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Chapter 5


much. I told Mrs Hammond so (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)firmly,(end superscript) when the last pair came. I used (begin superscript)to (end superscript)(begin superscript)get so dreadfully tired carrying them about(end superscript) I lived up river with Mrs. Hammond over two years, and then Mr. Hammond died and Mrs. Hammond broke up housekeeping. She divided her children among her relatives and went to the States. I had to go to the asylum at Hopeton, because nobody would take me. They didn’t want me at the asylum, either; but they they said they were overcrowded as it was. But they had to take me and I was there four months until Mrs. Spencer came[.]”

Anne finished up with another sigh, Evidently of relief this time. Evidently she did not like talking about her experiences in a world that had not wanted her.

“Did you ever go to school”? demanded Marilla, turning the sorrel


"Hopeton" and "Hopetown" are one and the same; either Montgomery or the publisher finally settled on Hopeton.