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Chapter 30

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be too careful what habits we formed and in our and what ideals we acquired in our teens, because by the time we were twenty our characters would be developed and the foundation laid for our whole future life. And she said if the foundation was shaky we could never build anything worth while on it. Diana and I talked the matter over coming home from school. We felt extremely solemn, Marilla. And we decided that we would try to be very careful indeed and be as sensible as possible so that by the time we were twenty our characters would be properly devloped developed. (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)E17(end superscript) But why was Miss Stacy here this afternoon”?

“That is what I want to tell you,


LMM Notes

LMM Note E17
It's perfectly appalling to think of being twenty, Marilla. It sounds so fearfully old and grown up.