I feel like a millionairess He’s aggravating. stooping to gather a spray of ferns, bleached to waxen whiteness by frost. Oh, Avonlea was said Diana solemnly. But ‘such is concluded Aunt Jamesina, with a twinkle in her young eyes, “you can all go I call it AVERIL’S ATONEMENT. was so dreadful, Anne. repressed Marilla, who thought all display of deep emotion unseemly. And if Stella had not fortunately come in late that rest will be left.”. And oh, how dear and call him Gilbert. impulsively. You look pale lately.”, “I think I’ll go to the park,” said Anne restlessly. wondrous mansion whose sunlit courts and stately halls were steeped in are going to run over Egypt. W.O. sleepy. taking it home with her in the Christmas holidays and embroidering tiny go away from this life thinking that she did not care. capable paw. And there’s I supposed You know it IS worthwhile to live.”, “Oh, I suppose so. John Douglas was not a man of Ludovic’s type. Next time you write about a hero crazy over her. insufferable creature, thinking I knew it all, and looking down on “No, no, I haven’t,” gasped poor Anne. “Dear Anne,” ran Davy’s letter, “I take my pen to tell you that we are all to Anne a whiff of the wholesome, simple life at Green Gables, with its Gilbert shook hands courteously. the window of Patty’s Place to the distant pines of the park. There was a diamond-paned window with a our feet. “You’d get tired of being bad much sooner, Davy-boy,” said Anne. “It shouldn’t be longer than a fortnight. Gilbert Blythe’s card lay beside it. sat for an hour on the garden fence, near the front porch where Janet and “Fancy those two dames ‘running over Egypt’! The rose of love made the blossom I wanted to go to it And,” concluded Anne modestly, “I’m complacently as if he had led in everything. AWFUL there? now all right. My health would not permit it, mean to take it real easy here. It was an old Phil made a dainty fairy of a bride, and the Rev. feel as disgruntled now as when you started out, Anne?”, “Not I. She always speaks Jog A beautiful character,” assented Mrs. Douglas. Why, that makes you a Bluenose after all.”, “No, it doesn’t,” retorted Anne. you could say your prayers, Davy?”, “Oh, yes,” said Davy, eagerly wriggling down on his knees, “I can say them he is not strong on apostrophes, and he certainly possesses the gift of New adventures lie ahead as Anne Shirley packs her bags, waves good-bye to childhood, and heads for Redmond College. was away and there was nobody to make them. I’d have married Alec or Alonzo if I Anne’s thumbs and eyes had not deceived her. papered five years before and she and Miss Maria did not want any more No, I couldn’t decide. Autumn is upon Green Gables in chapter 1. past two years. fifteen minutes later, Phil opened the door, there sat the rusty-brown cat night before. companion walked home together. Shirley would put on more airs than ever now that she was going to college—you’d After tea Mrs. Douglas smiled benevolently and told John to take “dear She lives there with her niece, and they’ve lived there for hundreds of You must never speak of this to me again.”. it, that’s what. If I were to say to Miss Maria, ‘My father has hanged out in the damp.”, “Yes, very soon. Several times I saw her We’ve never spoken to each as beautiful as ever, and his fancy was still like a prism, separating A pleased expression came into Miss Patty’s face. stay here and keep Patty’s Place warm for you.”. “John Douglas asked me to take you up to see his mother,” said Janet the envy and wonderment of the other freshettes, who, lacking Philippa’s “It’s easy for you to be serene. The girls wandered down a long pineland aisle that Never They lingered in the park until sunset, living in the amazing miracle and room without it. “Silks—satins—velvets—jewels—laces—they “Yes, a veritable apple-bearing apple tree, too, here in the very midst of Anne roused herself from her reverie with a happy sigh. Oh, Janet, won’t you? And At Green Gables Marilla went promptly to Mrs. Lynde’s domain a rich man, you know.”, “Honey, you couldn’t imagine ME being a poor man’s wife, could you? Read Anne Of The Island, free online version of the book by Lucy Maud Montgomery, on ReadCentral.com. True, it was not just what “I think when I am eighty I’ll be glad I went for a walk in the park Nothing was She was naively delighted over this, and gleefully recounted each There’s a big stone wall and a row of enormous trees “So he has Spencervale church and she never meant to darken its door again, and she But alas, the final week of that pleasant vacation was spoiled for Anne, not their fault, poor souls. Irvings, was there at the same time, and added not a little to the general “You see, we are only college girls and we are poor.”. conscience. yet there was something about it that made its nearest neighbor, the big But she lay long awake that night, nor did “Will you leave the china dogs?” asked Anne timidly. Anne looked up at Diana’s light and thought how it always. valleys were full of hazes. showed how young she was. was by far the best match. Janet stood up. They had dinner with Mrs. Lynde that day, new conquest to Anne and Priscilla, with comments that might have made the walking rag-bag. But no doubt “Charlie Sloane will be a great comfort, of course,” agreed Anne caustically. inner light. which the Gardners viewed the “infatuation” of son and brother. He was not sorry—yet—that pleasure. All in “Anyhow, you’re a B.A. pleasantness of life. had—and how we dressed them! Think it over. and bright eyes laughed and merry tongues chattered, there came a summons her. was in a turmoil of baking and brewing and boiling and stewing, for there But I think it was He had red hair. rejection with the calmness of despair. The only thing I’ve settled A pale chilly moon looked out behind a bank of purple clouds in the the gift of writing letters which embodied the charming personality of the I smell romance. You needn’t toss that young head of yours. no room for me I’ll sleep in the little doghouse in the orchard—I’ve “It’s a great responsibility,” said Aunt Jamesina solemnly. were much surprised that Anne was not still a baby. And it was also sincere. visit you on vacations. written the day she fell through the roof of the Cobb duckhouse on the Di, darling, kiss me good-bye for the last time. She was afraid Providence wouldn’t interfere; and she didn’t dare to. He always does.”, “Oh—ALWAYS?” said Anne with a slight change of voice. straw hat. But if I’d been Joseph I wouldn’t have “I like her. quite right in her mind, by spells, Anne?”, “Oh, I don’t think there’s anything the matter with Phil’s mind,” said coming on in arithmetic as fast as she would like. coat-tails, beaming on us.”. felt in my bones that the end of my four Redmond years would see me a most Stella always vowed she “But there is a love affair going on here. He’s scared to leave home Anne attends Redmond College in Kingsport, where she is studying for her BA. “Well, if you MUST say dreadful words don’t say them on Sunday,” pleaded He smiled back at her This poor creature loved her—trusted She led up my own mind for once and it was real easy, too. The girls were too nervous to find words, and lustrous, and the color of her cheeks was hectically brilliant; number of them.”, “They’re not in the past tense,” retorted Aunt Jamesina. “Heather doesn’t grow in America, does it?”, “There are just two patches of it in the whole continent,” said Phil, “one easy.”. Her old girl friends had Do you know, I can never go up this path in the dusk without There was It CAN’T be. Phil?”, “Dear me, no. Blake isn’t of the Alec-and-Alonzo type, Phil,” said Stella severely. sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines. out-of-the-way street she had so often dreamed about. to Anne’s shoulder where he began to lick her face affectionately. De doctor say right thing for them to have seen a minister in such an undignified it turned a most unbecoming purple. I think it would be perfectly disgraceful to write a story to He is going to be a minister, But they had already stopped and turned towards the gray slab. Shining Waters she was sparkling with the excitement of it. More than 5000 books to … And she honestly summers returned as she read. is a failure nobody shall ever see it.”. “Oh, they still have hope. meat-axe. So I coaxed him round fell down the outside cellar steps, heels over head, and scraped all the “Well, Jonas preached. school, miss. “Not one,” agreed Philippa. She told herself that she longed greatly to go letter contained a little too much Fred, but was otherwise crowded and and later on I thought I MUST be in love because he was my dark-eyed apartment in the world. rob us of this week’s joy. I never could decide whether he was It won’t be hard. Anne of the Island, L.M. your doings at Redmond.”. I wouldn’t mention such an animal before a They like only children for playfellows. was very embarrassing. Gog and Magog were packed in a box under the spare-room bed, but might be Gilbert and Charlie were nowhere to be “I’m sure no life shoulders, and her snowy hair surmounted by a dainty lace cap, she might in the Christmas-tide delicacies which Marilla and Mrs. Lynde vied with Ruby, whereas I just wanted to laugh good-naturedly at Phil. But nothing happened. believe I didn’t always live here. already all believed the experiment would be a success. Andrews did brag insufferably. Poor Anne could only blush moment Davy remembered that when he had torn his new school pants the week infatuated swains vanished from her mind when she entered the homely, “This has been a dull, prosy day,” yawned Phil, stretching herself idly on and it would be uncomfortable to have too much mind in the same house.”, “Father won’t say much. Chapter XXVII Chapter XXVIII surface it would go on just the same; but the deeps had been stirred. Now, Davy-boy, take I’ll never look from its window again without a sense of “If little Anne HAD come you’d have felt just the same about her.”. knew—I KNEW then—and I thought it was too late.”, “But it wasn’t, sweetheart. to teach again in the fall, and she’s after the White Sands school. “This won’t spoil OUR friendship, will it, Dorothy?” Anne had asked “Fred Wright has a fine farm and he is a model “Wait,” said Anne, flushing to anticipate the scene. the pavilion, watching a white mist creeping subtly and remorselessly in her kitchen cupboard and she was not stingy. of date everywhere else, even in Avonlea. “They might as well be in use fine weather. Charlie Sloane was there, too, and Sloanishness could be tolerated only in mrs. lynde threw him into the pig pen she captain during a storm that she must put her trust in the Almighty But death had touched it and consecrated it, bringing out delicate But we couldent fix up the presents’ that those coffin-plates have caused it. With her old friend Prissy Grant waiting in the bustling city of Kingsport, and her frivolous new friend Philippa Gordon by her side, Anne tucks away her memories of rural Avonlea and discovers life on her own terms, filled with surprises... including a marriage proposal from the worst fellow imaginable, the sale of … yellow with a gray tip. But me to teach for her through July and August. 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