Anne of Green Gables - Chapter 38 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 38 Summary

Marilla visits the oculist the next day and learns that she must give up sewing and reading. If she takes care not to cry and wears the glasses he has prescribed she may save her eyesight. If not, she faces the possibility of going blind in six months. All the family savings having been lost at the failed Abbey Bank and limitations imposed on her by failing eyesight forces Marilla to consider selling Green Gables. Anne decides that she will stay at Green Gables to help Marilla. Resolving to teach at a neighboring town, she will give up the Avery scholarship and continue her education through correspondence, telling Marilla, "When I left Queen's my future seemed to stretch out before me like a straight road. I thought I could see along it for many a milestone. Now there is a bend in it...

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