Anne of Green Gables - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

Anne wakes confused by the cherry sunshine, not sure of where she is. At first delighted by her surroundings, and then crushed by the recollection that she is to be returned, she is animated by the lovely morning. Lifting the window sash — pulled shut for some time — cherry blossoms, the apple tree orchard and lilac trees purple in flower greet her. The beauty of Green Gables lifts Anne's spirits as she surveys all that surrounds her. Over breakfast, as Marilla feels Matthew's silence gnawing at her, Anne declares the sympathetic Matthew a kindred spirit. The orphan girl proves herself useful washing the dishes but stops short when Marilla permits her to go outdoors, not wanting to become too fond of the "trees and the flowers and the orchard and the brook." Marilla is befuddled by the talkative girl, but she reluctantly...

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