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Chapter 27

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there is nothing comforting in having your hair cut off because you’ve died [sic] it a dreadful colour, is there? I’m going to weep all the time you’re cutting it off, if it won’t interfere. It seems such a tragic thing.”

Anne wept then, but later on, when she went upstairs and looked in the glass, she was calm with despair. Marilla had done her work thoroughly and it had been necessary to shingle the hair as closely as possible. The result was not becoming, Anne to state the case as mildly as may be. Anne promptly turned her glass to the wall.

“I’ll never never look at myself again until my hair grows,” she exclaimed passionately.

Then she suddenly turned righted the


"shingle the hair": Shingled hair is cut short and close to the scalp at the nape of the neck and then left gradually longer toward crown of the head.