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Chapter 14


Go to your room and stay there until you are ready to confess.”

“Will I take the peas with me?” said Anne meekly.

“No, I’ll finish shelling them myself. Do as I bid you.”

When Anne had gone, Marilla went about her evening tasks in a very disturbed state of mind. She was worried about her valuable brooch. What if Anne had lost it? And how wicked of the child to deny having taken it, when anybody could see she must have! With such an innocent face, too!

“I don’t know what I wouldn’t sooner have had happen,” thought Marilla, “Of course as she nervously shelled the peas. “Of course I suppose don’t suppose she meant to steal it or anything like that. She’s just taken it to play with, She


"No, I'll finish shelling them myself.": Note that the fact that Anne was shelling peas was inserted into the early part of the chapter, but this line is built in. Either Montgomery thought of it here and inserted it earlier, or perhaps she had drafted these pages at different times. Either way, this small detail allows her to add Anne's innocently humorous question, "Will I take the peas with me?"