Chapter 37 Summary

One day when Anne comes in from outside, she hears Marilla’s panicked voice. Matthew has fainted. Marilla tells Anne to get Martin, the hired farmhand. They tell Martin what has happened, and he leaves immediately for the doctor. Mrs. Lynde is nearby. When she hears the commotion, she comes running. Gently, she pushes Marilla and Anne to the side, takes Matthew’s pulse, and puts her ear to his chest. When she looks up at the women, tears are in her eyes. She tells them there is nothing they can do for him. Matthew has died. When the doctor arrives, he suspects that Matthew’s heart must have given way. He wonders if Matthew had received any shocking news. Martin tells of a letter he had picked up from the post office and...

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