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Chapter 38

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fession—I’ve been sorry ever since.”

“We are going to be the best of friends,” said Gilbert jubilantly. “We were born to be good friends, Anne. You’ve thwarted destiny long enough. I know we can help each other in many ways. You are going to study keep up your studies, aren’t you? So am I. Come, I’m going to walk home with you.”

Marilla looked curiously at Anne when the latter entered the kitchen.

“Who was that came up the lane with you, Anne?”

“Gilbert Blythe,” said Anne, vexed to find herself blushing. “I met him on Barry’s hill.”

“I didn’t think you and Gilbert Blythe


black and white still of a young man in a jaunty cap, extending his hand to a girl sitting next to him

"We were born to be good friends, Anne.": Gilbert (Tom Brown) and Anne (Anne Shirley, née Dawn O'Day) in the 1934 Anne of Green Gables film.