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

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CHAPTER XXIII
ANNE COMES TO GRIEF IN AN AFFAIR OF HONOUR
Anne had to live through more than two weeks, as it happened. Almost a month having elapsed since the liniment cake episode, it was high time for her to get into fresh trouble of some sort, little mistakes, such as absent-mindedly emptying a pan of skim milk into a basket of yarn balls in the pantry instead of into the pigs' bucket, and walking clean over the edge of the log bridge into the brook while wrapped in imagina­tive reverie, not really being worth counting.
A week after the tea at the manse Diana Barry gave a party.
"Small and select," Anne assured Marilla. "Just the girls in our class."
They had a very good time and nothing untoward
happened until after tea, when they found themselves
in the Barry garden, a little tired of all their games
and ripe for any enticing form of mischief which might
present itself. This presently took the form of "dar-
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ing.
Daring was the fashionable amusement among the
Avonlea small fry just then. It had begun among the
boys, but soon spread to the girls, and all the silly
things that were done in Avonlea that summer because
the doers thereof were "dared" to do them would fill
a book by themselves.
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