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Chapter 37

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came into her eyes.

“Oh, Marilla,” she said gravely, “I don’t think—we can do anything for him.”

“Mrs. Lynde, you don’t think—you can’t think—Matthew is—is”— Anne could not say the dreadful word; she turned sick and pallid.

“Child, yes, I’m afraid of it. Look at his face. When you’ve seen that look as often as I have you’ll know what it means.”
When the doctor came he said that death had been instantaneous and probably painless, caused in all likelihood by some sudden shock. The secret of the shock was discovered to be in the paper Matthew had held and which Martin had


LMM Notes

LMM Note D19
Anne looked at the still face and there beheld the seal of the Great Presence.


"Anne" "held": It is interesting that twice on this distressing page (here and in the last line, "held"), Montgomery has to write simple words over again, correcting a too-hasty scrawl with clearer lettering.