Chapter 1 | Chapter 2
* Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan boy to help with the chores. Mrs. Lynde, a busybody neighbor, warns Marilla of the dangers in adopting a strange boy.
* When Matthew goes to the station to pick up the orphan boy he finds Anne, a talkative little girl waiting for him instead. He is charmed by her chatter and her delight with the ride to Green Gables.
Chapter 3 | Chapter 4
* Marilla can't hide her dismay at Matthew bringing a girl instead of a boy. Anne falls into despair and shows her flair for the dramatic.
* Matthew hints that he would like to keep Anne.
* The next morning Anne wakes up to a beautiful sunny day and looks out the window at the cherry blossoms, apple orchard and lilac bushes.
Chapter 5 | Chapter 6
* Marilla asks Anne about herself and Anne tells her about her school teacher parents dying...
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