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time indeed would pass heavily on.
"You set your heart too much on things, Anne," said
Marilla with a sigh. "I'm afraid there'll be a great many
disappointments in store for you through life."
"Oh, Marilla, looking forward to things is half the
pleasure in them," exclaimed Anne. "You mayn't get the
things themselves; but nothing can prevent you from having
the fun of looking forward to them."
Anne of Green Gables XIII (p. 94)