Anne of Green Gables pt. 16


Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Tonight, we’ll read the 16th chapter of “Anne of Green Gables”, the classic 1908 novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. This chapter is titled “Diana is Invited to Tea with Tragic Results”.

In the last episode, Anne attends school and is oblivious to Gilbert Blythe’s attempts to get her attention, which culminates in him teasingly calling her “Carrots”. Infuriated, Anne reacts impulsively by breaking her slate over Gilbert’s head, an act that causes a significant stir among their classmates.

Anne is publicly shamed by Mr. Phillips, the teacher which deeply humiliates her and solidifies her resolve not to return to school under such disgrace. The incident also cements her animosity towards Gilbert, despite his attempts to apologize. She eventually decides to return to school when she realizes how much she would miss Diana.