“Yes, take her,” said Marshall laconically.
“Just like a man,” said his wife, despairingly. “‘Take her’—as if that was all. There are a hundred things to be considered, believe ME.”
“Take her—and we’ll consider them afterwards, Cornelia,” said her husband.
In the end Miss Cornelia did take her and went up to announce her decision to the Ingleside people first.
“Splendid!” said Anne delightedly. “I’ve been hoping you would do that very thing, Miss Cornelia. I want that poor child to get a good home. I was a homeless little orphan just like her once.”