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Chapter 6


woman? She felt a lump coming up in her throat, She was and her eyes smarted painfully. She was beginning to be afraid she couldn’t keep the tears back when Mrs. Spencer returned, flushed and beaming, quite capable of taking any and every difficulty, (begin superscript)^physical, mental or spiritual,(end superscript) into consideration and settling it out of hand.

“It seems there’s been a mistake about this little girl, Mrs. Blewett,” she said. “I was under the impression that Mr. and Miss Cuthbert wanted a little girl to adopt; (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)I was certainly told so.(end superscript) But it seems it was a boy they wanted. So, if you’re still of the same mind you were yesterday I think she’ll be just the thing for you.”

Mrs. Blewett darted her eyes over Anne from head to foot.

“How old are you and what’s your name?” she demanded.


photo of a stage, filled with laundry and clotheslines with two women and a young girl with red hair

"Mrs. Blewett": Anne and Marilla visit Mrs. Blewett in Anne of Green Gables–The Musical(begin superscript)TM(end superscript) in 2013. Starring Alicia Toner, Josée Brudreau, Katie Kerr, and Marlane O'Brien. Photo by Louise Vessey.
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