up the window blind.” It’s a perfect night and there won’t be any dew. Look at the moonlight.”
“I’m so glad my window looks east into the sun-rising,” said Anne, going over to Diana. “It’s so splendid to see the morning coming up over those long hills and glowing through those sharp fir tops. It’s new every morning and I feel as if I washed my very soul in that bath of earliest sunshine. Oh, Diana, I love this little room so dearly. I don’t know how I’ll get along without it when I go to town next month.”
“Don’t speak of your going away tonight,” begged Diana. “I don’t want to think of it, it makes me so
un miserable, and I do want to have a good time this evening. What
"the sun-rising": While Montgomery’s favourite time of day was twilight and sunset, and she marked a number of key moments in this novel with sunset passages, she also enjoyed the freshness and colour of sunrises and used them at dramatic moments in her fiction. For example, when Anne is waiting for news about Gilbert’s illness, in the penultimate chapter of Anne of the Island, Montgomery’s narrator says: "Soon the eastern hill-tops had a fire-shot ruby rim. The clouds rolled themselves away into great, soft, white masses on the horizon; the sky gleamed blue and silvery. A hush fell over the world."