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Chapter 20 - (VERSO)


with some of Anne’s freshly ironed school aprons. She hung them over a chair and sat down with a short sigh. She had had one of her headaches that afternoon and although the pain had gone she felt weak and “tuckered out” as she expressed it. Anne looked at her with sympathetic eyes limpid with sympathy.

“I do truly wish I could have had the headache in your place, Marilla. I would have endured it joyfully for your sake.”

“I guess you did your part in attending to the work and letting me rest,” said Marilla. “XXXXXXXXXXX “You seem to have got on fairly well and made fewer mistakes than usual. Of course it wasn’t exactly necessary to starch Matthew’s handkerchiefs!


"XXXXX": This unusual line is struck through more heavily than other lines in the novel. Perhaps Montgomery really hated the line she drafted, or perhaps she absent-mindedly continued to add loops through it as she thought of the next lines.