Shorter Works

Shorter Works: 1898

This page lists a selection of shorter works (poems, short stories, and miscellaneous pieces) that L.M. Montgomery published in 1898. All items are signed “L.M. Montgomery,” unless stated otherwise.

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Overview

Short Stories (2)

Our Uncle Wheeler | A New-Fashioned Flavoring

Poems (1)

Irrevocable

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Our Uncle Wheeler (story)

Golden Days for Boys and Girls (Philadelphia), 22 January 1898, 145–46. Scrapbook 7 (“Written Sept. 1897 / Published Jan. 1898 / In ‘Golden Days’”).

Synopsis

Due to a game of musical chairs involving the spare-room bed and an unexpected visitor in the form of a gruff great-uncle, teenage brothers Rod and Art are horrified when they unwittingly pounce on a sleeping Uncle Wheeler. Scared of their uncle’s wrath, they initially attempt to let their mother blame their friends for the escapade, but once their consciences start to bother them they have a difficult ethical decision to make.

Characters: Art, Rod, Uncle James Wheeler, (father), Amelia June Millar (mother), Sydney Hatfield (cousin), Lou Winsloe, Rod Winsloe, (Dave Winsloe), Tad, (Henry Winsloe).

Location: (Bracebridge).

Reprinted

Philadelphia Inquirer, 14 December 1913, Our Boys and Girls section, 1, 6 (unsigned).

Philadelphia Inquirer, 12 April 1925, Our Boys and Girls section, 5, 7.

Collected

Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery, edited by Cecily Devereux (Peterborough: Broadview Editions, 2004), 335–44.

Twice upon a Time: Selected Stories, 1898–1939, 3–12.

Note

This story was reprinted twice in Philadelphia Inquirer (in 1913 and in 1925), the first time, unsigned, likely without Montgomery’s knowledge or permission.

A New-Fashioned Flavoring (story)

Golden Days for Boys and Girls (Philadelphia), 27 August 1898, 641–42. Scrapbook 2 (“Written July 1897 / Published Aug. 1898. In ‘Golden Days’”).

Synopsis

Left alone to keep house and to mind their younger siblings while their widowed mother is away visiting her sister, adolescents Ivy and Edmund are startled when an unexpected guest shows up on their doorstep for tea: their estranged bachelor uncle Eugene, who is known for being cranky and miserly. Ivy’s nerves cause her to mistakenly flavour a layer cake with anodyne liniment instead of vanilla, and her anxiety increases when she overhears one of her younger brothers telling Uncle Eugene all about the family’s financial worries, including Ed’s desire to go to college and Ivy’s ambition to study the violin.

Characters: Ivy Clay, Edmund (“Ed”) Clay, Uncle Eugene Clay, Mrs. Clay, (Mrs. Clay’s sister), (Fan Clay), (Reeve Clay), (Kitty Clay), Jo Clay, (Frank Clay), Bobby Clay, (Scott Dawson), (the late Mr. Clay), (Aunt Lucinda Perkins).

Locations: None disclosed.

Reprinted

Philadelphia Inquirer, 14 December 1924, Our Boys and Girls section, 1, 6.

Collected

Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery, edited by Cecily Devereux (Peterborough: Broadview Editions, 2004), 344–56.

Twice upon a Time: Selected Stories, 1898–1939, 13–24.

Irrevocable (poem)

The Congregationalist (Boston), 10 November 1898, 652. Scrapbook 2.

First line: “Once on a time I spoke a word.”

Reprinted

Chronicle (Adelaide, Australia), 8 April 1899, 36.

Willmar (MN) Tribune, 17 May 1899, 6.

Brown County World (Hiawatha, KS), 7 July 1899, 1 (unsigned and as “Beyond Recall”).

Bourbon News (Paris, KY), 19 September 1899, 3.

Bolivar (NY) Breeze, 30 November 1899, 6.

Brownstown (IN) Banner, 7 December 1899, 14.

Belle Plaine (KS) News, 14 December 1899, 6.

Cheney (KS) Sentinel, 14 December 1899, 4.

Lane County Journal (Dighton, KS), 14 December 1899, 2.

Barton Beacon (Great Bend, KS), 15 December 1899, 6.

Dodge City (KS) Democrat, 15 December 1899, 2.

Harper (KS) Sentinel, 15 December 1899, 6.

Kinsley (KS) Graphic, 15 December 1899, 2.

Mount Hope (KS) Mentor, 15 December 1899, 3.

Mulvane (KS) Record, 15 December 1899, 3.

Westphalia (KS) Times, 22 February 1900, 4.

Blue Mound (KS) Sun, 23 February 1900, 4.

Louisburg (KS) Herald, 23 February 1900, 4.

Robinson (KS) Index, 1 March 1900, 7.

Daily Express (Defiance, OH), 23 August 1901, 6.

Brown County World (Hiawatha, KS), 3 November 1905, 1 (unsigned and as “Beyond Recall”).

Garland (KS) Gazette, 10 November 1905, 1 (attributed to Ewing Herbert and as “Beyond Recall”).

Mapleton (KS) Dispatch, 10 November 1905, 1 (attributed to Ewing Herbert and as “Beyond Recall”).

Redfield (KS) Herald, 10 November 1905, 1 (attributed to Ewing Herbert and as “Beyond Recall”).

Town and Country and the Sasnak (Fort Scott, KS), 10 November 1905, 1 (attributed to Ewing Herbert and as “Beyond Recall”).

Uniontown (KS) News, 10 November 1905, 1 (attributed to Ewing Herbert and as “Beyond Recall”).

Wellington (KS) Daily News, 1 December 1905, 2 (unsigned and as “Beyond Recall”).

Osage County Chronicle (Burlingame, KS), 11 January 1906, 6 (unsigned and as “Beyond Recall”).

Le Roy (KS) Reporter, 12 January 1906, 1 (unsigned and as “Beyond Recall”).

Garnett (KS) Journal, 26 July 1907, 8 (unsigned and as “Beyond Recall”).

Akron (OH) Beacon Journal, 16 November 1910, 4.

Aberdeen (SD) Daily News, 4 February 1911, Section Two, 7.

Winnipeg Tribune, 26 August 1911, Section Two, 21.

Greensboro (NC) Daily Record, 9 September 1911, 5.

Lexington (KY) Herald, 21 August 1912, 4.

Evening Times (Grand Forks, ND), 16 January 1913, 6.

Collected

A World of Songs: Selected Poems, 1894–1921, 35.

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