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Chapter 25 - (VERSO)

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Marilla knew all the following fortnight that Matthew had something on his mind, but what it was she could not guess, until Chrst Christmas Eve, when Mrs. Lynde brought up the new dress. Marilla behaved pretty well on the whole, although it is very + lik likely she distrusted Mrs. Lynde’s (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)diplomatic(end superscript) explanation that she had made the dress because Matthew was afraid Anne would find out about it too soon if Marilla made it.

“So this is what Matthew has been looking so mysterious over and grinning about to himself for two weeks, is it?” she said(begin subscript) ^(end subscript)(begin superscript)a little stiffly but tolerantly.(end superscript) “I knew he was up to some foolishness[.] Well, I must say I don’t think Anne needed any more dresses. I made her three good, warm, serviceable ones this fall and anything more is sheer extravagance. (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)Z14(end superscript) You’ll just pamper Anne’s


LMM Notes

LMM Note Z14
There's enough material in those sleeves alone to make a waist, I declare there is.