Anne of Green Gables - Chapter 37 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 37 Summary

Matthew is stricken and falls to the ground. Anne and Marilla try to recover the unconscious Matthew, while Martine (the hired man) fetches the Barrys and Mrs. Lynde. Searching for a pulse, Mrs. Lynde cautions Anne and Marilla to look at Matthew's pale face and they all realize he is gone. The doctor arrives and determines that death had been painless and quick, probably the result of some great shock, most likely the news of Abbey Bank's failure in the paper he clutched as he fell. Anne retreats to the east gable that evening. Refusing Diana's offer to stay and comfort her, Anne wishes be to left in solitude to better understand the events of the day. Disturbed that she is unable to cry, Anne awakens in the middle of the night overcome by grief and falls to tears at the memory of...

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