Anne of the Island

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ANNE of the ISLAND

by Lucy Maud Montgomery

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All precious things discovered late To those that seek them issue forth, For Love in sequel works with Fate, And draws the veil from hidden worth. --TENNYSON

Table of Contents

I The Shadow of Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 II Garlands of Autumn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 III Greeting and Farewell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 IV April's Lady . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 V Letters from Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 VI In the Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 VII Home Again . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 VIII Anne's First Proposal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 IX An Unwelcome Lover and a Welcome Friend. . . . . . .113 X Patty's Place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126 XI The Round of Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139 XII "Averil's Atonement" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153 XIII The Way of Transgressors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165 XIV The Summons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181 XV A Dream Turned Upside Down . . . . . . . . . . . . .194 XVI Adjusted Relationships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202 XVII A Letter from Davy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219 XVIII Miss Josepine Remembers the Anne-girl. . . . . . . .225 XIX An Interlude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234 XX Gilbert Speaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240 XXI Roses of Yesterday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249 XXII Spring and Anne Return to Green Gables . . . . . . .256 XXIII Paul Cannot Find the Rock People . . . . . . . . . .263 XXIV Enter Jonas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269 XXV Enter Prince Charming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278 XXVI Enter Christine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288 XXVII Mutual Confidences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294 XXVIII A June Evening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303 XXIX Diana's Wedding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311 XXX Mrs. Skinner's Romance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317 XXXI Anne to Philippa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323 XXXII Tea with Mrs. Douglas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328 XXXIII "He Just Kept Coming and Coming" . . . . . . . . . .336 XXXIV John Douglas Speaks at Last. . . . . . . . . . . . .342 XXXV The Last Redmond Year Opens. . . . . . . . . . . . .350 XXXV1 The Gardners' Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361 XXXVII Full-fledged B.A.'s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370 XXXVIII False Dawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379 XXXIX Deals with Weddings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .388 XL A Book of Revelation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .400 XLI Love Takes Up the Glass of Time. . . . . . . . . . .407

ANNE of the ISLAND

by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Chapter I

The Shadow of Change

"Harvest is ended and summer is gone," quoted Anne Shirley, gazing across the shorn fields dreamily. She and Diana Barry had been picking apples in the Green Gables orchard, but were now resting from their labors in a sunny corner, where airy fleets of thistledown drifted by on the wings of a wind that was still summer-sweet with the incense of ferns in the Haunted Wood.

But everything in the landscape around them spoke of autumn. The sea was roaring hollowly in the distance, the fields were bare and sere, scarfed with golden rod, the brook valley below Green Gables overflowed with asters of ethereal purple, and the Lake of Shining Waters was blue--blue--blue; not the changeful blue of spring, nor the pale azure of summer, but a clear, steadfast, serene blue, as if the water were past all moods and tenses of emotion and had settled down to a tranquility unbroken by fickle dreams.

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