very small child when she had heard one aunt say of her to another, “What a pity she is such a dark homely little thing.” Marilla was every day of forty before the
pain sting had gone out of that memory.
“I don’t say that I think Mrs. Lynde was exactly right in saying what she did to you, Anne,” she
said admitted (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)in a softer tone.(end superscript) “Rachel is too outspoken. But that is no excuse for such behavior on your part[.] (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)H5(end superscript) You were rude + saucy and “ you must –Marilla had a saving inspiration of punishment—”you must go to her and tell her you are very sorry for your bad temper and ask her to forgive you.”
“I can never do that,” said Anne, determinedly and darkly.
LMM Note H5
She was a stranger and an elderly person and my visitor—all three very good reasons why you should have been respectful to her.