Engagement of Esme and Lennox CarterEdit
In February 1888, Dr. Lennox Carter was invited for a supper to Taylor house, because he fell in love with his sister Esme. Pringle's second sister Trix visited Windy Poplars and told Anne Shirley about troubles with their father. She was afraid that her father had one of his spells on. She invited Anne for a supper and hoped for her help.
Anne came the next day to Taylor house. Cyrus was in a dreadful humour, because Hugh Pringle beat him at a game of checkers that afternoon. Dr. Carter came, but they all were silent. Then Anne ot a great idea. She told Lennox that Cyrus Taylor went deaf very suddenly last week.
- "What would you think of a man who would give his wife a pair of goloshes for a Christmas present... nothing but a pair of goloshes?"
- —Pringle to Lennox Carter.
Trix and Pringle asked Lennox what he thought about man who refused to let his wife have a dog, gave his wife a pair of goloshes for a Christmas present or believed the earth was flat. He thought they were talking about their father. When Mrs. Taylor accused him of chochet, he exploded and apologized. Esme and Dr. Carter were engaged