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Chapter 15 - (VERSO)

so when she got home.

“Nonsense,” said Marilla.

“It isn’t nonsense at all,” said Anne, “Don’t yo gazing at Marilla with solemn reproachful eyes. “Don’t you understand, Mailla Marilla? I’ve been insulted.”

“Insulted fiddlesticks! You’ll go to school to-morrow as usual.”

Oh, no.” I’m not Anne shook her head gently. “I’m not going back, Marilla. I’ll learn my lessons at home and I’ll be as good as I can be and hold my tongue all the time if it’s possible at all. But I will not go back to school I assure you.”

Anne Marilla saw something remarkably like unyielding stubbornness looking out of Anne’s small face. She understood that


lushly illustrated cover of Emily, she stands in the foreground of a woodsy path, wind in her hair.

"unyielding stubbornness": The look on Anne's face, given that it moves even Marilla, suggests some antecedent to "the Murray look" of Emily Byrd Starr, heroine of Montgomery's later trilogy. Emily, too, can affect her intractable Aunt Elizabeth with just a look. The first edition cover of Emily of New Moon (1923); Emily's open and animated expression on the cover no doubt made readers even more surprised to discover Emily's grit and stubbornness (like Anne's).
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