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

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312 ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
last Sunday, when I saw Diana go out alone," she said mournfully that night "I thought how splendid it would have been if Diana had only been going to study for the Entrance, too. But we can't have things per­fect vn this imperfect world, as Mrs. Lynde says. Mrs. Lynde isn't exactly a comforting person sometimes, but there's no doubt she says a great many very true things. And I think the Queen's class is going to be extremely interesting. Jane and Ruby are just going to study to be teachers. That is the height of their ambition. Ruby says she will only teach for two years after she gets through, and then she intends to be married. Jane says she will devote her whole life to teaching, and never, never marry, because you are paid a salary for teach­ing, but a husband won't pay you anything, and growls if you ask for a share in the egg and butter money. I expect Jane speaks from mournful experience, for Mrs. Lynde says that her father is a perfect old crank, and meaner than second skimmings. Josie Pye says she is just going to college for education's sake, be­cause she won't have to earn her own living; she says of course it is different with orphans who are living on charity—they have to hustle. Moody Spurgeon is go­ing to be a minister. Mrs. Lynde says he couldn't be anything else with a name like that to live up to. I hope it isn't wicked of me, Marilla, but really the thought of Moody Spurgeon being a minister makes me laugh. He's such a funny-looking boy with that big fat face, and his little blue eyes, and his ears stick­ing out like flaps. But perhaps he will be more intel­lectual-looking when he grows up. Charlie Sloane says he's going to go into politics and be a member of
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