Anne of the Island - Chapter 40, 41 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 40, 41 Summary

Chapter 40: Davy tells Anne that Gilbert is dying. Shocked at the news, she asks Marilla and Mrs. Lynde if it is true. They tell her he has typhoid and is quite ill but they insist she not worry because he is a Blythe who are known for their hardy constitutions. Devastated, Anne realizes she loves him and always has loved him. Luckily, Anne sees a man who works for Gilbert's aunt walking by her yard and asks if Gilbert is doing any better and receives the news he is expected to live.

Chapter 41: Gilbert visits Anne quite often but gives her no indication of feeling anything other than friendship. She is sad he seems to have recovered from his love and knows it is her own fault. One day after Jane's wedding, Anne is wearing a dress he likes and Gilbert knows he...

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