But reflecting that it would be a good two hours at least before his arrival she concluded to go up the road to Robert Bell’s and tell the news.
"I won’t tell her tonight that she can stay," she reflected, as she strained the milk into the creamers.
"Well, I will," said Marilla, reflecting that it would probably be the wiser course.
Anne reflected with her chin in her hands.
Anne permitted herself to be led down and comforted, reflecting that it was really providential that Mrs. Allan was a kindred spirit.
"I don’t think I was crying because I was really so very fond of him," reflected Anne.
The west was a glory of soft mingled hues, and the pond reflected them all in still softer shadings.
Her eyes dwelt affectionately on Green Gables, peering through its network of trees and reflecting the sunlight back from its windows in several little coruscations of glory.
Anne was conscious of a pang of loneliness when she found herself in a room with fifty other students, not one of whom she knew, except the tall, brown-haired boy across the room; and knowing him in the fashion she did, did not help her much, as she reflected pessimistically.
But that night, when Marilla went to bed, acutely and miserably conscious that the little gable room at the end of the hall was untenanted by any vivid young life and unstirred by any soft breathing, she buried her face in her pillow, and wept for her girl in a passion of sobs that appalled her when she grew calm enough to reflect how very wicked it must be to take on so about a sinful fellow creature.