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Chapter 30 - (VERSO)

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Well, I guess I’ll light the lamp and get to work,” said Marilla. “I see plainly that you don’t want to hear what Miss Stacy had to say. You’re more interested in the sound of your own tongue than in anything else.”

“Oh, indeed, Marilla, I do want to hear it,” cried Anne (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)contritely.(end superscript) “I won’t say another word – not one. I know I talk too much but I am really trying to overcome it, and although I say far too much, yet if you only knew how many things I want to say and don’t, you’d give me some credit for it. Please tell me, Marilla.”

“Well, Miss Stacy wants to organize a class among her advanced students who mean to study for the entrance examination into Queen’s. She intends to give them extra lessons for an hour after school. And she came to ask Matthew and me if we would like


small black horseshoe with a pink ribbon glued to a beige card and pasted in on a larger page, small bits of writing surround it on the card

"entrance examination into Queen's": Montgomery came fifth on the Island when she took the difficult Entrance Examination to Prince of Wales College. The opening image of her Blue Scrapbook is a good luck souvenir horse-shoe-shaped shoe buckle that her teacher, Selina Robinson, gave her for taking the exams. (Detail from the Blue Scrapbook, inside front cover, Imagining Anne, p. 11.)
Near it is written
"July 13th 1893.
Good Luck
'Perhaps it may
turn out a song
Perhaps turn
out a sermon'
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