Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Excerpt of (last) Week

I realized this week that I forgot to post an excerpt last Saturday, so I scrambled about in my brain and remembered where a good one was. :)

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery: Chapter 15

As much as she hated Gilbert, however, did she equally love Diana, with all the love of her passionate little heart, equally intense in its likes and dislikes. One evening Marilla, coming in from the orchard with a basket of apples, found Anne sitting alone by the east window in the twilight, crying bitterly.
   "Whatever's the matter now, Anne?"  she asked.
   "It's about Diana,"  Anne sobbed luxuriously. "I love Diana so, Marilla. I cannot ever live without her. But I know very well when we grow up that Diana will get married and go away and leave me. And oh, what shall I do? I hate her husband - I just hate him furiously. I've been imagining it all out - the wedding garments and everything - Diana dressed in snowy garments, with a veil, and looking as beautiful and regal as a queen; and me the bridesmaid, with a lovely dress, too, and puffed sleeves, but with a breaking heart hid beneath my sming face. And them bidding Diana good-bye-e-e---"  Here Anne broke down entirely and wept with increasing bitterness.
   Marilla turned quickly away to hide her twitching face, but it was no use; she collapsed on the nearest chair and burst into such a hearty and unusual peal of laughter that Matthew, crossing the yard outside, halted in amazement. When had he heard Marilla laugh like that before?
   "Well, Anne Shirley," said Marilla as soon as she could speak, " if you must borrow trouble, for pity's sake borrow it handier at home, I should think you have imagination enough."

1 comment:

  1. I like your blog! :)
    Xox. Kayla


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