Lucilla Harris was the niece of Samuel Lawson and his wife and the lady clerk in her uncle's store.
Work in a storeEdit
In 1877, Lucilla's uncle Samuel Lawson expanded his business and employed her to help him and his son in the store. When Matthew Cuthbert came to Carmody to buy a new dress for Anne as a Christmas present, he decided to go to Samuel Lawson's store instead of William Blair's store. Matthew was shocked as he didn't expect a woman to be there.
- "What can I do for you this evening, Mr. Cuthbert?"
- —Lucilla Harris[src]
Matthew was nervous and he didn't know what to say and eventually asked for some garden rakes. Lucilla looked surprised to hear a man inquiring for garden rakes in the middle of December. Then he asked for hayseed and brown sugar, but didn't find enough courage to ask for a dress for Anne. Matthew left the store with new rake and twenty pounds of sugar.
- "She was a niece of his wife's and a very dashing young person indeed, with a huge, drooping pompadour, big, rolling brown eyes, and a most extensive and bewildering smile. She was dressed with exceeding smartness and wore several bangle bracelets that glittered and rattled and tinkled with every movement of her hands."
- —Anne of Green Gables, Chapter 25[src]
Lucilla is a female given name and means light. It is a variant of Lucy, a name of Latin origin.
- Lucilla was one of Mary Vance's names.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Lucilla does not appear in the 1985 film; instead, her character has been substituted with Alice Lawson (portrayed by Mag Ruffman), who also appears in the 1987 sequel.
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