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Chapter 3


for standing on his head.

“Well, now, no, I suppose not—not exactly,” stammered Matthew, (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)P2(end superscript) “I suppose – we could hardly be expected to keep her.”

“I should say not. What good could she be to us?”

“We might be some good to her,” said Matthew suddenly and unexpectedly.

“Matthew Cuthbert, I can see as plain as plain believe that child has bewitched you. I can see as plain as plain that you want to keep her.”

“Well, now, she’s a real interesting little thing,” persisted Matthew. “You should have heard her talk coming from the station.”

“Oh, she can talk fast enough. I saw that at once. It’s nothing in her favour either. I don’t like children who have so much to


LMM Notes

LMM Note P2
uncomfortably driven into a corner for his precise meaning.