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Chapter 9


her face scarlet with anger, her lips quivering, and her whole slender form trembling from head to foot.

“I hate you,” she cried in a choked voice, stamping her foot on the floor.(begin strikethrough)”(end strikethrough) I hate you—I hate you—I hate you! (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)Z4(end superscript) How dare you call me skinny and ugly? How dare you say I’m freckled and red-headed? You are a rude, impolite, unfeeling woman.”

“Anne!” exclaimed Marilla in consternation. A5

“How dare you say such things about me?” Anne she repeated vehemently. “How would you like to have such things said about you? How would you like to be told that you are fat and clumsy and probably hadn’t a spark of imagination in you? I don’t care if I do hurt your feelings


LMM Notes

LMM Note Z4
—a louder stamp with each assertion of hatred.

LMM Note A5
But Anne continued to face Mrs. Rachel undauntedly, head up, eyes blazing, hands clenched, passionate indignation exhaling from her like an atmosphere.


sepia-toned pencil drawing of Anne stamping her feet on the floor in front of an astonished Marilla and Mrs. Lynde

"I hate you!": A favourite scene for illustrators of the novel. W.A.J. and M.A. Claus illustrated the first edition of Anne, choosing to caption this drawing with the beginning of Anne's outburst, "'I hate you,' she cried in a choked voice, stamping her foot on the floor."