Chapter 16 Summary

The differences in the ways Anne and Marilla look at the world are presented as Anne expresses her strong emotions for the beauty of fall. Anne walks into the house with her arms loaded with branches decorated in the red leaves of a maple tree, and she tells Marilla that she is going to take them to her bedroom to brighten up her room. Marilla thinks that the branches will only create a mess. She tells Anne that bedrooms are for sleeping, not for decorating with “out-of-doors stuff.” Anne reminds Marilla that bedrooms are for dreaming, too. Having beautiful things around her bedroom help Anne dream much better. Marilla is not convinced. Although she allows Anne to take the maple leaves to her room, she tells Anne not to drop...

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