Chapter 21 Summary

A new minister and his wife have come to Avonlea, and all the people in town are talking about them. Marilla listens to Anne’s evaluation of both the old minister who is leaving and the new one who has just arrived. The new minister is a newlywed, and his wife has been assigned to teach Sunday school classes. The minister’s wife has thrilled Anne most of all.

Anne tells Marilla that the old Sunday school teacher asked all the questions and never allowed any of the students to ask their own. However, Mrs. Allan, the new teacher, has said that she does not think it fair to keep children from asking questions, so she invites them to pose any question they like. When Ruby Gillis heard this, she asked if there would...

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