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Chapter 13


Again that sudden sensation of startling sweetness thrilled her. She was secretly vastly pleased at Anne’s impulsive caress which was probably the reason she said, brusquely,

“There, there, never mind your kissing nonsense. I’d sooner see you doing strictly as you’re told. As for cooking, I mean to begin giving you lessons in that some of these days. But you’re so feather-brained, Anne, I’ve been waiting to see if you’d sober down a little and learn to be steady before I begin. You’ve got to keep your wits about you in cooking and not stop in the middle of things to let your thoughts rove over all creation. Now, get out your patchwork and have your square done before tea-time.”

“I do not like patchwork,” said Anne dolefully, hunting out her work basket


"But you're so feather-brained, Anne": Marilla's suspicion that Anne will "let [her] thoughts rove over all creation" when cooking inserts some humorous foreshadowing of Anne's future cooking adventures.