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Chapter 37

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kindly smile as if he but slept, dreaming pleasant dreams. There were flowers about him (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)E19(end superscript) Anne had gathered them and brought them to him, her anguished (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)tearless(end superscript) eyes burning in her pale white face. It was the last thing she could do for him.

The Barrys and Mrs. Lynde stayed with them that night. Diana, going to the east gable, when Anne was standing at her window, said gently:

“Anne, dear, would you like to have me sleep with you tonight?”

“Thank you, Diana.” Anne looked earnestly into her friend’s face. “I think you won’t misunderstand me when I say that I want to be alone. I’m not afraid. I haven’t been alone one minute since it happened—and I want to be.


LMM Notes

LMM Note E19
—sweet; old-fashioned flowers which his mother had planted in the homestead garden in her bridal days and for which Matthew had always had a secret, wordless love.