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Chapter 2


that you would be along for her presently. That’s all I know about it.” A1

“I don’t understand,” said Matthew helplessly, wishing that Marll Marilla were at hear hand to cope with the situation.

“Well, you’d better question the girl,” said the station master carelessly. “I daresay she’ll be able to explain — she’s got a tongue of her own, that’s certain.” B1

He walked jauntily away, being hungry, and the unfortunate Matthew was left to do that which was harder for him than bearding a lion in its den — walk up to a girl — a strange girl (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)— an orphan girl —(end superscript) and demand of her why she wasn’t a boy. Matthew groaned in spirit as he (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)turned about and(end superscript) shuffled gently down the platform towards her.




LMM Notes

LMM Note A1
– and I haven’t got any more orphans concealed hereabouts[.]”

LMM Note B1
Maybe they were out of boys of the (begin strikethrough)kind(end strikethrough) brand you wanted.