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Chapter 6

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No, she could not do that take the responsibility of doing that!

“Well, I don’t know,” she said slowly. “I didn’t say that Matthew and I had absolutely decided that we wouldn’t keep her. In fact, I may say that Matthew is disposed to keep her. I just came over to find out how the mistake had occurred. I think I’d better take her home again and talk it over with Matthew. If we I feel that I oughtn’t to decide on anything without consulting him. If we make up our mind not to keep her we’ll bring (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)or send(end superscript) her over to you to-morrow night. If we don’t you may know she is going to stay with us. Will that suit you, Mrs. Blewett?”


"I'd better take her home again": Note the casualness of their discussion about Anne's fate. They are speaking about decisions that would dramatically alter Anne's life, but even she, according to the expectations of the time, does not chime in.