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Chapter 7


Chapter VII

Anne says Her Prayers.

When Marilla took Anne up to bed that night she said stiffly,

“Now, Anne, I noticed last night that you threw your clothes all about the floor when you took them off. That is a very untidy habit and I can’t allow it at all. As soon as you take off any article of clothing fold it neatly and place it on the chair.” T3

“I was so harrowed up in my mind last night that I didn’t think about my clothes at all,” said Anne. “I’ll fold them nicely tonight. They always made us do that at the asylum.” U3

“Say your prayers now and get into bed.”

“I never say any prayers,” announced Anne. V3

“Why, Anne, what do you mean?


LMM Notes

LMM Note T3*
I haven't any use at all for little girls who arent neat."

[*The asterisk here is a reminder that Montgomery continues the sequence of mis-numbered notes she began in the last chapter. Montgomery's Notes in Chapter 7 range from T3 (which should really be Y3)-C4, on Notes pages 21-23.]

LMM Note U3*
Half the time though I'd (begin strikethrough)be in such a hurry to get into bed(end strikethrough) forget, I'd be in such a hurt to get into bed, nice and quiet: and imagine things."

"You'll have to remember a little better, (begin strikethrough)"(end strikethrough) if you stay here" admonished Marilla. "There, that looks something like. Say your

LMM Note V3*
Marilla looked horrified astonishment.