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Chapter 31

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Ruby’s and Charlie’s is algebra and Josie’s is arithmetic. Moody Spurgeon says he is sure [(begin subscript)^(end subscript)](begin superscript)feels it in his bones that(end superscript) he is going to fail in English history. Miss Stacy is going to give us examinations in June just as hard as we’ll have at the Entrance and mark us just as strictly, so we’ll have some idea. I wish it was all over, Marilla. It haunts me. Sometimes I wake up in the night and wonder what I’ll do if I don’t pass.”

“Why, go to school next year and try again,” said Marilla unconcernedly.

“Oh, I don’t believe I could I’d have the heart for it. It would be such a disgrace to fail especially if Gil – if the others passed. And I get so nervous in an examination that I’m likely to make a mess of it. I


table of contents from the sixth reader listing selections of poetry and prose

"Miss Stacy is going to give us examinations in June just as hard as we'll have at the Entrance.": Montgomery gives an outline of the exam in her scrapbook. In English, they needed to study the works of Oliver Goldsmith and pages 1-200 in the sixth Royal Reader, which includes "Bingen on the Rhine," "Edinburgh after Flodden," poems of Robert Browning, Edgar Allen Poe's "The Bells," and readings on Greek prefixes, great inventions, and more. In the Table of Contents to the sixth Reader, items in italics are poetical works.