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Chapter 30 - (VERSO)

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men and the older she gets the worse she is. (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)D17(end superscript) Diana and I are thinking seriously of promising each other that we will never marry but be nice old maids and live together forever. Diana hasn’t quite made up her mind though because she thinks perhaps it would be nobler to marry some wild, dashing, wicked young man and reform him. We Diana and I talk a great deal about serious subjects now, you know. We feel that we are so much older than we used to be that it isn’t becoming to talk of childish matters. It’s such a solemn thing to be almost fourteen, Marilla. Miss Stacy took all us girls who are in our teens down to the brook last Wednesday and talked to us about it. She said we couldn’t


LMM Notes

LMM Note D17
Young men are all very well in their place, but it doesn't do to drag them into everything, does it?


"wicked young man and reform him": Anne of Green Gables—The Musical(begin superscript)TM(end superscript) uses this line from Montgomery, but the writers inserted the word "gradually" before "reform" and achieved ready laughs from the audience.