Chapter 11 Summary

Marilla has made three new dresses and presents them to Anne, asking for her impressions of them. Anne responds by saying she can “imagine” that she might like them. Marilla asks Anne what is wrong with the garments. Anne admits that they are not very pretty. Marilla tells Anne that she did not make them to be pretty; she made them to be “serviceable.” The dresses are good and sensible with no frills, and they are the only clothes Anne will get for the summer. Marilla reminds Anne that she should be grateful she has received any new clothes at all. She expects Anne to keep them clean and tidy. Anne says she is grateful—but she would be even more grateful if Marilla had made just one of them with puffy sleeves, which is...

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