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Chapter 27 - (VERSO)

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her kitchen and found the fire black out, with no sign of Anne anywhere, she felt (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)justly(end superscript) disappointed and irritated. She had told Anne to be sure and have tea ready at five o’clock, but now she must hurry to take off her (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)second-best(end superscript) dress and prepare the meal herself against Matthew’s return from ploughing.

“I’ll settle Miss Anne when she comes home,” said Marilla grimly, (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)V15(end superscript) Matthew had come in and was waiting patiently for his tea in a corner. “She’s gadding off somewhere with Diana, and never writing stories or practicing dialogues or some such tomfoolery, and never thinking once about the time or her duties. She’s just got to be pulled up short and sudden on this sort


LMM Notes

LMM Note V15
as she shaved up kindlings with a carving knife and (begin strikethrough)more(end strikethrough) more vim than was strictly necessary.


"entered her kitchen": The kitchen was the working heart of the house, and Marilla is justly annoyed when she finds Anne has let the stove fire burn out. A properly banked fire could last for many hours, and starting a new fire, much less heating the stove properly so it could warm or cook food, took time Marilla thought she had been spared.