There is nothing more to do except to pray and I haven’t much hope that that’ll do much good because, Marilla, I do not believe that God Himself can do very much with such an obstinate person as Mrs. Barry.
When Mr. Phillips called the history class out Anne should have gone, but Anne did not move, and Mr. Phillips, who had been writing some verses "To Priscilla" before he called the class, was thinking about an obstinate rhyme still and never missed her.
I’m sixteen and a half, ’obstinate as a mule,’ as Mrs. Lynde once told me," laughed Anne.
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She is an obstinate child who will not follow the family rules.