Anne of Green Gables – Chapter 8 – Anne’s Bring-Up is Begun

For reasons that only Marilla knew, she did not tell Anne right away that they had decided to let her stay at Green Gables. They waited before telling her. During the morning, Marilla kept the child busy with various tasks and watched over her with a sharp eye while she did them. By noon, sheContinue reading “Anne of Green Gables – Chapter 8 – Anne’s Bring-Up is Begun”

Anne of Green Gables – Chapter 7 – Anne Says Her Prayers

When Marilla put Anne to bed that night, she said stiffly: “Now, Anne, I noticed last night that you threw your clothes all over the floor when you took them off. That is a very untidy habit, and I can’t allow it at all. As soon as you take off any piece of clothing, foldContinue reading “Anne of Green Gables – Chapter 7 – Anne Says Her Prayers”

Dracula – Part 11 – The Letters of Mina and Lucy

Chapter 5 Letter from Miss Mina Murray to Miss Lucy Westenra May 9th, My dearest Lucy, Forgive me for not writing in so long, but I have been simply overwhelmed with work. The life of an assistant teacher is exhausting. I miss you so much, and I miss the sea, where we can talk togetherContinue reading “Dracula – Part 11 – The Letters of Mina and Lucy”

Dracula – Part 10 – Jonathan Harker’s Journal

May 18th, I went down to look at that room again in daylight, because I must know the truth. When I got to the doorway at the top of the stairs, it was closed. It had been so forcibly shut that part of the wooden doorframe was splintered. I could see that the door hadContinue reading “Dracula – Part 10 – Jonathan Harker’s Journal”

Anne of Green Gables – Chapter 6 – Marilla Makes Up Her Mind

They eventually arrived. Mrs. Spencer lived in a big yellow house at White Sands Cove. When she came to the door, surprise and welcome were mingled in her expression. “Dear, dear,” she exclaimed, “you’re the last folks I expected today, but I’m really glad to see you. You should bring your horse into the barn.Continue reading “Anne of Green Gables – Chapter 6 – Marilla Makes Up Her Mind”

Anne of Green Gables – Chapter 5 – Anne’s History

Chapter 5 – Anne’s History “Do you know,” said Anne, “I’ve made up my mind to enjoy this drive. In my experience, I’ve learned that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind that you will. Of course, you must make it up firmly. I’m not going to think about goingContinue reading “Anne of Green Gables – Chapter 5 – Anne’s History”

Dracula – Part 9 – Jonathan Harker’s Journal

Later – The Morning of May 16th, God, please preserve my sanity. Safety and the assurance of safety are things that I cannot even hope to wish for anymore. While I live here, there is only one thing that I can hope for: that I don’t go insane. (If I have not gone insane already.)Continue reading “Dracula – Part 9 – Jonathan Harker’s Journal”

Anne of Green Gables – Chapter 4 – Morning at Green Gables

Chapter 4 – Morning at Green Gables It was broad daylight when Anne finally woke up, staring with confusion at the window. Cheery sunshine was pouring in. Outside, there was something white and feathery waving across the blue sky. For a moment, she couldn’t remember where she was. First came a delightful thrill, as sheContinue reading “Anne of Green Gables – Chapter 4 – Morning at Green Gables”

Dracula – 8 – Jonathan Harker’s Journal

Later, The words from my last entry were the truth, but now I am even more certain. I am not afraid to sleep as long as the Count isn’t there. I have placed the crucifix over the head of my bed. It allows me to sleep without anxiety, so I will keep it there. WhenContinue reading “Dracula – 8 – Jonathan Harker’s Journal”

Anne of Green Gables – Chapter 3 – Marilla Cuthbert Is Surprised

Chapter 3 – Marilla Cuthbert is Surprised Marilla came briskly forward as Matthew opened the door. But when her eyes fell on the odd little figure in the stiff, ugly dress, with the long braids of red hair and the eager, luminous eyes, she stopped in amazement. “Matthew Cuthbert, who’s that?” she said. “Where’s theContinue reading “Anne of Green Gables – Chapter 3 – Marilla Cuthbert Is Surprised”