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

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THE HOTEL CONCERT               351
queens, and we've all got imaginations, more or less. Look at that sea, girls—all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn't enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds. You wouldn't change into any of those women if you could. Would you want to be that white lace girl and wear a sour look all your life, as if you'd been born turning up your nose at the world? Or the pink lady, kind and nice as she is, so stout and short that you'd really no figure at all ? Or even Mrs. Evans, with that sad, sad look in her eyes? She must have been dreadfully un­happy sometime to have such a look. You know you wouldn't, Jane Andrews!"
"I don't know—exactly," said Jane unconvinced. "I think diamonds would comfort a person for a good deal."
"Well, I don't want to be any one but myself, even if I go uncomforted by diamonds all my life," declared Anne. "I'm quite content to be Anne of Green Gables, with my string of pearl beads. I know Matthew gave me as much love with them as ever went with Madame the Pink Lady's jewels."
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