Chapter 19 Summary

After Matthew persuades her, Marilla gives Anne permission to spend the night at Diana’s house. Diana’s family is expecting several other guests, including an old aunt named Josephine.

Before Aunt Josephine arrives, the family attends a concert and a debate at the local hall. Gilbert has the task of doing a reading, which Anne is so determined to ignore that she opens a books she has brought with her and reads it all through Gilbert’s recitation. Anne has still not forgiven Gilbert for calling her “carrot,” and she promises that she never will. Afterward, Diana informs Anne that Gilbert stared at Anne throughout his performance.

It is late when the family arrives home. Diana’s mother sends the...

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