What happened to Anne’s parents?

Cynthia’s post this morning made me realize that I don’t know what actually happened to Anne’s parents. How did Anne get orphaned?


Nils's picture
Nils on November 16, 2004 - 19:22 Permalink

Some orphan poisoned their well … I know it’s so, Rachel Lynde told me …

Cyn's picture
Cyn on November 16, 2004 - 20:10 Permalink

Smartin’ up Nils.

al o'neill's picture
al o'neill on November 16, 2004 - 20:16 Permalink

They didn’t die, they just got rid of her because she wouldn’t keep her trap shut.

oliver's picture
oliver on November 16, 2004 - 23:04 Permalink

Says my sweetheart Sophie

They died of some disease (I don’t remember whether it’s named) within a
few weeks of each other when Anne was a baby. It’s mentioned in book
three (Anne of the Island) when Anne is visiting her friend Phillipa.”

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on November 16, 2004 - 23:24 Permalink

Sophie is right: Chapter 21 says “ ‘Yes, the Shirleys lived here twenty years ago,’ she said, in answer to Anne’s question. ‘They had it rented. I remember ‘em. They both died of fever at onct. It was turrible sad. They left a baby. I guess it’s dead long ago. It was a sickly thing. Old Thomas and his wife took it — as if they hadn’t enough of their own.’”

oliver's picture
oliver on November 17, 2004 - 00:10 Permalink

Score one for the mainlanders!

Cyn's picture
Cyn on November 17, 2004 - 13:30 Permalink

Good work folks.