Anne of Green Gables Author:L. M. Montgomery "There's been a terrible mistake!" — Once there was a little house called Green Gables, in a little town called Avonlea, on a little island off the coast of Canada. It was the prettiest, most perfect place in the whole world-at least Anne thought so, the first time she saw it. — And just think, it was to be her new home! — Or was it? — "There's bee... more »n a terrible mistake," said the lady on the porch, when she saw the skinny little red-headed girl carrying a suitcase.
"A mistake?" Anne gulped.
"You're a girl!" the lady said. "We asked for the orphanage to send us a boy."
Anne dropped her suitcase and burst into tears. "I might have known," she cried. "Nobody ever did want me! I might have known it was all too beautiful to last!"« less