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Chapter 34 - (VERSO)

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(begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)gingham(end superscript) lap, took Marilla’s (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)lined(end superscript) face between her hands, and looked gravely and tenderly into Marilla’s eyes.

“I’m not a bit changed – not really. I’m only just pruned down and branched out. The real me—back here—is just the same. It won’t make a bit of difference where I go or how much I change outwardly; at heart I shall always be your little Anne who will love you and Matthew and dear Green Gables more and better every day of her life[.]”

Anne laid her fresh young cheek against Marilla’s faded one, and reached out a hand to pat Matthew’s shoulder. Marilla would have given much just then


illustration of Marilla standing over Anne, who works on red and white patchwork in the kitchen

"only just pruned down and branched out": Sybil Tawse's illustration of this cozy moment.