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"Anne of the Island - Chapter XLII -
The Joyous Announcement"
By Beth Mott
***AUTHOR'S NOTE: When I was about seven or eight years old I
started reading the "Anne" series by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Growing up on PEI I
was surrounded by "Anne of Green Gables" this and "Anne Shirley" that. We bred
Siberian Huskies and even our kennel name was "Avonlea". But that was okay,
because the first time I read the stories I was hooked. And I've been hooked
ever since. I have seen all three "Anne" movies so many times I can practically
recite them. One summer I spent almost every day watching "Anne" and "Anne -the
sequel" back to back over and over and over again. It's been burned on my brain.
And I've read the series almost every year for about the last fifteen years.
Like I said, I'm hooked.
As much as I loved the books, I found one scene missing every time I went
through it. I was always wondering what Marilla and Rachel Lynde's reaction to
Anne and Gilbert's engagement would be. I knew they'd be pleased, but I wanted
to 'see'/'read' their reaction. So one time I wrote the scene myself. I even
pasted it in the back of my "Anne of the Island" book so that every time I read
the book I could add that missing scene to it.
I've decided to share that scene with others, in case some other people out
there feel the same way that I do. I hope you enjoy it. You can also find this
story on my website at
www.geocities.com/beth_mott under my "Road to Avonlea" section - B.M.***
When the young lovers reached Green Gables they stood at the yard gate talking
as the sun began to dip into the horizon. They talked of their dreams and hope
for their future together.
"Oh, Anne." Gilbert exclaimed, touching her radiant face with one hand, while he
clasped one of hers with the other. "I can't begin to tell you how happy you've
made me. It's hard to express how wonderful it is to have one of your dreams
come true. Especially one you were loosing faith in."
Anne laughed gaily, she was feeling light hearted and very much loved at that
moment. "Oh, Gilbert. I can't believe how blind I've been. I was such a fool to
believe in my imaginings of what falling in love would be like. I always thought
it would be something that happened all of a sudden because of meeting someone
exciting and romantic, and here it happened slowly and beautifully, developing
out of a wonderful friendship. Now I know why I felt so horrible when I refused
you the first time you asked me."
"You did?" Gilbert raised his dark eyebrows in astonishment.
Anne nodded, looking up into her beloved's dark eyes. "I cried for hours after
you left. Of course Phil's rebukes didn't help ease my suffering at all. She
thought I was a fool to have refused you. And upon reflection, I'd have to agree
"At least we've managed to come together without any major set backs, like Mr.
and Mrs. Irving. I don't know if I could have bared to wait twenty-five years
for you Anne. I would have probably died of a broken heart before then." There
was a teasing tone in his voice, but there was a touch of seriousness as well.
"Well, lets not think about what 'might have been' and focus on what we have
right now. And the bright future we are going to have together."
"I love you, Anne Shirley." Gilbert said, his eyes shinning with love as he put
his arms around his sweetheart.
"I love you too." Anne replied just before he kissed her.
Inside the house stood a very delighted lady, watching the young couple. "Oh,
Marilla!" She cried, beckoning her friend to the window.
"What is it now, Rachel?" The other woman sighed, wondering what could have
gotten her friend so excited.
"Come and see for yourself!" Mrs. Lynde cried eagerly.
An indulgent smile crept over Marilla's face as she moved to do as bidden. The
smile widened however when she saw what Rachel was exclaiming over. She closed
her eyes and said a little prayer of thanks.
"Here they come!" Mrs. Lynde suddenly exclaimed, moving quickly to claim her
chair at the table and grabbed up her knitting. Marilla made for her stew pot
and began stirring it so quickly that the poor liquid wouldn't have any chance
of cooking. Presently Anne and Gilbert made their entrance. Anne's cheeks burned
rosy red, while Gilbert wore an enormous smile.
"Well, good evening, Gilbert Blythe." Mrs. Rachel greeted pleasantly, trying to
keep her smile in check so as not to give herself away. "How are you feeling?"
"Much better, Mrs. Lynde, thank you." The young man replied, trying to check the
excitement in his voice. "I'll be back to normal by the time school starts
"Well, that's good to hear." She replied, her knitting needles clicking
furiously. "You gave us an awful fright, my boy. We were sure we'd lost you for
good, that's what!"
"Well, I'm tougher than I look I guess." Was Gilbert's good-natured reply.
"So, did you two have a nice walk?" Marilla asked, still stirring her stew.
Anne looked up at Gilbert and smiled. "Yes, it was nice." She replied, then
after sending a mute inquiry to Gilbert added. "Actually, it was wonderful!"
"Oh?" Was Marilla's sole reply.
Anne smiled as Gilbert put his arm around her waist and said. "I've asked Anne
to marry me, and she's said 'yes'!"
"Oh! Congratulations!" Mrs. Lynde exclaimed, rising from her seat and throwing
her knitting on the table. "I always knew that you two would make a match some
day!" She joyfully hugged Anne and Gilbert in turn. When she calmed down
somewhat, Anne turned to Marilla, who was standing beside the table watching the
She was so happy for the young pair. She was very fond of Gilbert Blythe and
could not have wished for anyone else to marry her precious Anne. Suddenly two
tears spilled over her wrinkled cheeks and she quickly closed the gap between
herself and her girl. "You do beat all, child!" She exclaimed as she hugged the
smiling young woman who stood before her. Marilla was never so happy in her
Now The End
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