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Chapter 33

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those ladies wore?” sighed Jane. “They were simply dazzling. Wouldn’t you just love to be rich, girls?”

“We are rich,” said Anne stanchly. “Why, we have sixteen years to our credit, and we’re happy as queens, (begin superscript)and we’ve all got imaginations more or less. (end superscript)Look at that sea, girls – all silver and shadow and visions of things not seen. We couldn’t enjoy its loveliness any more if we had ropes of diamonds. You millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds. You wouldn’t change into any of those women if you could (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)K18(end superscript) You know you wouldn’t, Jane Andrews!”

“I don’t know – exactly,” said Jane unconvinced. “I think diamonds would make up  comfort a person for a good deal.”

“Well, I don’t want to be anyone


LMM Notes

LMM Note K18
Would you want to be that white-lace girl and wear a sour look all your life,(begin strikethrough)?(end strikethrough)(begin strikethrough) Or the pink lady(end strikethrough) as if you'd been born turning up your nose at the world? Or the pink lady (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)kind and nice as she is,(end superscript) so short and stout that you'd really no figure at all? Or even Mrs. Evans, with that sad, sad look in her eyes? She must have been dreadfully unhappy sometime to have such a look. (begin strikethrough)We(end strikethrough)


"vision of things not seen": Perhaps an adaptation of the Bible, Hebrews 11:1: "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Devereaux also quotes from Katherine Hankey’s 1867 hymn, "Tell me the old, old story": "Tell me the old, old story / Of unseen things above" (Broadview, p. 301, n. 2).