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Chapter 6


said severely. “Go back and sit down quietly and hold your tongue, and behave as a good girl should.”

“I’ll try to do and be anything you want me, if you’ll only keep me,” said Anne, returning meekly to her ottoman.

When they arrived back at Green Gables that evening Matthew met them in the lane. Marilla wa Marilla from afar had noted him prowling along it and guessed his motive. She was prepared for the relief she read in his face when he saw that she had br at least brought Anne back with her. But she said nothing to him, relative to the affair, until they were both out in the yard behind the barn milking the cows. Then she briefly told him Anne’s history


"returning meekly to the ottoman": Despite her plea to Marilla, Anne "behave[s] as a young girl should" and returns to her place across the room on the ottoman, where she was expected to disappear from the conversation.