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Chapter 9


satisfaction. I can’t say I’m sorry when I’m not, (begin subscript)^(end subscript)(begin superscript)can I?(end superscript) I can’t even imagine I’m sorry.”

“Perhaps your imagination will be in better working order by the morning,” said Marilla, rising to depart. “You’ll have the night to think over your conduct in and come to a better frame of mind. You said you would try to be a very good girl if we kept you at Green Gables but I must say it hasn’t seemed very much like it this evening.”

Leaving this Parthian shaft  to rankle in Anne’s stormy bosom Marilla descended to the kitchen grievously troubled in mind and soul vexed in soul. She was as


"Parthian shaft": An arrow (or insult) shot backwards by the retreating army (or person), and named after the ancient Parthian army's habit of fighting in supposed retreat.