Chapter 21 - (VERSO)
pity’s sake why couldn’t you have smelled it?”
Anne dissolved into tears at this double disgrace.
“I couldn’t—I had such a cold!” and with this she fairly fled to the gable chamber, where she cast herself on the bed and wept as one who refuses to be comforted.
Presently a light step sounded on the stairs and somebody entered the room.
“Oh, Marilla,” sobbed Anne, without looking up. “I’m disgraced forever. I shall never be able to live this down. It will get out—things always do get out in Avonlea (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)C13 (end superscript)I shall always be pointed at as the girl who flavoured a cake with anodyne liniment. Gil—the boys in school will never get over laughing at
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Diana will ask me how my cake turned out and I shall have to tell her the truth.