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Chapter 9


this than sorrow over the discovery of such a serious defect in Anne’s disposition. And how was she to punish her? The amiable suggestion of the birch switch (begin superscript)E5(end superscript) did not appeal to Marilla. She did not believe she could whip a child. No, some other method of punishment must be found to bring Anne to a proper realization of the enormity of her offence.

Marilla found Anne face downward on her bed, crying bitterly. (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)F5(end superscript)

“Anne,” she said not ungently.

No answer.

“Anne,” with greater severity, “get off that bed this minute and listen to what I have to say to you.”

Anne squirmed off the bed and sat


LMM Notes

LMM Note E5
—to the efficiency of which all Mrs. Rachel's own children could have born smarting testimony—

[the published novel spells "born" correctly; it should be "borne".]

LMM Note F5
quite oblivious of muddy boots on a clean counterpane.


"counterpane" [in F5]: Bedspread.