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Chapter 23 - (VERSO)

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his shoulder.

At that moment Marilla had a revelation. In the sudden stab of fear that pierced to her very heart she realized what Anne had come to mean to her. She would have admitted that she liked Anne— na nay, that she was very fond of Anne. But now she knew as she hurried wildly down the slop slope that Anne was dearer to her than anything on earth.

“Mr. Barry, what has happened (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)to her?”(end superscript) she gasped, more white and shaken than the self-contained, sensible Marilla had been for many years. Anne herself answered, lifting her head.

“Don’t be frightened, Marilla. I was walking the ridge-pole and I fell off. I expect I have sprained my ankle. But, Marilla, I might have broken my neck. Let us look on the bright side of things.”

“I might have known you’d go and do something of the sort when I let


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