Jane of Lantern Hill by L. M. Montgomery

By L. M. Montgomery

Jane and her mom reside in a dark previous mansion, the place their lives are governed by means of her ovebearing grandmother. for many of her lifestyles Jane has believed that her father is lifeless. Then, one boring April morning, a letter comes. not just is her father alive and good, yet he desires Jane to spend the summer season with him on Prince Edward Island.

For a comfortable summer time she lives at her father's cottage on Lantern Hill, making buddies, having adventures and gaining knowledge of that lifestyles might be impressive in any case. and he or she dares to dream that there may be any such apartment the place she, mom and dad might reside jointly with out Grandmother's disapproval - a home that may be known as domestic.

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11 Jane was to go to the Island with Mr and Mrs Stanley who were going down to visit a married daughter. Somehow Jane lived through the last days. She was determined she would not make any fuss because that would be hard on mother. There were no more good-night confidences and caressings . . no more little tender loving words spoken at special moments. But Jane, somehow, knew the two reasons for this. Mother could not bear it, for one thing, and, for another, grandmother was resolved not to permit it.

I'm sure I don't know why he did it. I couldn't fathom his motive . . although your father and I have always been very close to each other . . very close, lovey. I am ten years older than he is and I've always been more like a mother to him than a sister. " Home! The house into which Jane was ushered was cosy and sleek, just like Aunt Irene herself, but Jane felt about as much at home as a sparrow alone on an alien house-top. In the living-room Aunt Irene took off her hat and coat, patted her hair and put her arm around Jane.

The worm turned. "I am not going to talk any more about my mother . . or him," said Jane distinctly. 50 Phyllis sulked a little and the afternoon was a failure. Jane was more thankful than usual when Frank came to take her home. Little was being said at 60 Gay about Jane's going to the Island. How quickly the days flew by! Jane wished she could hold them back. " And now time just went stonily on . . tick tock, tick tock . . sunrise, sunset, ever and ever nearer to the day when she would be torn away from mother.

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