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Chapter 30 - (VERSO)

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that it was rather sinful to set one’s heart so intensely on any human creature as she had set hers on Anne and perhaps she performed a sort of (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)unconscious(end superscript) penance for this by being stricter (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)and more critical(end superscript) than if the girl had been less dear to her. Certainly Anne herself had no idea how Marilla loved her. She sometimes thought wistfully that Marilla was very hard to please and distinctly lacking in sympathy (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)and understanding. (end superscript)But she always checked the thought reproachfully, remembering what she owed to Marilla.

“Anne,” said Marilla abruptly, “Miss Stacy was here this afternoon when you were out with Diana.”


“Was she. Oh, I’m so sorry I wasn’t in. Why didn’t you call me, Marilla? Diana and I were only over in the


LMM Notes

LMM Note B17
Anne came back from her other world with a start and a sigh.