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Gilbert Blythe wasn’t used to putting himself out to make a girl look at him and meeting with failure. She SHOULD look at him, that red-haired Shirley girl with the little-pointed chin and the big eyes that weren’t like the eyes of any other girl in Avonlea school. Gilbert reached across the aisle, picked up the end of Anne’s long red braid, held it out at arm’s length and said in a piercing whisper: “Carrots! Carrots!” Then Anne looked at him with a vengeance! She did more than look. She sprang to her feet, her bright fancies fallen into cureless ruin. She flashed one indignant glance at Gilbert from eyes whose angry sparkle was swiftly quenched in equally angry tears. “You mean, hateful boy!” she exclaimed passionately. “How dare you!” And then—thwack! Anne had brought her slate down on Gilbert’s head and cracked it—slate not head—clear across. - Chapter 15 - A Tempest in the School Teapot

Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe - The famous “Carrots” and slate scene.

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“…It was not love at first sight, exactly, but— familiarity. Like: Oh, hello, it’s you. It’s going to be you.”

SoulmatesLang Leav | he will love her here… and in every universe there is. 

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“Do you think that I shall ever have a bosom friend in Avonlea?…A bosom friend—an intimate friend, you know—a real kindred spirit to whom I can confide my innermost soul. I’ve dreamed of meeting her all my life.”

Anne & Diana parallels in Anne of Green Gables and Anne With an E