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Chapter 9


liable to be flown at and insulted in such a fashion. It’s something new in my experience.”

Whereat Mrs. Rachel swept out and away and Marilla —if a fat woman who always waddled could be said to sweep away—and Marilla with a very solemn face betook herself to the east gable.

On the way upstairs she pondered uneasily as to what she ought to do. She felt no little dismay over the scene that had just been enacted. How unfortunate that Anne should have displayed such temper before Mrs. Rachel Lynde of all people! Then Marilla suddenly became aware of an uncomfortable and rebuking consciousness that she felt more humiliation over


a steep staircase with red railings, surrounded by a busy floral wallpaper

"upstairs": The (steep) stairs at Green Gables Heritage House.
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