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" All my life it has been my aim to write a book- a "real live" book. Of late years I have been thinking of it seriously but somehow it seemed such a big task I hadn't the courage to begin it... Two years ago in the spring of 1905 I was looking over this notebook in search of some suitable idea for a short serial I wanted write for a certain Sunday School paper and I found a faded entry, written ten years before:-"Elderly couple apply to orphan asylum for a boy. By mistake a girl is sent them." I thought this would do.... Somehow or other she seemed very real to me and took possession of me to an unusal extent. Her personality appealed to me and I thought it rather a shame to waste her on an ephemeral little serial. Then the thought came, "Write a book about her."... The result of this was Anne of Green Gables...
may not sell well. I wrote it for love, not money-but very often
such books are the most successful- just as everything in life
that is born of true love is better than mercenary ends."
"I'll never forget the days of my youth. When the waves rippled between my toes, taking the pink and silver grains of sand back out to the depths of the sea. There was a peace then; an indescribable feeling of imortality in the eb and flow of the tide, and the seemingly endless streatch of beach and sky. Now as I gaze out upon those same sparkling waters, I realize that youth is never left behind, but is carried always, gently, in the heart."
Hetty King from her novel "My Home is the Island"... Momento Mori
Peace! You never know what peace is until you walk on the shores or in the fields or along the winding red roads of Abegwaite on a summer twilight when the dew is falling and the old, old stars are peeping out and the sea keeps its nightly tryst with the little land it loves. You find your soul then... you realize that youth is not a vanished thing but something that dwells forever in your heart. And you look around on the dimming landscape of haunted hills and long white sandbeach and murmuring ocean, on homestead lights and old fields tilled by dead and gone generations who loved them... you will say, "Why... I have come home!"
~"Prince Edward Island" The Spirit of Canada LM Montgomery
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* Home * The Spirit of LMM * The Romance of the Seashore
* A Silver Autumn * Fruitcake for Muriel
Stacey * An Avonlea Musicale
* For God and Country *An Intermission of Trivia *True True Love * An Intemission of Gossip* Family Favorites *Happy Christmas*Good Night*Prince Edward Island Photos*Links to Other Road to Avonlea Sites * Links to Sites on LM M * Follow My Heart to Prince Edward Island *