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Chapter 28 - (VERSO)

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and furious, in the stern with her arms full of dripping shawl and wet crape. It was certainly extremely difficult to be dignified under the circumstances!

“What has happened, Anne?” asked Gilbert, taking up his oars.

“We were playing Elaine,” explained Anne frigidly, (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)without even looking at her rescuer, (end superscript)”and I had to drift down to Camelot in the flat barge—I mean the flat. The flat began to leak and I climbed out on the pile. The girls went for help. Will you be kind enough to row me to the landing?”

Gilbert obligingly rowed to the landing and Anne, disdaining assistance, sprang nimbly on the shore.


soft pencil sketch of Anne clinging to a bridge pile as Gilbert reaches up to pull her into his dory

"'What has happened, Anne?' asked Gilbert": The Claus illustration from the first edition, 1908, captioned "He pulled close to the pile and extended his hand."