Anne Travels Home from Queen's Academy
Anne Shirley attends Queen’s in Charlottetown, having won a place in this combined high school and teachers’ college. How does she get home for weekends?
Anne’s homesickness wore off, greatly helped in the wearing by her week-end visits home. As long as the open weather lasted the Avonlea students went out to Carmody [from Charlottetown] on the new branch railway every Friday night. Diana and several other Avonlea young folks were generally on hand to meet them and they all walked over to Avonlea in a merry party. Anne thought those Friday evenibg gipsyings over the autumnal hills in the crisp golden air, with the homelights of Avonlea twinkling beyond, were the best and dearest hours in the whole week.” (393)
From L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, L. C. Page, 1908.