Anne of Green Gables: Great and Small

All things great are wound up in all things little.

p. 167

On the surface this refers to the greatness of Canada’s political machinations compared to the travails a baby with croup. Yet the intended irony of the statement is that the greatness was a life saved and a friendship restored compared to the little that was one political speech in a small province. How we assign value says a lot of our hearts. 

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