Chapter 23 Summary

A week or so before school is to start, Diana invites Anne and a few other friends to her birthday party. The gathering is fun, but toward the end the girls grow a little bored and decide to play a game called Dare. This game has gained popularity in Avonlea that summer, spreading through the boys’ groups and eventually making its way to the girls, such as those at Diana’s party.

First Carrie Sloane dares Ruby Gillis to climb an old willow tree. Ruby, who worries more about tearing her dress than falling down, accomplishes the task to Carrie’s dismay. Then Josie Pye dares Jane Andrews to hop on one foot all the way around the garden without stopping or putting her other foot down on the ground. Jane fails at this...

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