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"In Her Selfless Mood" is a short story by Lucy Maud Montgomery published in Further Chronicles of Avonlea in 1920.

DescriptionEdit

On the deathbed of her mother, Eunice Carr promises to protect and care for her unworldly younger brother, Christopher, "no matter what comes". Eunice faithfully keeps her promise to the end, even though she sacrifices her own happiness and well-being along the way.

PlotEdit

Read: Further Chronicles of Avonlea (Chapter 12: In Her Selfless Mood)

AppearancesEdit

Main characters

  • Eunice Carr
  • Caroline Holland
  • Christopher Holland
  • Naomi Holland

Minor characters

  • Edward Bell (mentioned only)
  • Giles Blewett
  • Jim Blewett (mentioned only)
  • Benjamin Holland (mentioned only)
  • Electa Holland
  • Charles Holland
  • Victoria Pye
  • Doctor Spencer
  • Sarah Spencer
  • Christopher and Victoria's child (mentioned only)
  • Victoria Pye's sister (mentioned only)
  • A sailor (mentioned only)

Places

  • Avonlea
  • Charlottetown (mentioned only)
  • Charlottetown hospital (mentioned only)
  • Klondike (mentioned only)
  • Charles Holland's house
  • Naomi Holland's house

Miscellaneous

  • Charlottetown concert (mentioned only)

Behind the scenesEdit

See alsoEdit

Short story collections
Chronicles of Avonlea
"The Hurrying of Ludovic" (read) · "Old Lady Lloyd" (read) · "Each in His Own Tongue" (read)
"Little Joscelyn" (read) · "The Winning of Lucinda" (read) · "Old Man Shaw's Girl" (read)
"Aunt Olivia's Beau" (read) · "The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's" (read) · "Pa Sloane's Purchase" (read)
"The Courting of Prissy Strong" (read) · "The Miracle at Carmody" (read) · "The End of a Quarrel" (read)
Further Chronicles of Avonlea
"Aunt Cynthia's Persian Cat" (read) · "The Materializing of Cecil" (read) · "Her Father's Daughter" (read)
"Jane's Baby" (read) · "The Dream-Child" (read) · "The Brother Who Failed" (read) · "The Return of Hester" (read)
"The Little Brown Book of Miss Emily" (read) · "Sara's Way" (read) · "The Son of His Mother" (read)
"The Education of Betty" (read) · "In Her Selfless Mood" (read) · "The Conscience Case of David Bell" (read)
"Only a Common Fellow" (read) · "Tannis of the Flats" (read)
The Road to Yesterday
"An Afternoon with Mr. Jenkins" · "Retribution" · "The Twins Pretend" · "Fancy's Fool"
"A Dream Comes True" · "Penelope Struts Her Theories" · "The Reconciliation"
"The Cheated Child" · "Fool's Errand" · "The Pot and the Kettle" · "Here Comes the Bride"
"Brother Beware" · "The Road to Yesterday" · "A Commonplace Woman"
The Blythes Are Quoted

"Some Fools and a Saint" · "Twilight at Ingleside" (vignette) · "An Afternoon with Mr. Jenkins"
"The Second Evening" (vignette) · "Retribution" · "The Third Evening" (vignette) · "The Twins Pretend"
"The Fourth Evening" (vignette) · "Fancy's Fool" · "The Fifth Evening" (vignette) · "A Dream Comes True"
"The Sixth Evening" (vignette) · "Penelope Struts Her Theories" · "The Seventh Evening" (vignette)
"The Reconciliation" · "The Cheated Child" · "Fool's Errand" · "The Pot and the Kettle"

"Another Ingleside Twilight" (vignette) · "Brother Beware" · "The Second Evening" (vignette)
"Here Comes the Bride" · "The Third Evening" (vignette) · "A Commonplace Woman"
"The Fourth Evening" (vignette) · "The Road to Yesterday" · "Au Revoir" (vignette)

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