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

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330 ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
"I'll write Tuesday night and tell you how the first day goes," promised Anne.
"I'll be haunting the post-office Wednesday," vowed Diana.
Anne went to town the following Monday and on Wednesday Diana haunted the post-office, as agreed, and got her letter.
"Dearest Diana," wrote Anne, "here it is Tues­day night and I'm writing this in the library at Beechwood. Last night I was horribly lonesome all alone in my room and wished so much you were with me. I couldn't 'cram' because I'd promised Miss Stacy not to, but it was as hard to keep from opening my history as it used to be to keep from reading a story before my lessons were learned.
"This morning Miss Stacy came for me and we went to the Academy, calling for Jane and Ruby and Josie on our way. Ruby asked me to feel her hands and they were as cold as ice. Josie said I looked as if I hadn't slept a wink and she didn't believe I was strong enough to stand the grind of the teacher's course even if I did get through. There are times and seasons even yet when I don't feel that I've made any great headway in learning to like Josie Pye!
"When we reached the Academy there were scores of students there from all over the Island. The first person we saw was Moody Spurgeon sitting on the steps and muttering away to himself. Jane asked him what on earth he was doing and he said he was repeating the multiplication table over and over to steady his nerves and for pity's sake
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