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B7 I got that name out of a book Diana lent me. That was a thrill thrilling book, Marilla. The heroine had five lovers. (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)I’d be satisfied with one, wouldn’t you?(end superscript) She was very handsome and she went through great tribulations. She could faint as easy as anything. I’d love to be able to faint, wouldn’t you, Marilla? It’s so romantic. But I’m really very healthy for all I’m so thin. I believe I’m getting fatter though. Don’t you think I am? I look at my elbows every morning when I get up to see if any dimples are coming. Diana is having a new dress made with elbow sleeves. She is going to wear it to the picnic.

C7 I suppose I’d live through it but I’m certain it would be a lifelong sorrow. It wouldn’t matter if I got to a hundred picnics in after