Holland, Norah M. “The Story of Mary Ellen.” Canadian Magazine 54.2 (Dec. 1919): 107-14. (With a bonus poem, “Danté” by Laura B. Carten.)

I was drawn to this story by André Lapine’s lovely illustration on page 109: “The light of battle was in her eyes.” It reminded me of the illustrations of Anne in my childhood copy of Anne of Green Gables: half-way between “Anne stood among them, bright-eyed and animated” and the illustration of Anne breaking the slate over Gilbert’s head. It seemed wrong, though, to post only the image, when our author provided the story. So here it is in its entirety: Norah Holland’s The Story of Mary Ellen.