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Chapter 8


Chapter VIII

Anne’s Bringing-up Is Begun

For reasons best known to herself Marilla did not tell Anne that she was to stay at Green Gables untl until the next afternoon. During the forenoon she kept the child busy with various tasks and watched over her with a keen eye while she did them. By noon she had concluded that Anne was smart and obedient, willing to work and quick to learn; her most serious shortcoming seemed to be a tendency to fall into day-dreams in the middle of a task and forget all about it until such time as she was (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)sharply (end superscript)recalled to earth by a reprimand or a catastrophe.

When Anne had finished washing the dinner dishes she suddenly confronted Marilla desperately with the air and expression of one desperately determined to learn the worst