I can scarce see it from here," said Gilbert, "much less hit it.
Now Gilbert and Tepus and their men have shot passing well.
Gilbert Blythe tried to intercept her at the porch door.
I shall never forgive Gilbert Blythe," said Anne firmly.
You mustn't mind Gilbert making fun of your hair," she said soothingly.
Take those flowers out of your hair and sit with Gilbert Blythe.
Then, realizing that there was no help for it, she rose haughtily, stepped across the aisle, sat down beside Gilbert Blythe, and buried her face in her arms on the desk.
It was bad enough to be singled out for punishment from among a dozen equally guilty ones; it was worse still to be sent to sit with a boy, but that that boy should be Gilbert Blythe was heaping insult on injury to a degree utterly unbearable.
But as Anne never lifted her head and as Gilbert worked fractions as if his whole soul was absorbed in them and them only, they soon returned to their own tasks and Anne was forgotten.
She learned her lessons at home, did her chores, and played with Diana in the chilly purple autumn twilights; but when she met Gilbert Blythe on the road or encountered him in Sunday school she passed him by with an icy contempt that was no whit thawed by his evident desire to appease her.
As much as she hated Gilbert, however, did she love Diana, with all the love of her passionate little heart, equally intense in its likes and dislikes.