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Anne Of Green Gables
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scapegoat
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Anne Of Green Gables
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  • Mr. Phillips’s brief reforming energy was over; he didn’t want the bother of punishing a dozen pupils; but it was necessary to do something to save his word, so he looked about for a scapegoat and found it in Anne, who had dropped into her seat, gasping for breath, with a forgotten lily wreath hanging askew over one ear and giving her a particularly rakish and disheveled appearance.

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  • She is a convenient scapegoat because she was chosen by the last administration.
  • The press will continue to investigate unless we designate a scapegoat.

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