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Chapter 18

myself, for I never saw a case of croup. There now, never mind talking till you’ve had your dinner. I can tell by the look of you that you’re just full up with speeches but they’ll keep.”

Marilla had something to tell Anne, but she did not tell it just then, for she knew if she did Anne’s consequent excitement would lift her clear out of the region of such material matters as appetite or dinner. Not until Anne had finished her saucer of blue plums did Marilla say:

“Mrs. Barry was here this afternoon, Anne. She wanted to see you but I wouldn’t wake you up. She says you saved Minnie May’s life and she is very sorry she acted as she did


"blue plums": These were likely blue damson plums, an heirloom species of plums prized by canners for their depth of flavor when preserved.