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Chapter 38 - (VERSO)

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there was a smile on her lips and peace in her heart+ heart. She had looked her duty courageously in the face and found it a friend—as duty ever is when we meet it frankly.

One afternoon a few days later Marilla came slowly in from the yard where she had been talking to a caller—a man whom Anne knew by sight as John Sadler from Carmody. Anne wondered what he could have been saying to bring that look to Marilla’s face.

“What did Mr. Sadler want, Marilla?”

Marilla sat down by the window and looked at Anne. There were tears in her eyes in defiance of the oculist’s prohibition and her voice broke as she said,

“He heard that I was going to sell Green Gables and he wants to buy it.”

“Buy it! Buy Green Gables”! Anne


potted geraniums sit in the sill of a long window looking out at a green lawn and gardens

"Marilla sat down by the window": A photo of the long kitchen window at Green Gables Heritage House.
Anne Victoria Photography