Chapter 38 Summary

Marilla has gone to the doctor about her headaches. When she returns, she is dejected. She tells Anne that the doctor said there is a chance she might go blind. The only way to save her sight is to give up all reading and sewing. She also must try not to cry. If she wears glasses, her headaches might go away. However, Marilla cannot imagine a life without reading and sewing and other projects that might cause eye strain.

That night, as Anne sits at her bedroom window, she thinks about all the changes that have come over the family since her return from school. When she returned home, she felt nothing but hope for the future. Now she feels as if many years have passed, and her life has been transformed into something...

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