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Chapter 14


she thought the brooch might possibly be. It was not to be found and she returned to the kitchen.

“Anne, the brooch is gone. By your own admission you were the last person to handle it. Now, what have you done with it? Tell me the truth at once. Did you take it out and lose it?”

“No, I didn’t,” said Anne solemnly, “I neve meeting Marilla’s angry gaze squarely. “I never took the brooch out of your room and that is the truth, if I was to be led to the block for it. (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)N(end superscript)(begin superscript)7(end superscript) So there, Marilla.”

Anne’s “so there” was only intended to emphasize her assertion, but Marilla took it as a display of defiance.

“I believe you are telling me a falsehood, Anne,” she said sharply. “I know you are. There, now, don’t say anything more unless you are prepared to tell the whole truth.


LMM Notes

LMM Note N7
—although I'm not very certain what a block is.


"the block": The chopping block used in executions, where a prisoner's head was struck off by sword or axe.