“It is a dreadful thing to be poor a fortnight before Christmas,” said Clorinda, with the mournful sigh of seventeen years. Aunt Emmy smiled. Aunt Emmy was sixty, and spent the hours she didn’t spend in a bed, on a sofa or in a wheel chair; but Aunt Emmy was never heard to sigh. Canadian author L.M. Montgomery is best known for her novel Anne of Green Gables (and its many follow ups).  She published hundreds of novels, short stories, poems, and essays throughout her life — and after.  The text of this story appears on Project Gutenberg in a [Read More]