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Chapter 9


you were red-haired and homely. You say it yourself often enough[.]”

“Oh, but there’s such a difference between saying a thing yourself and hearing other people say it,” (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)wailed Anne.(end superscript) (begin superscript)G5(end superscript) “When she said those things something just rose right up in me and choked me. I had to fly out at her.”

“Well, you made a fine exhibition of yourself I must say. Mrs. Lynde will have a nice story to tell about you everywhere (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)—and she’ll tell it, too. (end superscript)It was a dreadful thing for you to lose your temper like that, Anne.”

“Just imagine how you would feel if somebody told you to your face that you were skinny and ugly,” pleaded Anne tearfully.

An old remembrance suddenly rose up before Marilla. She had been a


LMM Notes

LMM Note G5
You may know a thing is so, but you can't help hoping other people don't quite think it is. I suppose you think I have an awful temper but I couldn't help it.