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1 Notes.

A. , fringed with alders and jewel weed ladies’ eardrops and

B. from brooks and children up,

C ­­— she had knitted twenty sixteen of them as Avonlea housekeepers were wont to tell in awed voices —

D. ; the orchard on the slope(begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)below the house(end superscript) was in a bridal flush of pinky white bloom, hummed over by a myriad of bees.

E – a meek little man whom Avonlea people called “Rachel Lynde’s husband”—

F. at half past three on the afternoon of a busy day,

G , deftly putting this and that together,

H. Yet something must have happened since last night to start him off.

I. he wasn’t dri driving fast enough to be going for a doctor.


Notes: As she typed up the novel, Montgomery would cross off each of these notes, in pencil, after she wove them into the text.