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Chapter 7


“I—I don’t suppose it will,” said Marilla. “Go to sleep now like a good child. Good-night.”

“I can say good-night to-night with a clear conscience,” said Anne, luxuriously cuddling down among her pillows.

Marilla retreated to the kitchen,
“Matthew Cuthbert, it’s about time somebody adopted that child and taught her something. She’s next door to a perfect heathen. I C4 foresee that I shall have my hands full. Well, well, we can’t get through this world without our share of trouble. I’ve had a pretty easy life of it so far but my time has come at last and I suppose I’ll just have to make the best of it.”


LMM Notes

LMM Note B4
set the candle firmly on the table and glared at Matthew.

LMM Note C4
Will you believe that she never said a prayer in her life until tonight? I'll send to the manse tomorrow and borrow the Peep of Day Series, that's what I'll do. And she shall go to Sunday School just as soon as I can get some suitable clothes made for her.


green book cover with gilt lettering and a black imprint illustration of a young girl

"Peep of Day" series [in C4]: Books by religious enthusiast and educator, Favell Lee Mortimer (1802–1878). Her first book (1833) was a resounding success: The peep of day, or, A series of the earliest religious instruction the infant mind is capable of receiving. Here, a cover of one of the volumes.
Emily Woster


"C4": While she has tucked the Note between two words, the final text of the Note is inserted after the word "heathen" in the published novel.