Anne's House of Dreams - Chapters 7 and 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 7 and 8 Summary

In Chapter 7, Captain Jim tells Anne and Gilbert the story of the schoolmaster's bride which was the romantic story that Gilbert had eluded to. She was the first bride in the house. There were just three women who lived in the house before Anne: Elizabeth Russell, Mrs. Ned Russell and the schoolmaster's bride. The schoolmaster was John Selwyn. Captain Jim was just sixteen when Selwyn came to the Glen to teach school. He was a good teacher unlike a lot of the others who were always drunk and overly critical of the students. He boarded at Captain Jim's father's house. Captain Jim and Selwyn became good friends. Jim was a little envious when he learned that his sweetheart, Persis Leigh, was coming out to marry him.

Selwyn knew that she was coming. He had the gift of premonition. He saw the...

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