Chapter 10 Summary

The next morning when Marilla tells Matthew about what Anne said to Mrs. Lynde, Matthew is far from feeling disappointed with the girl—he applauds her, stating that it was time someone spoke up to the “meddlesome old gossip.” This annoys Marilla, who believes Anne should be punished. Matthew says he agrees that Anne should have a small punishment but urges his sister not to be too harsh with the girl. He reminds Marilla that Anne has not had very good training in social graces. Marilla says Anne will have to stay in her room until she decides to apologize to Mrs. Lynde, but Marilla will not make Anne miss any meals. Marilla will take the time to carry Anne’s meals up to her room.

For three meals that day,...

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