Today, I was listening to a recording of Loreena McKennitt singing Alfred Noyes' "The Highwayman", and remembered the use of that poem as Anne Shirley's recitation piece in the Wonderworks' Anne of Green Gables. I suddenly realized that it was a major anachronism. The poem was first published in 1906, at which time Anne was already of mother of several children. (Her daughter, Rilla, the youngest of seven, was a teenager at the start of WWI in 1914.) Anne's trip to the hotel at White Sands would have happened when she was about 16. Even though they changed things around for the movie, it was still years before 1906. I'm just saying...

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