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- Marilla herself, upon her return to the house, was agreeably surprised to hear a plaintive voice calling, "Marilla" over the banisters.Chapter 10 — Anne's Apology (35% in)
- "Dear me, there is nothing but meetings and partings in this world, as Mrs. Lynde says," remarked Anne plaintively, putting her slate and books down on the kitchen table on the last day of June and wiping her red eyes with a very damp handkerchief.Chapter 21 — A New Departure in Flavorings (1% in)
- That night, when Marilla went up to the east gable, where a white-faced girl was lying, a plaintive voice greeted her from the bed.Chapter 23 — Anne Comes to Grief in an Affair of Honor (60% in)
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