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

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PUFFED SLEEVES                     257
I ought to be a very good girl indeed. It's at times like this I'm sorry I'm not a model little girl; and I always resolve that I will be in future. But somehow it's hard to carry out your resolutions when irresistible temptations come. Still, I really will make an extra effort after this."
When the commonplace breakfast was over Diana appeared, crossing the white log bridge in the hollow, a gay little figure in her crimson ulster. Anne flew down the slope to meet her.
"Merry Christmas, Diana! And oh, it's a wonder­ful Christmas. I've something splendid to show you. Matthew has given me the loveliest dress, with such sleeves. I couldn't even imagine any nicer."
"I've got something more for you," said Diana breathlessly. "Here—this box. Aunt Josephine sent us out a big box with ever so many things in it—and this is for you. I'd have brought it over last night, but it didn't come until after dark, and I never feel very comfortable coming through the Haunted Wood in the dark now."
Anne opened the box and peeped in. First a card with "For the Anne-girl and Merry Christmas," writ­ten on it; and then, a pair of the daintiest little kid slippers, with beaded toes and satin bows and glisten­ing buckles.
"Oh," said Anne, "Diana, this is too much. I must be dreaming."
'7 call it providential," said Diana. "You won't have to borrow Ruby's slippers now, and that's a bless­ing, for they're two sizes too big for you, and it would be awful to hear a fairy shuffling. Josie Pye would be
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