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Chapter 7


doesn’t it?”

“We’re not talking about poetry, Anne—we are talking about saying your prayers. Don’t you know it’s a terrible wicked thing not to say your prayers every night? I’m afraid you are a very bad little girl.”

“You’d find it easier to be bad than good if you had red hair,” said Anne reproachfully. (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)W3(end superscript) “Mrs Thomas told me that God made my hair red on purpose and I’ve never cared about Him since. And, anyhow, I’d always be too tired at night to bother saying prayers. People who have to look after twins can’t be expected to say their prayers.(begin strikethrough)”(end strikethrough) Now, do you honestly think they can?”

Marilla decided that Anne’s religious training must be begun


LMM Notes

LMM Note W3*
"People who haven't red hair don't know what trouble is.