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Chapter 6


and the result of the interview with Mrs Spencer.

“I wouldn’t give a dog I liked to that Blewett woman,” said Matthew with unusual vim.”

“I don’t fancy her style myself,” admitted Marilla, “but it’s that or keeping her ourselves, Matthew. And, since you seem to want to I suppose I’m willing—or have to be. It seems a sort of duty. (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)W3(end superscript) So far as I’m concerned, Matthew, she may stay.

Matthew’s shy face was a glow of delight.

“Well, now, I reckoned you’d come to see it in that light, Marilla,” he said. “She’s such an interesting little thing.”

“It’d be more to the point if you could say she was a useful little thing,” retorted Marilla, “But I’ll make


LMM Notes

LMM Note W3
I've never brought up a child, especially a girl, and I daresay I'll make a terrible mess of it. But I'll do my best.