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Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 35. 'Rilla-My-Rilla!' Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 35. "Rilla-My-Rilla!"

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 35. 'Rilla-My-Rilla!'
CHAPTER XXXV. "RILLA-MY-RILLA!"Carl Meredith and Miller Douglas came home just before Christmas and Glen St. Mary met them at the station with a brass band borrowed from Lowbridge and speeches of home manufacture. Miller was brisk and beaming in spite of his wooden leg; he had developed into a broad-shouldered, imposing looking fellow and the D. C. Medal he wore reconciled Miss Cornelia to the shortcomings of his pedigree to such a degree that she tacitly recognized his engagement to Mary. The latter put on a few airs--especially when Carter Flagg took Miller into his store as head clerk--but nobody grudged... Long Stories - Post by : merlin03 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read : 800

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 34. Mr. Hyde Goes To His Own Place And Susan Takes A Honeymoon Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 34. Mr. Hyde Goes To His Own Place And Susan Takes A Honeymoon

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 34. Mr. Hyde Goes To His Own Place And Susan Takes A Honeymoon
CHAPTER XXXIV. MR. HYDE GOES TO HIS OWN PLACE AND SUSAN TAKES A HONEYMOONEarly in November Jims left Ingleside. Rilla saw him go with many tears but a heart free from boding. Mrs. Jim Anderson, Number Two, was such a nice little woman that one was rather inclined to wonder at the luck which bestowed her on Jim. She was rosy-faced and blue-eyed and wholesome, with the roundness and trigness of a geranium leaf. Rilla saw at first glance that she was to be trusted with Jims. "I'm fond of children, miss," she said heartily. "I'm used to them-- I've left... Long Stories - Post by : merlin03 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read : 1647

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 33. Victory! Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 33. Victory!

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 33. Victory!
CHAPTER XXXIII. VICTORY!"A day 'of chilling winds and gloomy skies,'" Rilla quoted one Sunday afternoon--the sixth of October to be exact. It was so cold that they had lighted a fire in the living-room and the merry little flames were doing their best to counteract the outside dourness. "It's more like November than October--November is such an ugly month." Cousin Sophia was there, having again forgiven Susan, and Mrs. Martin Clow, who was not visiting on Sunday but had dropped in to borrow Susan's cure for rheumatism--that being cheaper than getting one from the doctor. "I'm afeared we're going to have... Long Stories - Post by : merlin03 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read : 1731

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 32. Word From Jem Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 32. Word From Jem

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 32. Word From Jem
CHAPTER XXXII. WORD FROM JEM4th August 1918 "It is four years tonight since the dance at the lighthouse--four years of war. It seems like three times four. I was fifteen then. I am nineteen now. I expected that these past four years would be the most delightful years of my life and they have been years of war--years of fear and grief and worry--but I humbly hope, of a little growth in strength and character as well. "Today I was going through the hall and I heard mother saying something to father about me. I didn't mean to listen--I couldn't help... Long Stories - Post by : merlin03 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read : 2068

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 31. Mrs. Matilda Pittman Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 31. Mrs. Matilda Pittman

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 31. Mrs. Matilda Pittman
CHAPTER XXXI. MRS. MATILDA PITTMANRilla and Jims were standing on the rear platform of their car when the train stopped at the little Millward siding. The August evening was so hot and close that the crowded cars were stifling. Nobody ever knew just why trains stopped at Millward siding. Nobody was ever known to get off there or get on. There was only one house nearer to it than four miles, and it was surrounded by acres of blueberry barrens and scrub spruce-trees. Rilla was on her way into Charlottetown to spend the night with a friend and the next day... Long Stories - Post by : merlin03 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read : 3062

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 30. The Turning Of The Tide Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 30. The Turning Of The Tide

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 30. The Turning Of The Tide
CHAPTER XXX. THE TURNING OF THE TIDESusan was very sorrowful when she saw the beautiful old lawn of Ingleside ploughed up that spring and planted with potatoes. Yet she made no protest, even when her beloved peony bed was sacrificed. But when the Government passed the Daylight Saving law Susan balked. There was a Higher Power than the Union Government, to which Susan owed allegiance. "Do you think it right to meddle with the arrangements of the Almighty?" she demanded indignantly of the doctor. The doctor, quite unmoved, responded that the law must be observed, and the Ingleside clocks were moved... Long Stories - Post by : merlin03 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read : 1437

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 29. 'Wounded And Missing' Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 29. "Wounded And Missing"

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 29. 'Wounded And Missing'
CHAPTER XXIX. "WOUNDED AND MISSING""Battered but Not Broken" was the headline in Monday's paper, and Susan repeated it over and over to herself as she went about her work. The gap caused by the St. Quentin disaster had been patched up in time, but the Allied line was being pushed relentlessly back from the territory they had purchased in 1917 with half a million lives. On Wednesday the headline was "British and French Check Germans"; but still the retreat went on. Back--and back--and back! Where would it end? Would the line break again--this time disastrously? On Saturday the headline was "Even... Long Stories - Post by : merlin03 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read : 1106

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 25. Shirley Goes Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 25. Shirley Goes

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 25. Shirley Goes
CHAPTER XXV. SHIRLEY GOES"No, Woodrow, there will be no peace without victory," said Susan, sticking her knitting needle viciously through President Wilson's name in the newspaper column. "We Canadians mean to have peace and victory, too. You, if it pleases you, Woodrow, can have the peace without the victory"--and Susan stalked off to bed with the comfortable consciousness of having got the better of the argument with the President. But a few days later she rushed to Mrs. Blythe in red-hot excitement. "Mrs. Dr. dear, what do you think? A 'phone message has just come through from Charlottetown that Woodrow Wilson... Long Stories - Post by : merlin03 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read : 1771

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 24. Mary Is Just In Time Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 24. Mary Is Just In Time

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 24. Mary Is Just In Time
CHAPTER XXIV. MARY IS JUST IN TIMEThe autumn of 1916 was a bitter season for Ingleside. Mrs. Blythe's return to health was slow, and sorrow and loneliness were in all hearts. Every one tried to hide it from the others and "carry on" cheerfully. Rilla laughed a good deal. Nobody at Ingleside was deceived by her laughter; it came from her lips only, never from her heart. But outsiders said some people got over trouble very easily, and Irene Howard remarked that she was surprised to find how shallow Rilla Blythe really was. "Why, after all her pose of being so... Long Stories - Post by : merlin03 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read : 3469

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 23. 'And So, Goodnight' Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 23. "And So, Goodnight"

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 23. 'And So, Goodnight'
CHAPTER XXIII. "AND SO, GOODNIGHT"The fierce flame of agony had burned itself out and the grey dust of its ashes was over all the world. Rilla's younger life recovered physically sooner than her mother. For weeks Mrs. Blythe lay ill from grief and shock. Rilla found it was possible to go on with existence, since existence had still to be reckoned with. There was work to be done, for Susan could not do all. For her mother's sake she had to put on calmness and endurance as a garment in the day; but night after night she lay in her bed,... Long Stories - Post by : merlin03 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read : 1978

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 22. Little Dog Monday Knows Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 22. Little Dog Monday Knows

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 22. Little Dog Monday Knows
CHAPTER XXII. LITTLE DOG MONDAY KNOWS"It is two years tonight since the dance at the light, when Jack Elliott brought us news of the war. Do you remember, Miss Oliver?" Cousin Sophia answered for Miss Oliver. "Oh, indeed, Rilla, I remember that evening only too well, and you a-prancing down here to show off your party clothes. Didn't I warn you that we could not tell what was before us? Little did you think that night what was before you." "Little did any of us think that," said Susan sharply, "not being gifted with the power of prophecy. It does not... Long Stories - Post by : merlin03 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read : 1027

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 21. 'Love Affairs Are Horrible' Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 21. "Love Affairs Are Horrible"

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 21. 'Love Affairs Are Horrible'
CHAPTER XXI. "LOVE AFFAIRS ARE HORRIBLE"Ingleside20th June 1916"We have been so busy, and day after day has brought such exciting news, good and bad, that I haven't had time and composure to write in my diary for weeks. I like to keep it up regularly, for father says a diary of the years of the war should be a very interesting thing to hand down to one's children. The trouble is, I like to write a few personal things in this blessed old book that might not be exactly what I'd want my children to read. I feel that I shall... Long Stories - Post by : merlin03 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read : 2783

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 20. Norman Douglas Speaks Out In Meeting Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 20. Norman Douglas Speaks Out In Meeting

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 20. Norman Douglas Speaks Out In Meeting
CHAPTER XX. NORMAN DOUGLAS SPEAKS OUT IN MEETING"Where are you wandering, Anne o' mine?" asked the doctor, who even yet, after twenty-four years of marriage, occasionally addressed his wife thus when nobody was about. Anne was sitting on the veranda steps, gazing absently over the wonderful bridal world of spring blossom, Beyond the white orchard was a copse of dark young firs and creamy wild cherries the robins were whistling madly; for it was evening and the fire of early stars was burning over the maple grove. Anne came back with a little sigh. "I was just taking relief from... Long Stories - Post by : merlin03 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read : 2555

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 19. 'They Shall Not Pass' Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 19. "They Shall Not Pass"

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 19. 'They Shall Not Pass'
CHAPTER XIX. "THEY SHALL NOT PASS"One cold grey morning in February Gertrude Oliver wakened with a shiver, slipped into Rilla's room, and crept in beside her. "Rilla--I'm frightened--frightened as a baby--I've had another of my strange dreams. Something terrible is before us--I know." "What was it?" asked Rilla. "I was standing again on the veranda steps--just as I stood in that dream on the night before the lighthouse dance, and in the sky a huge black, menacing thunder cloud rolled up from the east. I could see its shadow racing before it and when it enveloped me I shivered with icy... Long Stories - Post by : merlin03 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read : 1480

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 15. Until The Day Break Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 15. Until The Day Break

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 15. Until The Day Break
CHAPTER XV. UNTIL THE DAY BREAK"The Germans have recaptured Premysl," said Susan despairingly, looking up from her newspaper, "and now I suppose we will have to begin calling it by that uncivilised name again. Cousin Sophia was in when the mail came and when she heard the news she hove a sigh up from the depths of her stomach, Mrs. Dr. dear, and said, 'Ah yes, and they will get Petrograd next I have no doubt.' I said to her, 'My knowledge of geography is not so profound as I wish it was but I have an idea that it is... Long Stories - Post by : merlin03 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read : 2253

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 14. The Valley Of Decision Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 14. The Valley Of Decision

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 14. The Valley Of Decision
CHAPTER XIV. THE VALLEY OF DECISIONSusan kept the flag flying at Ingleside all the next day, in honour of Italy's declaration of war. "And not before it was time, Mrs. Dr. dear, considering the way things have begun to go on the Russian front. Say what you will, those Russians are kittle cattle, the grand duke Nicholas to the contrary notwithstanding. It is a fortunate thing for Italy that she has come in on the right side, but whether it is as fortunate for the Allies I will not predict until I know more about Italians than I do now. However,... Long Stories - Post by : merlin03 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read : 2753

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 13. A Slice Of Humble Pie Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 13. A Slice Of Humble Pie

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 13. A Slice Of Humble Pie
CHAPTER XIII. A SLICE OF HUMBLE PIE"I am very much afraid, Mrs. Dr. dear," said Susan, who had been on a pilgrimage to the station with some choice bones for Dog Monday, "that something terrible has happened. Whiskers-on-the-moon came off the train from Charlottetown and he was looking pleased. I do not remember that I ever saw him with a smile on in public before. Of course he may have just been getting the better of somebody in a cattle deal but I have an awful presentiment that the Huns have broken through somewhere." Perhaps Susan was unjust in connecting Mr.... Long Stories - Post by : merlin03 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read : 3165

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 12. In The Days Of Langemarck Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 12. In The Days Of Langemarck

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 12. In The Days Of Langemarck
CHAPTER XII. IN THE DAYS OF LANGEMARCK"How can spring come and be beautiful in such a horror," wrote Rilla in her diary. "When the sun shines and the fluffy yellow catkins are coming out on the willow-trees down by the brook, and the garden is beginning to be beautiful I can't realize that such dreadful things are happening in Flanders. But they are! "This past week has been terrible for us all, since the news came of the fighting around Ypres and the battles of Langemarck and St. Julien. Our Canadian boys have done splendidly--General French says they 'saved the situation,'... Long Stories - Post by : merlin03 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read : 2827

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 11. Dark And Bright Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 11. Dark And Bright

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 11. Dark And Bright
CHAPTER XI. DARK AND BRIGHTAt Christmas the college boys and girls came home and for a little while Ingleside was gay again. But all were not there--for the first time one was missing from the circle round the Christmas table. Jem, of the steady lips and fearless eyes, was far away, and Rilla felt that the sight of his vacant chair was more than she could endure. Susan had taken a stubborn freak and insisted on setting out Jem's place for him as usual, with the twisted little napkin ring he had always had since a boy, and the odd, high... Long Stories - Post by : ikeos - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read : 1976

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 10. The Troubles Of Rilla Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 10. The Troubles Of Rilla

Rilla Of Ingleside - Chapter 10. The Troubles Of Rilla
CHAPTER X. THE TROUBLES OF RILLAOctober passed out and the dreary days of November and December dragged by. The world shook with the thunder of contending armies; Antwerp fell --Turkey declared war--gallant little Serbia gathered herself together and struck a deadly blow at her oppressor; and in quiet, hill-girdled Glen St. Mary, thousands of miles away, hearts beat with hope and fear over the varying dispatches from day to day. "A few months ago," said Miss Oliver, "we thought and talked in terms of Glen St. Mary. Now, we think and talk in terms of military tactics and diplomatic intrigue." There... Long Stories - Post by : ikeos - Date : May 2012 - Author : Lucy Maud Montgomery - Read : 2518