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Chapter 15

and sit with Gilbert Blythe.”

The (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)other(end superscript) boys snickered. Diana, turning pale with pity, plucked the wreath from Anne’s hair and squeezed her hand. Anne stared at the master as if turned to stone.

“Did you hear what I said, Anne?” queried Mr. Phillips sternly.

“Yes, sir,” said Anne slowly, “but I didn’t suppose you really meant it.”

“I assure you I did”— Obey me still with the sarcastic inflection which all the children, and Anne especially hated. It flicked on the raw. “Obey me at once.”

For a moment Anne looked as if she meant to disobey. Then, she realizing that there was no help for it, she rose haughtily, stepped across the aisle, sat down beside Gilbert Blythe, and buried her face in her arms on the desk. C8

To(begin strikethrough),(end strikethrough) Anne, this (begin superscript)C(end superscript) was the end of all things.


LMM Notes

LMM Note C8
Ruby Gilles, who got a glimpse of it as it went down, told the others going home from school that she'd "ackshually never seen anything like it— it was so white, with awful little red spots on it."