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Lake of Shining Waters and

D12. Headaches always left Marilla somewhat sarcastic.

E12 I was firmly resolved, when you left me in charge this morning, not to imagine anything but keep my thoughts on facts. I did pretty well until I put the pie in, and then an irris irresistible temptation came to me to imagine I was an enchanted princess shut up in a lonely tower with a handsome [k]night riding to my rescue on a cold coal-black steed. So that is how I came to forget the pie.

F12 We began it in April. A haunted wood is so very romantic, Marilla. We chose the spruce grove because it’s so gloomy[.]