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Chapter 34

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to drop drop a butterfly kiss on that lady’s cheek. “Now, I call that a positive triumph.”

“No, I wasn’t crying over your piece,” said Marilla, “I just couldn’t who would have scorned to be betrayed into such weakness by any “poetry stuff.” “I just couldn’t help thinking of the little girl you used to be, Anne. And I was wishing you could have stayed a little girl, even with all your queer ways. You’re grown up now and you’re going away; and you look so tall and stylish and so—so—different altogether in that dress—as if you didn’t belong in Avonlea at all—and I just got lonesome thinking it all over.”

“Marilla!” Anne sat down on Marilla’s


six covers of Montgomery's novels, Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Kilmeny of the Orchard, Chronicles of Avonlea, The Golden Road, and The Story Girl

"You're grown up now": The first edition covers of Montgomery's books generally depict young stylish women, and not the adolescent girls in some of their pages.
Christy Woster