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Chapter 15

she would have trouble in overcoming it; but she wisely resolved to say nothing more just then.

“I’ll run down and see Rachel about it this evening,” she thought. “There’s no use reasoning with Anne now. She’s too worked up and I’ve an idea she can be awful stubborn when she takes the notion. (begin superscript)G8(end superscript)  I’ll just talk it over with Rachel. She’s sent ten children to school so she ought to know something about it. She’ll have heard the whole story, too, by this time.”

Marilla found Mrs. Lynde knitting quilts as industriously and cheerfully as usual.

“I suppose you know what I’ve come about,” she said, a little shamefacedly.


LMM Notes

LMM Note G8
Far as I can make out from her story Mr. Phillips has been carrying matters with a rather high hand. But it would never do to say so to her.


detail of a bedspread made of different knitted squares sewn together some with geometric shapes and some with leaves

"knitting quilts": Mrs. Lynde is knitting blankets. Technically, these are not "quilted," as that implies layers of fabric and batting sandwiched and then sewn together. A knitted quilt is made of individual knitted, patterned squares all sewn together to form blankets or bedspreads of various sizes. Pictured here is an apple-leaf patterned, hand-knitted bedspread made by L.M. Montgomery and given to Anita Webb. The family of Pauline Webb Jones donated the bedspread to the L.M. Montgomery Institute, U.P.E.I., in 1994.
UPEI Robertson Library and the L.M. Montgomery Institute