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Chapter 33 - (VERSO)

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not have cared if she had. She drew a long breath and flung her head up proudly, courage and determination tingling over her like an electric shock. She would not fail before Gilbert Blythe – he should never be able to laugh at her, never, never! Her fright and nervousness vanished; and she began her recitation, her clear, sweet voice reaching to the farthest corner of the room without a tremor or a break. Self-possession was fully restored to her and in the reaction from that horrible moment of powerlessness she recited as she had never done before. When she finished there were bursts of honest applause. Anne, stepping back to her seat, found blushing with shyness and delight, found her hand vigorously clasped and


"not have": The words "not have" are repeated here at the beginning of this page. She ends page 623 with "not have" — this repetition could have been from the haste of dashing from one page to the next to get her sentences down; or it could have been from copying and not paying attention to the ending of the page before she continued on the next. Either way, it is another instance where a repetition calls attention to Montgomery’s possible process.


"Never Never": Anne's angry repetition perfectly echoes her "never never!" her outburst in Chapter 9 with Rachel Lynde. Anne has grown beyond stamping her foot, but the fire still erupts when she is insulted.