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Chapter 38 - (VERSO)

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School (begin subscript)^(end subscript) (begin superscript)—Mr. Blair told me so last night at the store.(end superscript) Of course that won’t be quite as nice or convenient as if I had the Avonlea school. But I can board home and drive myself over to Carmody and back, in the warm weather at least. (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)M19(end superscript) We’ll keep a horse for that. Oh, I have it all planned out, Marilla. And I’ll read to you and keep you cheered up. You shan’t be dull or lonesome. And we’ll be real cosy and happy here together, you and I.”

Marilla had listened like a woman in a dream.

“Oh, Anne, I could get on real well if you were here, I know. But I can’t let you sacrifice yourself so for me. It would be terrible.”

“Nonsense!” Anne laughed merrily. “There is no sacrifice. Nothing could be worse than giving up Green Gables (begin subscript)^(end subscript) (begin superscript)—nothing could hurt me more.(end superscript) We must keep the dear old place.


LMM Notes

LMM Note M19
And even in winter I can come home on Fridays.


"You shan't be dull or lonesome": Montgomery herself gave up teaching and lived with her grandmother until Lucy Macneill's death in 1911, enabling her to stay in the home that she loved.