By L.M. Montgomery
On Prince Edward Island, the place Anne Shirley grew up within the sea-sprayed city of Avonlea, there has been no scarcity of fantastic stories. There was once the case of Ludovic pace, who would not suggest to the lady he had courted for fifteen years until eventually Anne devised a plan to "speed" him up . . . if it did not backfire and holiday his heart. But not anyone might blame mischievous Anne for the hilarious conflict of the sexes that erupted whilst a man-hating lady and her cat acquired quarantined within the comparable apartment with a woman-hating bachelor and his puppy. From sprawling Penhallow Grange, the place a family members waits approximately eternally for 2 quarreling enthusiasts to wreck their obdurate silence, to the tumbledown farm of previous guy Shaw, who awaits the retum of his cherished daughter, L. M. Montgomery has written twelve stories of mystery hopes and hidden desires, choked with attraction and humor.
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But it stuck in my throat. And now I don't mind. If I don't change Dix to Speed until I take the initiative, it will be Dix to the end of life. Ludovic doesn't realize that we are growing old, you know. He thinks we are giddy young folks yet, with plenty of time before us. That's the Speed failing. " asked Anne, detecting a note of real bitterness among Theodora's paradoxes. "Laws, yes," said Theodora candidly. She did not think it worth while to blush over so settled a fact. "I think the world and all of Ludovic.
Had anything happened to Sylvia? "Well, she's been invited to a big party at Mrs. Moore's brother's in town, and she hasn't got a dress to go in," said Crooked Jack. "They're great swells and everybody will be got up regardless. Mrs. Spencer was telling me about it. She says Miss Gray can't afford a new dress because she's helping to pay her aunt's doctor's bills. She says she's sure Miss Gray feels awful disappointed over it, though she doesn't let on. But Mrs. " The Old Lady turned and went into the house abruptly.
But she had to stop to laugh when she was well out of sight of the house, in a green meadow bestarred with the white and gold of daisies. A wind, odour-freighted, blew daintily across it. Anne leaned against a white birch tree in the corner and laughed heartily, as she was apt to do whenever she thought of Ludovic and Theodora. To her eager youth, this courtship of theirs seemed a very amusing thing. She liked Ludovic, but allowed herself to be provoked with him. " she said aloud. "There never was such a lovable idiot before.