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

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ANNE SAYS HER PRAYERS             65
" 'God is a spirit, infinite, eternal and unchange≠able, in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.' * responded Anne promptly and glibly.
Marilla looked rather relieved.
"So you do know something then, thank good≠ness! You're not quite a heathen. Where did you learn that?"
"Oh, at the asylum Sunday-school. They made us learn the whole catechism. I liked it pretty well. There's something splendid about some of the words. 'Infinite, eternal and unchangeable.' Isn't that grand? It has such a roll to itójust like a big organ playing. You couldn't quite call it poetry, I suppose, but it sounds a lot like it, doesn't it ?"
"We're not talking about poetry, Anneówe are talking about saying your prayers. Don't you know it's a terrible wicked thing not to say your prayers every night? I'm afraid you are a very bad little girl."
"You'd find it easier to be bad than good if you had red hair," said Anne reproachfully. "People who haven't red hair don't know what trouble is. Mrs. Thomas told me that God made my hair red on purpose, and I've never cared about Him since. And anyhow I'd always be too tired at night to bother saying prayers. People who have to look after twins can't be expected to say their prayers. Now, do you honestly think they can?"
Marilla decided that Anne's religious training must be begun at once. Plainly there was no time to be lost.
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