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Chapter 38

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“Diana is signaling for me to go over,” laughed Anne. “You know we keep up the old custom. Excuse me while I run over and see what she wants.”

Anne ran down the (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)clover(end superscript) slope like a deer and disappeared in the (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)firry(end superscript) shadows of the Haunted Wood. Mrs. Lynde looked after her indulgently.(begin strikethrough)”(end strikethrough)

“There’s a good deal of the child about her yet in some ways.”

“There’s a good deal more of the woman about her in others,” retorted others Marilla, with a momentary return of her old crispness.

But crispness was no longer Marilla’s distinguishing characteristic. As Mrs. Lynde told her Thomas that night,

“Marilla Cuthbert has got mellow. That’s what.”


"You know we keep up the old custom.": From Chapter 19.