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

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CHAPTER Vi
anne's history
"Do you know," said Anne confidentially, "I've made up my mind to enjoy this drive. It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will. Of course, you must make it up firmly. I am not going* to think about going back to the asylum while we're having our drive. I'm just going to think about the drive. Oh, look, there's one little early wild rose out! Isn't it lovely? Don't you think it must be glad to be a rose? Wouldn't it be nice if roses could talk? I'm sure they could tell us such lovely things. And isn't pink the most bewitching colour in the world? I love it, but I can't wear it Red­headed people can't wear pink, not even in imagina­tion. Did you ever know of anybody whose hair was red when she was young, but got to be another colour when she grew up ?"
"No, I don't know as I ever did," said Marilla mercilessly, "and I shouldn't think it likely to happen in your case, either."
Anne sighed.
"Well, that is another hope gone. My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes. That's a sen­tence I read in a book once, and I say it over to
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