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Chapter 8


“Oh, please, Miss Cuthbert-, won’t you tell me if you are going to send me away or not? I’ve tried to be part patient all the morning but I really feel that I cannot bear not knowing any longer.(begin strikethrough)”(end strikethrough) E4

“You haven’t scalded the dish-cloth in clean hot water as I told you to do,” said Marilla, immovably. “Just go and do it before you ask any more questions, Anne.”

Anne went and attended to the dish-cloth. Then she returned to Marilla and fastened imploring eyes on the latter’s face.

“Well,” said Marilla, (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)F4(end superscript) “I suppose I might as well tell you. Matthew and I have decided to keep you—that is, if you will try to be a good little girl and show yourself


LMM Notes

LMM Note D4
Her thin little body trembled from head to foot; her face flushed and her eyes dilated until they were almost black; she clasped her hands tightly and said in an imploring voice,

[Montgomery's Notes in this chapter range from D4-S4,Notes pages 23-22; that 22 should really be numbered "27."]

LMM Note E4
It's a dreadful feeling. Please tell me."

LMM Note F4
unable to find any excuse for deferring her explanation longer,