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Chapter 32

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Matthew’s (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)kindly brown (end superscript)eyes gleam with pride in her achievement. That, she felt, would be a sweet reward indeed for all her hard work and patient grubbing among unimaginative equations and conjugations.

At the end of the fortnight Anne took to “haunting” the post office also, in the (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)distracted(end superscript) company of Jane, Ruby and Josie, opening the Charlottetown dailies with shaking hands and cold, sinkaway feelings, as bad as any experienced during the Ele Entrance week. Charlie and Gilbert were not do above doing this, too, but Moody Spurgeon stayed resolutely away.

“I haven’t got the grit to go there and look at a paper in cold blood,” he told Anne. “I’m just going to wait until somebody comes and tells me suddenly whether I’ve passed or not.


"the Charlottetown dailies": Prince Edward Island boasted multiple newspapers with morning, afternoon, and other daily editions. According to Island Newspapers, "At one point in the mid-1890s, Prince Edward Island, which at that time had a largely rural, cash-poor population of barely 100,000, was supporting at least a dozen newspapers, a total matching London, England, then a city of nearly 5 million people."