"You’d think I ought to let Anne go to the moon if she took the notion, I’ve no doubt" was Marilla’s amiable rejoinder.
The amiable suggestion of the birch switch—to the efficiency of which all of Mrs. Rachel’s own children could have borne smarting testimony—did not appeal to Marilla.
If Marilla, in going down to Mrs. Lynde’s that evening, was actuated by any motive save her avowed one of returning the quilting frames she had borrowed the preceding winter, it was an amiable weakness shared by most of the Avonlea people.
"Well, since you’ve asked my advice, Marilla," said Mrs. Lynde amiably—Mrs. Lynde dearly loved to be asked for advice—"I’d just humor her a little at first, that’s what I’d do.
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She seemed an ideal candidate—attractive, amiable, intelligent and energetic.