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

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300 ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
you wanted so much when you were a child don't seem half so wonderful to you when you get them.''
Thursday the girls had a drive in the park, and in the evening Miss Barry took them to a concert in the Academy of Music, where a noted prima donna was to sing. To Anne the evening was a glittering vision of delight.
"Oh, Marilla, k was beyond description. I was So excited I couldn't even talk, so you may know what it was like. I just sat in enraptured silence. Madame Selitsky was perfectly beautiful, and wore white satin and diamonds. But when she began to sing I never thought about anything else. Oh, I can't tell you how I felt. But it seemed to me that it could never be hard to be good any more. I felt like I do when I look up to the stars. Tears came into my eyes, but, oh, they were such happy tears. I was so sorry when it was all over, and I told Mis9 Barry I didn't see how I was ever to return to com­mon life again. She said she thought if we went over to the restaurant across the street and had an ice-cream it might help me. That sounded so pro­saic ; but to my surprise I found it true. The ice­cream was delicious, Marilla, and it was so lovely and dissipated to be sitting there eating it at eleven o'clock at night. Diana said she believed she was born for city life. Miss Barry asked me what my opinion was, but I said I would have to think it over very seriously before I could tell her what I really thought. So I thought it over after I went to bed. That is the best time to think things out. And I came to the conclusion, Marilla, that I wasn't
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