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Chapter 32

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That is true but not very especially comforting. I think I’d rather it didn’t go on if I failed!

Yours devotedly,


The geometry examination and all the others were over in due time and Anne arrived home on Friday evening, rather tired but with an air of chastened triumph about her. Diana was over at Green Gables when she arrived and they met as if they had been parted for years.

“You old darling, it’s perfectly splendid to see you back again. It seems like an age since you went to town and oh, Anne, how did you get along?”

“Pretty well, I think, in everything but the geometry. I don’t know whether


"Yours devotedly": The published novel formats this passage as a letter, just as Montgomery wrote it here.


"everything but the geometry": Montgomery was only a bit more hopeful about her own exams, noting, "they were all easy; even the geometry wasn't half bad. Reviewing all the papers I think I'll get through all right if the arithmetic doesn't knock me out. I shiver when I think of it" (July 6, 1893, The Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery, The P.E.I. Years, Volume 2, 2012, p. 163).