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Trix Taylor was the daughter of Cyrus and Mrs. Taylor, the sister of Esme and Pringle, and one of Anne Shirley's friends.

Biography[]

Early life[]

Trix was born in late 1867 or early 1868 in Summerside to Cyrus Taylor and his wife, Mrs. Taylor. She was raised there along with her older sister Esme and six years younger brother Pringle.

She attended Summerside High School and was in Katherine Brooke's class.

Engagement of Esme and Lennox Carter[]

In February 1888 she visited Windy Poplars and told Anne about her troubles with her father. Lennox Carter fell in love with Trix's sister, Esme, and was invited for supper in Taylors' house. She was afraid that her father had one of his spells on. She invited Anne for a supper and hoped for her help.

Anne came the next day to Trix's house. Cyrus was in a dreadful humour, because Hugh Pringle beat him at a game of checkers that afternoon. Lennox Carter came, but they all were silent. A wickedly good idea suddenly came to Anne's mind. She mentioned to Dr. Carter that Cyrus had suddenly gone deaf the previous week.

"Such an affliction for poor papa. And him only sixty-eight."
—Trix to Lennox Carter.

Trix and Pringle jumped on this opportunity to casually ask Dr. Carter what he would think of a man who "refused to let his wife have a dog", "gave his wife a pair of galoshes for a Christmas present" or "believed the earth was flat". Lennox believed all this referred to Cyrus himself. When Mrs. Taylor accused him of crocheting, Cyrus finally exploded, then chuckled and apologized. Esme and Dr. Carter became engaged shortly after and Trix had the courage to tell her father about her own secret engagement to her beau Johnny.

Personality[]

Physical appearance[]

"She was a jolly, plump little creature, with twinkling brown eyes and rosy cheeks, and did not look as if life weighed too heavily on her twenty years."
Anne of Windy Poplars, Chapter 9

Etymology[]

Trix is a female given name and means voyager (through life) or blessed, short for the variant of Latin name Beatrix.

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