Anne of Green Gables pt. 17


Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Tonight, we’ll read the 17th chapter of “Anne of Green Gables”, the classic 1908 novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. This chapter is titled “A New Interest in Life”.

Anne invites her best friend, Diana Barry, to tea at Green Gables. Anne is thrilled to host her first tea party and plans everything meticulously, including serving Marilla's prized raspberry cordial. However, Anne unknowingly serves Diana a different drink, currant wine, thinking it is the cordial. As they enjoy their time together, Diana drinks three glasses of the wine and becomes quite drunk, much to Anne's confusion.

Diana's mother accuses Anne of deliberately intoxicating Diana and forbidding her daughter from ever associating with Anne again. Marilla quickly realizes the mix-up and tries to explain, but Mrs. Barry is unforgiving. Anne is devastated at her loss of friendship with Diana.