Chapter 3 Summary

When Marilla Cuthbert sees the young, red-headed girl walk into their home, she has no problem stating that a mistake has been made. Marilla discusses the error in front of Anne, who realizes immediately that the beautiful, green-gabled farmhouse will not be her new home. Anne cannot control her emotions as the dreams she has been building in her imagination disintegrate, leaving her with nothing but disappointment. As she sobs, she announces to the Cuthberts exactly how she feels. No one has ever wanted her, she wails—why had she thought things would change? Displaying how dramatic she can be, Anne tells the brother and sister that she has been cast into “the depths of despair.”

The tears soften Marilla...

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