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“It’ll be a real satisfaction to see that poor child wearing something decent for once. The way Marilla dresses her is absurd positively absurd, that’s what, and I’ve wanted ached to tell her so plainly a dozen times. I’ve held my tongue, though, for I can see Marilla doesn’t want advice and she thinks she knows more about children bringing children up than I do for all she’s an old maid. But that’s always the way. Folks that has brought up children know that there’s no hard and fast method in the world that’ll suit every child. But them as never have think it’s all as plain and easy as ABC Rule of Three.—just set your three terms down so fashion and the sum’ll work out correct. But flesh and blood don’t come under the head of arithmetic and that’s where Marilla Cuthbert makes