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Chapter 29 - (VERSO)

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a dark complected man who was very wealthy and I would go across water to live. (begin superscript)V16(end superscript) Oh, it was a never-to-be forgotten day, Marilla. I was so tired I couldn’t sleep at night. Miss Barry put us in the spare room, according to promise. It was an elegant room, Marilla, but somehow sleeping in a spare room isn’t what I used to think it was. That’s the worst of growing up and I’m beginning to realize it. The things you wanted so much when you were a child don’t seem half so wonderful to you when you get them.”

Thursday the girls had a drive in the park and in the evening Miss Barry took them to a concert in the Academy of Music, where a noted prima donna was to sing. To Anne the evening


LMM Notes

LMM Note V16
I looked carefully at all the dark men I saw after that, but I didn’t care much for any of them, and anyhow I suppose it’s too early to be looking out for him yet.


A curving fence and pathway border a rock-lined body of water; across the water, large houses and trees are visible.

"a drive in the park": This meant Victoria Park in Charlottetown, next to the grounds of Fanningbank (Government House), the residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island, and bordering Charlottetown Harbour. Pictured here, a view of Charlottetown from Victoria Park, circa 1900.
Public Archives and Records Office of Prince Edward Island, Acc3466/HF70.1778.3.6.1


A building with a high façade and a roof line that slants sharply downwards from front to back.

"the Academy of Music": Charlottetown in Montgomery’s day boasted an Opera House and an Academy of Music where renowned musicians, actors, dancers, and elocutionists performed and where some instruction was offered. Exterior of the Masonic Hall (also the Opera House), on Grafton Street in Charlottetown, 1893.
Public Archives and Records Office of Prince Edward Island, Acc3218/55