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Chapter 27 - (VERSO)

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“Are you sick then?” demanded Marilla anxiously, going over to the bed.

Anne cowered deeper into her pillows as if desirous of hiding herself forever from mortal eyes.

“No. But please, Marilla, go away and don’t look at me. I’m in the depths of despair and I don’t care who gets head in class or writes the best composition anymore or sings in the Sunday-school choir any more. Little Little things like that are of no importance now because I don’t suppose I’ll ever be able to go anywhere again. My career is closed. Please, Marilla, go away and don’t look at me.”

“Did anyone ever hear the like?” said the mystified Marlla Marilla wanted to know. “Anne Shirley, whatever is the


a girl stands triumphantly in her bedroom with a bottle raised in one hand, a spotlight shines on her

"Did anyone ever hear the like?": Readers of the novel aren't sure yet what has happened to Anne, but in Anne of Green Gables—The Musical(begin superscript)TM(end superscript), the audience gets to see Anne just prior to Marilla's arrival. Emma Rudy in the role of Anne, Charlottetown Festival 2019, photo by Louise Vessey.
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