Chapter 34 Summary

Anne leaves for Queen’s College in Charlottetown—but not before shedding many tears. Even Marilla cannot keep herself from crying. On the night before Anne is to depart, Anne tries on the new dress Marilla has made for her. It is the fanciest dress Anne has ever owned. Marilla surprised Anne by thinking that she might need a more elegant dress if she should be invited out for an evening affair. When Marilla sees Anne in the dress, she wonders where the little girl whom she raised has gone. Anne consoles Marilla by telling her that no matter how transformed she might look on the outside, inside she is still the little orphan girl who first appeared at her doorstep.

Anne’s thoughts turn to school as Matthew drives...

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