That's the way my little mother and i used to sit. Oh, this is real splendid, i think." "Now, i want to hear those thoughts which Mary joe pronounces so queer said Anne, patting the mop of curls at her side. Paul never needed any coaxing to tell his thoughts. At least, to congenial souls. "I thought them out in the fir grove one night he said dreamily. "Of course i didn't believe them but i thought them. And then I wanted to tell them to somebody and there was nobody but Mary joe. Mary joe was in the pantry setting bread and I sat down on the bench beside her and I said, 'mary joe, do you know what I think?
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I never mind not having the light when I go to bed now, because it just seems as resume if my little mother was right here with. Father knew just what I would like for a birthday present, although he never asked. Isn't it wonderful how much fathers do know?" "Your mother was very lovely, paul, and you look a little like her. But her eyes and hair are darker than yours." "my eyes are the same color as father's said paul, flying about the room to heap all available cushions on the window seat, "but father's hair is gray. He has lots of it, but it is gray. You see, father is nearly fifty. That's ripe old age, isn't it? But it's only outside he's old. Inside he's just as young as anybody. Now, teacher, please sit here; and I'll sit at your feet. May i lay my head against your knee?
I'll go and consult with her about the shortbread." As a result of the "consultation mary joe cut the shortbread and added a dish of preserves to the bill of fare. Anne poured the tea and she and paul had a very merry meal in the dim old sitting room whose windows were open to the gulf breezes, and they talked so much "nonsense" that Mary joe was quite scandalized and told Veronica the next evening. After tea paul took anne up to his room to show her his mother's picture, which had been the mysterious birthday present kept by Mrs. Irving in the bookcase. Paul's little low-ceilinged room was a soft whirl of ruddy light from the sun that was setting over the sea and swinging shadows from the fir trees that grew close to the square, deep-set window. From out this soft glow and glamor shone a sweet, girlish face, with tender mother eyes, that was hanging on the wall at the foot of the bed. "That's my little mother said paul with loving pride. "I got Grandma to hang it there where i'd with see it as soon as i opened my eyes in the morning.
But of course i obeyed Grandma. Lynde said she was very pretty but kind of actressy looking, and must have been an awful lot younger than father. Then she said, 'some of these days your pa will be marrying again likely. How will you like to have a new ma, master paul?' well, the idea almost took my breath away, teacher, but I wasn't going to let Mrs. I just looked her straight in the face. And I said, 'mrs. Lynde, father made a pretty good job of picking out my first mother and I could trust him to pick out just as good a one the second time.' resumes And i can trust him, teacher. But still, i hope, if he ever does give me a new mother, he'll ask my opinion about her before it's too late. There's Mary joe coming resume to call us to tea.
Sometimes i am frightened he will never get his face straightened out again. He makes them at me in church when i ought to be thinking of sacred things. Dora likes me though, and I like her, but not so well as I did before she told Minnie may barry that she meant to marry me when I grew. I may marry somebody when I grow up but I'm far too young to be thinking of it yet, don't you think, teacher?" "Rather young agreed teacher. "Speaking of marrying, reminds me of another thing that has been troubling me of late continued paul. Lynde was down here one day last week having tea with Grandma, and Grandma made me show her my little mother's picture. The one father sent me for my birthday present. I didn't exactly want to show it to Mrs. Lynde is a good, kind woman, but she isn't the sort of person you want to show your mother's picture.
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Mary joe is a silly, ignorant girl, and you are never to worry about anything she says said Anne indignantly, secretly resolving to give mrs. Irving a discreet hint as to the advisability of restraining Mary joe's tongue. "Well, that's a weight off my mind said paul. "I'm perfectly happy now, teacher, thanks to you. It tafe wouldn't be nice to have something wrong in your upper story, would it, teacher? I suppose the reason Mary joe imagines I have is because i tell her what I think about things sometimes." "It is a rather dangerous practice admitted Anne, out of the depths of her own experience. "Well, by and by i'll tell you the thoughts I told Mary joe and you can see for yourself if there's anything queer in them said paul, "but I'll wait till it begins to get dark.
That is the time i ache to tell people things, and when nobody else is handy i just have to tell Mary joe. But after this I won't, if it makes her imagine i'm wrong in my upper story. I'll just ache and bear." "And if the ache gets too bad you can come up to Green Gables and tell me your thoughts suggested Anne, with all the gravity that endeared her to children, who so dearly love to be taken seriously. But I hope davy won't be there when I go because he makes faces. I don't mind very much because he is such a little boy and i am quite a big one, but still it is not pleasant to have faces made at you. And davy makes such terrible ones.
She was very much pleased with me this morning because i managed at last to eat all my plateful of porridge. It was a great effort but I succeeded. Grandma says she thinks she'll make a man of me yet. But, teacher, i want to ask you a very important question. You will answer it truthfully, won't you?" "I'll try promised Anne. "do you think i'm wrong in my upper story?" asked paul, as if his very existence depended on her reply.
"Goodness, no, paul exclaimed Anne in amazement. What put such an idea into your head?" "Mary joe. But she didn't know I heard her. Peter Sloane's hired girl, veronica, came to see mary joe last evening and I heard them talking in the kitchen as I was going through the hall. I heard Mary joe say, 'dat paul, he is de queeres' leetle boy. He talks dat queer. I tink dere's someting wrong in his upper story.' i couldn't sleep last night for ever so long, thinking of it, and wondering if Mary joe was right. I couldn't bear to ask Grandma about it somehow, but I made up my mind I'd ask you. I'm so glad you think i'm all right in my upper story." "Of course you are.
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Paul looked very sober. "If it depended on me, teacher review he said, standing before Anne with his hands in his pockets and his beautiful little face shadowed with sudden care, "you should have shortbread with a right good will. But it depends on Mary joe. I heard Grandma tell her before she left that she wasn't to give me any shortcake because it was too rich for little boys' stomachs. But maybe mary joe will cut some for you if I promise i won't eat any. Let us hope for the best." "Yes, let us agreed Anne, whom this cheerful philosophy suited exactly, "and if Mary joe proves hard-hearted and won't give me any shortbread it doesn't matter in the least, so you are not to worry over that." "you're sure. "Perfectly sure, dear heart." "Then I won't worry said paul, with a long breath of relief, "especially as I really think mary joe will listen to reason. She's not a naturally unreasonable person, but she has learned by experience that it doesn't do to disobey grandma's orders. Grandma is an excellent woman but people must do as she tells them.
down and eat her tea with me, but i expect Grandma wouldn't approve. She says the French have to be kept in their place. And anyhow, it's difficult to talk with young Mary. She just laughs and says, 'well, yous do beat all de kids i ever knowed.' That isn't my idea of conversation." "Of course i'll stay to tea said Anne gaily. "I was dying to be asked. My mouth has been watering for some more of your grandma's delicious shortbread ever since i had tea here before.".
Lucy maud Montgomery "After all Anne had said to marilla once, "I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls. Life at Green Gables was full of just such days, for Anne's adventures and misadventures, like those of other people, did not all happen at once, but were sprinkled over the year, with long stretches of harmless, happy days between, filled with work and dreams. Such a day came late in August. In the forenoon Anne and diana rowed the delighted twins down the pond to the sandshore to pick "sweet grass" and paddle in the surf, over which the wind was harping an old lyric learned when the world was young. In the afternoon Anne walked down to the old Irving place to see paul. She found him stretched out on the grassy bank beside the thick fir grove that sheltered the house on the north, absorbed in a book of fairy tales. He report sprang up radiantly at sight of her.
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Following Anne of Green Gables (1908 the book covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. This book follows Anne from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at avonlea school. It from includes many of the characters from Anne of Green Gables, as well as new ones like mr Harrison, miss lavendar Lewis, paul Irving, and the twins Dora and davy. Book title: Anne of avonlea, author/s: maud Montgomery, lucy, category: juvenile. Downloads: 1022, rating: Rate this book:, share this url: Type: epub, posted by: Project Gutenberg, download this file, type: mobi. Posted by: Project Gutenberg, download this file, type: pdf, posted by: Project Gutenberg, download this file). 152334, anne of avonlea —, chapter xix: Just a happy day.