Post 31:
“Troublemaker”

Post 31: “Troublemaker”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — December 10, 1982 – GOOD “A new teacher came named Mr. Applewood. He accused Laura of everything. Then Willie spilled his bag & he blames her. Pa walked in & yelled at him. Later the school board fires him & Miss Beadle comes back.” ____________________________________________________ From Anne — Ah, Hannibal “Crabby” Applewood.  His face looks like a piece of rotted tree bark.  But his voice!  A deep timbre, a sophisticated way with vowels, a mellifluous diction.  This actor, Richard Basehart, starred in Fellini’s  La Strada (1954). Then again, he was also on The Love Boat. My journal statement is definitely accurate: he conveniently accuses Laura of everything, no proof in sight.  And she does a...

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Post 30:
“Ebenezer Sprague”

Post 30: “Ebenezer Sprague”

From 13-Year-Old Anne’s Journal — December 9, 1982 – EXCELLENT “A mean banker came to town. He won’t give a loan to Charles or the school. Laura meets him when they’re fishing, but doesn’t know who he is. Later she finds out & gets mad. Charles yells at him. Laura & him are friends again. He has dinner with them.” ____________________________________________________ From Tracy — Not sure why young Anne rated this particular show as “excellent” unless it was because of all of the bucolic scenes of fishing. Or perhaps because this is a pretty Laura-centric episode. I don’t remember much at all about this one but what I will take away now is the taking down Mr. Sprague delivers upon Harriet. It was a beautiful thing to...

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