Chapter 16 - (VERSO)
with her father,” said Mrs. Barry, going in and shutting the door. Anne went back to Green Gables calm with despair.
“My last hope is gone,” she told Marilla. “I went up and saw Mrs. Barry myself and she treated me very insultingly. Marilla, I do not think she is a well-bred woman. There is nothing more to do except to pray and I haven’t much hope that that’ll do much good because, Marilla, I do not believe that God himself can do very much with such an obstinate woman as Mrs. Barry.”
“Anne, you shouldn’t say such things,” rebuked Marilla, striving to overcome that (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)unholy(end superscript) tendency to laughter which she was dismayed to find growing upon
"283a": The "a" was added in pencil later, to correct her mistake in numbering two pages "283."