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

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872 ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
"Oh, Diana, it's so good to be back again- It's so good to see those pointed firs coming out against the pink sky—and that white orchard and the old Snow Queen. Isn't the breath of the mint deli­cious? And that tea rose—why, it's a song and a hope and a prayer all in one. And it's good to see you again, Diana P
"I thought you liked that Stella Maynard better than me.'' said Diana reproachfully. "Josie Pye told me you did. Josie said you were infatuated with her."
Anne laughed and pelted Diana with the faded "June lilies" of her bouquet.
"Stella Maynard is the dearest girl in the world except one and you are that one, Diana," she said. "I love you more than ever—and I've so many things to tell you. But just now I feel as if it were joy enough to sit here and look at you. I'm tired, I think—tired of being studious and ambitious. I mean to spend at least two hours to-morrow lying out in the orchard grass, thinking of absolutely nothing."
"You've done splendidly, Anne. I suppose you won't be teaching now that you've won the Avery?"
"No. I'm going to Redmond in September. Doesn't it seem wonderful ? I'll have a brand-new stock of ambition laid in by that time after three glorious, golden months of vacation. Jane and Ruby are going to teach. Isn't it splendid to think we all got through even to Moody Spurgeon and Josie Pye?" •
"The Newbridge trustees have offered Jane their
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