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

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164 ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
bottle which she at once recognized as one contain­ing some of her three year old homemade currant wine for which she was celebrated in Avonlea, al­though certain of the stricter sort, Mrs. Barry among them, disapproved strongly of it. And at the same time Marilla recollected that she had put the bottle of raspberry cordial down in the cellar instead of in the pantry as she had told Anne.
She went back to the kitchen with the wine bottle in her hand. Her face was twitching in spite of her­self.
"Anne, you certainly have a genius for getting into trouble. You went and gave Diana currant wine instead of raspberry cordial. Didn't you know the difference yourself ?"
"I never tasted it," said Anne. "I thought it was the cordial. I meant to be so—so—hospitable. Diana got awfully sick and had to go home. Mrs. Barry told Mrs. Lynde she was simply dead drunk. She just laughed silly like when her mother asked her what was the matter and went to sleep and slept for hours. Her mother smelled her breath and knew she was drunk. She had a fearful headache all day yes­terday. Mrs. Barry is so indignant. She will never believe but what I did it on purpose."
"I should think she would better punish Diana for being so greedy as to drink three glassfuls of any­thing," said Marilla shortly. "Why, three of those big glasses would have made her sick even if it had only been cordial. Well, this story will be a nice handle for those folks who are so down on me for making currant wine, although I haven't made any for
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