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Chapter 28

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were held in place by a very jaunty black velvet ribbon(begin strikethrough).(end strikethrough) and bow.

They were standing on the bank of the pond, where below Orchard Slope, where a little headland (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)fringed with birches,(end superscript) ran out from the bank; at at its tip was a small wooden platform built out into the water for the convenience of fishermen and duck hunters. Ruby and Jane were spending the midsummer afternoon with Diana and Anne had come over to play with them.

Anne and Diana had spent most of their playtime that summer on and about the pond. Idlewild was a thing of the past, Mr. Bell having ruthlessly cut down the little circle of trees in his back pasture in the spring. Anne had sat among the


"Idlewild was a thing of the past": Even Montgomery's childhood haunts around Cavendish went in and out of fashion, and some depended on the weather or the needs of the farmers/owners. Even Lover's Lane suffered from drought, and famers with lands that bordered parts of the lane chose to cut trees down, as Mr. Bell did.