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Chapter 12

193 eagerly. “I’ll eat just one tonight, Marilla. And I can give Diana half of them, can’t I? The other half will taste twice as sweet to me if I give some to her. It’s delightful to think I have something to give her.”

“I will say it for the child,” said Marilla, when Anne had gone to her gable, “she isn’t stingy. I’m glad, for of all faults I detest stinginess in a child. Dear me, it’s only three weeks since she came and it seems as if she’s been here always. I can’t imagine the place without her. Now, don’t be looking as if I-told-you-so, Matthew. That’s bad enough in a woman but it isn’t to


"sweet": Marilla's warning to Anne was one no doubt Montgomery had heard often herself. She loved caramels and she suffered for years from dental issues.