of the church itself such as the vestry room, where the minister’s robes were kept and some church meetings could be held.