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

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CHAPTER XV
A TEMPEST IN THE SCHOOL TEAPOT
"What a splendid day!" said Anne, drawing a long breath. "Isn't it good just to be alive on a day like this ? I pity the people who aren't born yet for missing it. They may have good days, of course, but they can never have this one. And it's splendider still to have such a lovely way to go to school by, isn't it?"
"It's a lot nicer than going round by the road; that is so dusty and hot," said Diana practically, peeping into her dinner basket and mentally calculating if the three juicy, toothsome, raspberry tarts reposing there were divided among ten girls how many bites each girl would have.
The little girls of Avonlea school always pooled their lunches, and to eat three raspberry tarts all alone or even to share them only with one's best chum would have forever and ever branded as "awful mean" the girl who did it. And yet, when the tarts were divided among ten girls you just got enough to tantalize you.
The way Anne and Diana went to school was a
pretty one. Anne thought those walks to and from
school with Diana couldn't be improved upon even by
imagination. Going around by the main road would
have been ao unromantic; but to go by Lover's Lane
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