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Jane of Lantern Hill: Textual Variants

What follows is a line-by-line comparison between the original (1937) edition of Jane of Lantern Hill and the Seal paperback edition published in 1989 and reissued in 1993.

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Dedication

To the Memory of / “LUCKY” / [small caps] the charming affectionate comrade of fourteen years / To the memory of “LUCKY” / the charming affectionate comrade / of fourteen years

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must be ruinous and the house [2] / must be ruinous, and the house [2]

It looks as if it had been dead for ages.” [3] / It looks as if it had been dead for years.” [2]

2

“Mummy,” said Jane as well as her [8] / “Mummy,” said Jane, as well as her [6]

the Bible to them to-night.” [10] / the Bible to them tonight.” [8]

Very seldom mother because mother [10] / Very seldom mother, because mother [8]

into the drawing-room [11] / into the drawing room [8]

marble-topped centre table [11] / marble-topped center table [8]

a nice friendly man but his father [11] / a nice friendly man, but his father [8]

A little louder if you please [12] / A little louder, if you please [9]

When she had finished grandmother and Aunt Gertrude [12] / When she had finished, grandmother and Aunt Gertrude [9]

a difficult thing because grandmother [12] / a difficult thing, because grandmother [9]

“Good-night, grandmother.” [12] / “Good night, grandmother.” [9]

“Good-night, Victoria.” [12] / “Good night, Victoria.” [9]

“Good-night, Aunt Gertrude.” [13] / “Good night, Aunt Gertrude.” [9]

“Good-night, Victoria.” [13] / “Good night, Victoria.” [9]

what knops or taches were. [13] / what knops and taches were. [10]

the best she could but history [15] / the best she could, but history [11]

the capital of Canada was but Uncle William [16] / the capital of Canada was, but Uncle William [12]

on her lips but she could not look at any one. [16] / on her lips, but she could not look at anyone. [12]

find fault with and now [16] / find fault with, and now [12]

dropped her fork and writhed [16] / dropped her fork, and writhed [12]

a breast slice, too.” [17] / a breast slice too.” [13]

well behaved and clever [18] / well-behaved and clever [13]

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for her age, too [19] / for her age too [14]

Jane had her own particular reasons for liking to look at the moon [19] / (Jane had her own particular reasons for liking to look at the moon) [14]

become a wooden paling [20] / become wooden paling [15]

a tangle of creeper and Jane, [20] / a tangle of creeper, and Jane, [15]

still quite light and Jane could see [20] still quite light, and Jane could see [15]

who Dick was but at that moment [21] who Dick was, but at that moment [16]

afraid of people, too. [22] / afraid of people too. [16]

every one calls me Jody.” [22] / everyone calls me Jody.” [17]

At least, it’s Jane Victoria [22] / At least it’s Jane Victoria [17]

except Dick who was Miss West’s nephew [23] / except Dick, who was Miss West’s nephew [17]

on the piano but Dick had told [23] / on the piano, but Dick had told [17]

on the piano but grandmother had insisted [23] / on the piano, but grandmother had insisted [18]

poor Jody hankering [23–24] / poor Jody, hankering [18]

stomp on it, too.” [24] / stomp on it too.” [18]

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show any one who might question it [25] / show anyone who might question it [18]

her old Teddy Bear in the garbage pail. [27] / her old teddy bear in the garbage pail. [20]

loved better a Teddy Bear [27] / loved better a teddy bear [20]

the doll which had reposed undisturbed [27] / the doll, which had reposed undisturbed [20]

“I … I brought her over [28] / “I brought her over [21]

Even as she said it a queer little pang [29] / Even as she said it, a queer little pang [21]

the exact number of millions but she knew [29] / the exact number of millions, but she knew [21]

all winter and there were enough cans [29] all winter, and there were enough cans [22]

the moon which she could see [29] / the moon, which she could see [22]

what Jane could possibly have to be vain about. [30] what Jane could possible [sic] have to be vain about. [22]

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“’Tis, too. I heard Aunt Dora [34] / “Tis too. I heard Aunt Dora [25]

cat and dog after that and at last [34] / cat and dog after that, and at last [25]

divorced him only divorces are awful hard to get in Canada and anyhow [34] divorced him, only divorces are awful hard to get in Canada, and anyhow [25]

with loose trailing lace sleeves, [35] / with loose, trailing lace sleeves, [26]

her favourite needle-point chair, [35] / her favorite needle-point chair, [26]

on that far-away dot on the map [36] / on that faraway dot on the map [26]

I am accustomed to be obeyed [36] / I am accustomed to being obeyed [27]

she said, quite gently for her, [36] / she said, quite gently for her. [27]

from some one sooner or later. [37] / from someone sooner or later. [27]

didn’t bear thinking of and father was one of them. [37] / didn’t bear thinking of, and father was one of them. [28]

never be mentioned and it poisoned everything. [38] / never be mentioned, and it poisoned everything. [28]

“secrets” again and was glad when Agnes [38] / “secrets” again, and was glad when Agnes [28]

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in the back-yard twilights [39] / in the backyard twilights [28]

in the back-yard cherry tree. [39] / in the backyard cherry tree. [29]

her only escape then and she slipped away [39] / her only escape then, and she slipped away [29]

her father’s chin and she straightway detested hers. [40] / her father’s chin, and she straightway detested hers. [29]

Kenneth Howard’s picture and the unlucky recitation. [40] / Kenneth Howard’s picture, and the unlucky recitation. [29]

the bitter wind but something else did. [41] / the bitter wind, but something else did. [30]

things like that and anyway she couldn’t be dead sure [42] / things like that, and anyway, she couldn’t be dead sure [31]

teas that day so Jane knew [43] / teas that day, so Jane knew [31]

impossible to get out and this is one of my best table-cloths. [44] / impossible to get out, and this is one of my best tablecloths. [32]

a little purry furry creature [44] / a little purry, furry creature [32]

across the dining-room [44] across the dining room [32]

a little wrinkled, sparkling hand. [45] / a little, wrinkled, sparkling hand. [33]

Jane never cried so she was not crying [45] / Jane never cried, so she was not crying [33]

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Consequently Jane was stiffer than usual [46] / Consequently, Jane was stiffer than usual [34]

the stock market or even in the article, [46] / the stock market, or even in the article, [34]

the picture of some one she knew very well [47] / the picture of someone she knew very well [34]

his odd peaked eyebrows, … the way [47] / his odd, peaked eyebrows … the way [34]

want any one to ridicule [48] / want anyone to ridicule [35]

talked about to any one, even mother. [48] / talked about to anyone, even mother. [35]

always when her mother came in late, [48] / always, when her mother came in late, [35]

in her chair flanked by mother [49] / in her chair, flanked by mother [36]

little white hands but Aunt Gertrude [49] / little white hands, but Aunt Gertrude [36]

allowed to have it any more. [50] / allowed to have it anymore. [36]

As for this …” grandmother tore [51] / As for this …” Grandmother tore [37]

she could not guess at Kenneth Howard meant [51] / she could not guess at, Kenneth Howard meant [37]

“if any one was ever happy [52] / “if anyone was ever happy [38]

large and dull red. [52] / large and dull-red. [38]

polishing up this one did. [52] / polishing up, this one did. [38]

8

There were to be a short play, [53] / There was to be a short play, [38]

cool, slim and fragrant [56] / cool, slim, and fragrant [40]

9

no St. Agatha’s and when Jane wakened [57] / no St. Agatha’s, and when Jane wakened [41]

put in the day because mother [57] / put in the day, because mother [41]

out the night before and Jane knew [58] / out the night before, and Jane knew [42]

half of her toast, too, [59] half of her toast too, [43]

darkened with pain and she would not hurt [59] / darkened with pain, and she would not hurt [43]

a dreadful smothered sort of way. [59] / a dreadful, smothered sort of way. [43]

Your shoe-lace is untied, [60] / Your shoelace is untied, [43]

a black spiky handwriting [60] / a black, spiky handwriting [44]

sprang toward her but was barred [61] / sprang toward her, but was barred [44]

whiter than it was but it did [61] / whiter than it was, but it did [45]

her cold grey eyes in her long white face. [62] / her cold, grey eyes in her long, white face. [45]

brought the letters in and in those three minutes [62] / brought the letters in, and in those three minutes [45]

Prince Edward Island which looked on the map [63] / Prince Edward Island, which looked on the map [46]

a talk with mother but when she tried mother’s door [63] a talk with mother, but when she tried mother’s door [46]

talk to her about this and that hurt [64] / talk to her about this, and that hurt [46]

without some one asking her [64] / without someone asking her [46]

another dim unfriendly room. [65] / another dim, unfriendly room. [48]

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talk about him but Phyllis [66] / talk about him, but Phyllis [48]

gasped Jane to whom it was [67] / gasped Jane, to whom it was [49]

get a divorce but father says it wouldn’t be legal in Canada and anyway [67] / get a divorce, but father says it wouldn’t be legal in Canada, and anyway [49]

going to P. E. Island, [67] / going to P.E. Island, [49]

I do,” said Phyllis importantly. [67] / “I do,” said Phyllis importantly. [49]

being made feel like a worm. [68] / being made to feel like a worm. [49]

Did any one ever tell you, [69] / Did anyone ever tell you, [51]

but unluckily one cannot live [69] but, unluckily, one cannot live [51]

made the Senior Third while Phyllis [69] / made the Senior Third, while Phyllis [51]

“After all it won’t be [70] / “After all, it won’t be [51]

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Mr. and Mrs. Stanley who were going down [71] / Mr. and Mrs. Stanley, who were going down [52]

little tender loving words [71] / little tender, loving words [52]

night at 60 Gay mother did slip in [71] / night at 60 Gay, mother did slip in [52]

blood-red but it soon darkened [71] / blood-red, but it soon darkened [52]

down on the Island remember me [72] / down on the Island, remember me [53]

ecstasy but now it meant exile. [73] / ecstasy, but now it meant exile. [53]

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her placid creamy face. [75] / her placid, creamy face [55]

the odd silent child [75] / the odd, silent child [56]

Couldn’t she like anybody? [76] / Couldn’t she like anybody? [56]

In the living-room [77] / In the living room [57]

patted her hair and put her arm [77] / patted her hair, and put her arm [57]

being appraised and in spite of [77] / being appraised, and in spite of [57]

persuasively as if coaxing a baby. [78] / persuasively, as if coaxing a baby. [57]

or a manager either for that matter and I told your father [78] / or a manager either, for that matter, and I told your father [57]

for advice as he’d always been used [79] / for advice, as he’d always been used [58]

Good-night, lovey.” [79] / Good night, lovey.” [58]

For some reason Jane couldn’t endure [79] / For some reason, Jane couldn’t endure [58]

smooth and pretty just like Aunt Irene. [79] / smooth and pretty, just like Aunt Irene. [58]

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bay or harbour and there was one splendid, [80] / bay or harbour, and there was one splendid [59]

moon in P. E. Island, too. [80] / moon in P. E. Island too. [59]

alarming Aunt Irene again but at last [81] / alarming Aunt Irene again, but at last [60]

a far-away view [81] / a faraway view [60]

the first ordeal and Jane was no hungrier [82] / the first ordeal, and Jane was no hungrier [60]

comes to an end and when Aunt Irene [82] / comes to an end, and when Aunt Irene [61]

some one was standing [82] / someone was standing [61]

for her age perhaps, but …” [83] / for her age, perhaps, but …” [61]

square cleft chin [83] / squared cleft chin [61]

She wanted to cry but that was out of the question so she laughed instead [83] / She wanted to cry, but that was out of the question, so she laughed instead [61]

Jane’s nose but Jane had [84] / Jane’s nose, but Jane had [62]

That’s settled then. [84] / That’s setted then. [62]

terribly awkward father but I think [84] / terribly awkward father, but I think [62]

last night but my jovial, [84] / last night, but my jovial, [62]

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Questioned she never so cleverly, [86] / Questioned she ever so cleverly, [63]

Jane’s trunk out to-morrow. [87] / Jane’s trunk out tomorrow. [64]

Aunt Irene in the dining-room. [88] / Aunt Irene in the dining room. [64]

the long red miles as a car [89] / the long, red miles as a car [65]

sniffed again … drank it in. [89] / sniffed again … drank it. [66]

When it doesn’t I like people to let me be. [89] / When it doesn’t, I like people to let me be. [66]

Peaceful Adjustment of International Difficulties. [90] / Peaceful Adjustments of International Difficulties. [66]

strawberry jam to “stay her stomach” [91] / strawberry jam, to “stay her stomach” [67]

wild-strawberry jam and Jane had never [91] / wild-strawberry jam, and Jane had never [67]

a far-away view of green pastures [91] / a faraway view of green pastures [67]

before Mr. Meade who gave Jane a liberal helping besides a big square [91–92] / before Mr. Meade, who gave Jane a liberal helping, besides a big square [67–68]

flying jibs but Jane liked him. [92] / flying jibs, but Jane liked him. [68]

her johnny-cake Mr. Meade [92] / her johnny-cake, Mr. Meade [68]

“Eat all you like but pocket nothing,” [92] / “Eat all you like, but pocket nothing,” [68]

with hungry hopeful eyes. [92] / with hungry, hopeful eyes. [68]

laughed to each other though their faces [92] / laughed to each other, though their faces [68]

some one to share a joke with. [92] / someone to share a joke with. [68]

Mrs. Meade’s spare-room. [92] / Mrs. Meade’s spare room. [68]

the prim starched lace curtains [92] / the prim, starched lace curtains [68]

scented velvety leaves [93] / scented, velvety leaves [68]

forget-me-nots and in one corner [93] / forget-me-nots, and in one corner [69]

a big clump of early, dark red peonies. [93] / a big, clump of early, dark red peonies. [69]

on the road and the driver, [93] / on the road, and the driver, [69]

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the subject as Jane was to find [94] / the subject, as Jane was to find [69]

“Is ‘soon’ to-day?” [94] / “Is ‘soon’ today?” [69]

over hills where velvet cloud-shadows rolled [94] / over hills where violet cloud-shadows rolled [70]

Peaceful Adjustment of International Difficulties,” [95] / “Peaceful Adjustments of International Difficulties,” [70]

“You may not know it but it’s in your blood. [97] / “You may not know it, but it’s in your blood. [72]

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that was jolly for most of the houses [98] / that was jolly, for most of the houses [72]

fruit baskets, rags and rubbish [99] / fruit baskets, rags, and rubbish [73]

too big and both dad and Jane [99] / too big, and both dad and Jane [73]

trim though treeless; there were a pantry and a nice cellar [99] / trim, though treeless; there was a pantry and a nice cellar [73]

furniture in it, too, I hear. [100] / furniture in it too, I hear. [74]

a table and some chairs. [101] / a table, and some chairs. [75]

There were an apple tree in the corner [101] / There was an apple tree in the corner [75]

big red sand-stone slab [103] / big red sandstone slab [77]

He hadn’t been able to find the key [103] / He hadn’t been able to find the key, [77]

the key which had turned up [104] / the key, which had turned up [78]

move in to-morrow, [105] / move in tomorrow, [78]

“We’ve got to-morrow, Jane … let me see … we’ve got about ninety-five to-morrows.” [105] / “We’ve got tomorrow, Jane … let me see … we’ve got about ninety-five tomorrows.” [78]

as we want to inside of decency. [105] / as we want to, inside of decency. [78]

dear little houses her last conscious thought [106] / dear little houses, her last conscious thought [79]

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a dollar when she left and she was not [107] / a dollar when she left, and she was not [79]

Aunt Irene was out, and Jane had her own reasons [107] / Aunt Irene was out. Jane had her own reasons [79]

a raisin pie and three dried codfish. [107] / a raisin pie, and three dried codfish. [79]

“Put one in soak to-night [107] / “Put one in soak tonight [80]

imagine any one else [107] / imagine anyone else [80]

the other one will do so nicely for a guest-room.” [108] / the other one will do nicely for a guest room.” [80]

need a guest-room, Jane? [108] / need a guest room, Jane? [80]

the measure of any one’s freedom [108] / the measure of anyone’s freedom [80]

of course we need a guest-room, [108] / of course we need a guest room, [80]

The chairs just want some one to sit on them.” [108] / The chairs just want someone to sit on them!” [80]

in a stove before but she meant to know [109] / in a stove before, but she meant to know [81]

one of its feet but Jane found [109] / one of its feet, but Jane found [81]

nothing to hold them but Jane found [110] / nothing to hold them, but Jane found [81]

Jane felt sorry for any one [110] / Jane felt sorry for anyone [82]

a dishcloth or dish-towels [111] / a dishcloth or dish towels [82]

though dad had gotten three lamps he had forgotten [111] / though dad had gotten three lamps, he had forgotten [83]

feel that some one was peeping at her through the key-hole. [112] / feel that someone was peeping at her through the keyhole. [83]

blew out her candle and looked out of the window from which she could [112] / blew out her candle, and looked out of the window, from which she could [83]

coming up that road looking for the lights [112] / coming up that road, looking for the lights [83]

shadowy sand-dunes, [112] / shadowy sand dunes [83]

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with a rocking-chair on his head. [114] / with a rocking chair on his head. [84]

more rocking-chairs than they had time to sit in. [114] / more rocking chairs than they had time to sit in. [84]

how, when and where to dig for clams. [115] / how, when, and where to dig for clams. [85]

Jane liked Uncle Tombstone, too. [116] / Jane liked Uncle Tombstone too. [86]

as if every one she met [116] / as if everyone she met [86]

“Punch” Jimmy John who had brought the key was thirteen. [117] / “Punch” Jimmy John, who had brought the key, was thirteen. [86]

The baby did want some but Mrs. Jimmy John [118] / The baby did want some, but Mrs. Jimmy John [87]

at the Corners of course but dad likes [118] / at the Corners, of course, but dad likes [87]

big, pink, overblown woman and Caraway Snowbeam, “Shingle” Snowbeam, Penny Snowbeam and “Young John” Snowbeam [118] / big, pink, overblown woman, and Caraway Snowbeam, “Shingle” Snowbeam, Penny Snowbeam, and “Young John” Snowbeam [88]

reddish golden hair [119] / reddish-golden hair [88]

a hot day so that their brows [121] / a hot day, so that their brows [89]

old-fashioned yellow rose-bush [121] / old-fashioned yellow rose bush [90]

wild rose-bushes starred with crimson [121] / wild rose bushes starred with crimson [90]

well-rotted cow manure and Jane dragged basketfuls [122] / well-rotted cow manure, and Jane dragged basketfuls [90]

There were four and the poor lean old mother cat [122] / There were four, and the poor, lean, old mother cat [90]

his ears stuck out but he was popular, [123–24] / his ears stuck out, but he was popular, [91]

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Dad suddenly stopped and the frown [125] / Dad suddenly stopped, and the frown [92]

There were lovely bits of glass [126] / There was lovely bits of glass [93]

a Blazing Star and a Wild Goose. [126] / a Blazing Star, and a Wild Goose. [93]

angry with her but he and Uncle Tombstone [128] / angry with her, but he and Uncle Tombstone [95]

her humiliation robbed her for a time in her high delight in life. [128] / her humiliation robbed her for a time of her high delight in life. [95]

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a bed for the guest-room. [129] / a bed for the guest room. [95]

Little Donalds’ had a bed to sell. [129] / Little Donald’s had a bed to sell. [95]

Unluckily Aunt Irene came the very afternoon [129] / Unluckily, Aunt Irene came the very afternoon [96]

She patronised everything … the guest-room [131] / She patronised everything … the guest room [97]

for the spare-room.” [134] / for the spare room.” [99]

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she would learn to make pie-crust, [136] / she would learn to make pie crust, [100]

get up early to-morrow morning [136] / get up early tomorrow morning [100]

Min likes her, too. [136] / Min likes her too. [100]

It has never laughed yet [137] / It has neve [sic] laughed yet [101]

It has long curly black eyelashes. [137] / It has long, curly, black eyelashes. [101]

not going to do it any more. [137] / not going to do it anymore. [101]

grandmother would read it, too. [138] / grandmother would read it too. [102]

the neat guest-room [139] / the neat guest room [102]

tumbled lock of russet brown hair. [139] / tumbled lock of russet-brown hair. [102]

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Mrs. Jimmy John’s advice and her own “gumption,” Jane learned to make pie-crust [140] / Mrs. Jimmy John’s advice, and her own “gumption,” Jane learned to make pie crust [102]

as much interested in Jane’s progress as any one. [140] / as much interested in Jane’s progress as anyone. [103]

creamed peas and a plum pudding [141] / creamed peas, and a plum pudding [103]

the planetesimal hypothesis but the quantum theory, [141] / the planetesimal hypothesis, but the quantum theory, [103]

The tea-kettle [141] / The tea kettle [104]

the frying-pan [141] / the frying pan [104]

the dish-pan [141] / the dishpan [104]

the stew-pan [141] / the stewpan [104]

the rolling-pin [141] / the rolling pin [104]

The store-keeper (end-of-line hyphen) [142] / The store keeper [104]

the beloved guest-room. [142] / the beloved guest room. [104]

Jane’s having a guest-room. [142] / Jane’s having a guest room. [104]

gorgeous dinners certainly. [143] / gorgeous dinners, certainly. [104]

with every one she met [144] / with everyone she met [105]

Timothy would say gravely and Jane would tell him [145] / Timothy would say gravely, and Jane would tell him [106]

learning to swim or thought she did but she learned, [145] / learning to swim, or thought she did, but she learned, [106]

a wet delighted creature, [145] / a wet, delighted creature [106–7]

rain in the city but here by the sea [146] / rain in the city, but here by the sea [107]

If any one doesn’t like the Bible [147] / If anyone doesn’t like the Bible [108]

to-morrow morning we’ll hear the little waves [147] / tomorrow morning we’ll hear the little waves [108]

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all dad said but she put it [150] / all dad said, but she put it [110]

Glimpses of the moon … [150] / “‘Glimpses of the moon … [110]

On the road to Mandalay … [150] / “‘On the road to Mandalay’ … [110]

and horns of elfland faintly blowing. [150] / and ‘horns of elfland faintly blowing.’ [110]

until he was tired Jane said timidly, [152] / until he was tired, Jane said timidly, [112]

along that line, too. [152] / along that line too. [112]

a villa in the Appennines … ‘the cloudy Apennines’ [154] / a villa in the Apennines … ‘the cloudy Apennines’ [113]

hardly be imagined but Jane liked it. [155] / hardly be imagined, but Jane liked it. [114]

top of the pew and though Jane didn’t like peppermints [155] / top of the pew, and though Jane didn’t like peppermints [114]

tried to sing, too. [156] / tried to sing too. [114]

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spit balls though she thinks it was great fun. [157] / spit balls, though she thinks it was great fun. [115]

at the Harbour Head, too. [159] / at the Harbour Head too. [117]

chicken for dinner to-morrow. [159] / chicken for dinner tomorrow. [117]

the Jimmy Johns’ calves to-day. [160] / the Jimmy Johns’ calves today. [117]

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promptly started homeward but the irrepressible Young John [164] / promptly started homeward, but the irrepressible Young John [121]

years agone by an old man, [165] / years agone by and old man [121]

the humour for it to-day. [166] / the humour for it today. [122]

living there, too, on a bit [167] / living there too, on a bit [123]

with a knitting-needle. [167] / with a knitting needle. [123]

She was spoiled of course. [168] / She was spoiled, of course. [124]

in favour of the match than your ma’s. [169] / in favour of the match that your ma’s. [124]

spindling then but she’s grown [169] / spindling then, but she’s grown [124]

sailing in putting things to rights. [169] / sailing in, putting things to rights. [125]

that’s what they said but I ain’t believing [170] / that’s what they said, but I ain’t believing [125]

“to bring the humming-birds,” [170] / “to bring the hummingbirds,” [125]

rampant tiger-lilies [170] / rampant tiger lilies [125]

Ingloriously Jane did so. [172] / Ingloriously, Jane did so. [126]

not have interrupted him but she remembered [172] / not have interrupted him, but she remembered [127]

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a pair of gipsies [174] / a pair of gypsies [128]

be friends, too. [175] / be friends too. [128]

many houses along it but I’m told [175] / many houses along it, but I’m told [128]

every one will be asleep [176] / everyone will be asleep [129]

gone to sleep, too. [176] / gone to sleep too. [129]

couldn’t you hear it, too, [177] / couldn’t you hear it too, [130]

Never let any one tell you [179] / Never let anyone tell you [132]

to want any one else [180] / to want anyone else [132]

dad was jealous, too. [180] / dad was jealous too. [132]

a pearl-like radiance of dawn [183] / a pearllike radiance of dawn [134]

An empire may fall to-day [184] / An empire may fall today [135]

The ninety-five to-morrows [184] / The ninety-five tomorrows [135]

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when Jane went dad would shut up Lantern Hill [186] / when Jane went, dad would shut up Lantern Hill [137]

I found them to-night [188] / I found them tonight [138]

if any one will ever compare me [188] / if anyone will ever compare me [138]

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said Step-a-yard patting his stomach. [192] / said Step-a-yard, patting his stomach. [142]

a horrible word but there are times [193] / a horrible word, but there are times [142]

said good-bye to but Happy [194] / said good-bye to, but Happy [143]

Aunt Gertrude’s narrow white face and grandmother’s soft wrinkled one. [196] / Aunt Gertrude’s narrow, white face and grandmother’s soft, wrinkled one. [144]

Jane felt she could not [196] / Jane felt she coud [sic] not [144]

a real bath-tub [197] / a real bathtub [145]

the whole gulf for a bath-tub [197] / the whole gulf for a bathtub [145]

opened it and gazed out [197] / opened it, and gazed out [146]

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the change in Jane as did everybody. [199] / the change in Jane, as did everybody. [146]

the Jimmy Johns’ baby [202] / the Jimmy John’s baby [149]

Jane wished it, too. [203] / Jane wished it too. [149]

talk things over with mother [203] / talk things over with her mother [149]

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the service in St. Barnabas’, [206] / the service at St. Barnabas’, [151]

the presents in display. [206] / the presents on display. [151]

spirit of autumn with maple leaves [207] / spirit of autumn, with maple leaves [152]

Young John had sent her grandmother said, [207] / Young John had sent her, grandmother said, [152]

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the big drawing-room, [209] / the big drawing room [153]

met her match at last or I’m mistaken. [210] / met her match at last, or I’m mistaken. [154]

waving a plumy tail and was rapturously [211] / waving a plumy tail, and was rapturously [155]

she’s not one to change and the old lady [212] / she’s not one to change, and the old lady [156]

on the street-cars.” [213] / on the streetcars.” [156]

a ride on a street-car, [213] / a ride on a streetcar, [156]

off at Bloor for that meant [213] / off at Bloor, for that meant [156]

Bob Woods had fell on his dog [216] / Bob Woods had fallen on his dog [159]

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for mother who seemed rather indifferent [218] / for mother, who seemed rather indifferent [160]

On a wild wet morning [218] / On a wild, wet morning [160]

glanced at it and looked at Jane. [219] / glanced at it, and looked at Jane. [161]

I think that between a summer in England and a summer in a hut in a country settlement on Prince Edward Island even you [219–20] / I think that, between a summer in England and a summer in a hut on a country settlement on Prince Edward Island, even you [161]

a will from some one. [220] / a will from someone. [161]

don’t let any one [221] / don’t let anyone [162]

the pussy-willows [221] / the pussy willows [163]

Jane wished so, too. [221] / Jane wished so too. [163]

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Jane with her and it was a revelation to Jane whose only goings [223] / Jane with her, and it was a revelation to Jane, whose only goings [163]

interested in it and after a while [223] / interested in it, and after a while [164]

she had passed but when she saw [224] / she had passed, but when she saw [164]

overlooking the tree-tops, [224] / overlooking the tree tops, [164]

There was a living-room [224] / There was a living room [164]

a dining-room with a door that opened into a sun-room and [224] / a dining room with a door that opened into a sun room, and [164]

built-in china-closets. [224] / built-in china closets. [164]

chairs and table of yellow, too, [224] / chairs and table of yellow too, [164]

misty green, too. [225] / misty green too. [165]

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the little south church but she let mother [227] / the little south church, but she let mother [166]

little green bathing-suit. [227] / little green bathing suit. [166]

a dull, cloudy day but Jane [228] / a dull, cloudy day, but Jane [167]

Jane studied the time-table [228] / Jane studied the timetable [167]

Aunt Aune Irene, it transpired, [228] / but Aunt Irene, it transpired, [167]

Dad put lean strong hands [229] / Dad put lean, strong hands [168]

their first far-away glimpse [230] / their first faraway glimpse [168]

to visit every room and every room welcomed her [231] / to visit every room, and every room welcomed her [169]

Jane felt a stinging her eyes. [232] / Jane felt a stinging in her eyes. [170]

She would not cry but she choked. [232] / She would not cry, but she choked. [170]

a happy life if a short one [232] / a happy life, if a short one [170]

if any one would ever compare her [232] / if anyone would ever compare her [170]

without any one resenting it [234] / without anyone resenting it [171]

as its mother’s paw but which [234] / as its mother’s paw, but which [172]

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at Jane who had just got back from Queen’s Creek where she had been writing [236] / at Jane, who had just got back from Queen’s Creek, where she had been writing [173]

the edge off Phyllis who was more patronising [236] / the edge off Phyllis, who was more patronising [173]

sweet and condescending and as usual had rubbed [237] / sweet and condescending, and as usual had rubbed [173]

the fact that after supper dad and Miss Morrow [238] / the fact that, after supper, dad and Miss Morrow [174]

for a dip but Phyllis was scared [238] / for a dip, but Phyllis was scared [174]

till midnight so we’ll have to walk,” [239] / till midnight, so we’ll have to walk,” [175]

star hunting on moonless nights and Jane became learned [242] / star hunting on moonless nights, and Jane became learned [177]

shall we visit to-night, [242] / shall we visit tonight, [177]

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Doing it very well, too, [243] / Doing it very well too, [178]

real fond of her, too. [244] / real fond of her too. [178]

she won’t eat a bite of it,” [245] / she won’t eat a bit of it,” [179]

some one hasn’t forgotten [246] / someone hasn’t forgotten [180]

a burden to every one. [246] / a burden to everyone. [180]

my favourite, too. [247] / my favourite too. [181]

all right. That’s enough about it [247] / all right. that’s enough about it [181]

Nettie is kindhearted but she ain’t the best cook [247–48] / Nettie is kindhearted, but she isn’t the best cook [181]

faces as long as to-day and to-morrow, [248] / faces as long as today and tomorrow, [181]

“’Course I knew [248] / “‘Course I knew [182]

“Well, you know it’s so unlucky [248] / “Well,, you know it’s so unlucky [182]

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ambling about P. E. Island [250] / ambling about P.E. Island [183]

a good deal of excitement. [250] / a good deal of excitment. [183]

seem certain that any one [250] / seem certain that anyone [183]

here, there and the other place [250–51] / here, there, and the other place [183]

a chanct to wear mourning. [252] / a chance to wear mourning. [184]

some one is going to break [252] / someone is going to break [184]

full of golden-rod, [252] / full of goldenrod, [184]

bolted through the golden-rod and into the barn. [253] / bolted through the goldenrod, and into the barn. [185]

looked about him and lay down [253] / looked about him, and lay down [185]

“Don’t excite him,” implored Min. [253] / “Don’t excite him” implored Min. [185

“Oh, you will excite him,” wailed Min [254] / “Oh you will excite him,” wailed Min [185]

empty barn,” she said. [254] / empty barn” she said. [186]

“I’m going,” said Jane. [255] / “I’m going” said Jane. [186]

bated breath the whole gang [255] / bated breath, the whole gang [186]

Lantern Hill looking rather strange. [256] / Lantern Hill, looking rather strange. [187]

stepping high, wide and handsome [257] / stepping high, wide, and handsome [188]

in the paper, too, [258] / in the paper too, [188]

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into an orphanage and I’ll never see [259] / into an orphanage, and I’ll never see [189]

Miss West isn’t fair but something isn’t. [259] / Miss West isn’t fair, but something isn’t. [189]

her back-yard confabs [259] / her backyard confabs [189]

for your dinner to-morrow, [259] / for your dinner tomorrow, [189]

“To-morrow is the day [259] / “Tomorrow is the day [189]

to no effect but Step-a-Yard’s meditations [260] / to no effect, but Step-a-Yard’s meditations [189]

to-night right after supper,” [260] / tonight right after supper,” [190]

the narrow perfumed Titus lane [261] / the narrow, perfumed Titus lane [191]

Her cheek-bones are rather high but her insteps [262] / Her cheekbones are rather high, but her insteps [191]

more from all accounts. [263] more, from all accounts. [192]

looked at each other and dropped them [264] / looked at each other, and dropped them [193]

a mistake because . . . [264] / a mistake because . . .” [193]

“Certainly not,” said Jane shocked. [265] / “Certainly not,” said Jane, shocked. [194]

a fine-tooth comb,” [265] / a fine-toothed comb,” [194]

now that is settled perhaps Jane [265] / now that is settled, perhaps Jane [194]

Devonshire cream I made to-day,” [266] / Devonshire cream I made today,” [194]

you’d likely get word to-morrow [266] / you’d likely get word tomorrow [194]

to adopt Jody and would she come down [266] / to adopt Jody, and would she come down [194]

“You’ll love her I know,” [266] / “You’ll love her, I know,” [195]

“We shall endeavour [266] / “We shall endeavor [195]

music lessons of course. [266] / music lessons, of course. [195]

some one coming to the Island [267] / someone coming to the Island [195]

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which, alas, was going to be cut down [268] / which, alas was going to be cut down [196]

her garden which was to her [268] / her garden, which was to her [196]

but of course Lilian is the girl [270] / but, of course, Lilian is the girl [197]

of course he wouldn’t be home yet. [271] / of course, he wouldn’t be home yet. [199]

a little old-fashioned but they’re so kind [272] / a little old-fashioned, but they’re so kind. [199]

Miss Victoria’s skin any more. [273] / Miss Victoria’s skin anymore. [200]

any Kennedy of them all says any more. [273] / any Kennedy of them all says anymore. [200]

except for one thing and lived to repent that, [273] / except for one thing, and lived to repent that, [200]

And anyhow she’s a cat of a different breed [273] / And anyhow, she’s a cat of a different breed [200]

Unbelievably it wasn’t. [273] / Unbelievably, it wasn’t. [200]

ask any one’s permission [274] / ask anyone’s permission [201]

went back to the dining-room, [275] / went back to the dining room, [201]

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slender golden heels and she had her hair [276] / slender golden heels, and she had her hair [202]

a sleek flat top [276] / a sleek, flat top [202]

much of a housekeeper but I don’t think [278] / much of a housekeeper, but I don’t think [203]

ready to tell any one.) [280] / ready to tell anyone.) [205]

such a child that if he had a plan, [280] / such a child that, if he had a plan, [205]

such a sting as if she’d been spying [280] / such a sting, as if she’d been spying [205]

silence while mother talked, [281] / silence while her mother talked, [206]

want me any more. [282] / want me anymore. [206]

all these years till you began [283] / all these years, till you began [207]

nor you nor any one. [283] / nor you nor anyone. [207]

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the afternoon mail to Jane who pounced [284] / the afternoon mail to Jane, who pounced [208]

a candle-flame blown out, [286] / a candle flame blown out, [209]

as long as she kept moving her pain marched [287] / as long as she kept moving, her pain marched [210]

in the breakfast-room, [287] / in the breakfast room, [210]

to some one else. [287] / to someone else. [210]

the window seemed to look [288] / the window seemd to look [211]

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some one on a road . . . some one who was getting further and further ahead [289] / someone on a road . . . someone who was getting further ahead [212]

the family trick of malapropisms and told his sceptical wife [290] / the family trick of malapropisms, and told his sceptical wife [212]

She means well but . . . [291] / She means well, but . . . [213]

Of course, I’m going to Boston. [292] / Of course I’m going to Boston. [213]

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one way or another to-night.” [293] / one way or another, tonight.” [214]

every one in the room, [293] / everyone in the room, [214]

Saturday Evening with a healthy salary. [296] / Saturday Evening, with a healthy salary. [216]

Oh, dad! But . . .” [296] / Oh dad! But . . .” [216]

much more important than where you live [296] / much more important that where you live [217]