Before Green GablesBook - 2008
An authorized prequel to L.M. Montgomery's classic series about the irrepressible red-haired orphan follows Anne's early years before her adoption by the Cuthberts.
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Bertha couldn't really see why you weren't supposed to be a teacher just because you were married.
She'd asked a few people that question: "Why can't you do both?" The answer was always the same: "Because you should be home, looking after your husband." Why couldn't they look after *each other*? The house was tiny, and their meals were simple. You didn't need to dust every single surface *every day*. She'd done all the cooking on her father's farm after her mother died, and she was so good at it that she could make a whole meal -- desert and all -- in twenty-five minutes. And laundry? In the summer, Walter had always helped her to wring out the sheets and to fill the big water heater on the stove. He could still do that if she changed her washday to Saturday. Bertha sighed, and turned to reenter the house. ~ Chapter 1
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