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The first Story in the Series with Anne Shirley at age 11 to 16

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to get sick, watching to see that I didn't fall over­board. She said she never saw the beat of me for prowling about. But if it kept her from being sea­sick it's a mercy I did prowl, isn't it ? And I wanted to see everything that was to be seen on that boat, because I didn't know whether I'd ever have another opportunity. Oh, there are a lot more cherry-trees all in bloom! This Island is the blooiniest place. I just love it already, and I'm so glad I'm going to live here. I've always heard that Prince Edward Island was the prettiest place in the world, and I' used to imagine I was living here, but I never really expected I would. It's delightful when your imagi­nations come true, isn't it? But those red roads are so funny. When we got into the train at Charlotte-town and the red roads began to flash past I asked Mrs. Spencer what made them red and she said she didn't know and for pity's sake not to ask her any more questions. She said I must have asked her a thousand already. I suppose I had, too, but how are you going to find out about things if you don't ask questions ? And what does make the roads red ?"
"Well now, I dunno," said Matthew.
"Well, that is one of the things to find out some­time. Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about ? It just makes me feel glad to be alive—it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we knew all about every­thing, would it? There'd be no scope for imagina­tion then, would there ? But am I talking too much ? People are always telling me I do. Would you rather I didn't talk? If you say so I'll stop. I can
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