Chapter 27 Summary

Marilla has been gone from home most of the day, having joined other women in the community for an Aid meeting. She is not a woman who is easily excited, but she feels excited now to be finally coming home. As she walks along the lane toward her house, she anticipates a warm fire burning in the kitchen stove and dinner at least started. She told Anne to have food ready by five.

However, when Marilla opens the door to the kitchen, the room is dark and cold. There is no food on the table and Anne is not there. When Matthew comes in from the field, though he is hungry and disappointed that dinner is not ready, he suggests that Marilla not be too hard in her feelings toward Anne; she always has a good excuse when she has...

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