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halfway up – and so did Charlie. Josie just scraped through (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)with three marks to spare (end superscript)but you’ll see she’ll put on as many airs as if she’d led. Won’t Miss Stacy be delighted? Oh, Anne, what does it feel like to see your name at the head of a pass list like that? If it were me I know I’d go crazy with joy. I’m pretty near crazy as it is, but you’re as calm (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)and cool(end superscript) as a spring evening.”

“I’m just dazzled inside,” said Anne. “I want to say a hundred things and I can’t find words to say them in. I never dreamed of this – ye yes, I did, too, just once. I let myself think once, ‘What if I should come out first,’ quakingly, you know, for it seemed so vain and presumptuous to think I could lead the Island.


pink stitches sewn onto a sheet of paper spelling out

"I'm just dazzled inside": Montgomery kept many mementos of her P.W.C. days including this paper embroidery of the words "PWC 1893–1894" (Blue Scrapbook, p. 5; Imagining Anne, p. 20).
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