Anne of Green Gables - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Anne intently tries to enjoy the drive to White Sands despite it all. Marilla suggests the talkative Anne tell her about herself, since she is "bent on talking" anyway. We learn that Anne, lately turned 11, was the daughter of two high school teachers in Bolingbroke, Novia Scotia, both of whom died from fever when she was just three months old. The orphaned Anne lived with Mrs. Thomas and her drunken husband until she was eight-years-old, looking after the four younger Thomas children. When Mr. Thomas was killed by "falling under a train" the family was taken in by Mr. Thomas's mother — save for Anne. Anne went up the river to live with Mrs. Hammond to care for her eight children, twins three times over. After two years, Mr. Hammond died and Anne was sent to the Hopeton asylum, where Mrs. Spencer found her...

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