Short Stories by Lucy Montgomery

Short Stories by Lucy Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery was born at Clifton (now New London), Prince Edward Island, Canada, on November 30, 1874. She achieved international fame in her lifetime, putting Prince Edward Island and Canada on the world literary map. Best known for her "Anne of Green Gables" books, she was also a prolific writer of short stories and poetry. She published some 500 short stories and poems and twenty novels before her death in 1942.


1896 - 1901

A Case of Trespass

A Christmas Inspiration

A Christmas Mistake

A Strayed Allegiance

An Invitation Given on Impulse

Detected by the Camera

In Spite of Myself


Lilian's Business Venture

Miriam's Lover

Miss Calista's Peppermint Bottle

The Jest That Failed

The Penningtons' Girl

The Red Room

The Setness of Theodosia

The Story of an Invitation

The Touch of Fate

The Waking of Helen

The Way of the Winning of Anne

Young Si

1902 - 1903

A Patent Medicine Testimonial

A Sandshore Wooing

After Many Days

An Unconventional Confidence

Aunt Cyrilla's Christmas Basket

Davenport's Story

Emily's Husband


Miss Cordelia's Accommodation

Ned's Stroke of Business

Our Runaway Kite

The Bride Roses

The Josephs' Christmas

The Magical Bond of the Sea

The Martyrdom of Estella

The Old Chest at Wyther Grange

The Osbornes' Christmas

The Romance of Aunt Beatrice

The Running Away of Chester

The Strike at Putney

The Unhappiness of Miss Farquhar

Why Mr. Cropper Changed His Mind


A Fortunate Mistake

An Unpremeditated Ceremony

At the Bay Shore Farm

Elizabeth's Child

Freda's Adopted Grave

How Don Was Saved

Miss Madeline's Proposal

Miss Sally's Company

Mrs. March's Revenge


Natty of Blue Point

Penelope's Party Waist

The Girl and The Wild Race

The Promise of Lucy Ellen

The Pursuit of the Ideal

The Softening of Miss Cynthia

Them Notorious Pigs

Why Not Ask Miss Price?

1905 - 1906

A Correspondence and A Climax

An Adventure on Island Rock

At Five O'Clock in the Morning

Aunt Susanna's Birthday Celebration

Bertie's New Year

Between the Hill and the Valley

Clorinda's Gifts

Cyrilla's Inspiration

Dorinda's Desperate Deed

Her Own People

Ida's New Year Cake

In the Old Valley

Jane Lavinia

Mackereling Out in the Gulf

Millicent's Double

The Blue North Room

The Christmas Surprise at Enderly Road

The Dissipation of Miss Ponsonby

The Falsoms' Christmas Dinner

The Fraser Scholarship

The Girl at the Gate

The Light on the Big Dipper

The Prodigal Brother

The Redemption of John Churchill

The Schoolmaster's Letters

1907 - 1908

A Millionaire's Proposal

A Substitute Journalist

Anna's Love Letters

Aunt Caroline's Silk Dress

Aunt Susanna's Thanksgiving Dinner

By Grace of Julius Caesar

By the Rule of Contrary

Fair Exchange and No Robbery

Four Winds

Marcella's Reward

Margaret's Patient

Matthew Insists on Puffed Sleeves

Missy's Room

Ted's Afternoon Off

The Doctor's Sweetheart

The End of the Young Family Feud

The Genesis of the Doughnut Club

The Girl Who Drove the Cows

The Growing Up of Cornelia

The Old Fellow's Letter

The Parting of The Ways

The Promissory Note

The Revolt of Mary Isabel

The Twins and a Wedding

1909 - 1922

A Golden Wedding

A Redeeming Sacrifice

A Soul That Was Not at Home

Abel and His Great Adventure

Akin To Love

Aunt Philippa and the Men

Bessie's Doll

Charlotte's Ladies

Christmas at Red Butte

How We Went to the Wedding


Miss Sally's Letter

My Lady Jane

Robert Turner's Revenge

The Fillmore Elderberries

The Finished Story

The Garden of Spices

The Girl and the Photograph

The Gossip of Valley View

The Letters