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Chapter 28

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But Matthew, who had been sitting mutely in his corner, laid a hand on Anne’s shoulder when Marilla had gone out.

“Don’t give up all your romance, Anne,” he whispered shyly. “A little of it is a good thing—not too much, of course—but keep a little of it, Anne, keep a little of it.”

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a man in a black suit sits agains the wall of a house, and a girl with red hair leans into his lap

"Don’t give up all your romance, Anne": One of the most affecting songs in the Anne of Green Gables–The Musical(begin superscript)TM(end superscript) is Matthew’s to Anne, to keep a little of the romance in her life, "Anne of Green Gables Never Change." Emma Rudy as Anne Shirley and Shawn Wright as Matthew Cuthbert, The 2019 Charlottetown Festival. Photo: Louise Vessey.
Confederation Centre of the Arts, photo by Louise Vessey