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Chapter 14


or help along that imagination of hers. She must have taken it, that’s clear, for there hasn’t been a soul in that room since she was in it, by her own story, until I went up to-night.(begin superscript)O7(end superscript) It’s a dreadful thing to think she tells falsehoods. It’s a far worse thing than her fit of temper. It’s a fearful responsibility to have a child in your house you can’t trust. Slyness and untruthfulness – that’s what she has displayed. I declare I feel worse about that than the brooch. If she’d only have told the truth about it I wouldn’t mind so much.”
A bed-time visit to the east gable produced no result. Anne persisted in denying that she knew anything about the brooch but Marilla was only the more firmly convinced that she did.

She told Matthew the story the next


LMM Notes

LMM Note O7
I suppose she has lost it and is afraid to own up for fear she'll be punished.

LMM Note P7
Marilla went to her room at intervals all through the evening + searched for the brooch, without finding it.