The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery:|
orphan girl would you, even if she had a dreadful temper?
Oh, I am sure you wouldn't. Please say you forgive me,
Anne clasped her hands together, bowed her head, and
waited for the word of judgment.
There was no mistaking her sincerity--it breathed in
every tone of her voice. Both Marilla and Mrs. Lynde
recognized its unmistakable ring. But the former under-
stood in dismay that Anne was actually enjoying her valley
of humiliation--was reveling in the thoroughness of her
abasement. Where was the wholesome punishment upon
Anne of Green Gables