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and gold, and I am reclining (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)gracefully(end superscript) on it. I can see my reflection in that m splendid big mirror hanging on the wall. I am tall and regal, clad in a gown of trailing white lace, with a pearl cross on my breast (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)and pearls in my hair.(end superscript) My hair is of midnight darkness, and my skin is a clear ivory pallor. My name is the Lady Cordelia Fitzgerald.”

She danced up to the little looking-glass and peered in it. Her pointed freckled face and solemn gray eyes peered back at her.

“You’re only Anne of Green Gables,” she said earnestly. “and I see you, just as you are looking now, whenever I try to imagine I’m the Lady Cordelia. But it’s a million times nicer to be Anne of Green Gables than Anne of