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Chapter 29 - (VERSO)

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time,” said Anne, throwing her arms impulsively about the old woman’s neck and kissing her wrinkled check. Diana would never have dared to do such a thing, and felt rather aghast at Anne’s freedom. But Miss Barry was pleased, and she stood on her veranda and watched the buggy out of sight. Then she went back into her big house with a sigh. It seemed very lonely (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)lacking those fresh young lives.(end superscript) Miss Barry was a rather selfish old lady, if the truth must be told, and had never cared much for anybody but herself. She valued people only as they were of service to her or amused her. Anne had amused her and consequently stood high in the old lady’s good graces. But Miss Barry found herself thinking less about Anne’s quaint


A large square house with high chimneys and a wrap-around verandah and balcony; outside: people, carriages, and horses.

"stood on her veranda": Inkerman House, 1895, on the Brighton shore of Charlottetown, a possible model for Miss Barry’s house?
Public Archives and Records Office of Prince Edward Island, Acc3466/HF72.66.20.6


A fence and a row of birch trees partially screen a large three-story house with a wrap-around verandah and mansard roof.

"back into her big house with a sigh": Another possible model for Miss Barry's house. This one, called Birchwood, at 35 Longworth Avenue, Charlottetown, circa 1894.
Public Archives and Records Office of Prince Edward Island, Acc2874/26