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Chapter 16

280 in about my currant wine and how I’d always said it couldn’t have the least effect on anybody. I just told her plainly that currant wine wasn’t meant to be drunk three tumblerfuls at a time and that if a child I had to do with was so greedy I’d sober her up with a right good spanking.”

Marilla whisked into the kitchen, grievously disturbed, leaving a very much distracted little soul in the porch behind her. Presently Anne stepped out (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)bare-headed(end superscript) into the chill autumn dusk; very determinedly and steadily she took her way down through the sere clover field over the log bridge and up through the spruce grove.(begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)I9 (end superscript)Mrs. Barry, coming to the door in answer to a timid knock, found a white-lipped, eager-eyed suppliant on the doorstep.


LMM Notes

LMM Note I9
lighted by a pale little moon hanging low over the western woods.


"suppliant": One who asks humbly for help or a favour.