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Chapter 28

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“Well,” explained Anne, “I’ve learned a new and valuable lesson today. Ever since I came here to Green Gables I’ve been making mistakes, and each mistake has helped to cure me of some fault great shortcoming. The amethyst affair of the amethyst brooch cured me of meddling with things that didn’t belong to me. The Haunted Wood mistake cured me of letting my imagination run away with me. The liniment cake cured me of carelessness in cooking, (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)K16(end superscript) and to-day’s mistake is going to cure me of being too romantic. (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)L16(end superscript) I feel quite sure you will soon see a great difference improvement in me in this respect, Marilla.”

“I’m sure I hope so,” said Marilla skeptically.


LMM Notes

LMM Note K16
Dyeing my hair cured me of vanity. I never think about my hair and nose now —at least very seldom[.]

LMM Note L16
I have come to the conclusion that it is no use trying to be romantic in Avonlea. It was probably easy enough in towered Camelot hundreds of years ago, but romance is not appreciated now.


"in towered Camelot" [in L16]: A reference closer to "The Lady of Shalott" lines 4–5: "And thro' the field the road runs by / To many-tower'd Camelot" than to any lines in "Lancelot and Elaine."