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Chapter 4


Chap. 4.

Morning at Green Gables.

It was broad daylight when Anne awoke and sat up in bed, staring confusedly at the window through which a flood of cheery sunshine was pouring and outside of which something white and feathery waved across glimpses of blue sky.

For a moment she could not remember where she was. First came a delightful thrill, as of something very pleasant; then a horrible remembrance. This was Green Gables and they didn’t want her because she wasn’t a boy!

But it was morning and, yes, it was a cherry tree in full bloom outside her window. With a bound she was out of


illustration à la plume et à l’encre verte d’une fillette agenouillée devant sa fenêtre

"outside her window": Illustration from the 19(begin superscript)th(end superscript) printing of the illustrated Ryerson edition of the novel, 1969.