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Chapter 6


“I suppose it’ll have to,” said Mrs. Blewett ungraciously.

During Marilla’s speech a sunrise had been dawning on Anne’s face. First the look of despair died faded out; then came a (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)faint(end superscript) flush of hope; her eyes grew deep and bright as morning stars. The child was quite transfigured; and, a moment later, when Mrs Spencer and Mrs Blewett went out in quest of a recipe the latter had come to borrow, she sprang up and flew across the room to Marilla.

“Oh, Miss Cuthbert, did you really say that perhaps you would let me stay at Green Gables?” she said in a breathless whisper. (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)V3(end superscript) “Did you really say it? Or did I only imagine that you did?”


LMM Notes

LMM Note V3
as if speaking aloud might shatter the glorious possibility