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Chapter 38 - (VERSO)

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“Gilbert,” she said, with scarlet cheeks, “I want to thank you for giving up the school for me. It was very good of you—and I want you to know that I appreciate it.” Gilbert took the offered hand eagerly.

“It wasn’t particularly good of me at all, Anne. I was pleased to be able to do you some small service. Are we going to be friends after this? Have you really forgiven me my old fault?”

Anne laughed(begin strikethrough).(end strikethrough) and tried unsuccessfully to withdraw her hand.

“I forgave you that day by the pond landing, although I didn’t know it. What a stubborn little goose I was. I’ve beeen—been—I may as well make a complete con-


"and tried unsuccessfully to withdraw her hand.": Montgomery's struck-through period, and added phrase, increase the drama of the moment well.


"I forgave you that day by the pond landing": In Chapter 28.