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Chapter 29 - (VERSO)

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“No. Charlotte’s beau won’t agree to that because nobody ever has been married in the church yet and he thinks it would seem too much like a funeral. It’s too mean because it would be such fun. Guess again.”

“Jane’s mother is going to be let her have a birthday party.”

Diana shook her head, her black eyes dancing with merriment.

“I can’t think what it can be,” said Anne in despair, “unless it’s that Moody Spurgeon MacPherson saw you home from prayer-meeting last night. Did he?”

“I should think not,” exclaimed Diana indignantly. “I wouldn’t be likely to boast of it if he did, the horrid creature! I knew you couldn’t guess it. Mother had a letter from


"saw you home": For a young man to see a young woman home from prayer meeting, or any other social event, would signal to the community that the two were courting or perhaps on the way to engagement.