Chapter 17 Summary

The next morning, Anne sees Diana signaling for her to come outside. Anne rushes to her friend’s side only to learn that Diana’s mother has forbidden her to speak to Anne. Diana tells Anne that no matter how much she protested and cried, her mother would not relent. In Anne’s dramatic fashion, she begins poetically of how much she loves her friend. She asks for a lock of Diana’s hair before they part. When Anne returns to her house, she tells Marilla that she knows she will never have another friend. Even if she does manage to find a new friend, it will not be the same thing as her relationship with Diana. She then announces that she does not think she will live much longer—and she hopes that when Diana’s mother sees...

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