Chapters 7, 8 and 9 Summary
In Chapter 7, Susan sent Rilla up the hill to the manse with a basket of early strawberries. Susan had let Rilla wear her best dress and hat. The little girl was proud that she was given such an important task. Susan told her to give the basket only to Mr. Meredith or Aunt Martha. Mary, who wasn't in a good mood after having just clashed with Aunt Martha over potato peeling, watched the little girl walk up the hill. Mary greeted Rilla and said she'd take the basket. But Rilla wouldn't give it to her. Rilla tried to leave but Mary blocked her. Mary grabbed a fish that was drying nearby and hit Rilla with it. That was too much for the little girl. She dropped the basket and ran. The berries all spilled out and were ruined. Mary chased Rilla down the hill.
Right when they were...