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Chapter 34 - (VERSO)

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The green dress was made up with as many tucks and frills and shirrings as Emily’s taste permitted. Anne put it on one evening for Matthew and Marilla’s benefit and recited “The Maiden’s Vow” for them in the kitchen. As Marilla watched the bright animated face and graceful motions her thoughts went back to Anne’s arrival the evening Anne had arrived at Green Gables, and memory recalled a vv vivid picture of the odd, frightened child in her (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)preposterous(end superscript) yellowish-brown wincey dress, (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)the heartbreak looking out of her tearful eyes.(end superscript) Something in the memory brought tears to Marilla’s (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)own(end superscript) eyes.

“I declare, my recitation has made you cry, Marilla,” said Anne gaily, stooping over Marilla’s chair


a scrapbook page with the clipping of a woman surrounded by many multi-coloured circles of fabric, each one a different pattern or colour.

"made up with as many tucks and frills and shirrings": Fashion and fabrics were vitally important to Montgomery and to Anne. In addition to fashion plates, Montgomery added swatches of fabric to her scrapbook (Red Scrapbook p. 9; Imagining Anne p. 107). Fashion historian Betsy Watkins notes that Montgomery's obvious awareness of fashion and clothing, and the many little details she provides, help illustrate Anne's growth.
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"yellowish-brown wincey": In Chapter 2, Montgomery used "yellowish-gray".