Chapter 18 Summary

As Anne struggles with her geometry homework one night while Marilla is away, she breaks her concentration to have a discussion with Matthew. One of the many questions she asks is if Matthew ever went courting. Matthew responds that he does not think he ever did. Anne tells Matthew it might prove to be a very interesting thing to do. According to her school friend, Ruby Gillis, courting is fun. Ruby has told Anne that when she is old enough to date, she is going to have as many boyfriends as she can gather. Ruby is going to make sure all the boys are “crazy” about her, too. After pondering this, Anne concludes that having a lot of boyfriends might prove too much trouble. She thinks she might prefer having just one, provided he...

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