Chapter 6 Summary

When Marilla and Anne arrive at Mrs. Spencer’s home, the women discuss the error that was made. Mrs. Spencer insists that she was told the Cuthberts wanted a girl. Marilla realizes that for such an important task as choosing an orphan to adopt, she and Matthew should have gone to the orphanage themselves. After talking the situation over, Mrs. Spencer comes up with a solution. Mrs. Peter Blewett recently stated that she needed a young girl and was considering adopting an orphan. Mrs. Blewett has several children and needs a girl to help take care of them, Mrs. Spencer tells Marilla. If Mrs. Blewett agrees to take Anne, then the Cuthberts would be free to adopt the boy they need.

Marilla is not very pleased on hearing...

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