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Table of Content

CHAPTER I. Mrs. Rachel Lynde is Surprised
CHAPTER II. Matthew Cuthbert is surprised
CHAPTER III. Marilla Cuthbert is Surprised
CHAPTER IV. Morning at Green Gables
CHAPTER V. Anne’s History
CHAPTER VI. Marilla Makes Up Her Mind
CHAPTER VII. Anne Says Her Prayers
CHAPTER VIII. Anne’s Bringing-up Is Begun
CHAPTER IX. Mrs. Rachel Lynde Is Properly Horrified
CHAPTER X. Anne’s Apology
CHAPTER XI. Anne’s Impressions of Sunday-School
CHAPTER XII. A Solemn Vow and Promise
CHAPTER XIII. The Delights of Anticipation
CHAPTER XIV. Anne’s Confession
CHAPTER XV. A Tempest in the School Teapot
CHAPTER XVI. Diana Is Invited to Tea with Tragic Results
CHAPTER XVII. A New Interest in Life
CHAPTER XVIII. Anne to the Rescue
CHAPTER XIX. A Concert a Catastrophe and a Confession
CHAPTER XX. A Good Imagination Gone Wrong
CHAPTER XXI. A New Departure in Flavorings
CHAPTER XXII. Anne is Invited Out to Tea
CHAPTER XXIII. Anne Comes to Grief in an Affair of Honor
CHAPTER XXIV. Miss Stacy and Her Pupils Get Up a Concert
CHAPTER XXV. Matthew Insists on Puffed Sleeves
CHAPTER XXVI. The Story Club Is Formed
CHAPTER XXVII. Vanity and Vexation of Spirit
CHAPTER XXVIII. An Unfortunate Lily Maid
CHAPTER XXIX. An Epoch in Anne’s Life
CHAPTER XXX. The Queens Class Is Organized
CHAPTER XXXI. Where the Brook and River Meet
CHAPTER XXXII. The Pass List Is Out
CHAPTER XXXIII. The Hotel Concert
CHAPTER XXXV. The Winter at Queen’s
CHAPTER XXXVI. The Glory and the Dream
CHAPTER XXXVII. The Reaper Whose Name Is Death
CHAPTER XXXVIII. The Bend in the road

Anne of Green Gables Text

gables - त्रिअंकी छत, त्रिकोणिका

Lucy - female given name

Maud - given name

CHAPTER I. Mrs. Rachel Lynde is Surprised

Chapter - अध्याय

Mrs - श्री, स्रीमान

surprised - अचम्भा, आश्चर्य, चकित करना


Rachel Lynde lived just where the Avonlea main road dipped down into a little hollow, fringed with alders and ladies’ eardrops and traversed by a brook that had its source away back in the woods of the old Cuthbert place; it was reputed to be an intricate, headlong brook in its earlier course through those woods, with dark secrets of pool and cascade; but by the time it reached Lynde’s Hollow it was a quiet, well-conducted little stream, for not even a brook could run past Mrs. Rachel Lynde’s door without due regard for decency and decorum; it probably was conscious that Mrs. Rachel was sitting at her window, keeping a sharp eye on everything that passed, from brooks and children up, and that if she noticed anything odd or out of place she would never rest until she had ferreted out the whys and wherefores thereof.

dipped - झुकाना, कम करना, निकालना, गिरना

fringed - किनारा, फुंदना, गौण गतिविधि

alders - एक प्रकार का वृक्ष, भिदुर

ladies - प्रेमिका, महिला, कुलीन महिला

traversed - तय करना, पार करना, फैला होना

source - स्रोत

woods - पीपा, वन, काष्ठ

reputed - प्रतिष्ठा, कीर्ति, ख्याति

intricate - जटिल, पेचीदा

headlong - सिर के बल, अन्धाधुन्ध

those - जो, वे, इन

secrets - गुप्त, गोपनीय, रहस्यमय, जाली

cascade - प्रपात के रूप में गिरना

reached - पाना, फैलना, फैलाना

hollow - खोखला

conducted - चलाना, आचरण, संचालन करना

stream - नदी, रूद

due - सीधे, उचित, उप्युक्त, शुल्क

regard - मानना

decency - शालीनता, शराफत

decorum - मर्यादा

conscious - सतर्क, जागरूक, साभिप्राय, चेतन

sharp eye - तीखा आँख

passed - आलोचना करना, ले जाना, घाटी

brooks - सहना, छोटी नदी, बर्दाश्त करना

noticed - सूचना, चेतावनी, देखना

odd - विषम

rest - विश्राम

ferreted - शिकार करना

wherefores - कारण

thereof - इसका/उसका

There are plenty of people in Avonlea and out of it, who can attend closely to their neighbor’s business by dint of neglecting their own; but Mrs. Rachel Lynde was one of those capable creatures who can manage their own concerns and those of other folks into the bargain.

plenty - बहुत, अनेक, अधिक मात्रा में

attend - हिस्सा लेना

closely - ध्यानपूर्वक, घनिष्ठ रूप से

neighbor - पड़ोसी

dint - गड्ढा, निशान

neglecting - उपेक्षा करना, लापरवाही, उपेक्षा

capable - सक्षम

creatures - व्यक्ति, शराब, आदमी, कठपुतली

manage - देखभाल करना, रखना, लेना

concerns - अभिरुचि, दिलचस्पी, संबंध

folks - लोग, जनता, लोक परम्परानुसार

into the bargain - भी इसके साथ

She was a notable housewife; her work was always done and well done; she "ran" the Sewing Circle, helped run the Sunday-school, and was the strongest prop of the Church Aid Society and Foreign Missions Auxiliary. Yet with all this Mrs.

notable - महत्वपूर्ण, उल्लेखनीय, प्रसिद्ध

housewife - गृहिणी, घरनी, घरवाली

sewing - सिलाई, (sew)

circle - चक्र, वृत्त

sunday-school - (sunday-school) संगीता स्कूल

prop - टेक, थूनी

church - चर्च, गिरजा, गिर्जा, गिरजाघर

aid - मदद

Society - समाज

foreign - परदेसी

missions - कार्य, लक्ष्य, मिशन

Auxiliary - सहायक

Rachel found abundant time to sit for hours at her kitchen window, knitting "cotton warp" quilts-she had knitted sixteen of them, as Avonlea housekeepers were wont to tell in awed voices-and keeping a sharp eye on the main road that crossed the hollow and wound up the steep red hill beyond. Since Avonlea occupied a little triangular peninsula jutting out into the Gulf of St.

abundant - बहुत, प्रचुर

knitting - बुनना, बुनाई, (knit), बुनना

cotton - कपास

warp - मोड़ना

quilts - दुलाई, गद्दाआ, रजाई बना

knitted - जुड़ना, सिकोड़ना, बुनना, बुनाई

housekeepers - गृहप्रबंधक, गृहा प्रबंधक

wont - अभ्यस्त, स्वभाव, अभ्यास, आदत

awed - विस्मय, विस्मयाकुल कर देना

voices - मतप्रकाशनाधिकार, प्रकट करना

sharp - उच्च स्वर, कटु, विषम, सहसा

crossed - मोड़ना, जाना, चिड़चिडी, चिन्ह

wound - घाव, चोट, ज़ख़्मी करना, आघात

steep - दुरारोह, अतिप्रवण, खड़ा

Hill - पहाड़ी, पहाड़, गिरि

beyond - के बाद, आगे, के अलावा

Since - से

occupied - रहना, ग्रहण करना, कब्जा करना

triangular - त्रिकोणीय, त्रिपक्षीय

Peninsula - प्रायद्वीप

jutting - बाहर निकालना, उभार

Gulf - खाड़ी, खलीज, उपसागर

Lawrence with water on two sides of it, anybody who went out of it or into it had to pass over that hill road and so run the unseen gauntlet of Mrs. Rachel’s all-seeing eye.

sides - किनारा, समतल, दल, साईड, फलक

Anybody - कोई व्यक्ति, कोई, कोई भी

pass over - पास ओवर

unseen - अनदेखा, चुपके से, अलक्षित

gauntlet - लोहे का दस्ताना

She was sitting there one afternoon in early June. The sun was coming in at the window warm and bright; the orchard on the slope below the house was in a bridal flush of pinky-white bloom, hummed over by a myriad of bees.

bright - चमकीला

orchard - फलौद्यान

slope - झुकाना, समतल, झुकना, स्लोप

bridal - वैवाहिक, विवाह का, वधू का

flush - लालिमा, आवेग

pinky - छिंगुली, कानी उंगली, कनिष्ठिका

bloom - फूल

hummed - गूँज, गुंजन, चहल पहल होना

myriad - असंख्य, बड़ी संख्या, बहुत सा

bees - मधुमक्खी

Thomas Lynde-a meek little man whom Avonlea people called "Rachel Lynde’s husband"-was sowing his late turnip seed on the hill field beyond the barn; and Matthew Cuthbert ought to have been sowing his on the big red brook field away over by Green Gables. Mrs. Rachel knew that he ought because she had heard him tell Peter Morrison the evening before in William J.

meek - दब्बू, विनम्र, डरपोक

little man - छोटा आदमी

whom - किस

sowing - Process by which something is sown

turnip - शलजम, शलगम

seed - बीज

field - क्षेत्र, खेत

barn - खलिहान

Matthew - male given name

brook - छोटी नदी

Peter - पीटर

William - male given name

Blair’s store over at Carmody that he meant to sow his turnip seed the next afternoon. Peter had asked him, of course, for Matthew Cuthbert had never been known to volunteer information about anything in his whole life.

store - गोदाम, स्टोर, संचय, भण्डार

sow - बोना, छितराना

volunteer - स्वयंसेवक, वालंटियर

And yet here was Matthew Cuthbert, at half-past three on the afternoon of a busy day, placidly driving over the hollow and up the hill; moreover, he wore a white collar and his best suit of clothes, which was plain proof that he was going out of Avonlea; and he had the buggy and the sorrel mare, which betokened that he was going a considerable distance.

placidly - शांतिपूर्वक, शांत ढंग से

Moreover - इसके अलावा, इसके अलावा

collar - कॉलर, गरेबान, गला

suit - सूट

plain - सादा

Proof - प्रमाण, सबूत

buggy - घोड़ागाड़ी

sorrel - {एक प्रकार का खट्टा मीठा पौधा}

mare - घोड़ी, गधी

betokened - का संकेत देना

considerable - बहुत अधिक, महत्वपूर्ण, बहुत

distance - दूरी, फ़ासला, फासला

Now, where was Matthew Cuthbert going and why was he going there?

going there - वहाँ जाना

Had it been any other man in Avonlea, Mrs. Rachel, deftly putting this and that together, might have given a pretty good guess as to both questions. But Matthew so rarely went from home that it must be something pressing and unusual which was taking him; he was the shyest Man alive and hated to have to go among strangers or to any place where he might have to talk.

deftly - चतुराई से

rarely - कभी कभार, कदाचित, कभी कभार

pressing - दबाव, अत्यावश्यक

unusual - अपूर्व, असाधारण, असामान्य

shyest - दूर, कम, शर्मीला, संकोची

Man alive - जीवन साक्षी

among - के बीच में, में

strangers - परदेशी, अपरिचित, परदेसी, अजनबी

Matthew, dressed up with a white collar and driving in a buggy, was something that didn’t happen often. Mrs. Rachel, ponder as she might, could make nothing of it and her afternoon’s enjoyment was spoiled.

dressed up - ड्रेस कर लिया

driving in - ड्राइविंग इन

ponder - विचार करना

enjoyment - मज़ा, आनंद

spoiled - लाभ, दूषित करना, बिगाड़ देना

"I’ll just step over to Green Gables after tea and find out from Marilla where he’s gone and why," the worthy woman finally concluded. "He doesn’t generally go to town this time of year and he never visits; if he’d run out of turnip seed he wouldn’t dress up and take the buggy to go for more; he wasn’t driving fast enough to be going for a doctor.

step - कदम, डग, पग

worthy - योग्य, ईमानदार, उपयुक्त, लायक

finally - अंत में, आखिरकार, अंततोगत्वा

concluded - निश्चित करना, तय करना

generally - अक्सर, प्रा, व्यापक रुप से

go to town - शहर जाओ

dress up - ड्रेस अप

Yet something must have happened since last night to start him off. I’m clean puzzled, that’s what, and I won’t know a minute’s peace of mind or conscience until I know what has taken Matthew Cuthbert out of Avonlea today."

Last - अन्तिम

puzzled - समस्या, हैरान करना, पहेली

peace - शांति, अमन, tक़रार, सुकून

mind - मन, दिल

conscience - विवेक, अन्तरात्मा, ज़मीर

Accordingly after tea Mrs. Rachel set out; she had not far to go; the big, rambling, orchard-embowered house where the Cuthberts lived was a scant quarter of a mile up the road from Lynde’s Hollow. To be sure, the long lane made it a good deal further.

accordingly - फलस्वरूप, परिस्थिति के अनुसार

set - घटना, करना, अटल, निश्चित करना

rambling - घुमावदार, भ्रमण, फैलने वाला

scant - थोड़ा, अपर्याप्त, कुछ कम

lane - गली, खोरी

deal - लेनदेन

further - वृद्धि करना, अधिक, सहायता करना

Matthew Cuthbert’s father, as shy and silent as his son after him, had got as far away as he possibly could from his fellow men without actually retreating into the woods when he founded his homestead. Green Gables was built at the furthest edge of his cleared land and there it was to this day, barely visible from the main road along which all the other Avonlea houses were so sociably situated.

Shy - दूर, कम, शर्मीला, संकोची

silent - चुप

Possibly - संभव हो सकना, सम्भवतः, शायद

fellow men - साथियों

actually - वास्तव में

retreating - गिरना, पीछे हटना, भागना

founded - स्थापित करना, निर्माण करना

homestead - भूमि एवं भवनों से घिरा हुआ घर

furthest - सबसे आगे, सबसे आगे का

edge - कनारा

cleared - बताना, दूर करना, पूरा करना

barely - मुश्किल से, साफ़ साफ़, केवल

visible - दृश्य, प्रत्यक्ष, उन्मेष

along - साथ

sociably - सामाजिक रूप से

situated - रखना, जमा कर रखना, स्थित होना

Mrs. Rachel Lynde did not call living in such a place living at all.

such - ऐसा

"It’s just staying, that’s what," she said as she stepped along the deep-rutted, grassy lane bordered with wild rose bushes. "It’s no wonder Matthew and Marilla are both a little odd, living away back here by themselves. Trees aren’t much company, though dear knows if they were there’d be enough of them. I’d ruther look at people.

stepped - कार्य, कदम रखना, पद, जाना

deep - गहरा

rutted - कामोत्तेजना, कामोन्माद

grassy - घासमय, घासदार

bordered - किनारा, सीमा, पट्टी, सीमा रेखा

wild - जंगली

rose - गुलाब, गुल , (rise)

bushes - अस्तर, छल्ला, घने घुँघराले बाल

wonder - आश्चर्य

themselves - स्वयं, खुद

though - यद्यपि, भले ही, मगर, हालाँकि

To be sure, they seem contented enough; but then, I suppose, they’re used to it. A body can get used to anything, even to being hanged, as the Irishman said."

Seem - लगना, दिखना

contented - मात्रा, सन्तुष्ट

suppose - समझना, लगना, सोचना, मानना

Irishman - आयलैंडवासी

With this Mrs. Rachel stepped out of the lane into the backyard of Green Gables. Very green and neat and precise was that yard, set about on one side with great patriarchal willows and the other with prim Lombardies. Not a stray stick nor stone was to be seen, for Mrs. Rachel would have seen it if there had been.

stepped out - निकल गया

backyard - पिछवाड़े का आँगन, पिछवाड़ा

neat - स्वच्छ, साफ

precise - ठीक, स्पष्ट, नियत, निश्चित

set about - शुरू करना

side with - साथ में

patriarchal - कुलपिता संबंधी

willows - बेंत की तरह पतली लचकदार डाली वाला पेड़

prim - .तकल्लुक-मिजाज

stray - भ्रमण करना, विषय से हट जाना

stick - चुभाना, घुसेड़ना, भौंकना

nor - न, और नहीं, और न, और नहीं

stone - पत्थर, शिला, रोड़ा, हजर

Privately she was of the opinion that Marilla Cuthbert swept that yard over as often as she swept her house. One could have eaten a meal off the ground without over-brimming the proverbial peck of dirt.

privately - व्यक्तिगत रूप से

swept - फैलना, आसानी से चड़ना, घुमाव

Yard - गज़

ground - स्थिर, तर्क

brimming - किनारा, भरा हुआ होना, मूँहा

proverbial - लोकोक्तीय, प्रसिद्ध

peck - चोंच मारना

dirt - गंदगी, मैल, मिट्टी

Mrs. Rachel rapped smartly at the kitchen door and stepped in when bidden to do so. The kitchen at Green Gables was a cheerful apartment-or would have been cheerful if it had not been so painfully clean as to give it something of the appearance of an unused parlor.

rapped - रैप संगीत बजाना, चटाक् से मारना

smartly - जोशीले ढंग से

stepped - घाँस का मैदान

bidden - दाम, प्रयास, आमंट्रित करना

cheerful - चमकीला, आनन्दित, प्रसन्न

painfully - अप्रीतिकर ढंग से, कष्टपूर्वक

appearance - दिखना

unused - खाली, अनभ्यस्त

parlor - बैठक, स्वागत कक्ष

Its windows looked east and west; through the west one, looking out on the back yard, came a flood of mellow June sunlight; but the east one, whence you got a glimpse of the bloom white cherry-trees in the left orchard and nodding, slender birches down in the hollow by the brook, was greened over by a tangle of vines.

flood - बाढ़, सैलाब, सैल, प्लावन

mellow - सुहावना, दयालु, मृदु, नरम

sunlight - धूप

whence - कहाँ से

Glimpse - झलक, झाँकी

cherry - आलूबालू, ओलची, गिलास

nodding - हँसते हुए, (nod) हँसते हुए

slender - पतला

birches - भोज वृक्ष की लकड़ी, भोज वृक्ष

tangle - पुंज

vines - द्राक्षा, अंगूर की बेल, लता

Here sat Marilla Cuthbert, when she sat at all, always slightly distrustful of sunshine, which seemed to her too dancing and irresponsible a thing for a world which was meant to be taken seriously; and here she sat now, knitting, and the table behind her was laid for supper.

slightly - कुछ हद तक, दुबले ढंग से

distrustful - अविश्वासी, संकालु

sunshine - धूप, सूर्यप्रकाश

seemed - लगना, प्रतीत होना/लगना/जान पड़ना

irresponsible - गैर ज़िम्मेदार, गैर ज़िम्मेदार

seriously - गंभीर मसला, गंभीरता से

laid - करना, गिरा देना, देना, संभोग

supper - रात्रि भोजन

Mrs. Rachel, before she had fairly closed the door, had taken a mental note of everything that was on that table. There were three plates laid, so that Marilla must be expecting some one home with Matthew to tea; but the dishes were everyday dishes and there was only crab-apple preserves and one kind of cake, so that the expected company could not be any particular company.

fairly - पूरी तरह से, ठीक से

mental - मानसिक

plates - चित्र, विस्तार, फलक, मुद्रा

expecting - in expectation of giving birth, pregnant

everyday - साधारण, प्रतिदिन

Crab - केकड़ा

preserves - मुरब्बा, सम्भाल कर रखना

expected - आशा करना, आसरा देखना, रख लेना

particular - निराला, सतर्क, विस्तृत ब्योरा

Yet what of Matthew’s white collar and the sorrel mare? Mrs. Rachel was getting fairly dizzy with this unusual mystery about quiet, unmysterious Green Gables.

dizzy - भौचक्का

mystery - रहस्य, राज़, राज, मुअम्मा

"Good evening, Rachel," Marilla said briskly. "This is a real fine evening, isn’t it? Won’t you sit down? How are all your folks?"

briskly - तेज़ी से, तेज़ी से

Something that for lack of any other name might be called friendship existed and always had existed between Marilla Cuthbert and Mrs. Rachel, in spite of-or perhaps because of-their dissimilarity.

lack - कमी होना

friendship - दोस्ती, मित्रता

existed - होना, रहना, जीवित रहना

spite - द्वेष-विद्वेष, मनमुटाव, गांठ

Perhaps - शायद

dissimilarity - असमानता, भिन्नता, असाम्य

Marilla was a tall, thin woman, with angles and without curves; her dark hair showed some gray streaks and was always twisted up in a hard little knot behind with two wire hairpins stuck aggressively through it.

angles - दृष्टिकोण, कोण, कोना

curves - आलेख, झुकाना, मुड़ जाना, घुमाना

Gray - भूरा

streaks - वर्णरेखा, चमक, दौर, प्रवृत्ति

twisted - झटका, मुड़ जाना, मोड़ना, घुमाव

knot - गांठ

wire - तार

hairpins - बालों में लगाने की पिन, हेअरपिन

stuck - सथापित करना, टेक लगाना, रखना

aggressively - आक्रामकता से, आक्रामकता से

She looked like a woman of narrow experience and rigid conscience, which she was; but there was a saving something about her mouth which, if it had been ever so slightly developed, might have been considered indicative of a sense of humor.

narrow - संकीर्ण

Experience - अनुभव, तजरुबा, तजुर्बा

rigid - कठोर, सख्त, कड़ा

saving - बचाव, बचत, (save), बचाना

developed - विकसित

considered - विचार करना, समझना, ग़ौर करना

indicative - जताने वाला, निर्देशात्मक

sense - दिशा, होश, ज्ञान, योग्यता

humor - हास्यवृत्ति

"We’re all pretty well," said Mrs. Rachel. "I was kind of afraid you weren’t, though, when I saw Matthew starting off today. I thought maybe he was going to the doctor’s."

Marilla’s lips twitched understandingly. She had expected Mrs. Rachel up; she had known that the sight of Matthew jaunting off so unaccountably would be too much for her neighbor’s curiosity.

lips - किनारा, चूम्मन लेना, चूमन लेना

twitched - झटकना, झटका, चिकोटी काटना

understandingly - समझने के ढंग से

sight - दर्शन, दीदार

jaunting - सैर, सैर करना

unaccountably - अकारण ही

curiosity - जिज्ञासा

"Oh, no, I’m quite well although I had a bad headache yesterday," she said. "Matthew went to Bright River. We’re getting a little boy from an orphan asylum in Nova Scotia and he’s coming on the train tonight."

although - अपी, हालाँकि, अगरचे

headache - सिरदर्द, सरदर्द

orphan - अनाथ, यतीम, लावारिस

asylum - पनाह, पनाहगाह, शरण

Nova - अकस्मात् भासित नक्षत्र

Scotia - नॉर्सकोटिया

If Marilla had said that Matthew had gone to Bright River to meet a kangaroo from Australia Mrs. Rachel could not have been more astonished. She was actually stricken dumb for five seconds. It was unsupposable that Marilla was making fun of her, but Mrs. Rachel was almost forced to suppose it.

kangaroo - कंगारू

Australia - ऑस्ट्रेलिया

astonished - ठगा सा, आश्चर्य होना, चकित करना

actually - यों, वास्तव में, असल में, वाकई

stricken - पीड़ित, दुःखी, व्यथित

dumb - गूंगा

almost - लगभग, तक़रीबन, प्राय

forced - बल, गुण, दल, विवश करना, शक्ति

"Are you in earnest, Marilla?" she demanded when voice returned to her.

earnest - दृढ संकल्प, (earn) दृढ संकल्प

demanded - दावा करना, मांग, चाह

voice - आवाज

"Yes, of course," said Marilla, as if getting boys from orphan asylums in Nova Scotia were part of the usual spring work on any well-regulated Avonlea farm instead of being an unheard of innovation.

asylums - आश्रय, शरण, पागलखाना, पनाह

usual - हमेशा, हमेशा का, आम, सामान्य

regulated - ठीक करना, नियन्ट्रित करना

instead - के बजाय

unheard - अनसुना, बेसुना, अश्रुत

innovation - नवीनीकरण, नवीनता, नवाचार

Mrs. Rachel felt that she had received a severe mental jolt. She thought in exclamation points. A boy! Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert of all people adopting a boy! From an orphan asylum! Well, the world was certainly turning upside down! She would be surprised at nothing after this! Nothing!

received - पाना, स्वीकार करना

severe - भारी, सरल, कठोर, तीखा, तीव्र

jolt - झटका, हिला देना, हिलाना, धक्का

exclamation - विस्मयादिबोधक, विस्मयसूच्हक

adopting - स्वीकार करना, चुनना, मानना

Certainly - अवश्य

upside - अच्छा पहलू, ऊपरी हिस्सा

"What on earth put such a notion into your head?" she demanded disapprovingly.

earth - धरती, ज़मीन, मिट्टी, वसुधा

notion - इच्छा, धारणा, विचार

disapprovingly - नापसंदगी से

This had been done without her advice being asked, and must perforce be disapproved.

done without - बिना किया

perforce - by force, necessarily

disapproved - अस्वीकार करना, नापसंद करना

"Well, we’ve been thinking about it for some time-all winter in fact," returned Marilla. "Mrs. Alexander Spencer was up here one day before Christmas and she said she was going to get a little girl from the asylum over in Hopeton in the spring. Her cousin lives there and Mrs. Spencer has visited here and knows all about it. So Matthew and I have talked it over off and on ever since.

Alexander - male given name

Spencer - surnames derived from the equivalent of “spencer”

Christmas - क्रिसमस, क्रिस्मस, बड़ा दिन

We thought we’d get a boy. Matthew is getting up in years, you know-he’s sixty-and he isn’t so spry as he once was. His heart troubles him a good deal. And you know how desperate hard it’s got to be to get hired help.

getting up - उठना

spry - प्रसन्न, फुर्तीला, चुस्त

heart - ह्रदय

troubles - शिकायत, परेशान करना, झगड़ा

desperate - निराशाजनक, निराश, खतरनाक

hired - किराया/भाड़ा, भाड़ेपर देना

There’s never anybody to be had but those stupid, half-grown little French boys; and as soon as you do get one broke into your ways and taught something he’s up and off to the lobster canneries or the States. At first Matthew suggested getting a Home boy. But I said ‘no’ flat to that. ‘They may be all right-I’m not saying they’re not-but no London street Arabs for me,’ I said.

stupid - मूर्ख, नासमझ

French - फ़्रांसवासी, फ़्रांसीसी भाषा

Lobster - झींगा मछली, लॉब्स्टर

States - बताना, व्यक्त करना

suggested - बताना, प्रस्ताव रखना

Arabs - अरबी, अरब देशवासी, अरबी घोड़ा

‘Give me a native born at least. There’ll be a risk, no matter who we get. But I’ll feel easier in my mind and sleep sounder at nights if we get a born Canadian.’ So in the end we decided to ask Mrs. Spencer to pick us out one when she went over to get her little girl.

native - मूल, जन्मजात, देशी, निवासी

Risk - जोखिम

matter - पदार्थ

Canadian - कनाडा संबंधी, कनाडा वासी

pick - उकसाना, खाना, हटाना, चयन, खोदना

We heard last week she was going, so we sent her word by Richard Spencer’s folks at Carmody to bring us a smart, likely boy of about ten or eleven. We decided that would be the best age-old enough to be of some use in doing chores right off and young enough to be trained up proper. We mean to give him a good home and schooling. We had a telegram from Mrs.

Richard - male given name

smart - साफ-सुथरा, सुव्यवस्थित, बना-ठना

Likely - सम्भव, आशाजनक, संभावित, उपयुक्त

chores - उबाऊ काम, उबाऊ काम, काम काज

proper - उचित

telegram - तार, टेलीग्राम, टेलिग्राम

Alexander Spencer today-the mail-man brought it from the station-saying they were coming on the five-thirty train tonight. So Matthew went to Bright River to meet him. Mrs. Spencer will drop him off there. Of course she goes on to White Sands station herself."

mail - डाक

drop - बूंद

sands - कण, रेत, रेत/सिकता, बालू तट

Mrs. Rachel prided herself on always speaking her mind; she proceeded to speak it now, having adjusted her mental attitude to this amazing piece of news.

prided - प्रतिष्ठा, आत्माभिमान, गौरव

proceeded - आगे आना, आगे बढना, चलना

adjusted - बराबर करना, अनुकूल बनाना

attitude - टशन, नज़रिया r=nazariyā, रवैया

"Well, Marilla, I’ll just tell you plain that I think you’re doing a mighty foolish thing-a risky thing, that’s what. You don’t know what you’re getting. You’re bringing a strange child into your house and home and you don’t know a single thing about him nor what his disposition is like nor what sort of parents he had nor how he’s likely to turn out.

mighty - शक्तिशाली, बहुत, प्रबल, तेजस्वी

foolish - मूर्ख

risky - ख़तरनाक

bringing a - एक लाना

strange - अजीब

single - अकेला

disposition - प्रवृत्ति, प्रबंध, स्थिति

sort - किस्म, प्रकार

Why, it was only last week I read in the paper how a man and his wife up west of the Island took a boy out of an orphan asylum and he set fire to the house at night-set it on purpose, Marilla-and nearly burnt them to a crisp in their beds. And I know another case where an adopted boy used to suck the eggs-they couldn’t break him of it.

on purpose - उद्देश्य से

nearly - लगभग

burnt - जला हुआ, दहेला, (burn) जला हुआ

crisp - खरा, तीव्र, छल्लेदार

case - मामला

adopted - स्वीकार करना, चुनना, मानना

suck - चूसना

If you had asked my advice in the matter-which you didn’t do, Marilla-I’d have said for mercy’s sake not to think of such a thing, that’s what."

mercy - दया, करुणा

sake - के लिये

This Job’s comforting seemed neither to offend nor to alarm Marilla. She knitted steadily on.

comforting - आराम, सुविधा, सान्त्वना, सुख

neither - भी नहीं

offend - अपमान करना

alarm - भयभीत करना, घंटी

steadily - निरंतर, स्थिरतापूर्वक

"I don’t deny there’s something in what you say, Rachel. I’ve had some qualms myself. But Matthew was terrible set on it. I could see that, so I gave in. It’s so seldom Matthew sets his mind on anything that when he does I always feel it’s my duty to give in. And as for the risk, there’s risks in pretty near everything a body does in this world.

deny - अस्वीकार करना

qualms - सन्देह, मतली, आशंका, मिचली

myself - खुद, मैं

seldom - कभी कभी

sets - घटना, करना, अटल, निश्चित करना

Duty - कृत्य, कर्तव्य

give in - स्वीकार करना

risks - जोखिम, ख़तरा, जोखिम उठाना

There’s risks in people’s having children of their own if it comes to that-they don’t always turn out well. And then Nova Scotia is right close to the Island. It isn’t as if we were getting him from England or the States. He can’t be much different from ourselves."

ourselves - हम स्वंय, स्वयम्, हम स्वंय

"Well, I hope it will turn out all right," said Mrs. Rachel in a tone that plainly indicated her painful doubts. "Only don’t say I didn’t warn you if he burns Green Gables down or puts strychnine in the well-I heard of a case over in New Brunswick where an orphan asylum child did that and the whole family died in fearful agonies. Only, it was a girl in that instance."

tone - तान

plainly - साफ़ तौर पर, साफ़ साफ़

indicated - दिखाना, सूचित करना

painful - भद्दा, कठिन, दर्दीला, दुःखी

doubts - संदेह करना करना

warn - सावधान करना, चेतावनी देना

burns - करना, दाग, ख़र्च करना, बनाना

strychnine - स्ट्रिक्नीन, कुचला सत्, कुचला सत

Brunswick - Braunschweig, Germany

fearful - भयावह, बुरा, डरपोक, डरा हुआ

agonies - व्यथा, कष्ट

instance - घटना, अवसर, वारदात, उदाहरण

"Well, we’re not getting a girl," said Marilla, as if poisoning wells were a purely feminine accomplishment and not to be dreaded in the case of a boy. "I’d never dream of taking a girl to bring up. I wonder at Mrs. Alexander Spencer for doing it. But there, she wouldn’t shrink from adopting a whole orphan asylum if she took it into her head."

poisoning - विषाक्तन, (poison), बिस, विष

purely - केवल, पूर्ण रुप से

feminine - स्त्रीलिंग

accomplishment - समापन, कार्यसिद्धि, कौशल

dreaded - डर, डरना, से डरना, भय/डर

dream - सपना

shrink - घटना, पीछे हटना, सिकोड़ना

Mrs. Rachel would have liked to stay until Matthew came home with his imported orphan. 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. It would certainly make a sensation second to none, and Mrs. Rachel dearly loved to make a sensation.

imported - महत्व, आयात, बुलाया जानाना

reflecting - विचार करना, दर्शाना

arrival - आगमन

Robert - given name

bell - घंटा

sensation - संवेदना, उत्तेजना, जोश, ज्ञान

none - कोई नहीं

Dearly - भारी, बहुत अधिक, प्रेम से

So she took herself away, somewhat to Marilla’s relief, for the latter felt her doubts and fears reviving under the influence of Mrs. Rachel’s pessimism.

somewhat - कुछ, किंचित, थोड़ा बहुत, कुछ कुछ

relief - राहत

latter - अनुवर्ती, दूसरा

fears - बेचैनी, डर, भय, बेकली

reviving - पुनरुत्थान, (revive) पुनरुत्थान

influence - प्रभाव, असर

pessimism - निराशावाद

"Well, of all things that ever were or will be!" ejaculated Mrs. Rachel when she was safely out in the lane. "It does really seem as if I must be dreaming. Well, I’m sorry for that poor young one and no mistake. Matthew and Marilla don’t know anything about children and they’ll expect him to be wiser and steadier that his own grandfather, if so be’s he ever had a grandfather, which is doubtful.

safely - निश्चित रूप से, आराम से

dreaming - सपने देखना, (dream), सपना

expect - आशा करना, आसरा देखना, रख लेना

wiser - बुद्धिमान, सूचना देना, विद्वान

steadier - स्थिर, (steady), दृढ़

doubtful - अनिश्चित, संदिग्ध, संदेह

It seems uncanny to think of a child at Green Gables somehow; there’s never been one there, for Matthew and Marilla were grown up when the new house was built-if they ever were children, which is hard to believe when one looks at them. I wouldn’t be in that orphan’s shoes for anything. My, but I pity him, that’s what."

Seems - लगना, प्रतीत होना/लगना/जान पड़ना

uncanny - विचित्र, अतिप्राकृतिक, अलौकिक

somehow - किसी भी तरह, किसी कारण से

pity - दया, खैद का विषय, स्नेह, लज्जा

So said Mrs. Rachel to the wild rose bushes out of the fulness of her heart; but if she could have seen the child who was waiting patiently at the Bright River station at that very moment her pity would have been still deeper and more profound.

fulness - पूर्णता

patiently - धैर्यपूर्वक

deeper - मन्द, तीव्र, गंभीर, गहराई में

more profound - अत्यंत गहरा

CHAPTER II. Matthew Cuthbert is surprised

MATTHEW Cuthbert and the sorrel mare jogged comfortably over the eight miles to Bright River. It was a pretty road, running along between snug farmsteads, with now and again a bit of balsamy fir wood to drive through or a hollow where wild plums hung out their filmy bloom.

jogged - धक्का देना, कसरत के लिये दौड़ना

comfortably - आराम से

snug - आरामदेह, चुस्त, आरामदायक

farmsteads - फार्म/चक या चक का कोई भाग

bit - टुकड़ा, (bite), काटना, डसना

balsamy - बैल्समी

fir wood - देवदार

plums - लाभदायक, एकदम, बेर का फल

hung out - आसपास रहा

filmy - बहुत महीन, झीना

The air was sweet with the breath of many apple orchards and the meadows sloped away in the distance to horizon mists of pearl and purple; while

sweet - कैंडी

breath - श्वास, साँस, दम

orchards - उपवन, फलोद्यान, बगीचा, बाग

meadows - चारागाह, घास का मैदान

sloped - बहना, छलकना, गंदला पानी

horizon - क्षितिज

mists - कोहरा, धुँधला करना

pearl - मोती, मुक्ता

"The little birds sang as if it were

The one day of summer in all the year."

Matthew enjoyed the drive after his own fashion, except during the moments when he met women and had to nod to them-for in Prince Edward island you are supposed to nod to all and sundry you meet on the road whether you know them or not.

fashion - फ़ैशन

Except - को छोड़कर, शामिल नहिं करना

nod to - नोड को

prince - शहज़ादा, राजकुमार

Edward - male given name

supposed - समझना, लगना, सोचना, मानना

sundry - विभिन्न, विविध

whether - चाहें, कि

Matthew dreaded all women except Marilla and Mrs. Rachel; he had an uncomfortable feeling that the mysterious creatures were secretly laughing at him. He may have been quite right in thinking so, for he was an odd-looking personage, with an ungainly figure and long iron-gray hair that touched his stooping shoulders, and a full, soft brown beard which he had worn ever since he was twenty.

uncomfortable feeling - असुविधाजनक भावना

mysterious - रहस्यपूर्ण, गूढ

secretly - गुप्त रूप से, गुप्ततः

personage - व्यक्ति, मान्य व्यक्ति

ungainly - भद्दा

figure - नमूना, विचार करना, कल्पना करना

iron - कर्कश, कठोर, निर्दय

touched - उत्तेजित करना, प्रभाव

stooping - झुक कर खड़ा होना, झुकना

shoulders - कन्धा, आगे बढना, पहाड़

soft - नरम, मुलायम, कोमल

beard - tदाढी, दाढ़ी

In fact, he had looked at twenty very much as he looked at sixty, lacking a little of the grayness.

lacking - अलक्त

grayness - ग्रेनेस

When he reached Bright River there was no sign of any train; he thought he was too early, so he tied his horse in the yard of the small Bright River hotel and went over to the station house. The long platform was almost deserted; the only living creature in sight being a girl who was sitting on a pile of shingles at the extreme end.

sign - चिह्न

tied - मिलाना, संबंध, लटकाना, धागा

station house - स्टेशन हाउस

platform - मंच

deserted - त्याग देना, निर्जन

creature - जंतु, प्राणी, जानवर, मख़्लूक़

pile - ढेर

shingles - बजरी, कंकड़, तख्ते से ढाँकना

extreme - कठोर, समशीतोष्ण, तीव्र, बहुत

Matthew, barely noting that it was a girl, sidled past her as quickly as possible without looking at her. Had he looked he could hardly have failed to notice the tense rigidity and expectation of her attitude and expression. She was sitting there waiting for something or somebody and, since sitting and waiting was the only thing to do just then, she sat and waited with all her might and main.

sidled - दुबक कर चलना, तिरछा चलना

hardly - थोड़े

failed - असफल होना, असफल, असफल होना

notice - ध्यान देना

tense - क्रिया का काल

rigidity - कठोरता, कड़ापन, जड़ता

expectation - उम्मीद, चाह, कफोत्सारक

expression - मुहावरा, इबारत

Matthew encountered the stationmaster locking up the ticket office preparatory to going home for supper, and asked him if the five-thirty train would soon be along.

encountered - सामना करना, मुठभेड़

stationmaster - स्टेशन मास्टर, स्टेशन मास्टर

locking up - बंद करना

ticket office - टिकट कार्यालय

preparatory - प्रारंभिक

"The five-thirty train has been in and gone half an hour ago," answered that brisk official. "But there was a passenger dropped off for you-a little girl. She’s sitting out there on the shingles. I asked her to go into the ladies’ waiting room, but she informed me gravely that she preferred to stay outside. ‘There was more scope for imagination,’ she said. She’s a case, I should say."

brisk - फुरतीला

official - अधिकारी

passenger - पैसिंजर, मुसाफ़िर, यात्री

dropped - बताना, झुकाना, कम करना, देना

informed - बताना, सूचित करना, प्रेरित करना

gravely - गंभीर भाव से, गंभीर भाव से

scope - संभावना

imagination - कल्पना, तसव्वुर, तख़य्युल

"I’m not expecting a girl," said Matthew blankly. "It’s a boy I’ve come for. He should be here. Mrs. Alexander Spencer was to bring him over from Nova Scotia for me."

blankly - भावशून्य दृष्टि से

The stationmaster whistled.

whistled - चहचहाहट

"Guess there’s some mistake," he said. "Mrs. Spencer came off the train with that girl and gave her into my charge. Said you and your sister were adopting her from an orphan asylum and that you would be along for her presently. That’s all I know about it-and I haven’t got any more orphans concealed hereabouts."

charge - आवेश

Presently - अभी, शीघ्र ही, संप्रति

Orphans - अनाथ करना, अनाथ, यतीम

concealed - छिपाना

hereabouts - आसपास, आसपास में

"I don’t understand," said Matthew helplessly, wishing that Marilla was at hand to cope with the situation.

helplessly - असहाय भाव से, असहाय भाव से

wishing - इच्छा, अभिलाषा

cope - सामना करना

"Well, you’d better question the girl," said the station-master carelessly. "I dare say she’ll be able to explain-she’s got a tongue of her own, that’s certain. Maybe they were out of boys of the brand you wanted."

Master - उस्ताद, शिक्षक

carelessly - लापरवाही से, असावधानतः

dare - साहस करना

tongue - जीभ, tज़बान, जिह्वा, लिसान

Certain - अनिवार्य, विश्वसनीय, नियत, कोई

brand - ब्रांड

He walked jauntily away, being hungry, and the unfortunate Matthew was left to do that which was harder for him than bearding a lion in its den-walk up to a girl-a strange girl-an orphan girl-and demand of her why she wasn’t a boy. Matthew groaned in spirit as he turned about and shuffled gently down the platform towards her.

jauntily - प्रङुल्लतापूर्वक

unfortunate - दुःखद, दुर्भाग्य, खेदजनक, अभागा

bearding - खुलेआम विरोध करना, दाढी नोचना

den - मांद

demand - माँग

groaned - कराहना, आह

spirit - भावना, जोश, प्रेतात्मा, स्वभाव

turned about - उलटा हुआ

shuffled - पैर घसीट कर चलना, रगड़ना/घसीटना

gently - सावधानी से, शिष्टता से

towards - के निकट, की तरफ़, के लिए, की ओर

She had been watching him ever since he had passed her and she had her eyes on him now. Matthew was not looking at her and would not have seen what she was really like if he had been, but an ordinary observer would have seen this: A child of about eleven, garbed in a very short, very tight, very ugly dress of yellowish-gray wincey.

ordinary - आम्म, साधारण, मामूली, सामान्य

observer - प्रेक्षक, पर्यवेक्षक, परिदर्शक

garbed - पोशाक

tight - कठिन, तंग, कंजूस, चुस्त, कसकर

ugly - असुंदर, कुरूप, बदसूरत

yellowish - पीताभ, पीला सा

wincey - विन्सी

She wore a faded brown sailor hat and beneath the hat, extending down her back, were two braids of very thick, decidedly red hair. Her face was small, white and thin, also much freckled; her mouth was large and so were her eyes, which looked green in some lights and moods and gray in others.

faded - सनक

sailor - नाविक, मल्लाह, जहाज़ी, माँझी

beneath - नीचे की और, के योग्य, के नीचे

extending - फैलना, फैलाना, देना, बढ़ाना

braids - चोटी, चोटी बँधना, फीता

thick - मोटा

decidedly - निश्चित रूप से, निश्चित रुप से

freckled - चित्ती, चित्ती पड़ना

moods - मुद्रा, मनोदशा, अवस्था, मूड

So far, the ordinary observer; an extraordinary observer might have seen that the chin was very pointed and pronounced; that the big eyes were full of spirit and vivacity; that the mouth was sweet-lipped and expressive; that the forehead was broad and full; in short, our discerning extraordinary observer might have concluded that no commonplace soul inhabited the body of this stray woman-child of whom shy Matthew Cuthbert was so ludicrously afraid.

extraordinary - असाधारण

chin - ठुड्डी

pronounced - निर्णय देना, घोषित करना

vivacity - ज़िंदादिली, उत्साह, जीवंतता

lipped - किनारा, चूम्मन लेना, चूमन लेना

expressive - सूचक, भावबोधक

forehead - माथा, माथ, ललाट

broad - विस्तृत

discerning - जानना, देखना/पता लगाना

commonplace - आम, आम बात, आम बात

soul - आत्मा, जीवात्मा

inhabited - निवास करना, बसना, में निवास करना

ludicrously - हास्यास्पद ढंग से

Matthew, however, was spared the ordeal of speaking first, for as soon as she concluded that he was coming to her she stood up, grasping with one thin brown hand the handle of a shabby, old-fashioned carpet-bag; the other she held out to him.

spared - देना, बचाना, खाली

ordeal - कटु अनुभव, कटु अनुभव

grasping - समझना, पाने का प्रयत्न करना

handle - मूठ

shabby - अनुचित, जीर्ण शीर्ण

old-fashioned - (old-fashioned) पुराने प्रथा का

carpet - गिलीम, क़ाली, फ़र्श, क़ालीन

held - खाव, मन्ना, धारण करना

"I suppose you are Mr. Matthew Cuthbert of Green Gables?" she said in a peculiarly clear, sweet voice. "I’m very glad to see you. I was beginning to be afraid you weren’t coming for me and I was imagining all the things that might have happened to prevent you.

Mr - श्री, स्रीमान

peculiarly - अजीब तरह से, विशेष रुप से

clear - बताना, दूर करना, पूरा करना

Glad - प्रसन्न

prevent - रोकना, बचाना, मना करना

I had made up my mind that if you didn’t come for me to-night I’d go down the track to that big wild cherry-tree at the bend, and climb up into it to stay all night. I wouldn’t be a bit afraid, and it would be lovely to sleep in a wild cherry-tree all white with bloom in the moonshine, don’t you think? You could imagine you were dwelling in marble halls, couldn’t you?

track - पंक्ति, तय करना, फ़ासला, चलना

cherry-tree - (cherry-tree) चेरी के पेड़

bend - झुकाना, बदलना, खराब करना

climb up - ऊपर चढ़ो

lovely - मधुर, सुहावना, मनोहर, मनोरम

Moonshine - बकवास

dwelling - आवास, निवास स्थान

marble - संगमरमर

halls - घर, सभागृह, शयनशाला, कक्ष

And I was quite sure you would come for me in the morning, if you didn’t to-night."

Matthew had taken the scrawny little hand awkwardly in his; then and there he decided what to do. He could not tell this child with the glowing eyes that there had been a mistake; he would take her home and let Marilla do that.

scrawny - दुबला पतला, मरियल

awkwardly - अटपटे ढंग से, अटपटे ढंग से

glowing - चमकना, गरम करना, रंगना, लाली

She couldn’t be left at Bright River anyhow, no matter what mistake had been made, so all questions and explanations might as well be deferred until he was safely back at Green Gables.

anyhow - किसी भी तरह, फिर भी

explanations - स्पष्टीकरण, व्याख्या, सफ़ाई

deferred - स्वीकार करना, टालना, झुक जाना

"I’m sorry I was late," he said shyly. "Come along. The horse is over in the yard. Give me your bag."

shyly - शर्माता हुआ

"Oh, I can carry it," the child responded cheerfully. "It isn’t heavy. I’ve got all my worldly goods in it, but it isn’t heavy. And if it isn’t carried in just a certain way the handle pulls out-so I’d better keep it because I know the exact knack of it. It’s an extremely old carpet-bag. Oh, I’m very glad you’ve come, even if it would have been nice to sleep in a wild cherry-tree.

responded - प्रत्युत्तर देना

cheerfully - खुशी खुशी

worldly - सांसारिक, भौतिक, लौकिक

heavy - भारी

pulls - करना, रोकना, बल, झटका, निकालना

exact - खरा, सतर्क, निर्दोष, ठीक, सच्चा

knack - कौशल, युक्ति

extremely - अत्यधिक, बहुत ही, बहुत ही

We’ve got to drive a long piece, haven’t we? Mrs. Spencer said it was eight miles. I’m glad because I love driving. Oh, it seems so wonderful that I’m going to live with you and belong to you. I’ve never belonged to anybody-not really. But the asylum was the worst. I’ve only been in it four months, but that was enough.

belonged - होना, रखना, सम्बन्ध रखना, बैठना

I don’t suppose you ever were an orphan in an asylum, so you can’t possibly understand what it is like. It’s worse than anything you could imagine. Mrs. Spencer said it was wicked of me to talk like that, but I didn’t mean to be wicked. It’s so easy to be wicked without knowing it, isn’t it? They were good, you know-the asylum people.

wicked - दुष्ट, (wick) दुष्ट

But there is so little scope for the imagination in an asylum-only just in the other orphans. It was pretty interesting to imagine things about them-to imagine that perhaps the girl who sat next to you was really the daughter of a belted earl, who had been stolen away from her parents in her infancy by a cruel nurse who died before she could confess.

belted - प्रहार, क्षेत्र, इलाका, पट्टा

earl - अर्ल

stolen away - चुरा लिया

infancy - बचपन, शैशव, आरम्भिक अवस्था

cruel - निर्दयी

confess - मानना, कबूल करना, अंगीकार करना

I used to lie awake at nights and imagine things like that, because I didn’t have time in the day. I guess that’s why I’m so thin-I am dreadful thin, ain’t I? There isn’t a pick on my bones. I do love to imagine I’m nice and plump, with dimples in my elbows."

lie - झूठ

awake - जागना

dreadful - भद्दा, शोचनीय, डरावना, विकट

ain - département

pick on - पिक ऑन

bones - शरीर, हड़्डी, देहावशेष

plump - मोटा, गोल-मटोल

dimples - गढ्ढा

elbows - चीर कर जाना, कोना, कोहनी

With this Matthew’s companion stopped talking, partly because she was out of breath and partly because they had reached the buggy.

companion - साथी

partly - कुछ हद तक, कुछ कुछ

Not another word did she say until they had left the village and were driving down a steep little hill, the road part of which had been cut so deeply into the soft soil, that the banks, fringed with blooming wild cherry-trees and slim white birches, were several feet above their heads.

deeply - बहुत अधिक, बहुत अधिक, बहुत ही

soil - धरती, मिट्टी, खाद, मल

blooming - बहार पर आना, अरूणिमा, फूल

slim - पतला

several - कई

The child put out her hand and broke off a branch of wild plum that brushed against the side of the buggy.

branch - डाल, tशाख़, शाखा

plum - बेर का फल

brushed - खरोंच, झगड़ा, रगड़ना, नेवर

against - से अलग, के सहारे, विरूद्व

side - तरफ

"Isn’t that beautiful? What did that tree, leaning out from the bank, all white and lacy, make you think of?" she asked.

leaning out - सीमित करना

lacy - लेसदार, लेस के समान, जाले जैसा

"Well now, I dunno," said Matthew.

dunno - do (does) not know

"Why, a bride, of course-a bride all in white with a lovely misty veil. I’ve never seen one, but I can imagine what she would look like. I don’t ever expect to be a bride myself. I’m so homely nobody will ever want to marry me-unless it might be a foreign missionary. I suppose a foreign missionary mightn’t be very particular. But I do hope that some day I shall have a white dress.

bride - नववधू, दुल्हन

misty - कोहरे से आच्छादित

veil - घूँघट

homely - साधारण, घरेलू, सादा, सीधा सादा

marry - विवाह करना

Unless - जब तक

missionary - ईसाई धर्म प्रचारक

some day - कभी कभी

shall - सितारा मछली, गा

That is my highest ideal of earthly bliss. I just love pretty clothes. And I’ve never had a pretty dress in my life that I can remember-but of course it’s all the more to look forward to, isn’t it? And then I can imagine that I’m dressed gorgeously. This morning when I left the asylum I felt so ashamed because I had to wear this horrid old wincey dress. All the orphans had to wear them, you know.

Ideal - आदर्श, श्रेष्ठ, आइड़ियल

earthly - सांसारिक, संभावित, भौतिक

bliss - आनन्द

forward - अग्रवर्ती

gorgeously - शानदार ढंग से, भव्य ढंग से

ashamed - लज्जित, शर्मिन्दा

horrid - भयंकर, जघन्य

A merchant in Hopeton last winter donated three hundred yards of wincey to the asylum. Some people said it was because he couldn’t sell it, but I’d rather believe that it was out of the kindness of his heart, wouldn’t you? When we got on the train I felt as if everybody must be looking at me and pitying me.

merchant - व्यापारी, सौदागर

donated - दान करना, दान देना, दान देना

yards - बाड़ा, रंगभूमि, अहाता, प्रांगण

Rather - अधिक, निःसन्देह, अपेक्षाकृत

kindness - दया, मेहरबानी, दयालुता

pitying - दया, खैद का विषय, स्नेह, लज्जा

But I just went to work and imagined that I had on the most beautiful pale blue silk dress-because when you are imagining you might as well imagine something worth while-and a big hat all flowers and nodding plumes, and a gold watch, and kid gloves and boots. I felt cheered up right away and I enjoyed my trip to the Island with all my might. I wasn’t a bit sick coming over in the boat.

pale - फीका

silk - रेशम

worth - मूल्य

plumes - पंख, पर, पर से बनाया हुआ आभरण

gold - सोना

kid - बच्चा

gloves - दस्ताना

cheered up - उन्हें उत्साहित किया

coming over - आने आने के

Neither was Mrs. Spencer although she generally is. She said she hadn’t time to get sick, watching to see that I didn’t fall overboard. She said she never saw the beat of me for prowling about. But if it kept her from being seasick it’s a mercy I did prowl, isn’t it? And I wanted to see everything that was to be seen on that boat, because I didn’t know whether I’d ever have another opportunity.

overboard - जहाज पर से पानी में

beat - धमकी

prowling - पहराना, (prowl) पहराना

seasick - जहाजी मतली, जहाज़ी बीमार

opportunity - अवसर, मौक़ा

Oh, there are a lot more cherry-trees all in bloom! This Island is the bloomiest place. I just love it already, and I’m so glad I’m going to live here. I’ve always heard that Prince Edward Island was the prettiest place in the world, and I used to imagine I was living here, but I never really expected I would. It’s delightful when your imaginations come true, isn’t it?

delightful - दिलचस्प, सुहाना, आनंदप्रद

imaginations - भावना, कल्पना, उपाय कुशलता, मन

But those red roads are so funny. When we got into the train at Charlottetown and the red roads began to flash past I asked Mrs. Spencer what made them red and she said she didn’t know and for pity’s sake not to ask her any more questions. She said I must have asked her a thousand already. I suppose I had, too, but how you going to find out about things if you don’t ask questions?

Charlottetown - चार्लॉटटाउन

flash - चमक

And what does make the roads red?"

"Well now, I dunno," said Matthew.

"Well, that is one of the things to find out sometime. Isn’t it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive-it’s such an interesting world. It wouldn’t be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There’d be no scope for imagination then, would there? But am I talking too much? People are always telling me I do.

sometime - कुछ समय

splendid - शानदार

alive - जीवित, सजीव, ज़िंदा, जीता

Would you rather I didn’t talk? If you say so I’ll stop. I can stop when I make up my mind to it, although it’s difficult."

Rather - अधिक, निःसन्देह, अपेक्षाकृत

Matthew, much to his own surprise, was enjoying himself. Like most quiet folks he liked talkative people when they were willing to do the talking themselves and did not expect him to keep up his end of it. But he had never expected to enjoy the society of a little girl. Women were bad enough in all conscience, but little girls were worse.

surprise - अचम्भा, आश्चर्य, चकित करना

most quiet - सबसे शांत

talkative - बातूनी, बहुत बात करने वाला

He detested the way they had of sidling past him timidly, with sidewise glances, as if they expected him to gobble them up at a mouthful if they ventured to say a word. That was the Avonlea type of well-bred little girl.

detested - घृणा करना, नफ़रत करना

sidling - दुबक कर चलना, तिरछा चलना

timidly - डरते डरते, संकोचपूर्वक

glances - चमकना, ग्लांस करना, नजर डालना

gobble - जल्दी और आवाज करके खाना

mouthful - कौर/ग्रास

ventured - जाने का साहस करना

bred - पोला, (breed), ज़ात, बिरादरी

But this freckled witch was very different, and although he found it rather difficult for his slower intelligence to keep up with her brisk mental processes he thought that he "kind of liked her chatter." So he said as shyly as usual:

witch - डायन

intelligence - बुद्धि, अक़्ल

processes - विधि, बढोत्तरी, तैयार करना

chatter - बकबक करना

"Oh, you can talk as much as you like. I don’t mind."

"Oh, I’m so glad. I know you and I are going to get along together fine. It’s such a relief to talk when one wants to and not be told that children should be seen and not heard. I’ve had that said to me a million times if I have once. And people laugh at me because I use big words. But if you have big ideas you have to use big words to express them, haven’t you?"

have big ideas - बड़े विचार हैं

express - व्यक्त करना

"Well now, that seems reasonable," said Matthew.

reasonable - उचित, विवेकी, पर्याप्त

"Mrs. Spencer said that my tongue must be hung in the middle. But it isn’t-it’s firmly fastened at one end. Mrs. Spencer said your place was named Green Gables. I asked her all about it. And she said there were trees all around it. I was gladder than ever. I just love trees.

hung - लटकना, टाम्गना, छाना, लटक्ना

Middle - मध्य

firmly - मज़बूती से, मज़बूती से

fastened - थोपना, अटकाना, निर्धारित करना

gladder - प्रसन्न, सुहावना, मनोहर, खुश

And there weren’t any at all about the asylum, only a few poor weeny-teeny things out in front with little whitewashed cagey things about them. They just looked like orphans themselves, those trees did. It used to make me want to cry to look at them. I used to say to them, ‘Oh, you poor little things!

weeny - बहुत छोटा सा

teeny - बहुत छोटा

whitewashed - पुताई करना, छिपाना

cagey - छुपा कर रखना

cry - रोना

If you were out in a great big woods with other trees all around you and little mosses and June bells growing over your roots and a brook not far away and birds singing in you branches, you could grow, couldn’t you? But you can’t where you are. I know just exactly how you feel, little trees.’ I felt sorry to leave them behind this morning. You do get so attached to things like that, don’t you?

mosses - काई

bells - बो बो करना, घंटी, घंटी लगाना

roots - धातु, खोदना, मूल, उत्साहित करना

branches - ज्ञान विषय, बेलबूटे कढना

exactly - वास्तव में, ठीक ठीक/यथार्थतः

attached - सहचारी

Is there a brook anywhere near Green Gables? I forgot to ask Mrs. Spencer that."

anywhere - कहीं भी, कहीं

"Well now, yes, there’s one right below the house."

"Fancy. It’s always been one of my dreams to live near a brook. I never expected I would, though. Dreams don’t often come true, do they? Wouldn’t it be nice if they did? But just now I feel pretty nearly perfectly happy. I can’t feel exactly perfectly happy because-well, what color would you call this?"

fancy - असामान्य

dreams - स्वादिष्ट, सुन्दर

perfectly happy - पूर्णतया खुश

She twitched one of her long glossy braids over her thin shoulder and held it up before Matthew’s eyes. Matthew was not used to deciding on the tints of ladies’ tresses, but in this case there couldn’t be much doubt.

glossy - चमकीला, चिकना, पत्रिका

tints - , हलका रंग, खिजाब, रंगत

tresses - चोटी, जटा

doubt - संदेह करना

"It’s red, ain’t it?" he said.

The girl let the braid drop back with a sigh that seemed to come from her very toes and to exhale forth all the sorrows of the ages.

braid - बटना, गूंथना

sigh - आह भरना

toes - मारना, खुर, ठोकर मारना

exhale - श्वास छोड़ना, श्वास छोड़ना

forth - आगे

sorrows - शोक करना, दुःखी होना

"Yes, it’s red," she said resignedly. "Now you see why I can’t be perfectly happy. Nobody could who has red hair. I don’t mind the other things so much-the freckles and the green eyes and my skinniness. I can imagine them away. I can imagine that I have a beautiful rose-leaf complexion and lovely starry violet eyes. But I cannot imagine that red hair away. I do my best.

resignedly - सब्र कर के

perfectly - सितारा मछली, पूर्णतः

freckles - चित्ती, चित्ती पड़ना

skinniness - तीव्रता

leaf - पत्ता, पत्ती

complexion - वर्ण, स्वरूप

starry - तारों के समान जगमगाता

Violet - बनफ़्शा, बनफशा

I think to myself, ‘Now my hair is a glorious black, black as the raven’s wing.’ But all the time I know it is just plain red and it breaks my heart. It will be my lifelong sorrow. I read of a girl once in a novel who had a lifelong sorrow but it wasn’t red hair. Her hair was pure gold rippling back from her alabaster brow. What is an alabaster brow? I never could find out. Can you tell me?"

glorious - शानदार, सुहावना, तेजस्वी

raven - एक पक्षी

Wing - पंख, पर, पक्ष, पर्ण

lifelong - आजीवन

novel - नवीन

sorrow - दुःख, उदासी, शोक, ग़म

pure - शुद्ध

rippling - छोटी लहर, छोटी लहर

alabaster - सिलखड़ी, गोरा, खडिया मिट्टी

brow - शिखर, मस्तक, भौंह

"Well now, I’m afraid I can’t," said Matthew, who was getting a little dizzy. He felt as he had once felt in his rash youth when another boy had enticed him on the merry-go-round at a picnic.

rash - अतिशीघ्र

youth - जवानी, यौवन, युवावस्था

enticed - लुभाना, फुसलाना

merry - आनन्दपूर्ण

round - गोल, गोलाकार

picnic - पिकनिक

"Well, whatever it was it must have been something nice because she was divinely beautiful. Have you ever imagined what it must feel like to be divinely beautiful?"

whatever - कुछ भी, जो भी, जो कुछ भी

divinely - दैविक रूप से

"Well now, no, I haven’t," confessed Matthew ingenuously.

confessed - मानना, कबूल करना, अंगीकार करना

ingenuously - निष्कपटता से, निष्कपटता से

"I have, often. Which would you rather be if you had the choice-divinely beautiful or dazzlingly clever or angelically good?"

choice - चुनाव

dazzlingly - आश्चर्यजनक रूप से

clever - होशियार

angelically - in an angelic manner

"Well now, I-I don’t know exactly."

"Neither do I. I can never decide. But it doesn’t make much real difference for it isn’t likely I’ll ever be either. It’s certain I’ll never be angelically good. Mrs. Spencer says-oh, Mr. Cuthbert! Oh, Mr. Cuthbert!! Oh, Mr. Cuthbert!!!"

either - दो में से कोई एक, भी, या

That was not what Mrs. Spencer had said; neither had the child tumbled out of the buggy nor had Matthew done anything astonishing. They had simply rounded a curve in the road and found themselves in the "Avenue."

tumbled - गिरावट, भाव गिरना, गिर जाना

astonishing - ठगा सा, आश्चर्य होना, चकित करना

Simply - पूरी तरह से, आसानी से, केवल

rounded - वृत्त, दौर, समाप्त करना, चक्कर

curve - चक्कर, घुमाव

avenue - मार्ग, रास्ता, पेड़ दार पथ

The "Avenue," so called by the Newbridge people, was a stretch of road four or five hundred yards long, completely arched over with huge, wide-spreading apple-trees, planted years ago by an eccentric old farmer. Overhead was one long canopy of snowy fragrant bloom.

so called - उल्लेखित

stretch - फैलाना, फैल जाना, पंक्ति

five hundred - पांच सौ

completely - बिलकुल, एकदम

arched - मुख्य, धूर्ततापूर्ण, नटखट, वक्र

huge - बहुत अधिक, बहुत अधिक, विशाल

wide - चौड़ा

spreading - फैला हुआ, फैला हुआ

apple-trees - (apple-trees) सेब के पेड़

eccentric - सनकी, विचित्र

overhead - सिर के ऊपर से होने वाला

canopy - काकपिट की छत, छतरी

snowy - हिमाच्छादित, हिम श्वेत

fragrant - सुगन्धित, तनुराग

Below the boughs the air was full of a purple twilight and far ahead a glimpse of painted sunset sky shone like a great rose window at the end of a cathedral aisle.

boughs - शाखा, डाल्, शाखा/डाल/टहनी

twilight - सांझ, शफक

ahead - आगे, पहले से, पहले, आगे की ओर

sunset - सूर्यास्त

sky - आसमान, आकाश

shone - चमकाना, चमक, प्रकाशित होना

rose window - गुलाबी खिड़की

cathedral - बड़ा गिरजा

aisle - गली, गलियारा, पार्श्व भाग

Its beauty seemed to strike the child dumb. She leaned back in the buggy, her thin hands clasped before her, her face lifted rapturously to the white splendor above. Even when they had passed out and were driving down the long slope to Newbridge she never moved or spoke.

beauty - सौन्दर्य, सुंदरता, ख़ूबसूरती

strike - हड़ताल

leaned - टेक लग्ना, ब्ंजर, सहारे रखना

clasped - मजबूत पकड़, बकसुआ

lifted - धुंध हटना, उठाना, खोदना, चुराना

rapturously - हर्षोन्मत्तता के साथ

splendor - भव्यता, दीप्ति, शान शौकत

Still with rapt face she gazed afar into the sunset west, with eyes that saw visions trooping splendidly across that glowing background. Through Newbridge, a bustling little village where dogs barked at them and small boys hooted and curious faces peered from the windows, they drove, still in silence. When three more miles had dropped away behind them the child had not spoken.

rapt - हर्षोन्मत्त, भावविभोर, लीन

gazed - एक्टक देखने ताला, टकटकी

afar - बहुत दूर तक, दूर से/दूर पर

visions - दृश्य, झलक, दृष्टि

trooping - दल, स्काउट दल, टुकड़ी

splendidly - शानदार ढंग से

background - वर्ग, आधार, ज्ञान, परिस्थिति

bustling - full of noisy activity

barked at - कुत्ते ने कांपा

hooted - हो हल्ला, हर्न देना

Curious - जिज्ञासु

peered - देखना, ताकना, जोड़, सामंत

silence - ख़ामोशी, चुप्पी, मौनता

She could keep silence, it was evident, as energetically as she could talk.

evident - प्रकट, स्पष्ट, प्रत्यक्ष

energetically - प्रभावशाली ढंग से

"I guess you’re feeling pretty tired and hungry," Matthew ventured to say at last, accounting for her long visitation of dumbness with the only reason he could think of. "But we haven’t very far to go now-only another mile."

accounting - लेखांकन, (account)

visitation - मुसीबत, मुलाकात, निरीक्षण

dumbness - the state of being mute

She came out of her reverie with a deep sigh and looked at him with the dreamy gaze of a soul that had been wondering afar, star-led.

reverie - दिवास्वप्न

dreamy - स्वप्निल, अव्यावहारिक

gaze - एक्टक देखने ताला, टकटकी

wondering - उत्सुकतापूर्ण, (wonder), आश्चर्य

led - LED, , (lead) LED

"Oh, Mr. Cuthbert," she whispered, "that place we came through-that white place-what was it?"

whispered - काना फूसी, कानाफूसी, सरसराहट

"Well now, you must mean the Avenue," said Matthew after a few moments’ profound reflection. "It is a kind of pretty place."

profound - गहन, गहरा, पारंगत, अथाह, गाढ़ा

reflection - परावर्तन, प्रतिबिंब

"Pretty? Oh, pretty doesn’t seem the right word to use. Nor beautiful, either. They don’t go far enough. Oh, it was wonderful-wonderful. It’s the first thing I ever saw that couldn’t be improved upon by imagination. It just satisfies me here"-she put one hand on her breast-"it made a queer funny ache and yet it was a pleasant ache. Did you ever have an ache like that, Mr. Cuthbert?"

upon - पर, नज़दीक, के ऊपर/ऊँचा/पर

satisfies - शांत करना, आपूर्ति करना

breast - स्तन

queer - अजीब, अनोखा, बेढंग

ache - पीड़ा

pleasant - सुखद

"Well now, I just can’t recollect that I ever had."

recollect - याद करना, मन लगाना, होश में आना

"I have it lots of time-whenever I see anything royally beautiful. But they shouldn’t call that lovely place the Avenue. There is no meaning in a name like that. They should call it-let me see-the White Way of Delight. Isn’t that a nice imaginative name? When I don’t like the name of a place or a person I always imagine a new one and always think of them so.

whenever - कब, जब भी, जिस समय भी

royally - शानदार ढंग से, शाही ढंग से

delight - ख़ुश, आनंद

imaginative - कल्पनाशील

There was a girl at the asylum whose name was Hepzibah Jenkins, but I always imagined her as Rosalia DeVere. Other people may call that place the Avenue, but I shall always call it the White Way of Delight. Have we really only another mile to go before we get home? I’m glad and I’m sorry. I’m sorry because this drive has been so pleasant and I’m always sorry when pleasant things end.

whose - किस का, किसका

Something still pleasanter may come after, but you can never be sure. And it’s so often the case that it isn’t pleasanter. That has been my experience anyhow. But I’m glad to think of getting home. You see, I’ve never had a real home since I can remember. It gives me that pleasant ache again just to think of coming to a really truly home. Oh, isn’t that pretty!"

pleasanter - हँसमुख, सुखद, मज़ेदार, मनोहर

truly - वास्तव, =वास्तव में

They had driven over the crest of a hill. Below them was a pond, looking almost like a river so long and winding was it.

crest - शिखर, शिखर तक पहुँचना, ढाल

pond - तालाब

winding - घुमावदार, घुमाव, चक्कर

A bridge spanned it midway and from there to its lower end, where an amber-hued belt of sand-hills shut it in from the dark blue gulf beyond, the water was a glory of many shifting hues-the most spiritual shadings of crocus and rose and ethereal green, with other elusive tintings for which no name has ever been found.

Bridge - सेतु

spanned - फैलाव, विविधता, अवधि, फैला होना

midway - बीच का मार्ग

lower - निचला, निम्नतर, (low) निचला

amber - एम्बर

hued - मत, रंग, विविध रंग

belt - पेटी, बेल्ट

sand - रेत, सिकता

hills - पहाड़, टीला, छोटी पहाड़ी

shut - बन्‍द करना

dark blue - गहरा नीला

glory - यश, शान

shifting - स्थानांतरण, (shift) स्थानांतरण

hues - मत, रंग, विविध रंग

spiritual - आध्यात्मिक

shadings - छायाकरण

crocus - फूलों वाला पौधा

ethereal - नैसर्गिक, स्वर्गिक, अतींद्रिय

elusive - दुर्ग्राह्य

Above the bridge the pond ran up into fringing groves of fir and maple and lay all darkly translucent in their wavering shadows. Here and there a wild plum leaned out from the bank like a white-clad girl tip-toeing to her own reflection. From the marsh at the head of the pond came the clear, mournfully-sweet chorus of the frogs.

ran up - ऊपर चढ़ गया

fringing - किनारा, फुंदना, गौण गतिविधि

groves - उपवन, बाग, झुरमुट, कुञ्ज

fir - सरो का पेड़, देवदार वृक्ष

maple - मैपिल् की लकड़ी, द्विफ वृक्ष

lay - रखना

darkly - गहरी उदासी से

translucent - पारभासी

wavering - अस्थिरता, चंचल, ढुलमुल

shadows - सितारा मछली, सूट्र, शरण, झलक

leaned out - सरल हुआ

clad - कपड़े पहने हुए, (clothe) कपड़े पहने हुए

tip - अग्र भाग

toeing - मारना, खुर, ठोकर मारना

Marsh - दलदल, दल दल

mournfully - शोकाकुल ढंग से

chorus - कोरस

frogs - मेढक, दादुर

There was a little gray house peering around a white apple orchard on a slope beyond and, although it was not yet quite dark, a light was shining from one of its windows.

peering - देखना, ताकना, जोड़, सामंत

shining - हाथ पैर के सहारे से जाना

"That’s Barry’s pond," said Matthew.

"Oh, I don’t like that name, either. I shall call it-let me see-the Lake of Shining Waters. Yes, that is the right name for it. I know because of the thrill. When I hit on a name that suits exactly it gives me a thrill. Do things ever give you a thrill?"

lake - झील

shining - चमकाना, चमक, प्रकाशित होना

hit on - पकड़ना

suits - प्रणय निवेदन, सूट

thrill - रोमांचित करना

Matthew ruminated.

ruminated - विचार करना, जुगाली करना

"Well now, yes. It always kind of gives me a thrill to see them ugly white grubs that spade up in the cucumber beds. I hate the look of them."

grubs - खाना, सूंड़ी, खोजना, सादा भोजन

spade - फावड़ा, खनित्र, बेल, कुदाल

cucumber - ककड़ी

"Oh, I don’t think that can be exactly the same kind of a thrill. Do you think it can? There doesn’t seem to be much connection between grubs and lakes of shining waters, does there? But why do other people call it Barry’s pond?"

connection - संबंध

lakes - गहरा लाल, तालाब, लेकअ, दलदल

"I reckon because Mr. Barry lives up there in that house. Orchard Slope’s the name of his place. If it wasn’t for that big bush behind it you could see Green Gables from here. But we have to go over the bridge and round by the road, so it’s near half a mile further."

reckon - गिनना

bush - झाड़ी

"Has Mr. Barry any little girls? Well, not so very little either-about my size."

size - आकार

"He’s got one about eleven. Her name is Diana."

Diana - Roman goddess, female given name

"Oh!" with a long indrawing of breath. "What a perfectly lovely name!"

"Well now, I dunno. There’s something dreadful heathenish about it, seems to me. I’d ruther Jane or Mary or some sensible name like that. But when Diana was born there was a schoolmaster boarding there and they gave him the naming of her and he called her Diana."

Jane - जेन, जेनअ

Mary - मेरी

sensible - विवेकपूर्ण, सतर्क, व्यावहारिक

schoolmaster - अध्यापक

boarding - embarkation

"I wish there had been a schoolmaster like that around when I was born, then. Oh, here we are at the bridge. I’m going to shut my eyes tight. I’m always afraid going over bridges. I can’t help imagining that perhaps just as we get to the middle, they’ll crumple up like a jack-knife and nip us. So I shut my eyes. But I always have to open them for all when I think we’re getting near the middle.

wish - इच्छा, अभिलाषा, आरज़ू, आरजू

bridges - कम करना, संबंध, पुल बाँधना

crumple - सिकोड़ना, ध्वस्त होना, गींजना

Jack - जैक

knife - छुरी, tचाक़ू

nip - चिकोटी काटना

Because, you see, if the bridge did crumple up I’d want to see it crumple. What a jolly rumble it makes! I always like the rumble part of it. Isn’t it splendid there are so many things to like in this world? There we’re over. Now I’ll look back. Good night, dear Lake of Shining Waters. I always say good night to the things I love, just as I would to people. I think they like it.

jolly - मौजी

rumble - पता लगाना, खोज निकालना

That water looks as if it was smiling at me."

smiling - स्मिता, (smile), tमुस्कान

When they had driven up the further hill and around a corner Matthew said:

driven up - उतारा गया

corner - कोना

"We’re pretty near home now. That’s Green Gables over-"

"Oh, don’t tell me," she interrupted breathlessly, catching at his partially raised arm and shutting her eyes that she might not see his gesture. "Let me guess. I’m sure I’ll guess right."

interrupted - रोकना, टोकना, रोक देना, काटना

breathlessly - हाँफाते हुए, हाँफाते हुए

catching - संक्रामक, (catch), पकड़ना

partially - आधो-आध r=ādho-ādh

raised - करना, निकालना, उत्तेजित करना

shutting - निकाल देना, अटकाना, बन्द करना

gesture - इशारा, संकेत

She opened her eyes and looked about her. They were on the crest of a hill. The sun had set some time since, but the landscape was still clear in the mellow afterlight. To the west a dark church spire rose up against a marigold sky. Below was a little valley and beyond a long, gently-rising slope with snug farmsteads scattered along it.

landscape - भूदृश्य, परिदृश्य

spire - मीनार, शिखर

marigold - गेंदा

Valley - घाटी, वादी

rising - आने वाला, बढ़ता हुआ, उत्प्रवण

scattered - फैलाव, छितराव, तितर बितर करना

From one to another the child’s eyes darted, eager and wistful. At last they lingered on one away to the left, far back from the road, dimly white with blossoming trees in the twilight of the surrounding woods. Over it, in the stainless southwest sky, a great crystal-white star was shining like a lamp of guidance and promise.

darted - चुन्नट, (**), बर्छी, झपट्टा

eager - उत्सुक

wistful - उदास, विषादग्रस्त, उत्कंठित

lingered - रुका रहना, ठहराना, टिका रहना

dimly - अस्पष्टतः, संदिग्धतः

blossoming - फूलना, (blossom) फूलना

surrounding - आस पास का

stainless - describing an alloy that is resistant to corrosion and discoloration

southwest - नैऋत्य

crystal - क्रिस्टल, स्फटिक, अमल, बिल्लौर

guidance - नेतृत्व, मार्गदर्शन

promise - वचन, शपथ, वादा, सौगन्द

"That’s it, isn’t it?" she said, pointing.

Matthew slapped the reins on the sorrel’s back delightedly.

slapped - सीधे, ठीक, तमाचा मारना

reins - लगाम देना, लगाम, लगाम खींचना

delightedly - खुशी से, खुशी से

"Well now, you’ve guessed it! But I reckon Mrs. Spencer described it so’s you could tell."

"No, she didn’t-really she didn’t. All she said might just as well have been about most of those other places. I hadn’t any real idea what it looked like. But just as soon as I saw it I felt it was home. Oh, it seems as if I must be in a dream. Do you know, my arm must be black and blue from the elbow up, for I’ve pinched myself so many times today.

elbow - कुहनी

pinched - काटना, चुराना, चिकोटी काटना

Every little while a horrible sickening feeling would come over me and I’d be so afraid it was all a dream. Then I’d pinch myself to see if it was real-until suddenly I remembered that even supposing it was only a dream I’d better go on dreaming as long as I could; so I stopped pinching. But it is real and we’re nearly home."

horrible - भयंकर

sickening - घिनौना, उबाऊ, वीभत्स

suddenly - अचानक, एकाएक, सहसा

supposing - अनुमान करते हुए, (suppose) अनुमान करते हुए

pinching - कट्टेताना, (pinch) कट्टेताना

With a sigh of rapture she relapsed into silence. Matthew stirred uneasily. He felt glad that it would be Marilla and not he who would have to tell this waif of the world that the home she longed for was not to be hers after all. They drove over Lynde’s Hollow, where it was already quite dark, but not so dark that Mrs.

rapture - अत्यन्त हर्ष, हर्षोन्माद, उमङ्ग

relapsed - पुनः पतन होना, पुनः पतन

stirred - चलाना, उत्तेजित करना, मिलाना

uneasily - बेचैनी से, बेचैनी से

he who - वह जो

waif - परित्यक्त शिशु

longed for - कामना की

Rachel could not see them from her window vantage, and up the hill and into the long lane of Green Gables. By the time they arrived at the house Matthew was shrinking from the approaching revelation with an energy he did not understand. It was not of Marilla or himself he was thinking of the trouble this mistake was probably going to make for them, but of the child’s disappointment.

vantage - श्रेष्ठता, लाभप्रद अवसर

shrinking - घटना, पीछे हटना, सिकोड़ना

approaching - पद्धति, सन्निकर्ष, समीप आना

revelation - प्रकटीकरण

energy - ऊर्जा, शक्ति

trouble - तकलीफ़, कष्ट, दिक़्क़त, दिक्कत

disappointment - मायूसी, निराशा, आशाभंग

When he thought of that rapt light being quenched in her eyes he had an uncomfortable feeling that he was going to assist at murdering something-much the same feeling that came over him when he had to kill a lamb or calf or any other innocent little creature.

quenched - बुझाना, प्यास बूझाना

uncomfortable - बेचैन, तकलीफ़देह, अप्रिय

assist - मदद करना, सहायता देना

murdering - टेढ़ी खीर, बरबाद करना

kill - मारना

lamb - बर्रा, मेमना

calf - बछड़ा

innocent - निर्दोष

The yard was quite dark as they turned into it and the poplar leaves were rustling silkily all round it.

poplar - चिनार

rustling - सरसराहट, पशु चोरी

silkily - रेशम की तरह, मुलायम तरीके से

"Listen to the trees talking in their sleep," she whispered, as he lifted her to the ground. "What nice dreams they must have!"

Then, holding tightly to the carpet-bag which contained "all her worldly goods," she followed him into the house.

holding - अधिसंपत्ति, जोत

tightly - ठसाठस, कस कर, कस कर

contained - होना, रोकना, घेरना, लेना

CHAPTER III. Marilla Cuthbert is Surprised

MARILLA came briskly forward as Matthew opened the door. But when her eyes fell on the odd little figure in the stiff, ugly dress, with the long braids of red hair and the eager, luminous eyes, she stopped short in amazement.

stiff - कठोर, कठिन, रूखा, हठीला, सख्त

luminous - चमकीला, चमकदार, उद्दीप्त

amazement - अचंभा

"Matthew Cuthbert, who’s that?" she ejaculated. "Where is the boy?"

"There wasn’t any boy," said Matthew wretchedly. "There was only her."

wretchedly - दयनीय भाव से, दुखी हो कर

He nodded at the child, remembering that he had never even asked her name.

nodded - ऊँघना, झूमना, सिर हिलाना, हुक्म

"No boy! But there must have been a boy," insisted Marilla. "We sent word to Mrs. Spencer to bring a boy."

insisted - अड़े रहना, जोर डालना, दृढ़ रहना

"Well, she didn’t. She brought her. I asked the station-master. And I had to bring her home. She couldn’t be left there, no matter where the mistake had come in."

"Well, this is a pretty piece of business!" ejaculated Marilla.

During this dialogue the child had remained silent, her eyes roving from one to the other, all the animation fading out of her face. Suddenly she seemed to grasp the full meaning of what had been said. Dropping her precious carpet-bag she sprang forward a step and clasped her hands.

remained - रहना, बाकी रहना, भग्नावशेष

roving - घुमंतू, घुमक्कड़ी

animation - एनिमेशन

fading - फेडिंग, (fad) फेडिंग

grasp - समझना, पाने का प्रयत्न करना

dropping - मैँगनी, मेंगनी, मेगनी

precious - क़ीमती, प्यारा

"You don’t want me!" she cried. "You don’t want me because I’m not a boy! I might have expected it. Nobody ever did want me. I might have known it was all too beautiful to last. I might have known nobody really did want me. Oh, what shall I do? I’m going to burst into tears!"

cried - बताना, निकालना, कहना

burst - फूटना

Tears - करना, आँसू, खींच लेना, चीरा

Burst into tears she did. sitting down on a chair by the table, flinging her arms out upon it, and burying her face in them, she proceeded to cry stormily. Marilla and Matthew looked at each other deprecatingly across the stove. Neither of them knew what to say or do. Finally Marilla stepped lamely into the breach.

sitting down - बैठ गया

flinging - डालना, धक्का देना

burying - अंत्योष्टि क्रिया करना, डालना

stormily - तूफ़ान की तरह

stove - स्टोव, चूल्हा, अंगीठी, गरमखाना

lamely - अविश्वसनीय ढंग से

breach - दरार, विच्छेद, भंग, दरार करना

"Well, well, there’s no need to cry so about it."

"Yes, there is need!" The child raised her head quickly, revealing a tear-stained face and trembling lips. "You would cry, too, if you were an orphan and had come to a place you thought was going to be home and found that they didn’t want you because you weren’t a boy. Oh, this is the most tragical thing that ever happened to me!"

revealing - सारगर्भित, अंगप्रदर्शक

tear - अश्रु

stained - अभिरंजन करना, धब्बा, गन्दा होना

trembling - कंपन

Something like a reluctant smile, rather rusty from long disuse, mellowed Marilla’s grim expression.

reluctant - अनिच्छुक, असम्मत

smile - tमुस्कान, मुसकुराहट, स्मित

rusty - पुराना, जंग लगा, मंद

disuse - अनुपयोग

mellowed - सुहावना, दयालु, मृदु, नरम

grim - भयानक

"Well, don’t cry any more. We’re not going to turn you out-of-doors to-night. You’ll have to stay here until we investigate this affair. What’s your name?"

out-of-doors - (out-of-doors) बाहर से

investigate - पता लगाना, अनुसंधान करना

affair - घटना, समस्या, झगड़ा, वस्तु

The child hesitated for a moment.

hesitated - हिचकिचाना, संकोच करना

"Will you please call me Cordelia?" she said eagerly.

eagerly - व्यग्रता से

"Call you Cordelia? Is that your name?"

"No-o-o, it’s not exactly my name, but I would love to be called Cordelia. It’s such a perfectly elegant name."

elegant - सुन्दर, सहज, सुरुचिपूर्ण

"I don’t know what on earth you mean. If Cordelia isn’t your name, what is?"

"Anne Shirley," reluctantly faltered forth the owner of that name, "but, oh, please do call me Cordelia. It can’t matter much to you what you call me if I’m only going to be here a little while, can it? And Anne is such an unromantic name."

reluctantly - अनिच्छा से, अनिच्छापूर्वक

faltered - हिचकिचाना, डगमगाना, हिचक

unromantic - ग़ैर रूमानी

"Unromantic fiddlesticks!" said the unsympathetic Marilla. "Anne is a real good plain sensible name. You’ve no need to be ashamed of it."

fiddlesticks - कमानी, गज़

unsympathetic - असहमत, संगदिल, निष्ठुर, संकीर्ण

"Oh, I’m not ashamed of it," explained Anne, "only I like Cordelia better. I’ve always imagined that my name was Cordelia-at least, I always have of late years. When I was young I used to imagine it was Geraldine, but I like Cordelia better now. But if you call me Anne please call me Anne spelled with an E."

"What difference does it make how it’s spelled?" asked Marilla with another rusty smile as she picked up the teapot.

picked - फ़ोटो

teapot - चायदानी, चायदान

"Oh, it makes such a difference. It looks so much nicer. When you hear a name pronounced can’t you always see it in your mind, just as if it was printed out? I can; and A-n-n looks dreadful, but A-n-n-e looks so much more distinguished. If you’ll only call me Anne spelled with an E I shall try to reconcile myself to not being called Cordelia."

printed - लगाना, प्रति, प्रभावित करना

more distinguished - अधिक विशेषज्ञ

reconcile - मिलाना, मेल मिलाप कराना

being called - कॉल किया जा रहा है

"Very well, then, Anne spelled with an E, can you tell us how this mistake came to be made? We sent word to Mrs. Spencer to bring us a boy. Were there no boys at the asylum?"

"Oh, yes, there was an abundance of them. But Mrs. Spencer said distinctly that you wanted a girl about eleven years old. And the matron said she thought I would do. You don’t know how delighted I was. I couldn’t sleep all last night for joy. Oh," she added reproachfully, turning to Matthew, "why didn’t you tell me at the station that you didn’t want me and leave me there?

abundance - बहुलता, प्रचुरता, अधिकता/अपार

distinctly - in a distinct manner

Matron - मेट्रन, अध्यक्षा नर्स

delighted - हर्षित करना, हर्षोल्लास, खुशी

joy - आनन्द

reproachfully - आलोचनात्मक ढंग से

If I hadn’t seen the White Way of Delight and the Lake of Shining Waters it wouldn’t be so hard."

"What on earth does she mean?" demanded Marilla, staring at Matthew.

"She-she’s just referring to some conversation we had on the road," said Matthew hastily. "I’m going out to put the mare in, Marilla. have tea ready when I come back."

referring - सौंपना, संकेत करना, इशारा करना

hastily - जल्दी से, जल्दी से

have tea - चाय पीना

"Did Mrs. Spencer bring anybody over besides you?" continued Marilla when Matthew had gone out.

besides - पास, अलग, समीप, की तुलना में

continued - होना, शुरू करना, रखना

gone out - बाहर निकल गए

"She brought Lily Jones for herself. Lily is only five years old and she is very beautiful and had nut-brown hair. If I was very beautiful and had nut-brown hair would you keep me?"

Lily - कुमुदिनी

Nut - सुपारी

"No. We want a boy to help Matthew on the farm. A girl would be of no use to us. Take off your hat. I’ll lay it and your bag on the hall table."

hall - घर, सभागृह, शयनशाला, कक्ष

Anne took off her hat meekly. Matthew came back presently and they sat down to supper. But Anne could not eat. in vain she nibbled at the bread and butter and pecked at the crab-apple preserve out of the little scalloped glass dish by her plate. She did not really make any headway at all.

meekly - चुपचाप, दब्बूपन से

in vain - वेरीन

nibbled - चुट पुट खाना

pecked - हल्के से चूमना

preserve - मुरब्बा, सम्भाल कर रखना

scalloped - शंबूक पकड़ना

plate - प्लेट

headway - प्रगति, गति

"You’re not eating anything," said Marilla sharply, eying her as if it were a serious shortcoming. Anne sighed.

sharply - कटुतापूर्वक, तीक्ष्णता से

serious - जटिल, महत्वपूर्ण, रहस्यमय, घोर

shortcoming - कमी, दोष

sighed - साँस लेना, तरसना, आह भरना

"I can’t. I’m in the depths of despair. Can you eat when you are in the depths of despair?"

depths - गहनता, गहराई, मध्य, गहरापन

despair - निराशा, मायूसी

"I’ve never been in the depths of despair, so I can’t say," responded Marilla.

"Weren’t you? Well, did you ever try to imagine you were in the depths of despair?"

"No, I didn’t."

"Then I don’t think you can understand what it’s like. It’s a very uncomfortable feeling indeed. When you try to eat a lump comes right up in your throat and you can’t swallow anything, not even if it was a chocolate caramel. I had one chocolate caramel once two years ago and it was simply delicious.

indeed - वास्तव में, निश्चित ही, सचमुच

lump - ढेला, ढेर, मूर्ख, गोला, सूजन

throat - गला

swallow - निगलना, लीलना

caramel - कैरमेल

I’ve often dreamed since then that I had a lot of chocolate caramels, but I always wake up just when I’m going to eat them. I do hope you won’t be offended because I can’t eat. Everything is extremely nice, but still I cannot eat."

dreamed - स्वादिष्ट, सुन्दर

caramels - भुनी शक्कर, हल्का भूरा रंग

offended - अपराध करना, अपराध करना

"I guess she’s tired," said Matthew, who hadn’t spoken since his return from the barn. "Best put her to bed, Marilla."

Marilla had been wondering where Anne should be put to bed. She had prepared a couch in the kitchen chamber for the desired and expected boy. But, although it was neat and clean, it did not seem quite the thing to put a girl there somehow. But the spare room was out of the question for such a stray waif, so there remained only the east gable room.

put to bed - बिस्तर पर ले जाओ

couch - खाट, पल

chamber - सभा, सदन, कमरा, कचहरी, कोठरी

desired - इच्छा, चाहना, तृष्णा

neat and clean - साफ और स्वच्छ

spare - किसी के बिना काम चलनाना

gable - त्रिअंकी छत

Marilla lighted a candle and told Anne to follow her, which Anne spiritlessly did, taking her hat and carpet-bag from the hall table as she passed. The hall was fearsomely clean; the little gable chamber in which she presently found herself seemed still cleaner.

candle - मोमबत्ती, शमा

fearsomely - in a fearsome manner

Marilla set the candle on a three-legged, three-cornered table and turned down the bedclothes.

cornered - मुट्ठी में करना, मुख्य, कोण

turned down - नाकाम कर दिया

bedclothes - बिस्तर के चादर कम्बल

"I suppose you have a nightgown?" she questioned.

nightgown - नाइटी

Anne nodded.

"Yes, I have two. The matron of the asylum made them for me. They’re fearfully skimpy. There is never enough to go around in an asylum, so things are always skimpy-at least in a poor asylum like ours. I hate skimpy night-dresses. But one can dream just as well in them as in lovely trailing ones, with frills around the neck, that’s one consolation."

fearfully - भयावह रूप से, भयसहित

skimpy - बहुत छोटा, अपर्याप्त

trailing - पीछे होना, हारना, चरण, निशानी

frills - झालर, ताम झाम

neck - गरदन

consolation - संतना

"Well, undress as quick as you can and go to bed. I’ll come back in a few minutes for the candle. I daren’t trust you to put it out yourself. You’d likely set the place on fire."

undress - कपड़े उतार्ना

trust - विश्वास, भरोसा

When Marilla had gone Anne looked around her wistfully. The whitewashed walls were so painfully bare and staring that she thought they must ache over their own bareness. The floor was bare, too, except for a round braided mat in the middle such as Anne had never seen before. In one corner was the bed, a high, old-fashioned one, with four dark, low-turned posts.

wistfully - उत्कंठापूर्वक, उत्कंठा से

bareness - सादगी, नंगापन, नंगई

braided - चोटी, चोटी बँधना, फीता

mat - चटाई

fashioned - आचरण, तैयार करना, बनावट, फैशन

low - नीचा

In the other corner was the aforesaid three-corner table adorned with a fat, red velvet pin-cushion hard enough to turn the point of the most adventurous pin. Above it hung a little six-by-eight mirror. Midway between table and bed was the window, with an icy white muslin frill over it, and opposite it was the wash-stand.

aforesaid - उपर्युक्त

adorned - सजाना, सुशोभित करना

velvet - मख़मल

cushion - तकिया

adventurous - साहसिक, उत्साही, जोखिम भरा

pin - कील, छेदना, भरोसा करना

mirror - दर्पण, शीशा, आईना, आरसी

icy - नीरस, रूखा, भावशून्य

muslin - मलमल

frill - झालर

The whole apartment was of a rigidity not to be described in words, but which sent a shiver to the very marrow of Anne’s bones. With a sob she hastily discarded her garments, put on the skimpy nightgown and sprang into bed where she burrowed face downward into the pillow and pulled the clothes over her head.

shiver - कांपना, सिहरना

marrow - मज्जा

sob - कमीना, सिसकते हुए कहना

discarded - निकाल देना, डाल देना

garments - वस्ट्र, कपड़ा

burrowed - खोदना, बिल, बिल खोदना, माँद

downward - नीचे की ओर, नीचे की ओर का

pillow - सिरहाना, शिरोपधान

pulled - करना, रोकना, बल, झटका, निकालना

When Marilla came up for the light various skimpy articles of raiment scattered most untidily over the floor and a certain tempestuous appearance of the bed were the only indications of any presence save her own.

various - विभिन्न

raiment - परिधान

untidily - अव्यवस्थित ढंग से, बेसिलसिले

tempestuous - प्रचण्ड, तूफानी

indications - संकेत, लक्षण, सुझाव, चिह्न

presence - मौजूदगी

save - बचाना

She deliberately picked up Anne’s clothes, placed them neatly on a prim yellow chair, and then, taking up the candle, went over to the bed.

deliberately - जानबूझकर, जान बूझ कर, जानबूझ कर

picked - उकसाना, खाना, हटाना, चयन, खोदना

neatly - स्वच्छतापूर्वक/सफाई से

taking up - उठाना

"Good night," she said, a little awkwardly, but not unkindly.

unkindly - निर्दयता से, कठोरता से

Anne’s white face and big eyes appeared over the bedclothes with a startling suddenness.

appeared - होना, प्रकट होना, दिखाई देना

startling - चौंका देने वाला, आश्चर्यजनक

suddenness - हड़बड़ी, शीघ्रता, उतावलापन

"How can you call it a good night when you know it must be the very worst night I’ve ever had?" she said reproachfully.

Then she dived down into invisibility again.

dived - जल्दी से भागना, डुबकी

invisibility - अदृश्यता

Marilla went slowly down to the kitchen and proceeded to wash the supper dishes. Matthew was smoking-a sure sign of perturbation of mind. He seldom smoked, for Marilla set her face against it as a filthy habit; but at certain times and seasons he felt driven to it and them Marilla winked at the practice, realizing that a mere man must have some vent for his emotions.

slowly - आहिस्ता, धीरे, धीरे-धीरे

smoking - धूम्रपान

perturbation - अशांति

smoked - तम्बाकू, असफलता

filthy - अश्लील, बहुत ही, मलिन

habit - आदत

seasons - अवसर, मौका, काल, युग, अवधि

winked - टिमटिमाना, आँख मारना, आँख झपकना

realizing - प्राप्त करना, समझना

mere - केवल

vent - छिद्र

emotions - भावना, उमङ्ग, जज़्बा

"Well, this is a pretty kettle of fish," she said wrathfully. "This is what comes of sending word instead of going ourselves. Richard Spencer’s folks have twisted that message somehow. One of us will have to drive over and see Mrs. Spencer tomorrow, that’s certain. This girl will have to be sent back to the asylum."

kettle - केतली

wrathfully - गुस्से से, क्रोधपूर्वक

sent back - वापस भेज दिया

"Yes, I suppose so," said Matthew reluctantly.

"You suppose so! Don’t you know it?"

"Well now, she’s a real nice little thing, Marilla. It’s kind of a pity to send her back when she’s so set on staying here."

"Matthew Cuthbert, you don’t mean to say you think we ought to keep her!"

Marilla’s astonishment could not have been greater if Matthew had expressed a predilection for standing on his head.

astonishment - आश्चर्य, अचरज

expressed - बताना, प्रकट, प्रकट करना, तुरंत

predilection - पूर्वाभिरुचि, खिचाव

"Well, now, no, I suppose not-not exactly," stammered Matthew, uncomfortably driven into a corner for his precise meaning. "I suppose-we could hardly be expected to keep her."

stammered - हकलाहट, हकलाना, तोतलाना

uncomfortably - परेशानी में, परेशानी में

driven into - ड्राइवन कर दिया

"I should say not. What good would she be to us?"

"We might be some good to her," said Matthew suddenly and unexpectedly.

unexpectedly - अचानक, अकस्मात

"Matthew Cuthbert, I believe that child has bewitched you! I can see as plain as plain that you want to keep her."

bewitched - जादू करना, सम्मोहित करना

"Well now, she’s a real interesting little thing," persisted Matthew. "You should have heard her talk coming from the station."

persisted - डटे रहना, बना रहना, डटे रहना

"Oh, she can talk fast enough. I saw that at once. It’s nothing in her favour, either. I don’t like children who have so much to say. I don’t want an orphan girl and if I did she isn’t the style I’d pick out. There’s something I don’t understand about her. No, she’s got to be despatched straight-way back to where she came from."

favour - कृपा

pick out - चुनाव करें

straight - सीधा

"I could hire a French boy to help me," said Matthew, "and she’d be company for you."

hire - मजदूरी पर रखना, किराये पर लेना

"I’m not suffering for company," said Marilla shortly. "And I’m not going to keep her."

suffering - दुःख, पीड़ा, (suffer)

shortly - कुछ समय, रुखाई से, शीघ्र

"Well now, it’s just as you say, of course, Marilla," said Matthew rising and putting his pipe away. "I’m going to bed."

pipe - पाइप, नल

To bed went Matthew. And to bed, when she had put her dishes away, went Marilla, frowning most resolutely. And up-stairs, in the east gable, a lonely, heart-hungry, friendless child cried herself to sleep.

frowning - त्योरी, तेवर, त्यौरी

stairs - सीढ़ी, सीढी का

lonely - अकेला, अकेली

friendless - मित्रहीन

CHAPTER IV. Morning at Green Gables

IT was broad daylight when Anne awoke and sat up in bed, staring confusedly at the window through which a flood of cheery sunshine was pouring and outside of which something white and feathery waved across glimpses of blue sky.

daylight - दिन, सुबह, दिन का प्रकाश

awoke - जगा हुआ, जागरूक, जगाना, जागना

confusedly - अस्पष्टतः, संदिग्धतः

cheery - हर्षित

pouring - पीलाना, (pour) पीलाना

feathery - पंख के समान, बहुत हल्का

waved - करना, दल, घुमाना, संकेत

glimpses - झलक, झाँकी

For a moment she could not remember where she was. First came a delightful thrill, as something very pleasant; then a horrible remembrance. This was Green Gables and they didn’t want her because she wasn’t a boy!

remembrance - स्मरण, निशानी

But it was morning and, yes, it was a cherry-tree in full bloom outside of her window. With a bound she was out of bed and across the floor. She pushed up the sash-it went up stiffly and creakily, as if it hadn’t been opened for a long time, which was the case; and it stuck so tight that nothing was needed to hold it up.

in full bloom - पूर्ण फूलों में

bound - सीमित, सीमित करना, सीमित करना

pushed - चलाना, बाहर निकालना, उकसाना

sash - दुपट्टा, कमर बन्द

stiffly - कड़ेपन के साथ, रुखाई से

creakily - क्रीकली

hold - मजबूती से पकड़ना

Anne dropped on her knees and gazed out into the June morning, her eyes glistening with delight. Oh, wasn’t it beautiful? Wasn’t it a lovely place? Suppose she wasn’t really going to stay here! She would imagine she was. There was scope for imagination here.

glistening - चमकना

A huge cherry-tree grew outside, so close that its boughs tapped against the house, and it was so thick-set with blossoms that hardly a leaf was to be seen. On both sides of the house was a big orchard, one of apple-trees and one of cherry-trees, also showered over with blossoms; and their grass was all sprinkled with dandelions.

tapped - खटखटाना, निकालना, क्षार निकालना

blossoms - फूलना/खिलना/समृद्ध होना/फलना

grass - घास

sprinkled - फुहार, छिड़कना, छितराना

dandelions - डन्डेलिअन

In the garden below were lilac-trees purple with flowers, and their dizzily sweet fragrance drifted up to the window on the morning wind.

lilac - बकायन

dizzily - चक्कर से आक्रांत हो कर

fragrance - इत्र, अतर, महक, गंध

drifted - बहना, ढेर, धारा, अभिप्राय

wind - हवा

Below the garden a green field lush with clover sloped down to the hollow where the brook ran and where scores of white birches grew, upspringing airily out of an undergrowth suggestive of delightful possibilities in ferns and mosses and woodsy things generally.

lush - हरा-भरा, प्रभूत

clover - तिपतिया r=tipatiyā

sloped - झुकाना, समतल, झुकना, स्लोप

scores - प्राप्त करना, खरोंचना, खरोंच

airily - लापरवाही से, लापरवाही से

undergrowth - झाड़ झंखाड़

suggestive - जताने वाला, जताने वाला

possibilities - संभावना, सम्भवता, घटनीयता

ferns - फर्न

woodsy - जंगली, वन बहुल, वन जैसा

Beyond it was a hill, green and feathery with spruce and fir; there was a gap in it where the gray gable end of the little house she had seen from the other side of the Lake of Shining Waters was visible.

spruce - सजा सँवरा, बना ठना

gap - दरार, अन्तराल, अन्तर

gable end - गेबल अंत

Off to the left were the big barns and beyond them, away down over green, low-sloping fields, was a sparkling blue glimpse of sea.

barns - बाड़ा, खलिहान

sloping - बहना, छलकना, गंदला पानी

fields - कार्य क्षेत्र, आधार

sparkling - उत्कृष्ट, चमकदार, झिलमिलाता हुआ

Anne’s beauty-loving eyes lingered on it all, taking everything greedily in. She had looked on so many unlovely places in her life, poor child; but this was as lovely as anything she had ever dreamed.

greedily - in a greedy manner

unlovely - अनाकर्षक

She knelt there, lost to everything but the loveliness around her, until she was startled by a hand on her shoulder. Marilla had come in unheard by the small dreamer.

knelt - घुटने के बल बैठना, घुटने टेकना

loveliness - मधुरता, मधुरिमा, माधुर्य

startled - चकित, चौंक जाना, चौंकाना

dreamer - अव्यावहारिक व्यक्ति

"It’s time you were dressed," she said curtly.

curtly - रुखाई से, रुखाई से

Marilla really did not know how to talk to the child, and her uncomfortable ignorance made her crisp and curt when she did not mean to be.

ignorance - अज्ञान, अविद्या, बेखबरी, नासमझी

curt - रूखा, मुँहतोड उत्तर

Anne stood up and drew a long breath.

"Oh, isn’t it wonderful?" she said, waving her hand comprehensively at the good world outside.

waving - लहरात हुआ

comprehensively - in a comprehensive manner

"It’s a big tree," said Marilla, "and it blooms great, but the fruit don’t amount to much never-small and wormy."

blooms - बहार पर आना, अरूणिमा, फूल

amount to - राशि को

wormy - कीड़ा लगा, किनाह, कीटपूर्ण

"Oh, I don’t mean just the tree; of course it’s lovely-yes, it’s radiantly lovely-it blooms as if it meant it-but I meant everything, the garden and the orchard and the brook and the woods, the whole big dear world. Don’t you feel as if you just loved the world on a morning like this? And I can hear the brook laughing all the way up here. Have you ever noticed what cheerful things brooks are?

radiantly - प्रफुल्लित ढंग से

They’re always laughing. Even in winter-time I’ve heard them under the ice. I’m so glad there’s a brook near Green Gables. Perhaps you think it doesn’t make any difference to me when you’re not going to keep me, but it does. I shall always like to remember that there is a brook at Green Gables even if I never see it again.

If there wasn’t a brook I’d be haunted by the uncomfortable feeling that there ought to be one. I’m not in the depths of despair this morning. I never can be in the morning. Isn’t it a splendid thing that there are mornings? But I feel very sad. I’ve just been imagining that it was really me you wanted after all and that I was to stay here for ever and ever.

haunted - याद आना, भूत बन कर घूमना, अड्डा

for ever - हमेशा के लिए

It was a great comfort while it lasted. But the worst of imagining things is that the time comes when you have to stop and that hurts."

comfort - आराम

lasted - चलना, पिछला, जीवित रहना, आखरी

hurts - दर्द पहुँचाना, चोट, ज़ख़्मी

"You’d better get dressed and come down-stairs and never mind your imaginings," said Marilla as soon as she could get a word in edgewise. "Breakfast is waiting. Wash your face and comb your hair. Leave the window up and turn your bedclothes back over the foot of the bed. Be as smart as you can."

imaginings - कल्पना, कल्पनाशीलता

edgewise - तिरछा

comb - कंघा

Anne could evidently be smart to some purpose for she was down-stairs in ten minutes’ time, with her clothes neatly on, her hair brushed and braided, her face washed, and a comfortable consciousness pervading her soul that she had fulfilled all Marilla’s requirements. As a matter of fact, however, she had forgotten to turn back the bedclothes.

evidently - स्पष्ट रूप से, स्पष्ट रूप से

purpose - उद्देश्य, प्रयोजन

comfortable - आरामदेह

consciousness - चेतना

pervading - व्याप्त होना, में व्याप्त होना

fulfilled - पूरा करना, कार्यान्वित करना

requirements - जरुरत, आवश्यक्ता, आवश्यकता

turn back - वापस आओ

"I’m pretty hungry this morning," she announced as she slipped into the chair Marilla placed for her. "The world doesn’t seem such a howling wilderness as it did last night. I’m so glad it’s a sunshiny morning. But I like rainy mornings real well, too. All sorts of mornings are interesting, don’t you think?

announced - घोषणा, उद्घोषणा करना

slipped - निकालना, गिरना, जाना, उतरना

howling - ज़बर्दस्त, भीषण, अद्भुत

wilderness - निर्जन वनप्रांतर, निर्जन प्रदेश

sunshiny - सूर्यप्रकाश

rainy - बरसाती

sorts - प्रकार, वर्गीकृत करना

You don’t know what’s going to happen through the day, and there’s so much scope for imagination. But I’m glad it’s not rainy today because it’s easier to be cheerful and Bear up under affliction on a sunshiny day. I feel that I have a good deal to bear up under.

Bear up - सहन करो

affliction - पीड़ा, रोग, मुसीबत, दुःख, असुख

It’s all very well to read about sorrows and imagine yourself living through them heroically, but it’s not so nice when you really come to have them, is it?"

heroically - साहस के साथ

"For pity’s sake Hold your tongue," said Marilla. "You talk entirely too much for a little girl."

Hold your tongue - अपनी जिस्मिस रोको

entirely - पूरी तरह से, पूरी तरह से

Thereupon Anne held her tongue so obediently and thoroughly that her continued silence made Marilla rather nervous, as if in the presence of something not exactly natural. Matthew also held his tongue,-but this was natural,-so that the meal was a very silent one.

thereupon - उस पर, उसके बाद, उसके तत्काल बाद

obediently - आज्ञाकारी ढंग से

thoroughly - पूर्ण, अच्छी तरह से

nervous - अशांत, उदास, बेचैन, भयभीत

As it progressed Anne became more and more abstracted, eating mechanically, with her big eyes fixed unswervingly and unseeingly on the sky outside the window. This made Marilla more nervous than ever; she had an uncomfortable feeling that while this odd child’s body might be there at the table her spirit was far away in some remote airy cloudland, borne aloft on the wings of imagination.

progressed - आगे बढना, विकास करना, चलना

abstracted - निकालना, निकाल देना

mechanically - मशीन की सहायता से

fixed - बदला लेना, लगाना, निश्चित करना

unswervingly - सीधा, अटल रूप से

unseeingly - अनदेखा

more nervous - अधिक उत्तेजित

remote - दूर

airy - हवादार, लापरवाह, रमणीय

cloudland - क्लाउडलैंड

borne - करना, होना, उचित होना, फैलना

aloft - ऊँचा, हवा में, ऊपर

wings - करना, पंख, पर, पक्ष, सूप

Who would want such a child about the place?

Yet Matthew wished to keep her, of all unaccountable things! Marilla felt that he wanted it just as much this morning as he had the night before, and that he would go on wanting it. That was Matthew’s way-take a whim into his head and cling to it with the most amazing silent persistency-a persistency ten times more potent and effectual in its very silence than if he had talked it out.

wished - आशा करना, इच्छा, चाहना

unaccountable - अनुत्तरदायी, दुरूह

whim - सनक

cling to - किसी को हाथ नहीं छोड़ना

most amazing - सबसे अद्भुत

persistency - दृढ़ता

more potent - अधिक शक्तिशाली

effectual - फलप्रद, वाँछित फलदायक, गुणकारी

When the meal was ended Anne came out of her reverie and offered to wash the dishes.

offered - देना, अर्पण करना, बलि देना

wash the dishes - वाश करें गोश्ते

"Can you wash dishes right?" asked Marilla distrustfully.

"Pretty well. I’m better at looking after children, though. I’ve had so much experience at that. It’s such a pity you haven’t any here for me to look after."

looking after - देखरेख करना

look after - देखभाल करना

"I don’t feel as if I wanted any more children to look after than I’ve got at present. You’re problem enough in all conscience. What’s to be done with you I don’t know. Matthew is a most ridiculous man."

ridiculous - बेतुका, हास्यास्पद

"I think he’s lovely," said Anne reproachfully. "He is so very sympathetic. He didn’t mind how much I talked-he seemed to like it. I felt that he was a kindred spirit as soon as ever I saw him."

sympathetic - कारुणिक, अनुकंपी, सहानुभूतिशील

kindred spirit - आत्मसंगत

"You’re both queer enough, if that’s what you mean by kindred spirits," said Marilla with a sniff. "Yes, you may wash the dishes. Take plenty of hot water, and be sure you dry them well. I’ve got enough to attend to this morning for I’ll have to drive over to White Sands in the afternoon and see Mrs. Spencer. You’ll come with me and we’ll settle what’s to be done with you.

kindred - रिश्तेदार, सदृश, सजातीय, संबंधित

spirits - भावना, जोश, प्रेतात्मा, स्वभाव

sniff - नाक सुड़कना, भनक, गंध, सिसकी

dry - सूखा

attend to - के लिए प्रतीक्षा करना

settle - आराम करना

After you’ve finished the dishes go up-stairs and make your bed."

Anne washed the dishes deftly enough, as Marilla who kept a sharp eye on the process, discerned. Later on she made her bed less successfully, for she had never learned the art of wrestling with a feather tick. But is was done somehow and smoothed down; and then Marilla, to get rid of her, told her she might go out-of-doors and amuse herself until dinner time.

process - प्रक्रम

discerned - जानना, देखना/पता लगाना

successfully - सफलतापूर्वक

wrestling - कुश्ती

feather - पंख, पर

tick - घड़ी की टिकटिक

smoothed - शिष्ट, मुलायम, समटल करना

rid - मुक्त करा

amuse - मनोरंजन करना, मन बहलाना

Anne flew to the door, face alight, eyes glowing. On the very threshold she stopped short, wheeled about, came back and sat down by the table, light and glow as effectually blotted out as if some one had clapped an extinguisher on her.

alight - नीचे आना

threshold - डेवढ़ी

wheeled - घुमाना, मोड़ना, पनचक्की, चाक

glow - चमकना

effectually - प्रभावोत्पादक ढंग से

blotted out - मिटाया गया

clapped - ताली बजाना

extinguisher - अग्नि शामक

"What’s the matter now?" demanded Marilla.

"I don’t dare go out," said Anne, in the tone of a martyr relinquishing all earthly joys. "If I can’t stay here there is no use in my loving Green Gables. And if I go out there and get acquainted with all those trees and flowers and the orchard and the brook I’ll not be able to help loving it. It’s hard enough now, so I won’t make it any harder.

martyr - शहीद, शहीदा

relinquishing - छोड़ देना, त्यागना, हक़ त्याग

joys - सफलता, प्रसन्न होना, आनन्द

get acquainted with - मिलना सीखें

I want to go out so much-everything seems to be calling to me, ‘Anne, Anne, come out to us. Anne, Anne, we want a playmate’-but it’s better not. There is no use in loving things if you have to be torn from them, is there? And it’s so hard to keep from loving things, isn’t it? That was why I was so glad when I thought I was going to live here.

playmate - बालमिट्र

torn - करना, आँसू, खींच लेना, चीरा

keep from - रोको

I thought I’d have so many things to love and nothing to hinder me. But that brief dream is over. I am resigned to my fate now, so I don’t think I’ll go out for fear I’ll get unresigned again. What is the name of that geranium on the window-sill, please?"

hinder - बाधा डालना, (hind) बाधा डालना

brief - छोटा, सूचना, संक्षिप्त, काम

resigned - इस्तीफा देना, सुपुर्द करना

fate - क़िस्मत, किस्मत, नसीब, तक़दीर

fear - भय

geranium - जरेनियम, कषायमूल

sill - देहली, दहलीज

"That’s the apple-scented geranium."

scented - अतर, भाँप लेना, इत्र्

"Oh, I don’t mean that sort of a name. I mean just a name you gave it yourself. Didn’t you give it a name? May I give it one then? May I call it-let me see-Bonny would do-may I call it Bonny while I’m here? Oh, do let me!"

bonny - सुन्दर, सुंदर

"Goodness, I don’t care. But where on earth is the sense of naming a geranium?"

goodness - गुण, भगवान, दयालुता

care - ध्यान

"Oh, I like things to have handles even if they are only geraniums. It makes them seem more like people. How do you know but that it hurts a geranium’s feelings just to be called a geranium and nothing else? You wouldn’t like to be called nothing but a woman all the time. Yes, I shall call it Bonny. I named that cherry-tree outside my bedroom window this morning.

handles - स्पर्श करना, व्यवहार करना

geraniums - जरेनियम, कषायमूल

feelings - भावना, अहसास, जज्बात

I called it Snow Queen because it was so white. Of course, it won’t always be in blossom, but one can imagine that it is, can’t one?"

Queen - रानी, बेगम, मलिका, tराणी

blossom - फूलना/खिलना/समृद्ध होना/फलना

"I never in all my life saw or heard anything to equal her," muttered Marilla, beating a retreat down to the cellar after potatoes. "She is kind of interesting as Matthew says. I can feel already that I’m wondering what on earth she’ll say next. She’ll be casting a spell over me, too. She’s cast it over Matthew.

Equal - समान, बराबर

muttered - शिकायत, फुसफुसाहट, बड़बड़ाना

beating - पिटाई, फिंटाई, मार, फेंटाई

retreat - पुन: सीखना

cellar - तंग कोठरी

casting - भूमिका आबंटन कार्यअ

That look he gave me when he went out said everything he said or hinted last night over again. I wish he was like other men and would talk things out. A body could answer back then and argue him into reason. But what’s to be done with a man who just looks?"

hinted - झलक, संकेत, सुझाव, इशारा

argue - प्रमाणित करना, सूचित करना

Anne had relapsed into reverie, with her chin in her hands and her eyes on the sky, when Marilla returned from her cellar pilgrimage. There Marilla left her until the early dinner was on the table.

pilgrimage - तीर्थ

"I suppose I can have the mare and buggy this afternoon, Matthew?" said Marilla.

Matthew nodded and looked wistfully at Anne. Marilla intercepted the look and said grimly:

intercepted - बीच में रोक देना, बीच में रोकना

grimly - कठोरता से, कठोरता से

"I’m going to drive over to White Sands and settle this thing. I’ll take Anne with me and Mrs. Spencer will probably make arrangements to send her back to Nova Scotia at once. I’ll set your tea out for you and I’ll be home in time to milk the cows."

make arrangements - व्यवस्थापित करें

Still Matthew said nothing and Marilla had a sense of having wasted words and breath. There is nothing more aggravating than a man who won’t talk back-unless it is a woman who won’t.

wasted - व्यर्थ, बंजर भूमि, नष्ट करना

aggravating - तीव्र करना, बिगाड़ देना

Matthew hitched the sorrel into the buggy in due time and Marilla and Anne set off. Matthew opened the yard gate for them and as they drove slowly through, he said, to nobody in particular as it seemed:

hitched - ऊपर उठाना, झटका/धक्का/अटकाव

Gate - द्वार

"Little Jerry Buote from the Creek was here this morning, and I told him I guessed I’d hire him for the summer."

Creek - सँकरी खाड़ी/निवेशिका

Marilla made no reply, but she hit the unlucky sorrel such a vicious clip with the whip that the fat mare, unused to such treatment, whizzed indignantly down the lane at an alarming pace. Marilla looked back once as the buggy bounced along and saw that aggravating Matthew leaning over the gate, looking wistfully after them.

reply - जवाब, जवाब देना, उत्तर देना

hit - प्रहार करना

unlucky - अशुभ, अभागा/दुखी/मंदभाग्य

vicious - उग्र, निन्दनीय, अनैतिक

clip - कतरना

whip - चाबुक, हंटर, कोड़ा

treatment - इलाज, चिकित्सा

whizzed - सनसनाहट, प्रवीण, सनसनाना

indignantly - रोषपूर्वक, क्रोध से

alarming - भयभीत करना, घंटी

pace - कदम

bounced - उछालना, उछलना, उत्साह, मारना

leaning - प्रवृत्ति, झुकाव

CHAPTER V. Anne’s History

DO you know," said Anne confidentially, "I’ve made up my mind to enjoy this drive. It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will. Of course, you must make it up firmly. I am not going to think about going back to the asylum while we’re having our drive. I’m just going to think about the drive.

confidentially - गुप्त रूप से, गुप्त रूप से

Oh, look, there’s one little early wild rose out! Isn’t it lovely? Don’t you think it must be glad to be a rose? Wouldn’t it be nice if roses could talk? I’m sure they could tell us such lovely things. And isn’t pink the most bewitching color in the world? I love it, but I can’t wear it. Redheaded people can’t wear pink, not even in imagination.

be glad - खुश होना

roses - सर्वोत्तम सुंदरी

bewitching - जादू करना, सम्मोहित करना

Did you ever know of anybody whose hair was red when she was young, but got to be another color when she grew up?"

"No, I don’t know as I ever did," said Marilla mercilessly, "and I shouldn’t think it likely to happen in your case either."

mercilessly - निर्दयता से, निर्दयतापूर्वक

Anne sighed.

"Well, that is another hope gone. ‘My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.’ That’s a sentence I read in a book once, and I say it over to comfort myself whenever I’m disappointed in anything."

graveyard - क़ब्रिस्तान, गोरिस्तान

buried - अंत्योष्टि क्रिया करना, डालना

disappointed - निष्फल् कर देना, निराश करना

"I don’t see where the comforting comes in myself," said Marilla.

"Why, because it sounds so nice and romantic, just as if I were a heroine in a book, you know. I am so fond of romantic things, and a graveyard full of buried hopes is about as romantic a thing as one can imagine isn’t it? I’m rather glad I have one. Are we going across the Lake of Shining Waters today?"

heroine - नायिका

fond - प्रिय

romantic - अवास्तविक, रोमानी, अव्यावहारिक

"We’re not going over Barry’s pond, if that’s what you mean by your Lake of Shining Waters. We’re going by the shore road."

going by - द्वारा जाना

shore - किनारा, तीर

"Shore road sounds nice," said Anne dreamily. "Is it as nice as it sounds? Just when you said ‘shore road’ I saw it in a picture in my mind, as quick as that! And White Sands is a pretty name, too; but I don’t like it as well as Avonlea. Avonlea is a lovely name. It just sounds like music. How far is it to White Sands?"

dreamily - स्वप्निल ढंग से, स्वप्न जैसा

"It’s five miles; and as you’re evidently bent on talking you might as well talk to some purpose by telling me what you know about yourself."

bent on - उत्सुक

"Oh, what I know about myself isn’t really worth telling," said Anne eagerly. "If you’ll only let me tell you what I imagine about myself you’ll think it ever so much more interesting."

ever so much - बहुत बहुत सारे

"No, I don’t want any of your imaginings. Just you stick to bald facts. Begin at the beginning. Where were you born and how old are you?"

bald - गंजा

"I was eleven last March," said Anne, resigning herself to bald facts with a little sigh. "And I was born in Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia. My father’s name was Walter Shirley, and he was a teacher in the Bolingbroke High School. My mother’s name was Bertha Shirley. Aren’t Walter and Bertha lovely names? I’m so glad my parents had nice names.

resigning - इस्तीफा देना, सुपुर्द करना

Bertha - female given name

It would be a real disgrace to have a father named-well, say Jedediah, wouldn’t it?"

disgrace - अपमान

"I guess it doesn’t matter what a person’s name is as long as he behaves himself," said Marilla, feeling herself called upon to inculcate a good and useful moral.

behaves - व्यवहार करना, चलना, बर्ताव करना

inculcate - अविरत प्रयास से सिखाना

moral - नैतिक

"Well, I don’t know." Anne looked thoughtful. "I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I’ve never been able to believe it. I don’t believe a rose would be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage. I suppose my father could have been a good man even if he had been called Jedediah; but I’m sure it would have been a cross.

thoughtful - परवाह करने वाला, सावधान

smell - गंध, बू

thistle - थिसल, काँटे दार पौधा

skunk cabbage - स्कंक केशर

Cross - सलीब, संकर, क्रूश

Well, my mother was a teacher in the High school, too, but when she married father she gave up teaching, of course. A husband was enough responsibility. Mrs. Thomas said that they were a pair of babies and as poor as church mice. They went to live in a weeny-teeny little yellow house in Bolingbroke. I’ve never seen that house, but I’ve imagined it thousands of times.

responsibility - ज़िम्मेदारी, उत्तरदायित्व

I think it must have had honeysuckle over the parlor window and lilacs in the front yard and lilies of the valley just inside the gate. Yes, and muslin curtains in all the windows. Muslin curtains give a house such an air. I was born in that house. Mrs.

honeysuckle - हनीसकल बेल, मधुचूष

lilacs - नीलक, लाइलैक, नीला रंग

lilies - कुमुदिनी, कुमुदिनी/लिली

inside - अंदर

curtains - बाधा, नाटक, पर्दा, मृत्यु

Thomas said I was the homeliest baby she ever saw, I was so scrawny and tiny and nothing but eyes, but that mother thought I was perfectly beautiful. I should think a mother would be a better judge than a poor woman who came in to scrub, wouldn’t you?

homeliest - साधारण, घरेलू, सादा, सीधा सादा

tiny - नन्हा

judge - निर्णय लेना

poor woman - दुर्दशाली महिला

scrub - मार्जन करना

I’m glad she was satisfied with me anyhow, I would feel so sad if I thought I was a disappointment to her-because she didn’t live very long after that, you see. She died of fever when I was just three months old. I do wish she’d lived long enough for me to remember calling her mother. I think it would be so sweet to say ‘mother,’ don’t you? And father died four days afterwards from fever too.

satisfied - शांत करना, आपूर्ति करना

fever - बुख़ार, ज्वर

afterwards - बाद में, बाद में

That left me an orphan and folks were at their wits’ end, so Mrs. Thomas said, what to do with me. You see, nobody wanted me even then. It seems to be my fate. Father and mother had both come from places far away and it was well known they hadn’t any relatives living. Finally Mrs. Thomas said she’d take me, though she was poor and had a drunken husband. She brought me up by hand.

wits - समझ, विवेक, वाकपटुता

relatives - अनुरूप, तुलनात्मक, सगा

drunken - नशे में धुत्त, नशे में धुत्त

by hand - हाथ से

Do you know if there is anything in being brought up by hand that ought to make people who are brought up that way better than other people? Because whenever I was naughty Mrs. Thomas would ask me how I could be such a bad girl when she had brought me up by hand-reproachful-like.

naughty - शरारती, दुष्ट, अश्लील

reproachful - निन्दात्मक, उलाहना भरा

"Mr. and Mrs. Thomas moved away from Bolingbroke to Marysville, and I lived with them until I was eight years old. I helped look after the Thomas children-there were four of them younger than me-and I can tell you they took a lot of looking after. Then Mr. Thomas was killed falling under a train and his mother offered to take Mrs. Thomas and the children, but she didn’t want me. Mrs.

moved away - दूर चला गया

killed - परेशान करना, शांत करना

Thomas was at her wits’ end, so she said, what to do with me. Then Mrs. Hammond from up the river came down and said she’d take me, seeing I was handy with children, and I went up the river to live with her in a little clearing among the stumps. It was a very lonesome place. I’m sure I could never have lived there if I hadn’t had an imagination. Mr.

handy - आसान

clearing - समाशोधन

stumps - ठूँठ, पैर घसीट कर चलना, मंच

lonesome - एकाकी, अकेलापन

Hammond worked a little sawmill up there, and Mrs. Hammond had eight children. She had twins three times. I like babies in moderation, but twins three times in succession is too much. I told Mrs. Hammond so firmly, when the last pair came. I used to get so dreadfully tired carrying them about.

sawmill - आराघर, आरा मशीन

twins - जुड़वाँ बच्चों को जन्म देना

moderation - संयम, परीक्षा का स्तर नियंत्रण

succession - उत्तराधिकार, सिलसिला, ताँता

dreadfully - बहुत अधिक, बहुत अधिक

"I lived up river with Mrs. Hammond over two years, and then Mr. Hammond died and Mrs. Hammond broke up housekeeping. She divided her children among her relatives and went to the States. I had to go to the asylum at Hopeton, because nobody would take me. They didn’t want me at the asylum, either; they said they were over-crowded as it was.

housekeeping - घर खर्च

divided - विभाजित करना, फैल जाना

crowded - ढेर, घेरना, भरना, मण्डली

But they had to take me and I was there four months until Mrs. Spencer came."

Anne finished up with another sigh, of relief this time. Evidently she did not like talking about her experiences in a world that had not wanted her.

experiences - अनुभव करना, अनुभव, अनुभव करना

"Did you ever go to school?" demanded Marilla, turning the sorrel mare down the shore road.

"Not a great deal. I went a little the last year I stayed with Mrs. Thomas. When I went up river we were so far from a school that I couldn’t walk it in winter and there was a vacation in summer, so I could only go in the spring and fall. But of course I went while I was at the asylum.

stayed with - रहा हुआ

I can read pretty well and I know ever so many pieces of poetry off by heart-‘The Battle of Hohenlinden’ and ‘Edinburgh after Flodden,’ and ‘Bingen of the Rhine,’ and most of the ‘Lady of the Lake’ and most of ‘The Seasons’ by James Thompson. Don’t you just love poetry that gives you a crinkly feeling up and down your back?

battle - लड़ाई

Hohenlinden - होहेनलिंडन

Edinburgh - एडिनबरा

Flodden - फ्लॉडन

Rhine - राइन

lady - महिला, महोदया, श्रीमती, साहिबा

James - book of the Bible

love poetry - प्रेम कविता

crinkly - घुँघराला, मुड़ा तुड़ा, सिलवटदार

There is a piece in the Fifth Reader-‘The Downfall of Poland’-that is just full of thrills. Of course, I wasn’t in the Fifth Reader-I was only in the Fourth-but the big girls used to lend me theirs to read."

Downfall - पतन, अवपतन

Poland - पोलैंड

thrills - उत्तेजित करना, खुशी होना

lend - उधार देना

"Were those women-Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Hammond-good to you?" asked Marilla, looking at Anne out of the corner of her eye.

"O-o-o-h," faltered Anne. Her sensitive little face suddenly flushed scarlet and embarrassment sat on her brow. "Oh, they meant to be-I know they meant to be just as good and kind as possible. And when people mean to be good to you, you don’t mind very much when they’re not quite-always. They had a good deal to worry them, you know.

sensitive - निजी, दिल को छूने वाला, कोमल

flushed - समतल, समृद्ध

scarlet - क़िरमिज़

embarrassment - शर्म, शर्मिंदगी

worry - परेशान करना, रगड़ना

It’s a very trying to have a drunken husband, you see; and it must be very trying to have twins three times in succession, don’t you think? But I feel sure they meant to be good to me."

Marilla asked no more questions. Anne gave herself up to a silent rapture over the shore road and Marilla guided the sorrel abstractedly while she pondered deeply. Pity was suddenly stirring in her heart for the child. What a starved, unloved life she had had-a life of drudgery and poverty and neglect; for Marilla was shrewd enough to read between the lines of Anne’s history and divine the truth.

guided - संचालन करना, राह दिखाना

abstractedly - अनमने भाव से

pondered - विचार करना

stirring - उत्तेजक, फिंटाई, हरकत

starved - भूखा मरना, भूख लगना, भूखा होना

unloved - प्रेमरहित

drudgery - नीरस काम, नीरस काम

poverty - ग़रीबी

neglect - उपेक्षा करना, लापरवाही, उपेक्षा

shrewd - समझदार, धूर्त, चतुर

divine - ईश्वरीय, स्वर्गीय, पवित्र

truth - सच

No wonder she had been so delighted at the prospect of a real home. It was a pity she had to be sent back. What if she, Marilla, should indulge Matthew’s unaccountable whim and let her stay? He was set on it; and the child seemed a nice, teachable little thing.

prospect - दृश्य, खोज़ना, खोज करना, संभावना

indulge - लिप्त होना, प्रसन्न करना

teachable - पाठनीय, सिखाने योग्य

"She’s got too much to say," thought Marilla, "but she might be trained out of that. And there’s nothing rude or slangy in what she does say. She’s ladylike. It’s likely her people were nice folks."

rude - ढीठ, गुस्ताख़

slangy - बोल चाल की भाषा का, गँवारू

ladylike - शालीन, महिलोचित

The shore road was "woodsy and wild and lonesome." On the right hand, scrub firs, their spirits quite unbroken by long years of tussle with the gulf winds, grew thickly. On the left were the steep red sandstone cliffs, so near the track in places that a mare of less steadiness than the sorrel might have tried the nerves of the people behind her.

firs - सरो का पेड़, देवदार वृक्ष

unbroken - अविभक्त, अखंडित, अनजुता, अजोत

tussle - हाथापाई करना, उलझाना

winds - करना, लच्छी बनाना

thickly - लगातार, सघनतापूर्वक

sandstone - बलुआ पत्थर

cliffs - खड़ी चट्टान, प्रपात

steadiness - स्थिरता, दृढ़ता, अविचलन

nerves - बल, नस, शक्ति, रोग, साहस

Down at the base of the cliffs were heaps of surf-worn rocks or little sandy coves inlaid with pebbles as with ocean jewels; beyond lay the sea, shimmering and blue, and over it soared the gulls, their pinions flashing silvery in the sunlight.

base - आधार

heaps - ढेर लगना, ढेर लगना, ढेर लगाना

surf - फ़ेनिल लहर

rocks - कड़ी मिठाई, हिलना, पत्थर

Sandy - रेतीला, रेत के रंग का

coves - यार, खोह, कोल, लघु निवेशिका

inlaid - जड़ाई, भराई, जड़ाऊ काम करना

pebbles - कंकड्ॅईलाआ, कंकड़/बटिया, कंकड्ॅअ

Ocean - सागर, महासागर, समुद्र, महासमुद्र

jewels - बहुमूल्य वस्तु

shimmering - चमकदार, (shimmer) चमकदार

soared - उड़ना, तेज़ि से बढ़ना

gulls - बेवकूफ़ बनाअना

pinions - पंख, जकडना/बाँधना

flashing - अवरोध, (flash) अवरोध

silvery - चाँदी के सदृश, सुमधुर

"Isn’t the sea wonderful?" said Anne, rousing from a long, wide-eyed silence. "Once, when I lived in Marysville, Mr. Thomas hired an express wagon and took us all to spend the day at the shore ten miles away. I enjoyed every moment of that day, even if I had to look after the children all the time. I lived it over in happy dreams for years. But this shore is nicer than the Marysville shore.

rousing - उत्तेजित करना, उत्तेजित, उठाना

wagon - पहियेदार मेज़, सप्तर्षि

Aren’t those gulls splendid? Would you like to be a gull? I think I would-that is, if I couldn’t be a human girl. Don’t you think it would be nice to wake up at sunrise and swoop down over the water and away out over that lovely blue all day; and then at night to fly back to one’s nest? Oh, I can Just imagine myself doing it. What big house is that just ahead, please?"

gull - एक प्रकार की समुद्री पक्षी

human - इंसान, मनुष्य, मानव, इंसानी

sunrise - सूर्योदय

swoop - छापा, झपट्टा मारना, झपट पड़ना

nest - घोंसला

Just imagine - केवल समझो

"That’s the White Sands Hotel. Mr. Kirke runs it, but the season hasn’t begun yet. There are heaps of Americans come there for the summer. They think this shore is just about right."

season - ऋतु

"I was afraid it might be Mrs. Spencer’s place," said Anne mournfully. "I don’t want to get there. Somehow, it will seem like the end of everything."

CHAPTER VI. Marilla makes up Her Mind

makes up - बनाया जाता है

GET there they did, however, in due season. Mrs. Spencer lived in a big yellow house at White Sands Cove, and she came to the door with surprise and welcome mingled on her benevolent face.

Cove - छोटी खाड़ी

mingled - घुलना मिलना, घुल मिल जाना

benevolent - हितकारी, दयालु, उदार, परोपकारी

"Dear, dear," she exclaimed, "you’re the last folks I was looking for today, but I’m real glad to see you. You’ll put your horse in? And how are you, Anne?"

exclaimed - चिल्लाना, चिल्लाकर कहना

"I’m as well as can be expected, thank you," said Anne smilelessly. A blight seemed to have descended on her.

blight - विनाश करना, अभिशाप

descended - उतरना, उतारना, नीचे उतरना

"I suppose we’ll stay a little while to rest the mare," said Marilla, "but I promised Matthew I’d be home early. The fact is, Mrs. Spencer, there’s been a queer mistake somewhere, and I’ve come over to see where it is. We send word, Matthew and I, for you to bring us a boy from the asylum. We told your brother Robert to tell you we wanted a boy ten or eleven years old."

promised - वचन, विश्वास दिलाना, लक्षण

somewhere - कहीं

"Marilla Cuthbert, you don’t say so!" said Mrs. Spencer in distress. "Why, Robert sent word down by his daughter Nancy and she said you wanted a girl-didn’t she Flora Jane?" appealing to her daughter who had come out to the steps.

distress - दुःख होना, कठिनाई, दुःख होना

Flora - वनस्पति

appealing to - आकर्षित करना

steps - कार्य, कदम रखना, पद, जाना

"She certainly did, Miss Cuthbert," corroborated Flora Jane earnestly.

corroborated - पुष्ट करना

earnestly - ईमानदारी से, ईमानदारी से

"I’m dreadful sorry," said Mrs. Spencer. "It’s too bad; but it certainly wasn’t my fault, you see, Miss Cuthbert. I did the best I could and I thought I was following your instructions. Nancy is a terrible flighty thing. I’ve often had to scold her well for her heedlessness."

fault - खोट, दोष

instructions - सूचना, शिक्षा, जानकारी, शिक्षण

flighty - चंचल, चंचल व्यवहार

scold - फटकारना

heedlessness - लापरवाही, असावधानी

"It was our own fault," said Marilla resignedly. "We should have come to you ourselves and not left an important message to be passed along by word of mouth in that fashion. Anyhow, the mistake has been made and the only thing to do is to set it right. Can we send the child back to the asylum? I suppose they’ll take her back, won’t they?"

by word - शब्द से

"I suppose so," said Mrs. Spencer thoughtfully, "but I don’t think it will be necessary to send her back. Mrs. Peter Blewett was up here yesterday, and she was saying to me how much she wished she’d sent by me for a little girl to help her. Mrs. Peter has a large family, you know, and she finds it hard to get help. Anne will be the very girl for you. I call it positively providential."

thoughtfully - विचारमग्न ढंग से, सहृदयतापूर्वक

necessary - ज़रूरी

positively - निश्चित रूप से, निश्चित रुप से

providential - दैवकृत, सौभाग्यपूर्ण

Marilla did not look as if she thought Providence had much to do with the matter. Here was an unexpectedly good chance to get this unwelcome orphan off her hands, and she did not even feel grateful for it.

Providence - सितारा मछली, विधाता, परमात्मा

chance - संयोग

unwelcome - नापसन्द/अप्रिय/अनिष्ट, अवांछनीय

grateful - कृतज्ञ, एहसानमंद, शुक्रगुज़ार

She knew Mrs. Peter Blewett only by sight as a small, shrewish-faced woman without an ounce of superfluous flesh on her bones. But she had heard of her. "A terrible worker and driver," Mrs. Peter was said to be; and discharged servant girls told fearsome tales of her temper and stinginess, and her family of pert, quarrelsome children.

by sight - दृष्टि से

shrewish - कर्कशा, झगड़ालू

ounce - एक तोल

superfluous - निरर्थक, अतिरिक्त, अनावश्यक

flesh - लहम, क्रव्य, मांस

discharged - गिरना, स्राव, प्रवाह

servant - नौकर, चाकर, नौकरानी, सेवक

fearsome - भयंकर, घबराने वाला/बृहत्/डरावना

tales - झूठ, कहानी, किस्सा, अफवाह

temper - लचकीला बनाना, कम करना, गुस्सा

stinginess - lack of generosity

pert - धृष्ट, आकर्षक, उद्धत

quarrelsome - दंगई, कलहप्रिय, झगड़ालू

Marilla felt a qualm of conscience at the thought of handing Anne over to her tender mercies.

qualm - सन्देह, मतली, आशंका, मिचली

tender - मुलायम, नरम

mercies - दया, करुणा, कृपा

"Well, I’ll go in and we’ll talk the matter over," she said.

"And if there isn’t Mrs. Peter coming up the lane this blessed minute!" exclaimed Mrs. Spencer, bustling her guests through the hall into the parlor, where a deadly chill struck on them as if the air had been strained so long through dark green, closely drawn blinds that it had lost every particle of warmth it had ever possessed. "That is real lucky, for we can settle the matter right away.

blessed - भाग्यवान, (bless) भाग्यवान

guests - कुतुम्भ, अतिथि हो कर आना

deadly - अत्यधिक, घातक, अत्यन्त, बहुत ही

chill - ठंड

struck - बजना, आक्रमण, निकालना

strained - थकाना, गाना, मोच

blinds - गुप्त, झिलमिली, अविवेचित, बहाना

particle - कण

warmth - जोश, गर्मी, मिट्रभाव

possessed - आक्रान्त करना, रखना

lucky - भाग्यशाली, ख़ुशक़िस्मत

Take the armchair, Miss Cuthbert. Anne, you sit here on the ottoman and don’t wiggle. Let me take your hats. Flora Jane, go out and put the kettle on. Good afternoon, Mrs. Blewett. We were just saying how fortunate it was you happened along. Let me introduce you two ladies. Mrs. Blewett, Miss Cuthbert. Please excuse me for just a moment.

armchair - हाथकुर्सी, आराम-कुर्सी

ottoman - उस्मानी

wiggle - कुलबुलाना, छटपटाना, हिलना, हरकत

Good afternoon - शुभ दुपहर

fortunate - अनुकूल, सौभाग्यशाली, भाग्यशाली

Excuse - बहाना

I forgot to tell Flora Jane to take the buns out of the oven."

buns - पावबन, मीठी रोटी, जुड़ा

oven - ओवन, चूल्हा, तन्दूर

Mrs. Spencer whisked away, after pulling up the blinds. Anne sitting mutely on the ottoman, with her hands clasped tightly in her lap, stared at Mrs Blewett as one fascinated. Was she to be given into the keeping of this sharp-faced, sharp-eyed woman? She felt a lump coming up in her throat and her eyes smarted painfully. She was beginning to be afraid she couldn’t keep the tears back when Mrs.

whisked - चुपके से हटा लेना, , झाड़न

pulling up - उठ रहा है

mutely - खामोशी से, चुपचाप, बिना बोले

lap - चपड़-पचड़ पीना, गटागट पी जाना

fascinated - मंत्र मुग्ध करना

smarted - बुद्धिमान, अच्छा

Spencer returned, flushed and beaming, quite capable of taking any and every difficulty, physical, mental or spiritual, into consideration and settling it out of hand.

beaming - दीप्तिमान, (beam), किरण

difficulty - कठिनाई, मुसीबत, दिक़्क़त, दिक्कत

physical - शारीरिक

consideration - ध्यान, विचार, मुआवजा, कारण

settling - dregs, , (settle) dregs

"It seems there’s been a mistake about this little girl, Mrs. Blewett," she said. "I was under the impression that Mr. and Miss Cuthbert wanted a little girl to adopt. I was certainly told so. But it seems it was a boy they wanted. So if you’re still of the same Mind you were yesterday, I think she’ll be just the thing for you."

impression - प्रभाव, असर

adopt - स्वीकार करना, चुनना, मानना

Mind you - ध्यान दें

Mrs. Blewett darted her eyes over Anne from head to foot.

"How old are you and what’s your name?" she demanded.

"Anne Shirley," faltered the shrinking child, not daring to make any stipulations regarding the spelling thereof, "and I’m eleven years old."

daring - साहस, साहसी, शूरवीर, निर्भीक

stipulations - करार, शर्त, पूर्वापेक्षा, अनुबंध

regarding - ध्यान, समझना, संबंध, सोचना

"Humph! You don’t look as if there was much to you. But you’re wiry. I don’t know but the wiry ones are the best after all. Well, if I take you you’ll have to be a good girl, you know-good and smart and respectful. I’ll expect you to earn your keep, and no mistake about that. Yes, I suppose I might as well take her off your hands, Miss Cuthbert.

Humph - used to express doubt or disapproval

wiry - तार का, तार जैसा

respectful - विनीत, आदरपुर्ण, भध्र

earn - कमाना, अर्जित करना

The baby’s awful fractious, and I’m clean worn out attending to him. If you like I can take her right home now."

awful - नृशंस, भद्दा, डरावना, खराब

fractious - उद्दंड, चिड़चिड़ा

attending - that attend(s), attendant

Marilla looked at Anne and softened at sight of the child’s pale face with its look of mute misery-the misery of a helpless little creature who finds itself once more caught in the trap from which it had escaped. Marilla felt an uncomfortable conviction that, if she denied the appeal of that look, it would haunt her to her dying day. More-over, she did not fancy Mrs. Blewett.

softened - कम करना, हल्का करना, कोमल बनाना

at sight - दृष्टि पर

mute - मूक

misery - विपत्ति, दुखअ, दुःख/विपत्ती

helpless - लाचार, बेबस, विवश

itself - स्वयं, अपने आप, स्वयम्

caught - होना, पाना, रोकना, सुनना, समझना

trap - घात

escaped - राहत, बचाव, भाग जाना

conviction - अपराध सिद्धि, दोषसिद्धि

denied - प्रतिवाड करना, इन्कार करना

appeal - अपील करना

haunt - याद आना, भूत बन कर घूमना, अड्डा

dying - मरणकालीन, (dye)

To hand a sensitive, "highstrung" child over to such a woman! No, she could not take the responsibility of doing that!

take the responsibility - जिम्मेदारी उठाओ

"Well, I don’t know," she said slowly. "I didn’t say that Matthew and I had absolutely decided that we wouldn’t keep her. In fact I may say that Matthew is disposed to keep her. I just came over to find out how the mistake had occurred. I think I’d better take her home again and talk it over with Matthew. I feel that I oughtn’t to decide on anything without consulting him.

absolutely - बिलकुल, बिल्कुल

disposed - सजाना, ठीक रखना, ठिकाने लगाना

occurred - घटना, होना, घटित होना, आना

consulting - विचार विमर्श करना, राय लेना

If we make up our mind not to keep her we’ll bring or send her over to you tomorrow night. If we don’t you may know that she is going to stay with us. Will that suit you, Mrs. Blewett?"

"I suppose it’ll have to," said Mrs. Blewett ungraciously.

ungraciously - भद्दे ढंग से, शिष्टाचारहीनतः

During Marilla’s speech a sunrise had been dawning on Anne’s face. First the look of despair faded out; then came a faint flush of hope; her eyes grew deep and bright as morning stars. The child was quite transfigured; and, a moment later, when Mrs. Spencer and Mrs. Blewett went out in quest of a recipe the latter had come to borrow she sprang up and flew across the room to Marilla.

Speech - उक्ति, बात, बातचीत, बोल

dawning - अरुणोदय, (dawn), उषा, ऊषा

faded - धुंधला पड़ जाना, कम होना

faint - अस्पष्ट

transfigured - रूपान्तरित करना

quest - तलाश

recipe - नुस्खा

borrow - उधार लेना

sprang up - उठ गया

"Oh, Miss Cuthbert, did you really say that perhaps you would let me stay at Green Gables?" she said, in a breathless whisper, as if speaking aloud might shatter the glorious possibility. "Did you really say it? Or did I only imagine that you did?"

breathless - हँफा देनेवाली, स्तब्ध, बेदम

whisper - फुसफुसाना

aloud - उच्च स्वर में, ज़ोर से

shatter - नष्ट करना या हो जाना

possibility - संभावना, सम्भवता, घटनीयता

"I think you’d better learn to control that imagination of yours, Anne, if you can’t distinguish between what is real and what isn’t," said Marilla crossly. "Yes, you did hear me say just that and no more. It isn’t decided yet and perhaps we will conclude to let Mrs. Blewett take you after all. She certainly needs you much more than I do."

control - नियंत्रण करना

distinguish - अलग करना, पहचानना, पहचान्ना

crossly - क्रॉसली

conclude - निश्चित करना, तय करना

"I’d rather go back to the asylum than go to live with her," said Anne passionately. "She looks exactly like a-like a gimlet."

passionately - आवेश में आ कर

gimlet - हाथ बरमा, बरमा, बरमी

Marilla smothered a smile under the conviction that Anne must be reproved for such a speech.

smothered - रोकना, दबाना

reproved - फटकारना, कटु आलोचना करना

"A little girl like you should be ashamed of talking so about a lady and a stranger," she said severely. "Go back and sit down quietly and hold your tongue and behave as a good girl should."

Stranger - परदेशी, अपरिचित, परदेसी, अजनबी

severely - कठोरता से, सादे ढंग से

quietly - शांतिपूर्वक, शांतिपूर्ण ढंग से

behave - आचरण करना, बर्ताव करना

"I’ll try to do and be anything you want me, if you’ll only keep me," said Anne, returning meekly to her ottoman.

When they arrived back at Green Gables that evening Matthew met them in the lane. Marilla from afar had noted him prowling along it and guessed his motive. She was prepared for the relief she read in his face when he saw that she had at least brought back Anne back with her. But she said nothing, to him, relative to the affair, until they were both out in the yard behind the barn milking the cows.

from afar - दूर से

motive - प्रेरक, प्रयोजन, उद्देश्य, कारण

brought back - वापस लाया

relative - रिश्तेदार

Then she briefly told him Anne’s history and the result of the interview with Mrs. Spencer.

briefly - संक्षेप में, कुछ समय

"I wouldn’t give a dog I liked to that Blewett woman," said Matthew with unusual vim.

vim - शक्ति, जोश

"I don’t fancy her style myself," admitted Marilla, "but it’s that or keeping her ourselves, Matthew. And since you seem to want her, I suppose I’m willing-or have to be. I’ve been thinking over the idea until I’ve got kind of used to it. It seems a sort of duty. I’ve never brought up a child, especially a girl, and I dare say I’ll make a terrible mess of it. But I’ll do my best.

admitted - स्वीकार करना, अनुमति देना

especially - ख़ास तौर पर

mess - भोजनालय

So far as I’m concerned, Matthew, she may stay."

concerned - अभिरुचि, दिलचस्पी, संबंध

Matthew’s shy face was a glow of delight.

"Well now, I reckoned you’d come to see it in that light, Marilla," he said. "She’s such an interesting little thing."

reckoned - आशा करना, समझना, निर्भर होना

"It’d be more to the point if you could say she was a useful little thing," retorted Marilla, "but I’ll make it my business to see she’s trained to be that. And mind, Matthew, you’re not to go interfering with my methods. Perhaps an old maid doesn’t know much about bringing up a child, but I guess she knows more than an old bachelor. So you just leave me to manage her.

retorted - प्रत्युत्तर देना, प्रत्युतर

interfering - बीच मेँ पड़ना, बाधा डालना

methods - क्रमबद्ध्ता, पद्धति

old maid - बेवफा

bringing up - उत्पादन

bachelor - स्नातक, कुँवारों के लिए उपयुक्त

When I fail it’ll be time enough to put your oar in."

fail - असफल

oar - पतवार, चप्पू, डांड़, खेवनी

"There, there, Marilla, you can have your own way," said Matthew reassuringly. "Only be as good and kind to her as you can without spoiling her. I kind of think she’s one of the sort you can do anything with if you only get her to love you."

reassuringly - आश्वस्त करते हुए

spoiling - लाभ, दूषित करना, बिगाड़ देना

Marilla sniffed, to express her contempt for Matthew’s opinions concerning anything feminine, and walked off to the dairy with the pails.

sniffed - नाक सुड़कना, भनक, गंध, सिसकी

contempt - निन्दनीय, तिरस्कार, अवमानना

concerning - अभिरुचि, दिलचस्पी, संबंध

dairy - दूध का बना, दुग्धोत्पादक

pails - बाल्टी, पात्र, डोल, घड़ा

"I won’t tell her tonight that she can stay," she reflected, as she strained the milk into the creamers. "She’d be so excited that she wouldn’t sleep a wink. Marilla Cuthbert, you’re fairly in for it. Did you ever suppose you’d see the day when you’d be adopting an orphan girl?

reflected - विचार करना, दर्शाना

wink - पलक मारना

It’s surprising enough; but not so surprising as that Matthew should be at the bottom of it, him that always seemed to have such a mortal dread of little girls. Anyhow, we’ve decided on the experiment and goodness only knows what will come of it."

surprising - आश्चर्यजनक, (surprise) आश्चर्यजनक

bottom - पता लगाना, निम्नतम, नितम्ब

mortal - घातक, मर्त्य/मरणशील, भीषण

dread - वहशत, सहम

experiment - प्रयोग, तजुर्बा, परीक्षा

CHAPTER VII. Anne Says Her Prayers

prayers - पूजारी, मांग, आराधक, स्तोट्र

WHEN Marilla took Anne up to bed that night she said stiffly:

"Now, Anne, I noticed last night that you threw your clothes all about the floor when you took them off. That is a very untidy habit, and I can’t allow it at all. As soon as you take off any article of clothing fold it neatly and place it on the chair. I haven’t any use at all for little girls who aren’t neat."

threw - झुकाना, चलाना, दिखाना, लगाना

untidy - मैला, गन्दा

allow - इजाज़त देना

article of clothing - कपड़ा

fold - तह करना

"I was so harrowed up in my mind last night that I didn’t think about my clothes at all," said Anne. "I’ll fold them nicely tonight. They always made us do that at the asylum. Half the time, though, I’d forget, I’d be in such a hurry to get into bed nice and quiet and imagine things."

harrowed - हेंगा फेरना, हेंगा

nicely - संतोषप्रद, अच्छी तरह से

hurry - जल्दी करना, हुत जल्दबाजी, जल्दी

"You’ll have to remember a little better if you stay here," admonished Marilla. "There, that looks something like. Say your prayers now and get into bed."

admonished - चेतावनी देना

"I never say any prayers," announced Anne.

Marilla looked horrified astonishment.

horrified - स्तब्ध कर देना, भयभीत करना

"Why, Anne, what do you mean? Were you never taught to say your prayers? God always wants little girls to say their prayers. Don’t you know who God is, Anne?"

God - देवता, ईश्वर, भगवान, हे भगवान

"‘God is a spirit, infinite, eternal and unchangeable, in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth,’" responded Anne promptly and glibly.

infinite - अनंत, असीम, विशाल, अपरिमित

eternal - सनातन

unchangeable - अपरिवर्तनीय, अपरिवर्तनशील

wisdom - बुद्धिमत्ता, पांडित्य, प्रज्ञता

power - शक्ति

holiness - संत, पवित्रता

justice - न्याय, इनसाफ़

promptly - तुरंत, जल्दी, फुर्ती से, समय पर

glibly - धाराप्रवाह

Marilla looked rather relieved.

relieved - कम करना, सहायता करना, उठाना

"So you do know something then, Thank goodness! You’re not quite a heathen. Where did you learn that?"

Thank goodness - धन्यवाद

heathen - असभ्य व्यक्ति, नास्तिक

"Oh, at the asylum Sunday-school. They made us learn the whole catechism. I liked it pretty well. There’s something splendid about some of the words. ‘Infinite, eternal and unchangeable.’ Isn’t that grand? It has such a roll to it-just like a big organ playing. You couldn’t quite call it poetry, I suppose, but it sounds a lot like it, doesn’t it?"

catechism - धर्म संबंधी प्रश्नोत्तरी

grand - बड़ा, भव्य, शानदार

roll - गोला

organ - अंग, ऑर्गन

poetry - काव्य, कविता

"We’re not talking about poetry, Anne-we are talking about saying your prayers. Don’t you know it’s a terrible wicked thing not to say your prayers every night? I’m afraid you are a very bad little girl."

"You’d find it easier to be bad than good if you had red hair," said Anne reproachfully. "People who haven’t red hair don’t know what trouble is. Mrs. Thomas told me that God made my hair red on purpose, and I’ve never cared about Him since. And anyhow I’d always be too tired at night to bother saying prayers. People who have to look after twins can’t be expected to say their prayers.

Now, do you honestly think they can?"

honestly - ईमानदारी से

Marilla decided that Anne’s religious training must be begun at once. Plainly there was no time to be lost.

religious - धार्मिक

be lost - खो जाना

"You must say your prayers while you are under my roof, Anne."

roof - छत

"Why, of course, if you want me to," assented Anne cheerfully. "I’d do anything to oblige you. But you’ll have to tell me what to say for this once. After I get into bed I’ll imagine out a real nice prayer to say always. I believe that it will be quite interesting, now that I come to think of it."

assented - स्वीकृति, सहमति, मान लेना

oblige - नैतिक नियमों से मज़बूर करना

this once - इस बार

prayer - पूजारी, मांग, आराधक, स्तोट्र

"You must kneel down," said Marilla in embarrassment.

kneel - घुटने के बल बैठना, घुटने टेकना

Anne knelt at Marilla’s knee and looked up gravely.

"Why must people kneel down to pray? If I really wanted to pray I’ll tell you what I’d do. I’d go out into a great big field all alone or into the deep, deep, woods, and I’d look up into the sky-up-up-up-into that lovely blue sky that looks as if there was no end to its blueness. And then I’d just feel a prayer. Well, I’m ready. What am I to say?"

Pray - प्रार्थना करना

all alone - अकेला

blueness - नीलापन

Marilla felt more embarrassed than ever. She had intended to teach Anne the childish classic, "Now I lay me down to sleep.

embarrassed - अड़चन डालना, शर्मिंदा करना

intended - भावी, नियत, अभीष्ट

childish - बचकाना, लड़कपन की सी

classic - उत्कृष्ट, अनलंकृत, आदर्श, अच्छा

" But she had, as I have told you, the glimmerings of a sense of humor-which is simply another name for a sense of fitness of things; and it suddenly occurred to her that that simple little prayer, sacred to white-robed childhood lisping at motherly knees, was entirely unsuited to this freckled witch of a girl who knew and cared nothing about God’s love, since she had never had it translated to her through the medium of human love.

glimmerings - झलक, मन्द प्रकाश

fitness - योग्यता, स्वस्थ होना, दुरुस्ती

simple - सरल, आसान

sacred - धार्मिक

robed - पोशाक, सभावस्त्र पहन् अना

childhood - बचपन

lisping - लिस्पिंग, (lisp), लिस्प

motherly - माँ जैसा, माँ जैसा, मातृ सुल्भ

unsuited - अनुपयुक्त, अलग

translated - समझना, बदलना, ले जाना

medium - माद्धयम

"You’re old enough to pray for yourself, Anne," she said finally. "Just thank God for your blessings and ask Him humbly for the things you want."

blessings - सुखकर चीज, अनुमति, आशीष

humbly - विनय पूर्वक, नम्रतापूर्वक, सविनय

"Well, I’ll do my best," promised Anne, burying her face in Marilla’s lap. "Gracious heavenly Father-that’s the way the ministers say it in church, so I suppose it’s all right in private prayer, isn’t it?" she interjected, lifting her head for a moment.

gracious - आरामदेह, रमणीय, दयालु, दयामय

heavenly - सुखद, दिव्य, खगोलीय, devine

ministers - पादरी, पुरोहित, उपराजदूत

private - checkनिजी

interjected - टोकना, बीच मेँ राय देना

lifting - धुंध हटना, उठाना, खोदना, चुराना

head for - शीर्ष के लिए

"Gracious heavenly Father, I thank Thee for the White

thee - तुमको, तुझे, तुझको

Way of Delight and the Lake of Shining Waters and Bonny

and the Snow Queen. I’m really extremely grateful for

them. And that’s all the blessings I can think of just

now to thank Thee for. As for the things I want,

they’re so numerous that it would take a great deal of

numerous - बहुत से, बहुत ज्यादा

time to name them all so I will only mention the two

mention - ज़िक्र r=zikr

most important. Please let me stay at Green Gables;

and please let me be good-looking when I grow up.

I remain,

remain - रहना

"Yours respectfully,

respectfully - ससम्मान, आदरपूर्वक, सादर

Anne Shirley.

"There, did I do all right?" she asked eagerly, getting up. "I could have made it much more flowery if I’d had a little more time to think it over."

flowery - आलंकारिक, फूलोंवाली, फूलदार

Poor Marilla was only preserved from complete collapse by remembering that it was not irreverence, but simply spiritual ignorance on the part of Anne that was responsible for this extraordinary petition. She tucked the child up in bed, mentally vowing that she should be taught a prayer the very next day, and was leaving the room with the light when Anne called her back.

preserved - मुरब्बा, सम्भाल कर रखना

collapse - असफलता, गिरना, गिरावट, पतन

irreverence - अनादर, अश्रद्धा

responsible - उत्तरदायी, ज़िम्मेदार

petition - याचिका

tucked - सितारा मछली, मिठाई, लपेटना

mentally - मानसिक रूप से, मतिभ्रष्ट

vowing - प्रतिज्ञा, वादा, प्रतिज्ञा करना

"I’ve just thought of it now. I should have said, ‘Amen’ in place of ‘yours respectfully,’ shouldn’t I?-the way the ministers do. I’d forgotten it, but I felt a prayer should be finished off in some way, so I put in the other. Do you suppose it will make any difference?"

Amen - tतथास्तु, tआमेन, tआमीन

"I-I don’t suppose it will," said Marilla. "Go to sleep now like a good child. Good night."

"I can only say good night tonight with a clear conscience," said Anne, cuddling luxuriously down among her pillows.

cuddling - आलिंगन, गले से सटा लेना

luxuriously - वैभवपूर्वक

pillows - रखना, सहारा देना, तकिया

Marilla retreated to the kitchen, set the candle firmly on the table, and glared at Matthew.

retreated - गिरना, पीछे हटना, भागना

glared - चमक, गुस्से से घूरना, चमकना

"Matthew Cuthbert, it’s about time somebody adopted that child and taught her something. She’s next door to a perfect heathen. Will you believe that she never said a prayer in her life till tonight? I’ll send her to the manse tomorrow and borrow the Peep of the Day series, that’s what I’ll do. And she shall go to Sunday-school just as soon as I can get some suitable clothes made for her.

manse - पुरोहिताश्रम

peep - झांकना

series - शृंखला

suitable - योग्य, ठीक, उपयुक्त, उपय्योगी

I foresee that I shall have my hands full. Well, well, we can’t get through this world without our share of trouble. I’ve had a pretty easy life of it so far, but my time has come at last and I suppose I’ll just have to make the best of it."

foresee - अंदाज लगा लेना, अनुमान लगाना

CHAPTER VIII. Anne’s Bringing-up Is Begun

FOR reasons best known to herself, Marilla did not tell Anne that she was to stay at Green Gables until the next afternoon. During the forenoon she kept the child busy with various tasks and watched over her with a keen eye while she did them.

forenoon - forenoon - part of the day before noon

tasks - काम, हद पार करना, भार सौंपना

keen - उत्सुक

By noon she had concluded that Anne was smart and obedient, willing to work and quick to learn; her most serious shortcoming seemed to be a tendency to fall into daydreams in the middle of a task and forget all about it until such time as she was sharply recalled to earth by a reprimand or a catastrophe.

noon - मध्याह्न

obedient - हुक्मबरदार, आज्ञानुवर्ती

most serious - सबसे गंभीर

tendency - प्रवृत्ति

daydreams - दिवास्वप्न देखना, दिवास्वप्न

task - काम

recalled - स्मरण, वापस लेना, वापस बुलाना

reprimand - दंड देना

catastrophe - तबाही, आपदा, आफ़त

When Anne had finished washing the dinner dishes she suddenly confronted Marilla with the air and expression of one desperately determined to learn the worst. Her thin little body trembled from head to foot; her face flushed and her eyes dilated until they were almost black; she clasped her hands tightly and said in an imploring voice:

confronted - सामना होना, सामना, सामना करना

desperately - आशाहीन हो कर दुःसाहसपूर्वक

determined - निश्चित करना, तय करना

trembled - परेशान करना, हिलना, कम्पन

dilated - फैलाना, फैल जाना

imploring - प्रार्थना करना

"Oh, please, Miss Cuthbert, won’t you tell me if you are going to send me away or not? I’ve tried to be patient all the morning, but I really feel that I cannot bear not knowing any longer. It’s a dreadful feeling. Please tell me."

be patient - धैर्य रखें

bear - धारण करना

"You haven’t scalded the dishcloth in clean hot water as I told you to do," said Marilla immovably. "Just go and do it before you ask any more questions, Anne."

scalded - जलाना, अच्छी तरह गरम करना

dishcloth - बर्तन माँजने का कपड़ा

Anne went and attended to the dishcloth. Then she returned to Marilla and fastened imploring eyes of the latter’s face. "Well," said Marilla, unable to find any excuse for deferring her explanation longer, "I suppose I might as well tell you. Matthew and I have decided to keep you-that is, if you will try to be a good little girl and show yourself grateful. Why, child, whatever is the matter?"

attended - ध्यान केंद्रित करना, साथ जाना

unable - असमर्थ

deferring - स्वीकार करना, टालना, झुक जाना

explanation - स्पष्टीकरण, व्याख्या, सफ़ाई

"I’m crying," said Anne in a tone of bewilderment. "I can’t think why. I’m glad as glad can be. Oh, glad doesn’t seem the right word at all. I was glad about the White Way and the cherry blossoms-but this! Oh, it’s something more than glad. I’m so happy. I’ll try to be so good. It will be uphill work, I expect, for Mrs. Thomas often told me I was desperately wicked. However, I’ll do my very best.

crying - अत्यधिक, चीखता हुआ

bewilderment - घबराहट

uphill - कठिन, उत्प्रवण, चढ़ावदार, आरोही

But can you tell me why I’m crying?"

"I suppose it’s because you’re all excited and worked up," said Marilla disapprovingly. "Sit down on that chair and try to calm yourself. I’m afraid you both cry and laugh far too easily. Yes, you can stay here and we will try to do right by you. You must go to school; but it’s only a fortnight till vacation so it isn’t worth while for you to start before it opens again in September."

Calm - शांत

easily - निःसन्देह, आसानी से, तुरन्त

fortnight - दो सफ्ताह, दो सफ्ताह, पखवारा

"What am I to call you?" asked Anne. "Shall I always say Miss Cuthbert? Can I call you Aunt Marilla?"

"No; you’ll call me just plain Marilla. I’m not used to being called Miss Cuthbert and it would make me nervous."

"It sounds awfully disrespectful to just say Marilla," protested Anne.

awfully - बहुत, बेकार ढंग से

disrespectful - अनादरणीय, निरादरपूर्ण

protested - विरोध करना, विरोध, प्रतिवाद

"I guess there’ll be nothing disrespectful in it if you’re careful to speak respectfully. Everybody, young and old, in Avonlea calls me Marilla except the minister. He says Miss Cuthbert-when he thinks of it."

careful - सावधान, सतर्क

minister - शिक्षा मंत्री

"I’d love to call you Aunt Marilla," said Anne wistfully. "I’ve never had an aunt or any relation at all-not even a grandmother. It would make me feel as if I really belonged to you. Can’t I call you Aunt Marilla?"

relation - नाता, संबंध, रिश्तेदारी, संबन्ध

"No. I’m not your aunt and I don’t believe in calling people names that don’t belong to them."

belong - स्वामित्व होना

"But we could imagine you were my aunt."

"I couldn’t," said Marilla grimly.

"Do you never imagine things different from what they really are?" asked Anne wide-eyed.


"Oh!" Anne drew a long breath. "Oh, Miss-Marilla, how much you miss!"

"I don’t believe in imagining things different from what they really are," retorted Marilla. "When the Lord puts us in certain circumstances He doesn’t mean for us to imagine them away. And that reminds me. Go into the sitting room, Anne-be sure your feet are clean and don’t let any flies in-and bring me out the illustrated card that’s on the mantelpiece.

Lord - मालिक, साहिब, साहब

circumstances - दशा/अवस्था, स्थिति, परिस्थिति

reminds - याद दिलाना, चेताना

sitting room - आलिया

Illustrated - सजीवित, (illustrate) सजीवित

mantelpiece - अग्निकोष्ठ के ऊपर का ताक

The Lord’s Prayer is on it and you’ll devote your spare time this afternoon to learning it off by heart. There’s to be no more of such praying as I heard last night."

devote - समर्पित होना, समर्पित करना

spare time - अवकाश

by heart - दिल से

praying - प्रार्थना, (pray) प्रार्थना

"I suppose I was very awkward," said Anne apologetically, "but then, you see, I’d never had any practice. You couldn’t really expect a person to pray very well the first time she tried, could you? I thought out a splendid prayer after I went to bed, just as I promised you I would. It was nearly as long as a minister’s and so poetical. But would you believe it?

awkward - अनुपयुक्त, भद्दा, तकलीफ़देह

apologetically - खेदसूचक ढंग से, खेदसूचक ढंग से

poetical - काव्यत्मक, काव्यमय, कविसुलभ

I couldn’t remember one word when I woke up this morning. And I’m afraid I’ll never be able to think out another one as good. Somehow, things never are so good when they’re thought out a second time. Have you ever noticed that?"

think out - विचार करना

"Here is something for you to notice, Anne. When I tell you to do a thing I want you to obey me at once and not stand stock-still and discourse about it. Just you go and do as I bid you."

obey - आज्ञा मानना, इताअत करना

stock-still - (stock-still) स्टॉक अभी भी

discourse - उपदेश, चर्चा, भाषण देना, प्रवचन

bid - बोली बोलना

Anne promptly departed for the sitting-room across the hall; she failed to return; after waiting ten minutes Marilla laid down her knitting and marched after her with a grim expression. She found Anne standing motionless before a picture hanging on the wall between the two windows, with her eyes a-star with dreams.

departed - से हटना, प्रस्ठान करना, छूटना

laid down - निर्धारित किया

motionless - स्थिर, अचल, गतिहीन, निःस्पंद

hanging - लटकने वाला

The white and green light strained through apple trees and clustering vines outside fell over the rapt little figure with a half-unearthly radiance.

clustering - गुच्छा, जमा होना, झुण्ड

unearthly - अलौकिक

radiance - ज्योति, gleam

"Anne, whatever are you thinking of?" demanded Marilla sharply.

Anne came back to earth with a start.

"That," she said, pointing to the picture-a rather vivid chromo entitled, "Christ Blessing Little Children"-"and I was just imagining I was one of them-that I was the little girl in the blue dress, standing off by herself in the corner as if she didn’t belong to anybody, like me. She looks lonely and sad, don’t you think? I guess she hadn’t any father or mother of her own.

vivid - चमकीला, सुस्पष्ट, प्रबल, विशद

chromo - क्रोमो

entitled - उपाधि देना, अधिकार देना

Christ - ईसा, ईसा मसीह, ईसा मसीह

blessing - आशीर्वाद, (bless)

But she wanted to be blessed, too, so she just crept shyly up on the outside of the crowd, hoping nobody would notice her-except Him. I’m sure I know just how she felt. Her heart must have beat and her hands must have got cold, like mine did when I asked you if I could stay. She was afraid He mightn’t notice her. But it’s likely He did, don’t you think?

crept - जाना, डर, छिपकर घुसना, घुसना

crowd - भीड़

beat - वार करना

mine - मेरा

I’ve been trying to imagine it all out-her edging a little nearer all the time until she was quite close to Him; and then He would look at her and put His hand on her hair and oh, such a thrill of joy as would run over her! But I wish the artist hadn’t painted Him so sorrowful looking. All His pictures are like that, if you’ve noticed.

edging - कटाई, (edge), कनारा

run over - चला देना

sorrowful - उदास, शोकसंतृप्त

But I don’t believe He could really have looked so sad or the children would have been afraid of Him."

"Anne," said Marilla, wondering why she had not broken into this speech long before, "you shouldn’t talk that way. It’s irreverent-positively irreverent."

irreverent - धृष्ट, धृष्टतापूर्ण, श्रद्धाहीन

Anne’s eyes marveled.

marveled - आश्चर्य, चमत्कार, अचंभित होना

"Why, I felt just as reverent as could be. I’m sure I didn’t mean to be irreverent."

reverent - भक्तियुक्त, श्रद्धापूर्ण

"Well I don’t suppose you did-but it doesn’t sound right to talk so familiarly about such things. And another thing, Anne, when I send you after something you’re to bring it at once and not fall into mooning and imagining before pictures. Remember that. Take that card and come right to the kitchen. Now, sit down in the corner and learn that prayer off by heart."

familiarly - in a familiar manner

mooning - चंदा, चाँद, चन्द्रमा, उपग्रह

Anne set the card up against the jugful of apple blossoms she had brought in to decorate the dinner-table-Marilla had eyed that decoration askance, but had said nothing-propped her chin on her hands, and fell to studying it intently for several silent minutes.

jugful - जग भर

decorate - सजाना

decoration - अलंकार

askance - संदेह से

propped - सहारा, लकडी से बना आधार

intently - उत्सुकतापूर्वक

"I like this," she announced at length. "It’s beautiful. I’ve heard it before-I heard the superintendent of the asylum Sunday school say it over once. But I didn’t like it then. He had such a cracked voice and he prayed it so mournfully. I really felt sure he thought praying was a disagreeable duty. This isn’t poetry, but it makes me feel just the same way poetry does.

at length - अंत में

Superintendent - सुपरिंटेंडेंट, सुपरडंट

cracked - करना, पता लगाना, मौका, आकाल

prayed - आशा करना, विनती करना

disagreeable - अप्रिय, झगड़ालू

‘Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be Thy name.’ That is just like a line of music. Oh, I’m so glad you thought of making me learn this, Miss-Marilla."

Heaven - आकाश

hallowed - संत, ऋषि, पवित्र करना, साधू

thy - तेरा

"Well, learn it and hold your tongue," said Marilla shortly.

Anne tipped the vase of apple blossoms near enough to bestow a soft kiss on a pink-cupped bud, and then studied diligently for some moments longer.

tipped - गिरना, झुकना, सुझाव

vase - गुलदान

bestow - प्रदान करना

kiss - चूमना, सहलाना

bud - कली

diligently - मेहनत से, मेहनत से

"Marilla," she demanded presently, "do you think that I shall ever have a bosom friend in Avonlea?"

bosom friend - दिल की दोस्त

"A-a what kind of friend?"

"A bosom friend-an intimate friend, you know-a really kindred spirit to whom I can confide my inmost soul. I’ve dreamed of meeting her all my life. I never really supposed I would, but so many of my loveliest dreams have come true all at once that perhaps this one will, too. Do you think it’s possible?"

bosom - मन में रखना, छाती

intimate - बताना, घनिष्ठ, आत्मीय, सुपरिचित

confide - बताना, सौंपना, गुप्त बात बताना

inmost - अंतर्तम, केंद्र के समीपस्थ

loveliest - मधुर, सुहावना, मनोहर, मनोरम

"Diana Barry lives over at Orchard Slope and she’s about your age. She’s a very nice little girl, and perhaps she will be a playmate for you when she comes home. She’s visiting her aunt over at Carmody just now. You’ll have to be careful how you Behave yourself, though. Mrs. Barry is a very particular woman. She won’t let Diana play with any little girl who isn’t nice and good."

Behave yourself - अपने आप को व्यवहार करो

Anne looked at Marilla through the apple blossoms, her eyes aglow with interest.

aglow - प्रदीप्त

"What is Diana like? Her hair isn’t red, is it? Oh, I hope not. It’s bad enough to have red hair myself, but I positively couldn’t endure it in a bosom friend."

endure - सहना, सहन करना, टिके रहना

"Diana is a very pretty little girl. She has black eyes and hair and rosy cheeks. And she is good and smart, which is better than being pretty."

rosy - उज्ज्वल, गुलाबी, सुहाना

cheeks - घमंडी, गाल, जबड़ा, गुस्ताख

Marilla was as fond of morals as the Duchess in Wonderland, and was firmly convinced that one should be tacked on to every remark made to a child who was being brought up.

morals - नैतिक, नैतिकअ, नीतिशास्ट्र

Duchess - रानी/ड्यूक की पत्नी, डचेस

Wonderland - आश्चर्यलोक

Convinced - दृढ़ मत होना, विश्वास दिलाना

tacked - लगाना, जहाज की दिशा बदलना

remark - प्रतिक्रिया, ध्यान देना

But Anne waved the moral inconsequently aside and seized only on the delightful possibilities before it.

aside - अलग, छोड़कर, एक किनारे

seized - समझना, झपट लेना, पकड़ना

"Oh, I’m so glad she’s pretty. Next to being beautiful oneself-and that’s impossible in my case-it would be best to have a beautiful bosom friend. When I lived with Mrs. Thomas she had a bookcase in her sitting room with glass doors. There weren’t any books in it; Mrs. Thomas kept her best china and her preserves there-when she had any preserves to keep. One of the doors was broken. Mr.

oneself - स्वयं, ख़ुद

impossible - असंभव or असम्भव, नामुमकिन

bookcase - किताबों की अलमारी

China - चीनी मिट्टी

Thomas smashed it one night when he was slightly intoxicated. But the other was whole and I used to pretend that my reflection in it was another little girl who lived in it. I called her Katie Maurice, and we were very intimate. I used to talk to her by the hour, especially on Sunday, and tell her everything. Katie was the comfort and consolation of my life.

smashed - ज़बर्दस्त रूप से सफल

intoxicated - नशे में लाना, उन्मत्त करना

pretend - दावा करना, अभिनय करना, मान लेना

We used to pretend that the bookcase was enchanted and that if I only knew the spell I could open the door and step right into the room where Katie Maurice lived, instead of into Mrs. Thomas’ shelves of preserves and china.

enchanted - मोहित करना, मोहित करना

shelves - खाना, पट्टी, सेल्फ, ताक, चट्टान

And then Katie Maurice would have taken me by the hand and led me out into a wonderful place, all flowers and sunshine and fairies, and we would have lived there happy for ever after. When I went to live with Mrs. Hammond it just broke my heart to leave Katie Maurice. She felt it dreadfully, too, I know she did, for she was crying when she kissed me good-bye through the bookcase door.

fairies - परी, सुन्दर, समलैंगिक पुरुष

kissed - चूम्मा लेना

Good-bye - (Good-bye) अलविदा

There was no bookcase at Mrs. Hammond’s. But just up the river a little way from the house there was a long green little valley, and the loveliest echo lived there. It echoed back every word you said, even if you didn’t talk a bit loud.

echoed - हाँ में हाँ मिलाना, गूँज

loud - ऊंचे स्वर वाला

So I imagined that it was a little girl called Violetta and we were great friends and I loved her almost as well as I loved Katie Maurice-not quite, but almost, you know. The night before I went to the asylum I said good-bye to Violetta, and oh, her good-bye came back to me in such sad, sad tones.

tones - स्वराघात, ध्वनि

I had become so attached to her that I hadn’t the heart to imagine a bosom friend at the asylum, even if there had been any scope for imagination there."

attached - लगाना, देना, संलग्न करना

"I think it’s just as well there wasn’t," said Marilla drily. "I don’t approve of such goings-on. You seem to half believe your own imaginations. It will be well for you to have a real live friend to put such nonsense out of your head. But don’t let Mrs. Barry hear you talking about your Katie Maurices and your Violettas or she’ll think you tell stories."

drily - अविवेकीय रूप से

approve - अनुमोदन करना

goings - जाना, जाने वाला, जाने वाला

nonsense - बकवास

"Oh, I won’t. I couldn’t talk of them to everybody-their memories are too sacred for that. But I thought I’d like to have you know about them. Oh, look, here’s a big bee just tumbled out of an apple blossom. Just think what a lovely place to live-in an apple blossom! Fancy going to sleep in it when the wind was rocking it.

memories - स्मरण शक्ति, याद, याददाश्त

bee - मधुमक्खी

Rocking - excellent, grand, rock music

If I wasn’t a human girl I think I’d like to be a bee and live among the flowers."

"Yesterday you wanted to be a sea gull," sniffed Marilla. "I think you are very fickle minded. I told you to learn that prayer and not talk. But it seems impossible for you to stop talking if you’ve got anybody that will listen to you. So go up to your room and learn it."

sea gull - सी गल

fickle - चंचल, अस्थिर

minded - स्मरण, इच्छा, ध्यान, चौकन्ना

stop talking - बात बंद करो

"Oh, I know it pretty nearly all now-all but just the last line."

"Well, never mind, do as I tell you. Go to your room and finish learning it well, and stay there until I call you down to help me get tea."

"Can I take the apple blossoms with me for company?" pleaded Anne.

pleaded - वकालत करना, समर्थन में बोलना

"No; you don’t want your room cluttered up with flowers. You should have left them on the tree in the first place."

cluttered - अव्यवस्थित, अस्त व्यस्त करना

"I did feel a little that way, too," said Anne. "I kind of felt I shouldn’t shorten their lovely lives by picking them-I wouldn’t want to be picked if I were an apple blossom. But the temptation was irresistible. What do you do when you meet with an irresistible temptation?"

shorten - कम करना, संक्षिप्त करना

picking - चयन, (pic) चयन

temptation - प्रलोभन, लुभाने का तरीका

irresistible - अथक

"Anne, did you hear me tell you to go to your room?"

Anne sighed, retreated to the east gable, and sat down in a chair by the window.

"There-I know this prayer. I learned that last sentence coming upstairs. Now I’m going to imagine things into this room so that they’ll always stay imagined. The floor is covered with a white velvet carpet with pink roses all over it and there are pink silk curtains at the windows. The walls are hung with gold and silver brocade tapestry. The furniture is mahogany.

covered - चढना, आश्रय, बिखेरना, लिखना

silver - चांदी

brocade - जरबफ्त, कमख्वाब

tapestry - टैपेस्ट्रीदार दीवार चित्र

furniture - असबाब, फ़र्नीचर

mahogany - महोगनी

I never saw any mahogany, but it does sound so luxurious. This is a couch all heaped with gorgeous silken cushions, pink and blue and crimson and gold, and I am reclining gracefully on it. I can see my reflection in that splendid big mirror hanging on the wall. I am tall and regal, clad in a gown of trailing white lace, with a pearl cross on my breast and pearls in my hair.

luxurious - शानदार, आरामदेह, भव्य

heaped - ढेर लगना, ढेर लगना, ढेर लगाना

gorgeous - सुन्दर, सुहावना, भड़कीला, मनमोहक

silken - रेशमी, रेशम सा नरम

cushions - गद्दी, बचाना, दूर रखना

crimson - क़िरमिज़ी

reclining - झुकना

gracefully - सभ्यतः, बाशऊर, शालीनतः

regal - वैभवपूर्ण, शाही

gown - गाउन, चोगा

lace - फीता

pearls - मोती, कृत्रिम मोती, जलज

My hair is of midnight darkness and my skin is a clear ivory pallor. My name is the Lady Cordelia Fitzgerald. No, it isn’t-I can’t make that seem real."

darkness - अंधेरा, अन्धेरा

skin - त्वचा

ivory - हाथीदांत, हाथी दांत, गजदन्त

pallor - अवर्णता, पीलापन, निर्वर्णता

She danced up to the little looking-glass and peered into it. Her pointed freckled face and solemn gray eyes peered back at her.

solemn - शान्त, पवित्र, समारोही, गंभीर

"You’re only Anne of Green Gables," she said earnestly, "and I see you, just as you are looking now, whenever I try to imagine I’m the Lady Cordelia. But it’s a million times nicer to be Anne of Green Gables than Anne of nowhere in particular, isn’t it?"

nowhere - सुदूर, कहीं नहीं

She bent forward, kissed her reflection affectionately, and betook herself to the open window.

bent - प्रवृत्ति, टेढ़ा, झुकाव

affectionately - स्नेह से, स्नेह से

"Dear Snow Queen, good afternoon. And good afternoon dear birches down in the hollow. And good afternoon, dear gray house up on the hill. I wonder if Diana is to be my bosom friend. I hope she will, and I shall love her very much. But I must never quite forget Katie Maurice and Violetta.

They would feel so hurt if I did and I’d hate to hurt anybody’s feelings, even a little bookcase girl’s or a little echo girl’s. I must be careful to remember them and send them a kiss every day."

hurt - tदर्द करना

Echo - गूँज, गूंज, प्रतिध्वनि

Anne blew a couple of airy kisses from her fingertips past the cherry blossoms and then, with her chin in her hands, drifted luxuriously out on a sea of daydreams.

blew - प्रस्थान करना, बहना, फैलाना

couple - युगल, जोड़ा, दंपति r=dampati

kisses - चूम्मा लेना

fingertips - अंगुलाग्र, उंगली का पोर

CHAPTER IX. Mrs. Rachel Lynde Is Properly Horrified

properly - ठीक, =ठीक से, ठीक तरह से

ANNE had been a fortnight at Green Gables before Mrs. Lynde arrived to inspect her. Mrs. Rachel, to do her justice, was not to blame for this. A severe and unseasonable attack of grippe had confined that good lady to her house ever since the occasion of her last visit to Green Gables. Mrs.

inspect - परीक्षण करना, जांच करना

blame - दोष लगाना

unseasonable - बेमौका, बेमौसम

attack - हमला, आक्रमण

grippe - बुखार

confined - कैद रखना, सीमा, सीमीत रखना

Occasion - घटना, अवसर, कारण बनना, मौका

Rachel was not often sick and had a well-defined contempt for people who were; but grippe, she asserted, was like no other illness on earth and could only be interpreted as one of the special visitations of Providence.

defined - बताना, सीमांकन करना

asserted - दिखाना, जोर देना

illness - रोग, बीमारी, अस्वस्थता, मरज़

interpreted - अदा करना, अर्थ लगाना

visitations - मुसीबत, मुलाकात, निरीक्षण

As soon as her doctor allowed her to put her foot out-of-doors she hurried up to Green Gables, bursting with curiosity to see Matthew and Marilla’s orphan, concerning whom all sorts of stories and suppositions had gone abroad in Avonlea.

allowed - स्वीकार करना, मिलना, देना

hurried - जल्दी करना, हुत जल्दबाजी, जल्दी

bursting - विस्फोट, कूट कूट कर भर देना

suppositions - मानना, अनुमान, परिकल्पना

abroad - lace विदेश, =विदेश में

Anne had made good use of every waking moment of that fortnight. Already she was acquainted with every tree and shrub about the place.

acquainted - परिचित करना, अवगत कराना

shrub - झाड़ी

She had discovered that a lane opened out below the apple orchard and ran up through a belt of woodland; and she had explored it to its furthest end in all its delicious vagaries of brook and bridge, fir coppice and wild cherry arch, corners thick with fern, and branching byways of maple and mountain ash.

discovered - पता लगाना, समझना, पता लगाना

woodland - वनप्रदेश, वनस्थली, वन प्रदेश

explored - अन्वेषण करना, खोज करना

vagaries - सनक, लहर, उतार चढ़ाव

coppice - गुल्म

arch - मेहराब

corners - मुट्ठी में करना, मुख्य, कोण

fern - फर्न

branching - शाखावलोकन, (branch), डाल, tशाख़

byways - उपमार्ग, अविज्ञात क्षेत्र

mountain ash - स्माउंटेन आश

She had made friends with the spring down in the hollow-that wonderful deep, clear icy-cold spring; it was set about with smooth red sandstones and rimmed in by great palm-like clumps of water fern; and beyond it was a log bridge over the brook.

made friends - मित्र बनाया

smooth - चिकना

sandstones - बलुआ पत्थर, बलुआ पत्थर/बालुकाश्म

rimmed - किनारा, किनारा लगाना, घिरा होना

palm - हथेली

clumps - गुच्छा, भीड़ लगाना, लौंदा

log - तना

That bridge led Anne’s dancing feet up over a wooded hill beyond, where perpetual twilight reigned under the straight, thick-growing firs and spruces; the only flowers there were myriads of delicate "June bells," those shyest and sweetest of woodland blooms, and a few pale, aerial starflowers, like the spirits of last year’s blossoms.

wooded - पीपा, वन, काष्ठ

perpetual - निरन्तर, शाश्वत, चिरस्थायी

reigned - शासन, आधिपत्य करना, शासन करना

spruces - सजा सँवरा, बना ठना

myriads - असंख्य, बड़ी संख्या, बहुत सा

delicate - स्वादिष्ट, लिहाज रखनेवाला

sweetest - स्वादिष्ट, मधुर, मिठाई, सुगंधित

aerial - एन्टेना, ऐंटिना

Gossamers glimmered like threads of silver among the trees and the fir boughs and tassels seemed to utter friendly speech.

Gossamers - जाला, महीन कपड़ा

glimmered - चमक, झलक, टिमटिमाना, टिमटिमाहट

threads - निकालना

tassels - फुंदना, लटकन

utter - पूर्ण

All these raptured voyages of exploration were made in the odd half hours which she was allowed for play, and Anne talked Matthew and Marilla half-deaf over her discoveries.

raptured - अत्यन्त हर्ष, हर्षोन्माद, उमङ्ग

voyages - समुद्री यात्रा

exploration - खोज, गवेक्षण

deaf - बहरा

discoveries - आविष्कार, खोज, रहस्य

Not that Matthew complained, to be sure; he listened to it all with a wordless smile of enjoyment on his face; Marilla permitted the "chatter" until she found herself becoming too interested in it, whereupon she always promptly quenched Anne by a curt command to hold her tongue.

complained - शिकायत करना, शिकायत करना

wordless - मूक

permitted - परमिट, अनुमति देना, अनुमति

Command - आदेश, आज्ञा, दस्तूर, फ़रमान

Anne was out in the orchard when Mrs. Rachel came, wandering at her own sweet will through the lush, tremulous grasses splashed with ruddy evening sunshine; so that good lady had an excellent chance to talk her illness fully over, describing every ache and pulse beat with such evident enjoyment that Marilla thought even grippe must bring its compensations. When details were exhausted Mrs.

wandering - घुमावदार, घुमंतू, अस्थिर

tremulous - काँपता हुआ

grasses - सूचना देना, मुखबिर, चरस, चरागाह

splashed - चित्ती, धब्बा, छपछपाते हुए चलना

ruddy - रक्तिम, लोहित, सुर्ख

excellent - उत्कृष्ट, उम्दा, श्रेष्ठ

fully - पूरी तरह

pulse beat - धड़कन

compensations - मुआवजा, हरजाना, हर्जाना

exhausted - थकाना, खींच लेना

Rachel introduced the real reason of her call.

"I’ve been hearing some surprising things about you and Matthew."

"I don’t suppose you are any more surprised than I am myself," said Marilla. "I’m getting over my surprise now."

getting over - पार करना

my surprise - मेरा अचंभित

"It was too bad there was such a mistake," said Mrs. Rachel sympathetically. "Couldn’t you have sent her back?"

sympathetically - सहानुभूतिपूर्वक

"I suppose we could, but we decided not to. Matthew took a fancy to her. And I must say I like her myself-although I admit she has her faults. The house seems a different place already. She’s a real bright little thing."

admit - स्वीकार करना, अनुमति देना

faults - त्रुटि, अवगुण, शिकार खो बैठना

Marilla said more than she had intended to say when she began, for she read disapproval in Mrs. Rachel’s expression.

disapproval - असम्मति, नापसंदगी

"It’s a great responsibility you’ve taken on yourself," said that lady gloomily, "especially when you’ve never had any experience with children. You don’t know much about her or her real disposition, I suppose, and there’s no guessing how a child like that will turn out. But I don’t want to discourage you I’m sure, Marilla."

gloomily - उदास हो कर, उदास हो कर

discourage - रोकना, समर्थन से इनकार करना

"I’m not feeling discouraged," was Marilla’s dry response, "when I make up my mind to do a thing it stays made up. I suppose you’d like to see Anne. I’ll call her in."

discouraged - रोकना, समर्थन से इनकार करना

response - अनुक्रिया

Anne came running in presently, her face sparkling with the delight of her orchard rovings; but, abashed at finding the delight herself in the unexpected presence of a stranger, she halted confusedly inside the door. She certainly was an odd-looking little creature in the short tight wincey dress she had worn from the asylum, below which her thin legs seemed ungracefully long.

rovings - घुमंतू, घुमक्कड़ी, आवारगी

abashed - शर्मिंदा करना

unexpected - अविचारित, अनिवार्य, अप्रत्याशित

halted - पड़्व, रूकना, रुकना

ungracefully - भद्दे ढंग से, फूहड़ ढंग से

Her freckles were more numerous and obtrusive than ever; the wind had ruffled her hatless hair into over-brilliant disorder; it had never looked redder than at that moment.

more numerous - अधिक संख्यक

obtrusive - बाधक

ruffled - फुला लेना, घबरा देना, झालर

hatless - not wearing a hat

brilliant - मेधावी, चमकीला, उत्कृष्ट

disorder - विकार, परेशानी, अव्यवस्था

"Well, they didn’t pick you for your looks, that’s sure and certain," was Mrs. Rachel Lynde’s emphatic comment. Mrs. Rachel was one of those delightful and popular people who pride themselves on speaking their mind without fear or favor. "She’s terrible skinny and homely, Marilla. Come here, child, and let me have a look at you. Lawful heart, did any one ever see such freckles?

emphatic - सुस्पष्ट, सुनिश्चित, ज़ोरदार

comment - टीका-टिप्पणी

pride - आरोह, ऊंचाई, ऐंठ

favor - पक्षपात करना, सहायता

skinny - पतला

lawful - असली, कानूनी, वैध, विधि स्वीकृत

And hair as red as carrots! Come here, child, I say."

Anne "came there," but not exactly as Mrs. Rachel expected. With one bound she crossed the kitchen floor and stood before Mrs. Rachel, her face scarlet with anger, her lips quivering, and her whole slender form trembling from head to foot.

crossed - उतीर्ण

anger - क्रोध, ग़ुस्सा

quivering - कंपन, तुणीर, झुरझुरी, तरकश, झपक

"I hate you," she cried in a choked voice, stamping her foot on the floor. "I hate you-I hate you-I hate you-" a louder stamp with each assertion of hatred. "How dare you call me skinny and ugly? How dare you say I’m freckled and redheaded? You are a rude, impolite, unfeeling woman!"

choked - चोक, सांस रूकना

stamping - अंककरण, (stamp), मुहर, मोहर

louder - तीव्र, ऊँचा, प्रबल

assertion - दावा, दृढ़कथन

hatred - घृणा, घिन, दुश्मनी, नफ़रत

impolite - अशिष्ट, अशील, अविनित

unfeeling - भावनाशून्य, निष्ठुर, निर्मोही

"Anne!" exclaimed Marilla in consternation.

consternation - व्याकुलता, विस्मय/घबराहट

But Anne continued to face Mrs. Rachel undauntedly, head up, eyes blazing, hands clenched, passionate indignation exhaling from her like an atmosphere.

blazing - चमक, लौ, चिन्ह, चमकना, जलना

clenched - जकड़ना, मुट्ठी बाँधना

passionate - कामुक, भावुक

indignation - रोष, क्रोध/रोष, नाराज़गी

exhaling - श्वास छोड़ना, श्वास छोड़ना

atmosphere - वायुमण्डल, वायुमंडल, वातावरण

"How dare you say such things about me?" she repeated vehemently. "How would you like to have such things said about you? How would you like to be told that you are fat and clumsy and probably hadn’t a spark of imagination in you? I don’t care if I do hurt your feelings by saying so! I hope I hurt them. You have hurt mine worse than they were ever hurt before even by Mrs.

vehemently - जोरदार, ज़ोरदार ढंग से

clumsy - bedhanga, adaksha

spark - चिंगारी

Thomas’ intoxicated husband. And I’ll never forgive you for it, never, never!"

forgive - माफ़ करना, क्षमा करना

Stamp! Stamp!

Stamp - मुहर, मोहर

"Did anybody ever see such a temper!" exclaimed the horrified Mrs. Rachel.

"Anne go to your room and stay there until I come up," said Marilla, recovering her powers of speech with difficulty.

recovering - अच्छा हो जाना, ठीक होना

powers - बल, सत्ता, प्रभावशाली, शक्ति

Anne, bursting into tears, rushed to the hall door, slammed it until the tins on the porch wall outside rattled in sympathy, and fled through the hall and up the stairs like a whirlwind. A subdued slam above told that the door of the east gable had been shut with equal vehemence.

rushed - सोने की खानो के नए क्षेट्रों में प्रवास

slammed - ज़ोर से बंद हो जाना

tins - टिन प्लेट, टिन कि पन्नी

porch - द्वारमण्डप, बरामदा, पोर्च

rattled - खनखनाना, घबड़ा देना, खनखनाहट

sympathy - संवेदना, सहमति, सहानुभूति

fled - भाग जाना, फरार होना

whirlwind - बवंडर, चक्रवात

subdued - रोकना, शान्त करना, वस में लाना

vehemence - प्रचण्डता, प्रचंडता, तीव्रता

"Well, I don’t envy you your job bringing that up, Marilla," said Mrs. Rachel with unspeakable solemnity.

envy - ईर्ष्या

unspeakable - भद्दा, अनिर्वचनीय, अकथनीय

solemnity - गंभीरता, गाम्भीर्य, औपचारिकता

Marilla opened her lips to say she knew not what of apology or deprecation. What she did say was a surprise to herself then and ever afterwards.

apology - क्षमा, क्षमायाचना, दोर्षस्वीकार

deprecation - act of deprecating

"You shouldn’t have twitted her about her looks, Rachel."

twitted - चिढ़ाना, तंग करना, बेवकूफ़

"Marilla Cuthbert, you don’t mean to say that you are upholding her in such a terrible display of temper as we’ve just seen?" demanded Mrs. Rachel indignantly.

upholding - समर्थन, (uphold) समर्थन

display - बताना, प्रदर्शन, दिखाना

"No," said Marilla slowly, "I’m not trying to excuse her. She’s been very naughty and I’ll have to give her a talking to about it. But we must make allowances for her. She’s never been taught what is right. And you were too hard on her, Rachel."

allowances - छूट, भत्ता, वृति

Marilla could not help tacking on that last sentence, although she was again surprised at herself for doing it. Mrs. Rachel got up with an air of offended dignity.

tacking - टैकिंग, (tack) टैकिंग

dignity - गरिमा, इज़्ज़त

"Well, I see that I’ll have to be very careful what I say after this, Marilla, since the fine feelings of orphans, brought from goodness knows where, have to be considered before anything else. Oh, no, I’m not vexed-don’t worry yourself. I’m too sorry for you to leave any room for anger in my mind. You’ll have your own troubles with that child.

vexed - घबरा देना, चिन्तित होना, खिजाना

But if you’ll take my advice-which I suppose you won’t do, although I’ve brought up ten children and buried two-you’ll do that ‘talking to’ you mention with a fair-sized birch switch. I should think that would be the most effective language for that kind of a child. Her temper matches her hair I guess. Well, good evening, Marilla. I hope you’ll come down to see me often as usual.

fair - गोरा

sized - लगाना, विस्तार, सरेस लगाना

birch - भोज वृक्ष की लकड़ी, भोज वृक्ष

switch - स्विच

effective - प्रभावशाली, वास्तविक, कार्यकारी

matches - मिलना, जोड़िदार, जोड़ा बन्ना

But you can’t expect me to visit here again in a hurry, if I’m liable to be flown at and insulted in such a fashion. It’s something new in my experience."

liable - उत्तरदायी, उत्तरदायित्व, आदी

insulted - अपमान होना, अपमान, अपमान करना

Whereat Mrs. Rachel swept out and away-if a fat woman who always waddled could be said to sweep away-and Marilla with a very solemn face betook herself to the east gable.

whereat - at which, or toward which

waddled - डगमगाते हुए चलना, डगमगाती चाल

sweep - सफ़ाई करना

On the way upstairs she pondered uneasily as to what she ought to do. She felt no little dismay over the scene that had just been enacted. How unfortunate that Anne should have displayed such temper before Mrs. Rachel Lynde, of all people!

dismay - निराश करना, निराशा, त्रस्त

scene - घटना, तमाशा, मौका, दृश्य

enacted - कानून बनाना, अभिनय करना

displayed - बताना, प्रदर्शन, दिखाना

Then Marilla suddenly became aware of an uncomfortable and rebuking consciousness that she felt more humiliation over this than sorrow over the discovery of such a serious defect in Anne’s disposition. And how was she to punish her? The amiable suggestion of the birch switch-to the efficiency of which all of Mrs. Rachel’s own children could have borne smarting testimony-did not appeal to Marilla.

aware - अवगत, परिचित, सचेत, आगाह

rebuking - डाँट डपट, फटकारना, फटकार

humiliation - निरादर, अपमान

discovery - खोज, आविष्कार

defect - दोष, खोट

punish - सज़ा देना

amiable - स्नेही, मिलनसार, कांत

suggestion - सुझाव, प्रस्ताव

efficiency - दक्षता, कार्यक्षमता, चुस्ती

smarting - बुद्धिमान, अच्छा

testimony - गवाही

She did not believe she could whip a child. No, some other method of punishment must be found to bring Anne to a proper realization of the enormity of her offense.

method - प्रणाली, तरीका

punishment - सज़ा, दण्ड

realization - बोध, प्राप्ति, वास्तविकताबोधक

enormity - महापाप, भयावहता, नृशंसता

offense - वार

Marilla found Anne face downward on her bed, crying bitterly, quite oblivious of muddy boots on a clean counterpane.

bitterly - अधिक, बहुत ज़्यादा, कस के

oblivious - अनजान, बेखबर

Muddy - मटमैला, मैला, गंदा करना, दलदली

counterpane - पलंगपोश

"Anne," she said not ungently.

No answer.

"Anne," with greater severity, "get off that bed this minute and listen to what I have to say to you."

severity - कठोरता, कठिनाई, उग्रता, जड़ता

this minute - इस मिनट

Anne squirmed off the bed and sat rigidly on a chair beside it, her face swollen and tear-stained and her eyes fixed stubbornly on the floor.

squirmed - कसमसाहट, छटपटाना, कसमसाना

rigidly - कड़ेपन के साथ, कठोरतापूर्वक

beside it - उसके दरवाजे के पास

swollen - सुन्दर, बढ़ाना, मोड़ना, उठाना

stubbornly - अड़ियल ढंग से, ज़िद में आ कर

"This is a nice way for you to behave. Anne! Aren’t you ashamed of yourself?"

"She hadn’t any right to call me ugly and redheaded," retorted Anne, evasive and defiant.

evasive - अस्पष्ट, टालने वाला

defiant - विद्रोही, निडर, अवज्ञाकारी

"You hadn’t any right to fly into such a fury and talk the way you did to her, Anne. I was ashamed of you-thoroughly ashamed of you. I wanted you to behave nicely to Mrs. Lynde, and instead of that you have disgraced me. I’m sure I don’t know why you should lose your temper like that just because Mrs. Lynde said you were red-haired and homely. You say it yourself often enough."

fury - प्रचण्डता, कोप, प्रकोप

disgraced - कलंकित करना, कलंकित करना

haired - एक विशेष प्रकार के बाल

"Oh, but there’s such a difference between saying a thing yourself and hearing other people say it," wailed Anne. "You may know a thing is so, but you can’t help hoping other people don’t quite think it is. I suppose you think I have an awful temper, but I couldn’t help it. When she said those things something just rose right up in me and choked me. I had to fly out at her."

wailed - रोना, ऊँची आवाज़ में रोना

fly out - उड़ जाओ

"Well, you made a fine exhibition of yourself I must say. Mrs. Lynde will have a nice story to tell about you everywhere-and she’ll tell it, too. It was a dreadful thing for you to lose your temper like that, Anne."

exhibition - प्रदर्शनी, नुमाइश

everywhere - सर्वट्र, सभी जगाह, सर्वत्र

"Just imagine how you would feel if somebody told you to your face that you were skinny and ugly," pleaded Anne tearfully.

tearfully - आँखों में आँसू भर कर, रोते रोते

An old remembrance suddenly rose up before Marilla. She had been a very small child when she had heard one aunt say of her to another, "What a pity she is such a dark, homely little thing." Marilla was every day of fifty before the sting had gone out of that memory.

What a pity - क्षमा करें

sting - डंक, दंश

memory - स्मृति, याद, हाफ़िज़ा

"I don’t say that I think Mrs. Lynde was exactly right in saying what she did to you, Anne," she admitted in a softer tone. "Rachel is too outspoken. But that is no excuse for such behavior on your part. She was a stranger and an elderly person and my visitor-all three very good reasons why you should have been respectful to her.

softer - बिखरा हुआ, मुलायम, धीमा, मधुर

outspoken - स्पष्टवादी, मुँहखुला, मुँहफ़ट

behavior - बर्ताव, व्यवहार, सलूक

elderly - बुज़ुर्ग

You were rude and saucy and"-Marilla had a saving inspiration of punishment-"you must go to her and tell her you are very sorry for your bad temper and ask her to forgive you."

Saucy - धृष्ट, ध्रृष्ट

inspiration - उत्प्रेरणा, प्रेरणा

"I can never do that," said Anne determinedly and darkly. "You can punish me in any way you like, Marilla. You can shut me up in a dark, damp dungeon inhabited by snakes and toads and feed me only on bread and water and I shall not complain. But I cannot ask Mrs. Lynde to forgive me."

determinedly - दृढ़ निश्चय के साथ

punish me - मुझे सजा दो

damp - कम करना, गीला, नमी, नम करना

dungeon - कारागार, अंधकुप, क़ैदख़ाना

toads - भेक, घृणित[आदमी], मेंढक

feed - खाना खिलाना, देना, (fee), शुल्क

complain - शिकायत करना

"We’re not in the habit of shutting people up in dark damp dungeons," said Marilla drily, "especially as they’re rather scarce in Avonlea. But apologize to Mrs. Lynde you must and shall and you’ll stay here in your room until you can tell me you’re willing to do it."

dungeons - तहखाना, अंधकूप{कारागार}

scarce - दुर्लभ, मुश्किल से, अपर्याप्त

apologize - क्षमा मांगना

"I shall have to stay here forever then," said Anne mournfully, "because I can’t tell Mrs. Lynde I’m sorry I said those things to her. How can I? I’m not sorry. I’m sorry I’ve vexed you; but I’m glad I told her just what I did. It was a great satisfaction. I can’t say I’m sorry when I’m not, can I? I can’t even imagine I’m sorry."

forever - हमेशा के लिए, कभी के लिए

satisfaction - स्पष्टीकरण, पूर्ति, संतोष

"Perhaps your imagination will be in better working order by the morning," said Marilla, rising to depart. "You’ll have the night to think over your conduct in and come to a better frame of mind. You said you would try to be a very good girl if we kept you at Green Gables, but I must say it hasn’t seemed very much like it this evening."

depart - रवाना

think over - विचार करना

conduct - चलाना, आचरण, संचालन करना

frame - किनारा, तैयार करना, बनावट

Leaving this Parthian shaft to rankle in Anne’s stormy bosom, Marilla descended to the kitchen, grievously troubled in mind and vexed in soul. She was as angry with herself as with Anne, because, whenever she recalled Mrs. Rachel’s dumbfounded countenance her lips twitched with amusement and she felt a most reprehensible desire to laugh.

Parthian - relating to Parthia, person

shaft - अन्यायपूर्ण व्यवहार करना, बरछा

rankle - पकना/गुस्सा दिलाना, कसकना

stormy - प्रचण्ड, तूफ़ानी

grievously - कष्टदायक ढंग से

troubled - शिकायत, परेशान करना, झगड़ा

dumbfounded - हैरान करना, हतप्रभ होना

countenance - समर्थन, मुखाकृति, अनुमोदन करना

amusement - मनोरंजन

most reprehensible - सबसे अपमानजनक

desire - इच्छा, चाह

CHAPTER X. Anne’s Apology

MARILLA said nothing to Matthew about the affair that evening; but when Anne proved still refractory the next morning an explanation had to be made to account for her absence from the breakfast table. Marilla told Matthew the whole story, taking pains to impress him with a due sense of the enormity of Anne’s behavior.

proved - प्रमाणित करना, परखना

refractory - हठीला/अड़ियल, दुर्दम्य

account - खाता

absence - अनुपस्थिति

pains - सताना, व्यथा, तकलीफ्

impress - प्रभावित करना, प्रभाव डालना

"It’s a good thing Rachel Lynde got a calling down; she’s a meddlesome old gossip," was Matthew’s consolatory rejoinder.

meddlesome - हस्तक्षेप करने में लीन रहनेवाला

gossip - गप-शप, अफ़वाह

consolatory - सांत्वनाप्रद

rejoinder - प्रत्युत्तर

"Matthew Cuthbert, I’m astonished at you. You know that Anne’s behavior was dreadful, and yet you take her part! I suppose you’ll be saying next thing that she oughtn’t to be punished at all!"

punished - दण्ड देना, धावा बोलना, सजा देना

"Well now-no-not exactly," said Matthew uneasily. "I reckon she ought to be punished a little. But don’t be too hard on her, Marilla. Recollect she hasn’t ever had anyone to teach her right. You’re-you’re going to give her something to eat, aren’t you?"

"When did you ever hear of me starving people into good behavior?" demanded Marilla indignantly. "She’ll have her meals regular, and I’ll carry them up to her myself. But she’ll stay up there until she’s willing to apologize to Mrs. Lynde, and that’s final, Matthew."

hear of - सुना है

Starving - भूखा, (starve) भूखा

regular - रोज का ग्राहक, योग्य

stay up - ऊपर रहना

Breakfast, dinner, and supper were very silent meals-for Anne still remained obdurate. After each meal Marilla carried a well-filled tray to the east gable and brought it down later on not noticeably depleted. Matthew eyed its last descent with a troubled eye. Had Anne eaten anything at all?

obdurate - कठोर, हठीला, ज़िद्दी

tray - ट्रे

noticeably - साफ साफ, स्पष्ट रूप से

depleted - खाली करना, कम कर देना

descent - कुल, वंश परंपरा, वंशज, पतन

When Marilla went out that evening to bring the cows from the back pasture, Matthew, who had been hanging about the barns and watching, slipped into the house with the air of a burglar and crept upstairs.

pasture - चरना, चरागाह, चराना

hanging about - आसपास घूमना

burglar - सेंधमार

As a general thing Matthew gravitated between the kitchen and the little bedroom off the hall where he slept; once in a while he ventured uncomfortably into the parlor or sitting room when the minister came to tea. But he had never been upstairs in his own house since the spring he helped Marilla paper the spare bedroom, and that was four years ago.

general - सामान्य

gravitated - खिंचना

He tiptoed along the hall and stood for several minutes outside the door of the east gable before he summoned courage to tap on it with his fingers and then open the door to peep in.

tiptoed - पंजा, दबे पाँव चलना

stood for - अर्थ करना

summoned - बुलाना, इकट्ठा करना, तैयार रखना

courage - साहस, हौसला, हिम्मत

tap - नल

fingers - जेबकतरा, अंगुलि, उंगली, बजाना

Anne was sitting on the yellow chair by the window gazing mournfully out into the garden. Very small and unhappy she looked, and Matthew’s heart smote him. He softly closed the door and tiptoed over to her.

gazing - एक्टक देखने ताला, टकटकी

unhappy - उदास, अनुचित, दुःखी, अप्रसन्न

smote - मारना/प्रहार करना

softly - हल्का सा, सादे ढंग से

"Anne," he whispered, as if afraid of being overheard, "how are you making it, Anne?"

overheard - संयोग से सुन लेना

Anne smiled wanly.

smiled - अनुकूल रहना

wanly - फ़ीके ढंग से, फ़ीके ढंग से

"Pretty well. I imagine a good deal, and that helps to pass the time. Of course, it’s rather lonesome. But then, I may as well get used to that."

pass - गुजरना, आगे बढ़ना

Anne smiled again, bravely facing the long years of solitary imprisonment before her.

bravely - बहादुरी से

solitary - अकेला

imprisonment - अवरोधन, कारावास, क़ैद

Matthew recollected that he must say what he had come to say without loss of time, lest Marilla return prematurely. "Well now, Anne, don’t you think you’d better do it and have it over with?" he whispered. "It’ll have to be done sooner or later, you know, for Marilla’s a dreadful deter-mined woman-dreadful determined, Anne. Do it right off, I say, and have it over."

recollected - याद करना, स्मरण करना

loss of time - समय की कमी

prematurely - असमय में, समय से पूर्व

mined - खान खोदना, सुरंग लगना, खान

deter - रोकना, डरा कर रोकना

"Do you mean apologize to Mrs. Lynde?"

"Yes-apologize-that’s the very word," said Matthew eagerly. "Just smooth it over so to speak. That’s what I was trying to get at."

"I suppose I could do it to oblige you," said Anne thoughtfully. "It would be true enough to say I am sorry, because I am sorry now. I wasn’t a bit sorry last night. I was mad clear through, and I stayed mad all night. I know I did because I woke up three times and I was just furious every time. But this morning it was over.

mad - पागल, उन्मद, बावला, बावरा

furious - उग्र, भीषण, प्रचण्ड, कुपित

I wasn’t in a temper anymore-and it left a dreadful sort of goneness, too. I felt so ashamed of myself. But I just couldn’t think of going and telling Mrs. Lynde so. It would be so humiliating. I made up my mind I’d stay shut up here forever rather than do that. But still-I’d do anything for you-if you really want me to-"

anymore - इसके बाद, अब, इसके बाद

goneness - गनेस

humiliating - नीचा दिखाना, अपमानित करना

"Well now, of course I do. It’s terrible lonesome downstairs without you. Just go and smooth things over-that’s a good girl."

"Very well," said Anne resignedly. "I’ll tell Marilla as soon as she comes in I’ve repented."

repented - पश्चाताप करना, पछताना

"That’s right-that’s right, Anne. But don’t tell Marilla I said anything about it. She might think I was putting my oar in and I promised not to do that."

"Wild horses won’t drag the secret from me," promised Anne solemnly. "How would wild horses drag a secret from a person anyhow?"

drag - बलपूर्वक घसीटना, खींचना

secret - रहस्य, राज़, राज, सेर

solemnly - in a solemn manner

But Matthew was gone, scared at his own success. He fled hastily to the remotest corner of the horse pasture lest Marilla should suspect what he had been up to. Marilla herself, upon her return to the house, was agreeably surprised to hear a plaintive voice calling, "Marilla" over the banisters.

scared - डर, डरावन्, (scar) डर

remotest - अल्प, दूरवर्ती, अलग, सुदूर

suspect - समझना, लगना, क्षतिग्रस्त

agreeably - सहमति से, सुखद ढंग से

plaintive - दुःखपूर्ण, विषादपूर्ण, दुख भरा

banisters - जंगला

"Well?" she said, going into the hall.

"I’m sorry I lost my temper and said rude things, and I’m willing to go and tell Mrs. Lynde so."

"Very well." Marilla’s crispness gave no sign of her relief. She had been wondering what under the canopy she should do if Anne did not give in. "I’ll take you down after milking."

crispness - ताज़गी, सुस्पष्टता, कुरकुरापनअ

Accordingly, after milking, behold Marilla and Anne walking down the lane, the former erect and triumphant, the latter drooping and dejected. But halfway down Anne’s dejection vanished as if by enchantment. She lifted her head and stepped lightly along, her eyes fixed on the sunset sky and an air of subdued exhilaration about her. Marilla beheld the change disapprovingly.

behold - निहारना

former - भूतपूर्व

erect - बनाना, खडा़ करना

triumphant - प्रफुल्लित, विजयोल्लसित, विजयी

drooping - झुकना, लटकन, कुम्हलाना

dejected - मुरझाया, उदास, म्लान, कुम्हलाया

halfway - बीच में, आधा, आधे रास्ते का

dejection - उदासी, अवसन्नता

vanished - ओझल हो जाना, समाप्त हो जाना

enchantment - जादू, सम्मोहन, टोना, वशीकरण

lightly - अकारण, उपेक्षापूर्वक, हलके से

exhilaration - हर्षोल्लास, आनन्द, हर्ष, उल्लास

beheld - निहारना

This was no meek penitent such as it behooved her to take into the presence of the offended Mrs. Lynde.

penitent - पश्चात्तापी

"What are you thinking of, Anne?" she asked sharply.

"I’m imagining out what I must say to Mrs. Lynde," answered Anne dreamily.

This was satisfactory-or should have been so. But Marilla could not rid herself of the notion that something in her scheme of punishment was going askew. Anne had no business to look so rapt and radiant.

satisfactory - संतोषप्रद, सन्तोषजनक, संतोषजनक

scheme - पद्धति, योजना बनाना, योजना

askew - तिरछा, टेढा/तिरछा

radiant - तेजस्वी, प्रफुल्ल, प्रसन्नचित

Rapt and radiant Anne continued until they were in the very presence of Mrs. Lynde, who was sitting knitting by her kitchen window. Then the radiance vanished. Mournful penitence appeared on every feature. Before a word was spoken Anne suddenly went down on her knees before the astonished Mrs. Rachel and held out her hands beseechingly.

mournful - दुःखपूर्ण, दुख भरा

penitence - पश्चात्ताप

feature - अंग्रेजी से हिंदी में अनुवाद: विशेषता

beseechingly - प्रार्थना करते हुए

"Oh, Mrs. Lynde, I am so extremely sorry," she said with a quiver in her voice. "I could never express all my sorrow, no, not if I used up a whole dictionary. You must just imagine it. I behaved terribly to you-and I’ve disgraced the dear friends, Matthew and Marilla, who have let me stay at Green Gables although I’m not a boy.

quiver - कांपना

my sorrow - मेरी दुःख

behaved - व्यवहार करना, चलना, बर्ताव करना

Terribly - भद्दा, बहुत ज़्यादा, बहुत

I’m a dreadfully wicked and ungrateful girl, and I deserve to be punished and cast out by respectable people forever. It was very wicked of me to fly into a temper because you told me the truth. It was the truth; every word you said was true. My hair is red and I’m freckled and skinny and ugly. What I said to you was true, too, but I shouldn’t have said it. Oh, Mrs.

ungrateful - अप्रिय, अकृतज्ञ, कृतघ्न

deserve - योग्य होना, पात्र होना

cast - ढालना, डालना

respectable - प्रणम्य, नमनीय, आदरणीय

Lynde, please, please, forgive me. If you refuse it will be a lifelong sorrow on a poor little orphan girl, would you, even if she had a dreadful temper? Oh, I am sure you wouldn’t. Please say you forgive me, Mrs. Lynde."

refuse - अस्वीकार करना

Anne clasped her hands together, bowed her head, and waited for the word of judgment.

bowed - झुकाना, सिर झुकाना, गलही

judgment - विचार, जाँच, समझ, विवेक, अनुमान

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 which she, Marilla, had plumed herself?

sincerity - quality of being sincere

breathed - आराम करना, बहना, साँस लेना

recognized - स्वीकार करना, प्रकट करना

unmistakable - सुस्पष्ट, असंदिग्ध

ring - अंगूठी

reveling - आमोद प्रमोद करना, हल्ला करना

thoroughness - संपूर्णता

abasement - अधोगति, अपमान, दुर्दशा

wholesome - स्वस्थ, हितकारी, पौष्टिक

plumed - पंख, पर, पर से बनाया हुआ आभरण

Anne had turned it into a species of positive pleasure.

species - प्रजाति, प्रकार, वर्ग, जाति

pleasure - आनन्द

Good Mrs. Lynde, not being overburdened with perception, did not see this. She only perceived that Anne had made a very thorough apology and all resentment vanished from her kindly, if somewhat officious, heart.

overburdened - अधिक बोझ डालना

perception - अवबोधन, अभिज्ञता, अनुभूति

perceived - अर्थ लगाना, देखना, महसूस करना

thorough - पूर्ण, पूरा, संपूर्ण, तफ़सीली

resentment - क्रोध, विद्वेष, नाराज़ग्

kindly - कृपालु, दयापूर्वक, कृपया

officious - दस्तंदाज़

"There, there, get up, child," she said heartily. "Of course I forgive you. I guess I was a little too hard on you, anyway. But I’m such an outspoken person. You just mustn’t mind me, that’s what.

heartily - पूरी तरह से, बहुत अधिक

anyway - ख़ैर

It can’t be denied your hair is terrible red; but I knew a girl once-went to school with her, in fact-whose hair was every mite as red as yours when she was young, but when she grew up it darkened to a real handsome auburn. I wouldn’t be a mite surprised if yours did, too-not a mite."

mite - कुटकी, छोटा बच्चा या जानवर, थोड़ा

darkened - अँधेरा होना[करना], गहराना

handsome - ख़ूबसूरत

Auburn - कपिश

"Oh, Mrs. Lynde!" Anne drew a long breath as she rose to her feet. "You have given me a hope. I shall always feel that you are a benefactor. Oh, I could endure anything if I only thought my hair would be a handsome auburn when I grew up. It would be so much easier to be good if one’s hair was a handsome auburn, don’t you think?

benefactor - धन आदि से सहायता करने वाले

And now may I go out into your garden and sit on that bench under the apple-trees while you and Marilla are talking? There is so much more scope for imagination out there."

Bench - बैंच

"Laws, yes, run along, child. And you can pick a bouquet of them white June lilies over in the corner if you like."

laws - उपदेश, विधि, नियमावली, व्यवस्था

bouquet - गुलदस्ता

As the door closed behind Anne Mrs. Lynde got briskly up to light a lamp.

"She’s a real odd little thing. Take this chair, Marilla; it’s easier than the one you’ve got; I just keep that for the hired boy to sit on. Yes, she certainly is an odd child, but there is something kind of taking about her after all. I don’t feel so surprised at you and Matthew keeping her as I did-nor so sorry for you, either. She may turn out all right.

Of course, she has a queer way of expressing herself-a little too-well, too kind of forcible, you know; but she’ll likely get over that now that she’s come to live among civilized folks. And then, her temper’s pretty quick, I guess; but there’s one comfort, a child that has a quick temper, just blaze up and cool down, ain’t never likely to be sly or deceitful.

expressing - बताना, प्रकट, प्रकट करना, तुरंत

forcible - ज़ोर ज़बर्दस्ती का, बलसम्पादित

civilized - सुधारना, सभ्य बनाना

blaze up - आग उठाओ

cool down - शीतल करें

sly - कपटी, धूर्ततापूर्ण, धूर्त

deceitful - कपटी, छली/कपटी

Preserve me from a sly child, that’s what. On the whole, Marilla, I kind of like her."

When Marilla went home Anne came out of the fragrant twilight of the orchard with a sheaf of white narcissi in her hands.

sheaf - गट्ठा, पुलिंदा, गट्ठा/पुलिंदा

"I apologized pretty well, didn’t I?" she said proudly as they went down the lane. "I thought since I had to do it I might as well do it thoroughly."

apologized - क्षमा मांगना

proudly - शानदार ढंग से, अभिमानपूर्वक

"You did it thoroughly, all right enough," was Marilla’s comment. Marilla was dismayed at finding herself inclined to laugh over the recollection. She had also an uneasy feeling that she ought to scold Anne for apologizing so well; but then, that was ridiculous! She compromised with her conscience by saying severely:

dismayed - निराश करना, निराशा, त्रस्त

inclined - प्रोत्साहित करना

recollection - स्मरण, स्मरण शक्ति, याद, स्मृति

uneasy - व्याकुल

apologizing - क्षमा मांगना

compromised - समझौता करना, जोखिम में डालना

"I hope you won’t have occasion to make many more such apologies. I hope you’ll try to control your temper now, Anne."

apologies - क्षमा प्रार्थना, स्पष्टीकरण

"That wouldn’t be so hard if people wouldn’t twit me about my looks," said Anne with a sigh. "I don’t get cross about other things; but I’m so tired of being twitted about my hair and it just makes me boil right over. Do you suppose my hair will really be a handsome auburn when I grow up?"

twit - चिढ़ाना, तंग करना, बेवकूफ़

boil - उबलना

"You shouldn’t think so much about your looks, Anne. I’m afraid you are a very vain little girl."

vain - व्यर्थ, अहंकारी, खोखला, असार

"How can I be vain when I know I’m homely?" protested Anne. "I love pretty things; and I hate to look in the glass and see something that isn’t pretty. It makes me feel so sorrowful-just as I feel when I look at any ugly thing. I pity it because it isn’t beautiful."

"Handsome is as handsome does," quoted Marilla. "I’ve had that said to me before, but I have my doubts about it," remarked skeptical Anne, sniffing at her narcissi. "Oh, aren’t these flowers sweet! It was lovely of Mrs. Lynde to give them to me. I have no hard feelings against Mrs. Lynde now. It gives you a lovely, comfortable feeling to apologize and be forgiven, doesn’t it?

quoted - प्रस्तुत करना, उद्धृत करना

remarked - करना, ध्यान, प्रतिक्रिया

skeptical - अविश्वासपूर्ण, संशयशील

sniffing - स्निफिंग, (sniff) स्निफिंग

comfortable feeling - आरामदायक भावना

forgiven - ऋण मुक्त कर देना, क्षमा करना

Aren’t the stars bright tonight? If you could live in a star, which one would you pick? I’d like that lovely clear big one away over there above that dark hill."

"Anne, do hold your tongue," said Marilla, thoroughly worn out trying to follow the gyrations of Anne’s thoughts.

gyrations - चक्कर

thoughts - विचार, मत, इरादा, विचारधारा

Anne said no more until they turned into their own lane. A little gypsy wind came down it to meet them, laden with the spicy perfume of young dew-wet ferns. Far up in the shadows a cheerful light gleamed out through the trees from the kitchen at Green Gables. Anne suddenly came close to Marilla and slipped her hand into the older woman’s hard palm.

gypsy - यायावार, जिप्सी

laden - लदा हुआ

spicy - मसालेदार, तीखा

perfume - इत्र, अतर, महक, सुगंध

dew - ओस

wet - गीला

gleamed - झलक, चमचमाना, चमकना, किरण

"It’s lovely to be going home and know it’s home," she said. "I love Green Gables already, and I never loved any place before. No place ever seemed like home. Oh, Marilla, I’m so happy. I could pray right now and not find it a bit hard."

Something warm and pleasant welled up in Marilla’s heart at touch of that thin little hand in her own-a throb of the maternity she had missed, perhaps. Its very unaccustomedness and sweetness disturbed her. She hastened to restore her sensations to their normal calm by inculcating a moral.

touch - छूना

throb - धक धक करने वाला दर्द

maternity - मातृत्व, मातृसलभ कोमलता

unaccustomedness - अनपरिचितता

sweetness - मधुरिमा, माधुर्य, माधुरी

disturbed - परेशान करना, बाधा डालना

hastened to - तेजी से चला गया

restore - पुनः स्थापित करना, मरम्मत करना

sensations - संवेदना, उत्तेजना, जोश, ज्ञान

normal - साधारण, ठीक

inculcating - अविरत प्रयास से सिखाना

"If you’ll be a good girl you’ll always be happy, Anne. And you should never find it hard to say your prayers."

"Saying one’s prayers isn’t exactly the same thing as praying," said Anne meditatively. "But I’m going to imagine that I’m the wind that is blowing up there in those tree tops. When I get tired of the trees I’ll imagine I’m gently waving down here in the ferns-and then I’ll fly over to Mrs.

blowing up - विस्फोट हो रहा है

tops - ऊपरी सतह, ऊपरी भागी

get tired - थक जाना

fly over - उड़ान

Lynde’s garden and set the flowers dancing-and then I’ll go with one great swoop over the clover field-and then I’ll blow over the Lake of Shining Waters and ripple it all up into little sparkling waves. Oh, there’s so much scope for imagination in a wind! So I’ll not talk any more just now, Marilla."

blow - चोट

ripple - छोटी तरंग

waves - करना, दल, घुमाना, संकेत

"Thanks be to goodness for that," breathed Marilla in devout relief.

breathed - विराम, संकेत, झोंका, क्षण, भाप्

devout - भक्तिमय, धर्मपरायण, देवभक्त

CHAPTER XI. Anne’s Impressions of Sunday-School

impressions - प्रभाव, दिखावा, धारणा, छाप, असर

WELL, how do you like them?" said Marilla.

Anne was standing in the gable room, looking solemnly at three new dresses spread out on the bed.

spread - फैलना, प्रकार, फैलाना, लगाना

One was of snuffy colored gingham which Marilla had been tempted to buy from a peddler the preceding summer because it looked so serviceable; one was of black-and-white checkered sateen which she had picked up at a bargain counter in the winter; and one was a stiff print of an ugly blue shade which she had purchased that week at a Carmody store.

snuffy - सनफ्फी

gingham - चारखानेदार सूती कपड़ा

tempted - लुभाना, आकर्षित करना, ललचाना

buy from - से खरीदें

peddler - फेरी वाला, फेरी वाला

preceding - आगे करना, आगे करना

serviceable - उपयोगी, टिकाऊ, काम का

checkered - जाँचकर्ता, पड़तालकर्ता

sateen - a type of shiny cotton cloth

bargain - सौदा करना, लेन देन, समझौता करना

counter - विरोध करना, गिनने का यंत्र

print - छापना

shade - छाया

purchased - खरीद, खरीदी हुई बस्तु

She had made them up herself, and they were all made alike-plain skirts fulled tightly to plain waists, with sleeves as plain as waist and skirt and tight as sleeves could be.

alike - एक जैसे, एक समान, समान रूप से

waists - कमर

sleeves - आवरण, बाँह/आस्तीन, आवरण नली

"I’ll imagine that I like them," said Anne soberly.

soberly - सादे ढंग से, गंभीर भाव से

"I don’t want you to imagine it," said Marilla, offended. "Oh, I can see you don’t like the dresses! What is the matter with them? Aren’t they neat and clean and new?"


"Then why don’t you like them?"

"They’re-they’re not-pretty," said Anne reluctantly.

"Pretty!" Marilla sniffed. "I didn’t trouble my head about getting pretty dresses for you. I don’t believe in pampering vanity, Anne, I’ll tell you that right off. Those dresses are good, sensible, serviceable dresses, without any frills or furbelows about them, and they’re all you’ll get this summer. The brown gingham and the blue print will do you for school when you begin to go.

pampering - बहुत लाड प्यार करना

vanity - दिखावा, निरर्थकता, घमण्ड

furbelows - झालर

blue print - नीला नमूना

The sateen is for church and Sunday school. I’ll expect you to keep them neat and clean and not to tear them. I should think you’d be grateful to get most anything after those skimpy wincey things you’ve been wearing."

"Oh, I am grateful," protested Anne. "But I’d be ever so much gratefuller if-if you’d made just one of them with puffed sleeves. Puffed sleeves are so fashionable now. It would give me such a thrill, Marilla, just to wear a dress with puffed sleeves."

gratefuller - आभारी, सुखद, कृतज्ञ, अनुगृहीत

puffed - दुलाई, झोंका, उड़ाना, कश, लच्छा

fashionable - प्रचलित, फैशन परस्त

"Well, you’ll have to do without your thrill. I hadn’t any material to waste on puffed sleeves. I think they are ridiculous-looking things anyhow. I prefer the plain, sensible ones."

do without - बिना के बिना

material - सामान, महत्वपूर्ण, मूर्त

waste - बरबाद करना

"But I’d rather look ridiculous when everybody else does than plain and sensible all by myself," persisted Anne mournfully.

"Trust you for that! Well, hang those dresses carefully up in your closet, and then sit down and learn the Sunday school lesson. I got a quarterly from Mr. Bell for you and you’ll go to Sunday school tomorrow," said Marilla, disappearing downstairs in high dudgeon.

hang - लटकाना, टांकना, काटना

carefully - सावधानी से, विचारपूर्वक

closet - अलमैराह

quarterly - त्रैमासिक पत्रिका, त्रैमासिक

disappearing - खो जाना, अदृश्य होना, खो जाना

dudgeon - उत्तेजना

Anne clasped her hands and looked at the dresses.

"I did hope there would be a white one with puffed sleeves," she whispered disconsolately. "I prayed for one, but I didn’t much expect it on that account. I didn’t suppose God would have time to bother about a little orphan girl’s dress. I knew I’d just have to depend on Marilla for it.

disconsolately - निराशापूर्ण ढंग से

on that account - उस खाते पर

Depend - निर्भर, निर्भर होना, भरोसा रखना

Well, fortunately I can imagine that one of them is of snow-white muslin with lovely lace frills and three-puffed sleeves."

fortunately - भाग्य से, सौभाग्यवश

Snow-White - (Snow-White) स्नो व्हाइट

The next morning warnings of a sick headache prevented Marilla from going to Sunday-school with Anne.

warnings - चेतावनीपूर्ण, चेतावनी, धमकी

prevented - रोकना, बचाना, मना करना

"You’ll have to go down and call for Mrs. Lynde, Anne," she said. "She’ll see that you get into the right class. Now, mind you behave yourself properly. Stay to preaching afterwards and ask Mrs. Lynde to show you our pew. Here’s a cent for collection. Don’t stare at people and don’t fidget. I shall expect you to tell me the text when you come home."

preaching - प्रेरणा, (preach) प्रेरणा

pew - गिरजाघर में आसन

collection - संग्रह

stare - एकटक देखना, टकटकी लगाकर देखना

fidget - अस्थिर व्यक्ति, व्यग्र होना

Anne started off irreproachable, arrayed in the stiff black-and-white sateen, which, while decent as regards length and certainly not open to the charge of skimpiness, contrived to emphasize every corner and angle of her thin figure.

irreproachable - निष्कलंक, अनिंद्य

arrayed - क्रम, पोशाक

decent - अच्छा, उचित, शालीन, आच्छा

regards - ध्यान, समझना, संबंध, सोचना

Length - लंबाई

skimpiness - सुरक्षितता

contrived - बनाना, कोशिश करना, उपाय निकालना

emphasize - महत्त्व देना, महत्त्व देना

angle - कोण

Her hat was a little, flat, glossy, new sailor, the extreme plainness of which had likewise much disappointed Anne, who had permitted herself secret visions of ribbon and flowers.

plainness - अमिश्रितता, स्पष्टता, सादगी

likewise - इसी तरह, वैसे ही, तुलनीय

ribbon - फीता, फ़ीता, रिबन

The latter, however, were supplied before Anne reached the main road, for being confronted halfway down the lane with a golden frenzy of wind-stirred buttercups and a glory of wild roses, Anne promptly and liberally garlanded her hat with a heavy wreath of them.

supplied - आपूर्ति करना

Golden - महतपूर्ण, अच्छा, शुभ, सोने का

frenzy - पागलपन, उन्माद

buttercups - बटरकप

liberally - उदारतापूर्वक

garlanded - माला, पुष्पहार

wreath - घेरना, छल्ला, पुष्पहार

Whatever other people might have thought of the result it satisfied Anne, and she tripped gaily down the road, holding her ruddy head with its decoration of pink and yellow very proudly.

gaily - आकर्षक ढंग से, लापरवाही से

When she had reached Mrs. Lynde’s house she found that lady gone. nothing daunted, Anne proceeded onward to the church alone. In the porch she found a crowd of little girls, all more or less gaily attired in whites and blues and pinks, and all staring with curious eyes at this stranger in their midst, with her extraordinary head adornment.

nothing daunted - कुछ भी डौंटेड नहीं

onward - आगे, आगे बढता हुआ, बढ़ते हुए

alone - अकेला

attired in - वस्त्र पहनाया

midst - बीच

adornment - अलंकरण, अलंकार, आभूषण, अलंकृति

Avonlea little girls had already heard queer stories about Anne. Mrs. Lynde said she had an awful temper; Jerry Buote, the hired boy at Green Gables, said she talked all the time to herself or to the trees and flowers like a crazy girl. They looked at her and whispered to each other behind their quarterlies.

crazy - पागल, दीवाना

quarterlies - त्रैमासिक पत्रिका, त्रैमासिक

Nobody made any friendly advances, then or later on when the opening exercises were over and Anne found herself in Miss Rogerson’s class.

advances - अग्रसर होना, आगे बढना, प्रयास

Miss Rogerson was a middle-aged lady who had taught a Sunday-school class for twenty years. Her method of teaching was to ask the printed questions from the quarterly and look sternly over its edge at the particular little girl she thought ought to answer the question.

sternly - कठोरतापूर्वक

She looked very often at Anne, and Anne, thanks to Marilla’s drilling, answered promptly; but it may be questioned if she understood very much about either question or answer.

drilling - ड्रिलिंग, (drill) ड्रिलिंग

She did not think she liked Miss Rogerson, and she felt very miserable; every other little girl in the class had puffed sleeves. Anne felt that life was really not worth living without puffed sleeves.

miserable - दुःखी, उदास

"Well, how did you like Sunday school?" Marilla wanted to know when Anne came home. Her wreath having faded, Anne had discarded it in the lane, so Marilla was spared the knowledge of that for a time.

spared - तकरार करना, अधात्विक खनिज

knowledge - जान, ज्ञान, बुद्धि, इल्म

"I didn’t like it a bit. It was horrid."

"Anne Shirley!" said Marilla rebukingly.

Anne sat down on the rocker with a long sigh, kissed one of Bonny’s leaves, and waved her hand to a blossoming fuchsia.

rocker - रक संगीतप्रेमी, पालना

fuchsia - फूखिया{छोटी झाडी जिसमें लटकने वाला लाल व सफेद फूल हो}

"They might have been lonesome while I was away," she explained. "And now about the Sunday school. I behaved well, just as you told me. Mrs. Lynde was gone, but I went right on myself. I went into the church, with a lot of other little girls, and I sat in the corner of a pew by the window while the opening exercises went on. Mr. Bell made an awfully long prayer.

I would have been dreadfully tired before he got through if I hadn’t been sitting by that window. But it looked right out on the Lake of Shining Waters, so I just gazed at that and imagined all sorts of splendid things."

got through - पार कर लिया

gazed at - देखा

"You shouldn’t have done anything of the sort. You should have listened to Mr. Bell."

"But he wasn’t talking to me," protested Anne. "He was talking to God and he didn’t seem to be very much inter-ested in it, either. I think he thought God was too far off though. There was a long row of white birches hanging over the lake and the sunshine fell down through them, ‘way, ‘way down, deep into the water. Oh, Marilla, it was like a beautiful dream!

inter - अन्तर, साथ साथ, गाड़ना{लाश}

Row - झगड़ा

hanging over - ऊपर से झुका हुआ

It gave me a thrill and I just said, ‘Thank you for it, God,’ two or three times."

"Not out loud, I hope," said Marilla anxiously.

anxiously - चिंतित होकर, उदवेग से

"Oh, no, just under my breath. Well, Mr. Bell did get through at last and they told me to go into the classroom with Miss Rogerson’s class. There were nine other girls in it. They all had puffed sleeves. I tried to imagine mine were puffed, too, but I couldn’t. Why couldn’t I?

It was as easy as could be to imagine they were puffed when I was alone in the east gable, but it was awfully hard there among the others who had really truly puffs."

puffs - दुलाई, झोंका, उड़ाना, कश, लच्छा

"You shouldn’t have been thinking about your sleeves in Sunday school. You should have been attending to the lesson. I hope you knew it."

"Oh, yes; and I answered a lot of questions. Miss Rogerson asked ever so many. I don’t think it was fair for her to do all the asking. There were lots I wanted to ask her, but I didn’t like to because I didn’t think she was a kindred spirit. Then all the other little girls recited a paraphrase. She asked me if I knew any.

recited - सुनाना, व्याख्यान करना

paraphrase - भावानुवाद करना, पदान्वय

I told her I didn’t, but I could recite, ‘The Dog at His Master’s Grave’ if she liked. That’s in the Third Royal Reader. It isn’t a really truly religious piece of poetry, but it’s so sad and melancholy that it might as well be. She said it wouldn’t do and she told me to learn the nineteenth paraphrase for next Sunday. I read it over in church afterwards and it’s splendid.

recite - सुनाना, व्याख्यान करना

grave - कब्र

third - तीसरा, तृतीय, तीजा

Royal - शाही

melancholy - निराशाजनक, उदासी की अवस्था

nineteenth - उन्नीसवाँ

There are two lines in particular that just thrill me.

"‘Quick as the slaughtered squadrons fell

slaughtered - हराना, हत्या, मारना, हत्या/वध

squadrons - स्क्वड्रन, थलसेना की टुकड़ी

In Midian’s evil day.’

evil - दुष्ट, बुरा, पापी

"I don’t know what ‘squadrons’ means nor ‘Midian,’ either, but it sounds so tragical. I can hardly wait until next Sunday to recite it. I’ll practice it all the week. After Sunday school I asked Miss Rogerson-because Mrs. Lynde was too far away-to show me your pew. I sat just as still as I could and the text was Revelations, third chapter, second and third verses. It was a very long text.

revelations - प्रकटीकरण, रहस्योद्घाटन

verses - छंद

If I was a minister I’d pick the short, snappy ones. The sermon was awfully long, too. I suppose the minister had to match it to the text. I didn’t think he was a bit interesting. The trouble with him seems to be that he hasn’t enough imagination. I didn’t listen to him very much. I just let my thoughts run and I thought of the most surprising things."

snappy - फुर्तीला, चुस्त, उत्साही, रोचक

sermon - धर्मोपदेश, प्रवचन

match - सुमेल तख्ता

Marilla felt helplessly that all this should be sternly reproved, but she was hampered by the undeniable fact that some of the things Anne had said, especially about the minister’s sermons and Mr. Bell’s prayers, were what she herself had really thought deep down in her heart for years, but had never given expression to.

hampered - पिटारा, बाधा डालना, डलिया

undeniable - अविवादास्पद, अविवादित, असंदिग्ध

Sermons - सीख, धर्मोपदेश

It almost seemed to her that those secret, unuttered, critical thoughts had suddenly taken visible and accusing shape and form in the person of this outspoken morsel of neglected humanity.

unuttered - अनकहा

critical - ठीक, शोचनीय, सूक्ष्म, पूरा

accusing - अभियोग लगाना, दोष लगाना

shape - आकार

morsel - कौर, ग्रास, निवाला

neglected - उपेक्षा करना, लापरवाही, उपेक्षा

humanity - मानवता, मानव जाति, इंसानियत

CHAPTER XII. A Solemn Vow and Promise

vow - व्रत

IT was not until the next Friday that Marilla heard the story of the flower-wreathed hat. She came home from Mrs. Lynde’s and called Anne to account.

wreathed - घेरना, छल्ला, पुष्पहार

"Anne, Mrs. Rachel says you went to church last Sunday with your hat rigged out ridiculous with roses and buttercups. What on earth put you up to such a caper? A pretty-looking object you must have been!"

rigged - धोखा, पोशाक

caper - कूदना

"Oh. I know pink and yellow aren’t becoming to me," began Anne.

"Becoming fiddlesticks! It was putting flowers on your hat at all, no matter what color they were, that was ridiculous. You are the most aggravating child!"

"I don’t see why it’s any more ridiculous to wear flowers on your hat than on your dress," protested Anne. "Lots of little girls there had bouquets pinned on their dresses. What’s the difference?"

bouquets - सुगंध, गुलदस्ता

pinned - कील, छेदना, भरोसा करना

Marilla was not to be drawn from the safe concrete into dubious paths of the abstract.

safe - सुरक्षित

concrete - कंक्रीट

dubious - संदिग्ध, संदेहास्पद

paths - मार्ग, कार्यप्रणाली, रास्ता

abstract - सारांश, निचोड

"Don’t answer me back like that, Anne. It was very silly of you to do such a thing. Never let me catch you at such a trick again. Mrs. Rachel says she thought she would sink through the floor when she saw you come in all rigged out like that. She couldn’t get near enough to tell you to take them off till it was too late. She says people talked about it something dreadful.

silly - मूर्ख

catch - पकड़ना

trick - शरारत, बहकाना, धोखा, चाल, कठिन

sink - चिलमची

rigged - pre-arranged

Of course they would think I had no better sense than to let you go decked out like that."

decked - छत, ताश की गड्डी, सजाना

"Oh, I’m so sorry," said Anne, tears welling into her eyes. "I never thought you’d mind. The roses and buttercups were so sweet and pretty I thought they’d look lovely on my hat. Lots of the little girls had artificial flowers on their hats. I’m afraid I’m going to be a dreadful trial to you. Maybe you’d better send me back to the asylum.

artificial - कृत्रिम, झूठा, बनावटी

trial - योग्यता की परीक्षा

That would be terrible; I don’t think I could endure it; most likely I would go into consumption; I’m so thin as it is, you see. But that would be better than being a trial to you."

consumption - खपत, मिलाना, संयोग

"Nonsense," said Marilla, vexed at herself for having made the child cry. "I don’t want to send you back to the asylum, I’m sure. All I want is that you should behave like other little girls and not make yourself ridiculous. Don’t cry any more. I’ve got some news for you. Diana Barry came home this afternoon. I’m going up to see if I can borrow a skirt pattern from Mrs.

pattern - नमूना, चित्र, उदाहरण, बनाना

Barry, and if you like you can come with me and get acquainted with Diana."

Anne rose to her feet, with clasped hands, the tears still glistening on her cheeks; the dish towel she had been hemming slipped unheeded to the floor.

towel - तौलिया, अंगोछा

hemming - किनारी सिलना, घेरा डालना

unheeded - उपेक्षित, अनसुना, अनदेखा

"Oh, Marilla, I’m frightened-now that it has come I’m actually frightened. What if she shouldn’t like me! It would be the most tragical disappointment of my life."

frightened - भयभीत करना, डराना, भयभीत करना

"Now, don’t get into a fluster. And I do wish you wouldn’t use such long words. It sounds so funny in a little girl. I guess Diana ‘ll like you well enough. It’s her mother you’ve got to reckon with. If she doesn’t like you it won’t matter how much Diana does. If she has heard about your outburst to Mrs.

fluster - घबरा देना, घबड़ाना, घबड़ाहट

outburst - प्रकोप, आवेग, प्रक्षोभ, समुद्घात

Lynde and going to church with buttercups round your hat I don’t know what she’ll think of you. You must be polite and well behaved, and don’t make any of your startling speeches. For pity’s sake, if the child isn’t actually trembling!"

polite - सभ्य

speeches - पंक्ति, भाषा, बोली, बातचीत

Anne was trembling. Her face was pale and tense.

"Oh, Marilla, you’d be excited, too, if you were going to meet a little girl you hoped to be your bosom friend and whose mother mightn’t like you," she said as she hastened to get her hat.

hastened - जल्दी करना, जल्दी कहना

They went over to Orchard Slope by the short cut across the brook and up the firry hill grove. Mrs. Barry came to the kitchen door in answer to Marilla’s knock. She was a tall black-eyed, black-haired woman, with a very resolute mouth. She had the reputation of being very strict with her children.

firry - फिर्री

grove - उपवन, बाग, झुरमुट, कुञ्ज

knock - खटखटाना

resolute - दृढ़, धीर/संकल्पवान

reputation - प्रतिष्ठा, प्रसिद्धि, नाम, शोहरत

strict - सख़्त

"How do you do, Marilla?" she said cordially. "Come in. And this is the little girl you have adopted, I suppose?"

cordially - अत्यधिक, सभ्यतः, बाशऊर, शालीनतः

"Yes, this is Anne Shirley," said Marilla.

"Spelled with an E," gasped Anne, who, tremulous and excited as she was, was determined there should be no misunderstanding on that important point.

gasped - चाहना, धक से रह जाना

misunderstanding - गलतफहमी, भ्रम, मिथ्याबोध

Mrs. Barry, not hearing or not comprehending, merely shook hands and said kindly:

comprehending - समझना, समाविष्ट करना

merely - केवल, मात्र

shook - हिला, (shake)

"How are you?"

"I am well in body although considerable rumpled up in spirit, thank you ma’am," said Anne gravely. Then aside to Marilla in an audible whisper, "There wasn’t anything startling in that, was there, Marilla?"

rumpled - अस्त व्यस्त करना, सिकोड़ना

ma’am - मायम

audible - कर्णगोचर, श्रव्य

Diana was sitting on the sofa, reading a book which she dropped when the callers entered. She was a very pretty little girl, with her mother’s black eyes and hair, and rosy cheeks, and the merry expression which was her inheritance from her father.

sofa - सोफ़ा, सोफा

entered - भर्ति करना, डाला जाना, जाना

inheritance - उत्तराधिकार, उत्तराधिकारी

"This is my little girl Diana," said Mrs. Barry. "Diana, you might take Anne out into the garden and show her your flowers. It will be better for you than straining your eyes over that book. She reads entirely too much-" this to Marilla as the little girls went out-"and I can’t prevent her, for her father aids and abets her. She’s always poring over a book.

straining - श्रमसाध्य, (strain)

Aids - एड्स , (aid)

abets - उकसाना, सहयोग देना

poring - छिद्र, रंध्र, रोमकूप

I’m glad she has the prospect of a playmate-perhaps it will take her more out-of-doors."

Outside in the garden, which was full of mellow sunset light streaming through the dark old firs to the west of it, stood Anne and Diana, gazing bashfully at each other over a clump of gorgeous tiger lilies.

streaming - निरंतर आता हुआ

bashfully - संकोच-पूर्वक

clump - गुच्छा, भीड़ लगाना, लौंदा

tiger - बाघ

The Barry garden was a bowery wilderness of flowers which would have delighted Anne’s heart at any time less fraught with destiny. It was encircled by huge old willows and tall firs, beneath which flourished flowers that loved the shade. Prim, right-angled paths neatly bordered with clamshells, intersected it like moist red ribbons and in the beds between old-fashioned flowers ran riot.

bowery - बाऊरी

fraught - परिपूर्ण, व्याकुल, भरा

destiny - किस्मत

encircled - घेरना

flourished - अलंकरण, हाव भाव से

angled - दृष्टिकोण, कोण, कोना

intersected - परस्पर काटना, एक दूसरे को काटना

moist - नम

ribbons - पट्टी, फीता

riot - दंगा

There were rosy bleeding-hearts and great splendid crimson peonies; white, fragrant narcissi and thorny, sweet Scotch roses; pink and blue and white columbines and lilac-tinted Bouncing Bets; clumps of southernwood and ribbon grass and mint; purple Adam-and-Eve, daffodils, and masses of sweet clover white with its delicate, fragrant, feathery sprays; scarlet lightning that shot its fiery lances over prim white musk-flowers; a garden it was where sunshine lingered and bees hummed, and winds, beguiled into loitering, purred and rustled.

bleeding - स्रावी, (bleed), रक्तस्राव

hearts - बीच, तत्व, सार, केन्द्र, साहस

peonies - पेओनी पौधा

thorny - कँटीला, पेचीदा, काँटेदार, असहमत

Scotch - खरोंच, स्कच व्हिस्की

tinted - , हलका रंग, खिजाब, रंगत

bouncing - उछालना, उछलना, उत्साह, मारना

bets - शर्त लगाना, विचार

southernwood - साउथर्न वुड

mint - टकसाल

Adam - ऐडम, आदिपुरूष, आदम

eve - हव्वा, हौवा

daffodils - डैफ़ोडिल, डैफ़ोडिल का पौधा

masses - जनसमूह, ढेर सारा

sprays - गुच्छा, फुहार, छींटा मारना

lightning - तड़ित, विद्युत, बिजली

shot - मार, (shoot) मार

fiery - क्रोधित, जोशीला, अग्निमय

lances - भाला, चीरना

musk - कस्तूरी, मुश्क

beguiled - खुशी से समय बिताना

loitering - आवारागर्दी, (loiter) आवारागर्दी

purred - घुरघुराना, घरघराने लगना

rustled - चुराना, सरसराहट, झड़झड़ाहट

"Oh, Diana," said Anne at last, clasping her hands and speaking almost in a whisper, "oh, do you think you can like me a little-enough to be my bosom friend?"

clasping - गिरगिराना, (clasp) गिरगिराना

Diana laughed. Diana always laughed before she spoke.

"Why, I guess so," she said frankly. "I’m awfully glad you’ve come to live at Green Gables. It will be jolly to have somebody to play with. There isn’t any other girl who lives near enough to play with, and I’ve no sisters big enough."

frankly - ईमानदारी से, ईमानदारी से

"Will you swear to be my friend forever and ever?" demanded Anne eagerly.

swear - शपथ खाना, कसम खाना

Diana looked shocked.

shocked - झटका, टक्कर, सदमा पहुँचाना

"Why it’s dreadfully wicked to swear," she said rebukingly.

"Oh no, not my kind of swearing. There are two kinds, you know."

swearing - पहनना, (swear) पहनना

"I never heard of but one kind," said Diana doubtfully.

doubtfully - संदेहपूर्ण ढंग से

"There really is another. Oh, it isn’t wicked at all. It just means vowing and promising solemnly."

promising - वचन, विश्वास दिलाना, लक्षण

"Well, I don’t mind doing that," agreed Diana, relieved. "How do you do it?"

"We must join hands-so," said Anne gravely. "It ought to be over running water. We’ll just imagine this path is running water. I’ll repeat the oath first. I solemnly swear to be faithful to my bosom friend, Diana Barry, as long as the sun and moon shall endure. Now you say it and put my name in."

path - मार्ग

oath - शपथ, सौगंद, क़सम

faithful - निष्ठावान, वफ़ादार

moon - चन्द्रमा, चंद्रमा, चांद, चंद्र

Diana repeated the "oath" with a laugh fore and aft. Then she said:

fore and aft - आगे और पीछे

"You’re a queer girl, Anne. I heard before that you were queer. But I believe I’m going to like you real well."

When Marilla and Anne went home Diana went with them as far as the log bridge. The two little girls walked with their arms about each other. At the brook they parted with many promises to spend the next afternoon together.

promises - वचन, विश्वास दिलाना, लक्षण

"Well, did you find Diana a kindred spirit?" asked Marilla as they went up through the garden of Green Gables.

"Oh yes," sighed Anne, blissfully unconscious of any sarcasm on Marilla’s part. "Oh Marilla, I’m the happiest girl on Prince Edward Island this very moment. I assure you I’ll say my prayers with a right good-will tonight. Diana and I are going to build a playhouse in Mr. William Bell’s birch grove tomorrow. Can I have those broken pieces of china that are out in the woodshed?

blissfully - सुखद रूप से, सुखद रूप से

unconscious - अचेतन मन, अन्जान, अनजान, अचेत

sarcasm - ताना, व्यंग-कथ, व्यंग

assure - निश्चित करना, आश्वासन देना

good-will - (good-will) अच्छे इरादे

playhouse - खिलौना घर, रंगशाला

birch grove - बर्च ग्रोव

woodshed - लकड़ी रखने का गोदाम

Diana’s birthday is in February and mine is in March. Don’t you think that is a very strange coincidence? Diana is going to lend me a book to read. She says it’s perfectly splendid and tremendously exciting. She’s going to show me a place back in the woods where rice lilies grow. Don’t you think Diana has got very soulful eyes? I wish I had soulful eyes.

coincidence - संयोग, इत्तिफ़ाक़

tremendously - अत्यधिक, जबरदस्त

place back - वापस रखो

soulful - भावपूर्ण

Diana is going to teach me to sing a song called ‘Nelly in the Hazel Dell.’ She’s going to give me a picture to put up in my room; it’s a perfectly beautiful picture, she says-a lovely lady in a pale blue silk dress. A sewing-machine agent gave it to her. I wish I had something to give Diana.

hazel - हल्का भूरा, हल्का भूरा

Dell - घाटी, पेड़ों से घिरी छोटी घाटी

sewing-machine - (sewing-machine) सिलाई मशीन

agent - कर्ता, पदार्थ, कारण, गुप्तचर

I’m an inch taller than Diana, but she is ever so much fatter; she says she’d like to be thin because it’s so much more graceful, but I’m afraid she only said it to soothe my feelings. We’re going to the shore some day to gather shells. We have agreed to call the spring down by the log bridge the Dryad’s Bubble. Isn’t that a perfectly elegant name? I read a story once about a spring called that.

inch - एक फुट का 12 वां भाग, इंच

graceful - शिष्ट, सुन्दर, अच्छी तरह, मनोहर

soothe - कम करना, शांत करना, शान्त करना

gather - इकट्ठा करना

shells - गोलाबारी करना, खोल, सीप, गोला

Dryad - वनदेवी

bubble - बुलबुला, बुल्ला, बुदबुदा, फफोला

A dryad is sort of a grown-up fairy, I think."

fairy - परी, अप्सरा

"Well, all I hope is you won’t talk Diana to death," said Marilla. "But remember this in all your planning, Anne. You’re not going to play all the time nor most of it. You’ll have your work to do and it’ll have to be done first."

Death - मृत्यु, मरण, मौत, मर्ग

Anne’s cup of happiness was full, and Matthew caused it to overflow. He had just got home from a trip to the store at Carmody, and he sheepishly produced a small parcel from his pocket and handed it to Anne, with a deprecatory look at Marilla.

Happiness - ख़ुशी

caused - करना, कारण बनना, देना, उकसाना

overflow - उमड़ आना, उपर से बहना, छलकाव

sheepishly - लज्जित ढंग से, लज्जित ढंग से

produced - उत्पन्न होना, जन्म देना

small parcel - छोटा भग्ना

Pocket - जेब, चेद

"I heard you say you liked chocolate sweeties, so I got you some," he said.

sweeties - स्वीटी, प्रिय, प्यारा इंसान

"Humph," sniffed Marilla. "It’ll ruin her teeth and stomach. There, there, child, don’t look so dismal. You can eat those, since Matthew has gone and got them. He’d better have brought you peppermints. They’re wholesomer. Don’t sicken yourself eating all them at once now."

ruin - नष्ट करना, नष्ट कर, बिगाड़ना

stomach - tअमाशय, पेट, उदर

dismal - निराशाजनक, भयानक, निराशपुर्ण

peppermints - पीपरमिंट, पोदीने का अर्क़

wholesomer - स्वस्थ, हितकारी, पौष्टिक

sicken - तंग करना, चिढ़ पैदा करना

"Oh, no, indeed, I won’t," said Anne eagerly. "I’ll just eat one tonight, Marilla. And I can give Diana half of them, can’t I? The other half will taste twice as sweet to me if I give some to her. It’s delightful to think I have something to give her."

taste - स्वाद, hi ज़ायक़ा

"I will say it for the child," said Marilla when Anne had gone to her gable, "she isn’t stingy. I’m glad, for of all faults I detest stinginess in a child. Dear me, it’s only three weeks since she came, and it seems as if she’d been here always. I can’t imagine the place without her. Now, don’t be looking I told-you-so, Matthew. That’s bad enough in a woman, but it isn’t to be endured in a man.

stingy - कंजूस, मक्खीचूस

detest - घृणा करना, नफ़रत करना

Dear me - अह मुझे

endured - सहना, सहन करना, टिके रहना

I’m perfectly willing to own up that I’m glad I consented to keep the child and that I’m getting fond of her, but don’t you rub it in, Matthew Cuthbert."

consented - स्वीकृति, सहमति, अनुमति देना

Rub - रगड़ना

CHAPTER XIII. The Delights of Anticipation

delights - हर्षित करना, हर्षोल्लास, खुशी

anticipation - पुर्वानुमान, पहले से ही

IT’S time Anne was in to do her sewing," said Marilla, glancing at the clock and then out into the yellow August afternoon where everything drowsed in the heat. "She stayed playing with Diana more than half an hour more ‘n I gave her leave to; and now she’s perched out there on the woodpile talking to Matthew, nineteen to the dozen, when she knows perfectly well she ought to be at her work.

glancing - झलकना, (glance) झलकना

drowsed - झपकी लेना

heat - ऊष्मा

perched - किनारे पर बैठना, बसेरा

woodpile - लकड़ी का ढेर

dozen - दर्जन

And of course he’s listening to her like a perfect ninny. I never saw such an infatuated man. The more she talks and the odder the things she says, the more he’s delighted evidently. Anne Shirley, you come right in here this minute, do you hear me!"

ninny - मूर्ख, बेवकूफ़, बुद्धू

infatuated - प्रेमांध, आसक्त

odder - विषम, असंगत, असामयिक, विचिट्र

A series of staccato taps on the west window brought Anne flying in from the yard, eyes shining, cheeks faintly flushed with pink, unbraided hair streaming behind her in a torrent of brightness.

staccato - सितारा मछली, तीखा, असंबद्ध

taps - खटखटाना, निकालना, क्षार निकालना

faintly - अस्पष्टतः, संदिग्धतः

torrent - तेज धारा

brightness - चमक

"Oh, Marilla," she exclaimed breathlessly, "there’s going to be a Sunday-school picnic next week-in Mr. Harmon Andrews’s field, right near the lake of Shining Waters. And Mrs. Superintendent Bell and Mrs. Rachel Lynde are going to make ice cream-think of it, Marilla-ice cream! And, oh, Marilla, can I go to it?"

"Just look at the clock, if you please, Anne. What time did I tell you to come in?"

"Two o’clock-but isn’t it splendid about the picnic, Marilla? Please can I go? Oh, I’ve never been to a picnic-I’ve dreamed of picnics, but I’ve never-"

picnics - आसान काम, पिकनिक मनाना

"Yes, I told you to come at two o’clock. And it’s a quarter to three. I’d like to know why you didn’t obey me, Anne."

"Why, I meant to, Marilla, as much as could be. But you have no idea how fascinating Idlewild is. And then, of course, I had to tell Matthew about the picnic. Matthew is such a sympathetic listener. Please can I go?"

fascinating - मंत्र मुग्ध करना

listener - श्रोता

"You’ll have to learn to resist the fascination of Idle-whatever-you-call-it. When I tell you to come in at a certain time I mean that time and not half an hour later. And you needn’t stop to discourse with sympathetic listeners on your way, either. As for the picnic, of course you can go.

resist - विरोध करना

fascination - आकर्षण, मोह, सम्मोहन

idle - बेकार, खाली

listeners - श्रोता

You’re a Sunday-school scholar, and it’s not likely I’d refuse to let you go when all the other little girls are going."

scholar - विद्वान, शोध छात्र, शोध छात्र

"But-but," faltered Anne, "Diana says that everybody must take a basket of things to eat. I can’t cook, as you know, Marilla, and-and-I don’t mind going to a picnic without puffed sleeves so much, but I’d feel terribly humiliated if I had to go without a basket. It’s been preying on my mind ever since Diana told me."

basket - टोकरी

humiliated - नीचा दिखाना, अपमानित करना

preying - शिकार, शिकार करना

"Well, it needn’t prey any longer. I’ll bake you a basket."

prey - शिकार, शिकार करना

bake - सेंकना, सुखाना

"Oh, you dear good Marilla. Oh, you are so kind to me. Oh, I’m so much obliged to you."

obliged - नैतिक नियमों से मज़बूर करना

getting through with her "ohs" Anne cast herself into Marilla’s arms and rapturously kissed her sallow cheek. It was the first time in her whole life that childish lips had voluntarily touched Marilla’s face. Again that sudden sensation of startling sweetness thrilled her. She was secretly vastly pleased at Anne’s impulsive caress, which was probably the reason why she said brusquely:

getting through - काम करना

sallow - पीला

cheek - गाल

voluntarily - अपने आप, स्वेच्छया, स्वेच्छा से

touched - द्रवित, प्रभावित होना, पागल सा

sudden - आकस्मिक, अचानक, शीघ्र, औचक

thrilled - उत्तेजित करना, खुशी होना

vastly - बहुत अधिक, बड़े रूप से

impulsive - मौजी, आवेगी, आवेगशील, अप्रेरित

caress - हाथ फेरना

brusquely - रुखाई से, रूखेपन से, रुखाई से

"There, there, never mind your kissing nonsense. I’d sooner see you doing strictly as you’re told. As for cooking, I mean to begin giving you lessons in that some of these days. But you’re so featherbrained, Anne, I’ve been waiting to see if you’d sober down a little and learn to be steady before I begin.

kissing - चूम्मा लेना

strictly - पूरी तरह से, कड़ाई से, केवल

featherbrained - बेवकूफ

sober - गंभीर कर देना, गंभीर, सादा

steady - दृढ़

You’ve got to keep your wits about you in cooking and not stop in the middle of things to let your thoughts rove all over creation. Now, get out your patchwork and have your square done before teatime."

rove - घूमना, (reeve) घूमना

creation - सृष्टि r=sŕṣṭi

patchwork - पँचमेल से बनी वस्तु

square - वर्गाकार, मुरब्बा

teatime - चाय पीने का समय, चाय का समय

"I do not like patchwork," said Anne dolefully, hunting out her workbasket and sitting down before a little heap of red and white diamonds with a sigh. "I think some kinds of sewing would be nice; but there’s no scope for imagination in patchwork. It’s just one little seam after another and you never seem to be getting anywhere.

dolefully - खिन्नतापूर्वक

hunting - आखेट, शिकार करना, शिकार करना

workbasket - सिलाई की टोकरी

heap - ढेर

Diamonds - हीरा, ईंट का पत्ता

seam - सीवन जोड़

But of course I’d rather be Anne of Green Gables sewing patchwork than Anne of any other place with nothing to do but play. I wish time went as quick sewing patches as it does when I’m playing with Diana, though. Oh, we do have such elegant times, Marilla. I have to furnish most of the imagination, but I’m well able to do that. Diana is simply perfect in every other way.

place with - Place with -> साथ स्थान

patches - पट्टी, धब्बा, चकती, क्षेट्रअ

furnish - सुस्सजित करना, प्रस्तुत करना

You know that little piece of land across the brook that runs up between our farm and Mr. Barry’s. It belongs to Mr. William Bell, and right in the corner there is a little ring of white birch trees-the most romantic spot, Marilla. Diana and I have our playhouse there. We call it Idlewild. Isn’t that a poetical name? I assure you it took me some time to think it out.

runs up - ऊपर चढ़ता है

belongs - होना, रखना, सम्बन्ध रखना, बैठना

most romantic - सबसे रोमांटिक

spot - पाना, हल्का, दाग, लक्षण, धब्बा

I stayed awake nearly a whole night before I invented it. Then, just as I was dropping off to sleep, it came like an inspiration. Diana was enraptured when she heard it. We have got our house fixed up elegantly. You must come and see it, Marilla-won’t you? We have great big stones, all covered with moss, for seats, and boards from tree to tree for shelves. And we have all our dishes on them.

invented - बनाना, आविष्कार करना, गढना

enraptured - मंत्रमुग्ध होना

elegantly - सुरुचिपूर्ण ढंग से

stones - गुठली निकालना, अश्मरी, पत्थर

moss - काई

seats - पद, केन्द्र, नितम्ब, स्थिति

boards - किनारा, में चढना, तख्ता लगाना

shelves - स्थगित करना, शेल्फ़ पर रखना

Of course, they’re all broken but it’s the easiest thing in the world to imagine that they are whole. There’s a piece of a plate with a spray of red and yellow ivy on it that is especially beautiful. We keep it in the parlor and we have the fairy glass there, too. The fairy glass is as lovely as a dream. Diana found it out in the woods behind their chicken house.

spray - फुहार

ivy - विद्वत्तापूर्ण मानक

It’s all full of rainbows-just little young rainbows that haven’t grown big yet-and Diana’s mother told her it was broken off a hanging lamp they once had. But it’s nice to imagine the fairies lost it one night when they had a ball, so we call it the fairy glass. Matthew is going to make us a table. Oh, we have named that little round pool over in Mr. Barry’s field Willowmere.

rainbows - ऐरावत, इन्द्र धनुष, मेघधनुष

broken off - टूट गया

hanging lamp - झूला

I got that name out of the book Diana lent me. That was a thrilling book, Marilla. The heroine had five lovers. I’d be satisfied with one, wouldn’t you? She was very handsome and she went through great tribulations. She could faint as easy as anything. I’d love to be able to faint, wouldn’t you, Marilla? It’s so romantic. But I’m really very healthy for all I’m so thin.

lent - चालीसा, (lend)

thrilling - उत्तेजित करना, खुशी होना

lovers - प्रेमिका, प्रेमी, आशिक, कांत

be satisfied - संतुष्ट होना

tribulations - पीड़ा, क्लेश

I believe I’m getting fatter, though. Don’t you think I am? I look at my elbows every morning when I get up to see if any dimples are coming. Diana is having a new dress made with elbow sleeves. She is going to wear it to the picnic. Oh, I do hope it will be fine next Wednesday. I don’t feel that I could endure the disappointment if anything happened to prevent me from getting to the picnic.

I suppose I’d live through it, but I’m certain it would be a lifelong sorrow. It wouldn’t matter if I got to a hundred picnics in after years; they wouldn’t make up for missing this one. They’re going to have boats on the Lake of Shining Waters-and ice cream, as I told you. I have never tasted ice cream.

tasted - स्वाद, रुचि, पीना, स्वाद लेना

Diana tried to explain what it was like, but I guess ice cream is one of those things that are beyond imagination."

"Anne, you have talked even on for ten minutes by the clock," said Marilla. "Now, just for curiosity’s sake, see if you can hold your tongue for the same length of time."

Anne held her tongue as desired. But for the rest of the week she talked picnic and thought picnic and dreamed picnic. On Saturday it rained and she worked herself up into such a frantic state lest it should keep on raining until and over Wednesday that Marilla made her sew an extra patchwork square by way of steadying her nerves.

frantic - उत्तेजित, व्यग्र

state - राज्य

sew - सीना, सिलाई करना

steadying - स्थिर, धीमा, अविचल, गंभीर

On Sunday Anne confided to Marilla on the way home from church that she grew actually cold all over with excitement when the minister announced the picnic from the pulpit.

confided - बताना, सौंपना, गुप्त बात बताना

excitement - बेक़रारी, उत्तेजना, उतावलापन

pulpit - मंच, प्रवचन मंच, पादरी वर्ग

"Such a thrill as went up and down my back, Marilla! I don’t think I’d ever really believed until then that there was honestly going to be a picnic. I couldn’t help fearing I’d only imagined it. But when a minister says a thing in the pulpit you just have to believe it."

fearing - बेचैनी, डर, भय, बेकली

"You set your heart too much on things, Anne," said Marilla, with a sigh. "I’m afraid there’ll be a great many disappointments in store for you through life."

disappointments - आशाभंग, निराशा, क्षोभ, मायूसी

in store - स्टोर में

"Oh, Marilla, looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them," exclaimed Anne. "You mayn’t get the things themselves; but nothing can prevent you from having the fun of looking forward to them. Mrs. Lynde says, ‘Blessed are they who expect nothing for they shall not be disappointed.’ But I think it would be worse to expect nothing than to be disappointed."

Marilla wore her amethyst brooch to church that day as usual. Marilla always wore her amethyst brooch to church. She would have thought it rather sacrilegious to leave it off-as bad as forgetting her Bible or her collection dime. That amethyst brooch was Marilla’s most treasured possession. A seafaring uncle had given it to her mother who in turn had bequeathed it to Marilla.

amethyst - अमेथिस्ट, एमिथिस्ट

brooch - ब्रूच, ब्रोच{एक प्रकार का गहना}

sacrilegious - धर्मविरोधी, अपवित्रकारी

Bible - बाइबिल, बाइबल, इंजील

dime - डालर का दशमांश

treasured - बहुमूल्य, संजोए रखना, खजाना

possession - आधिपत्य, अधिकार, सम्पत्ति

seafaring - समुद्री कार्य, समुद्री यत्रा

bequeathed - वसीयत करना

It was an old-fashioned oval, containing a braid of her mother’s hair, surrounded by a border of very fine amethysts. Marilla knew too little about precious stones to realize how fine the amethysts actually were; but she thought them very beautiful and was always pleasantly conscious of their violet shimmer at her throat, above her good brown satin dress, even although she could not see it.

oval - अंडाकार

containing - होना, रोकना, घेरना, लेना

surrounded - किनारा, भरा होना, चारों ओर होना

border - सीमा, सरहद

realize - प्राप्त करना, समझना

amethysts - जामुनी मणी, जंबुमणि

pleasantly - सुखद रूप से, प्रङुल्लतापूर्वक

shimmer - टिमटिमाना

satin - चिकना, साटन जैसा, साटन

Anne had been smitten with delighted admiration when she first saw that brooch.

been smitten with - प्रेम कर लिया है

admiration - तारीफ़, सफत, उपमा

"Oh, Marilla, it’s a perfectly elegant brooch. I don’t know how you can pay attention to the sermon or the prayers when you have it on. I couldn’t, I know. I think amethysts are just sweet. They are what I used to think diamonds were like. Long ago, before I had ever seen a diamond, I read about them and I tried to imagine what they would be like.

attention - ध्यान

diamond - हीरा

I thought they would be lovely glimmering purple stones. When I saw a real diamond in a lady’s ring one day I was so disappointed I cried. Of course, it was very lovely but it wasn’t my idea of a diamond. Will you let me hold the brooch for one minute, Marilla? Do you think amethysts can be the souls of good violets?"

glimmering - झलक

souls - व्यक्ति, प्रेतात्मा, जीवन

violets - बैंगनी रंग का, बैंगनी

CHAPTER XIV. Anne’s Confession

confession - इक़रार, इकरार

ON the Monday evening before the picnic Marilla came down from her room with a troubled face.

"Anne," she said to that small personage, who was shelling peas by the spotless table and singing, "Nelly of the Hazel Dell" with a vigor and expression that did credit to Diana’s teaching, "did you see anything of my amethyst brooch? I thought I stuck it in my pincushion when I came home from church yesterday evening, but I can’t find it anywhere."

shelling - गोलाबारी, (shell), खोल, शैल

peas - मटर, (pea) मटर

spotless - निष्कलंक, बेदाग, स्वच्छ

vigor - शक्ति, प्रभाव

credit - श्रेय

pincushion - पिनगद्दी/पिनकुशन

"I-I saw it this afternoon when you were away at the Aid Society," said Anne, a little slowly. "I was passing your door when I saw it on the cushion, so I went in to look at it."

passing - पासिंग, (pas) पासिंग

"Did you touch it?" said Marilla sternly.

"Y-e-e-s," admitted Anne, "I took it up and I pinned it on my breast just to see how it would look."

"You had no business to do anything of the sort. It’s very wrong in a little girl to meddle. You shouldn’t have gone into my room in the first place and you shouldn’t have touched a brooch that didn’t belong to you in the second. Where did you put it?"

meddle - काम में हस्तक्षेप करना

gone into - विचलित हो गया

"Oh, I put it back on the bureau. I hadn’t it on a minute. Truly, I didn’t mean to meddle, Marilla. I didn’t think about its being wrong to go in and try on the brooch; but I see now that it was and I’ll never do it again. That’s one good thing about me. I never do the same naughty thing twice."

bureau - दफ़तर, ऑफ़िस

try on - प्रयास करना

"You didn’t put it back," said Marilla. "That brooch isn’t anywhere on the bureau. You’ve taken it out or something, Anne."

"I did put it back," said Anne quickly-pertly, Marilla thought. "I don’t just remember whether I stuck it on the pincushion or laid it in the china tray. But I’m perfectly certain I put it back."

pertly - ढिठाई से, धृष्टतापूर्वक

"I’ll go and have another look," said Marilla, determining to be just. "If you put that brooch back it’s there still. If it isn’t I’ll know you didn’t, that’s all!"

determining - निश्चित करना, तय करना

Marilla went to her room and made a thorough search, not only over the bureau but in every other place she thought the brooch might possibly be. It was not to be found and she returned to the kitchen.

search - खोज, जाँच, तलाश, जुस्तजू

"Anne, the brooch is gone. By your own admission you were the last person to handle it. Now, what have you done with it? Tell me the truth at once. Did you take it out and lose it?"

admission - स्वीकृति, दाखिला, पैठ, प्रवेश

"No, I didn’t," said Anne solemnly, meeting Marilla’s angry gaze squarely. "I never took the brooch out of your room and that is the truth, if I was to be led to the block for it-although I’m not very certain what a block is. So there, Marilla."

squarely - उचित रूप से

block - कुंदा

Anne’s "so there" was only intended to emphasize her assertion, but Marilla took it as a display of defiance.

defiance - अक्खड़पन, चुनौती, अवज्ञा

"I believe you are telling me a falsehood, Anne," she said sharply. "I know you are. There now, don’t say anything more unless you are prepared to tell the whole truth. Go to your room and stay there until you are ready to confess."

falsehood - झूठ, असत्यता

"Will I take the peas with me?" said Anne meekly.

"No, I’ll finish shelling them myself. Do as I bid you."

When Anne had gone Marilla went about her evening tasks in a very disturbed state of mind. She was worried about her valuable brooch. What if Anne had lost it? And how wicked of the child to deny having taken it, when anybody could see she must have! With such an innocent face, too!

state - राज्य, राष्ट्र, स्टेट

worried - परेशान करना, रगड़ना

valuable - क़ीमती

deny - प्रतिवाड करना, इन्कार करना

"I don’t know what I wouldn’t sooner have had happen," thought Marilla, as she nervously shelled the peas. "Of course, I don’t suppose she meant to steal it or anything like that. She’s just taken it to play with or help along that imagination of hers. She must have taken it, that’s clear, for there hasn’t been a soul in that room since she was in it, by her own story, until I went up tonight.

nervously - घबराए हुए अंदाझ्ॅअ में

shelled - गोलाबारी करना, खोल, सीप, गोला

steal - चुराना

And the brooch is gone, there’s nothing surer. I suppose she has lost it and is afraid to own up for fear she’ll be punished. It’s a dreadful thing to think she tells falsehoods. It’s a far worse thing than her fit of temper. It’s a fearful responsibility to have a child in your house you can’t trust. Slyness and untruthfulness-that’s what she has displayed.

falsehoods - झूठ, असत्यता

fit - स्वस्थ

slyness - धूर्तता

untruthfulness - मिथ्यावादिता

I declare I feel worse about that than about the brooch. If she’d only have told the truth about it I wouldn’t mind so much."

declare - बताना, प्रकट करना, कहना

Marilla went to her room at intervals all through the evening and searched for the brooch, without finding it. A bedtime visit to the east gable produced no result. Anne persisted in denying that she knew anything about the brooch but Marilla was only the more firmly convinced that she did.

intervals - विराम, अंतराल, अन्तराल

searched - टटोलना, परीक्षण, घुसना, जाँच

bedtime - सोने का समय

denying - प्रतिवाड करना, इन्कार करना

She told Matthew the story the next morning. Matthew was confounded and puzzled; he could not so quickly lose faith in Anne but he had to admit that circumstances were against her.

confounded - पराजित करना, गलत साबित करना

Faith - आस्था, धारणा, ईमान, यक़ीन

"You’re sure it hasn’t fell down behind the bureau?" was the only suggestion he could offer.

"I’ve moved the bureau and I’ve taken out the drawers and I’ve looked in every crack and cranny" was Marilla’s positive answer. "The brooch is gone and that child has taken it and lied about it. That’s the plain, ugly truth, Matthew Cuthbert, and we might as well look it in the face."

drawers - चित्रकार, आदेशक, चैक कर्ता

looked in - देखा

crack - चिटकना

cranny - दरार/छेद

lied - एकल गीतअ, एकल गीतअ

"Well now, what are you going to do about it?" Matthew asked forlornly, feeling secretly thankful that Marilla and not he had to deal with the situation. He felt no desire to put his oar in this time.

forlornly - दयनीय भाव से, दयनीय भाव से

thankful - कृतज्ञ, एहसानमंद, शुक्रगुज़ार

"She’ll stay in her room until she confesses," said Marilla grimly, remembering the success of this method in the former case. "Then we’ll see. Perhaps we’ll be able to find the brooch if she’ll only tell where she took it; but in any case she’ll have to be severely punished, Matthew."

confesses - मानना, कबूल करना, अंगीकार करना

"Well now, you’ll have to punish her," said Matthew, reaching for his hat. "I’ve nothing to do with it, remember. You warned me off yourself."

reaching - पाना, फैलना, फैलाना

warned - सावधान करना, चेतावनी देना

Marilla felt deserted by everyone. She could not even go to Mrs. Lynde for advice. She went up to the east gable with a very serious face and left it with a face more serious still. Anne steadfastly refused to confess. She persisted in asserting that she had not taken the brooch. The child had evidently been crying and Marilla felt a pang of pity which she sternly repressed.

steadfastly - दृढ़तापूर्वक

refused - अग्राह्य करना, अस्वीकार करना

asserting - दिखाना, जोर देना

pang - तेज पीड़ा

repressed - दबाना, कुचलना, कुचल देना

by night she was, as she expressed it, "beat out."

by night - रात को

"You’ll stay in this room until you confess, Anne. You can make up your mind to that," she said firmly.

"But the picnic is tomorrow, Marilla," cried Anne. "You won’t keep me from going to that, will you? You’ll just let me out for the afternoon, won’t you? Then I’ll stay here as long as you like afterwards cheerfully. But I must go to the picnic."

"You’ll not go to picnics nor anywhere else until you’ve confessed, Anne."

"Oh, Marilla," gasped Anne.

But Marilla had gone out and shut the door.

Wednesday morning dawned as bright and fair as if expressly made to order for the picnic. Birds sang around Green Gables; the Madonna lilies in the garden sent out whiffs of perfume that entered in on viewless winds at every door and window, and wandered through halls and rooms like spirits of benediction.

dawned - होना, निकलना, सामने आना

expressly - स्पष्ट रूप से, स्पष्ट रूप से

Madonna - कुमारी मरियाआ, कुमारी मरिया

whiffs - झलक, झोंका, कश, उड़ कर आना

viewless - विचारहीन

wandered - घुमावदार मार्ग से हो कर आगे बढ़ना

benediction - मंगल कामना, आशीर्वाद

The birches in the hollow waved joyful hands as if watching for Anne’s usual morning greeting from the east gable. But Anne was not at her window. When Marilla took her breakfast up to her she found the child sitting primly on her bed, pale and resolute, with tight-shut lips and gleaming eyes.

joyful - खुश, हर्षित, मुदिता

greeting - अभिवादन, (greet)

primly - औपचारिक ढंग से

gleaming - having a bright sheen

"Marilla, I’m ready to confess."

"Ah!" Marilla laid down her tray. Once again her method had succeeded; but her success was very bitter to her. "Let me hear what you have to say then, Anne."

succeeded - कामयाबी हासिल करना

Bitter - कड़ुवा

"I took the amethyst brooch," said Anne, as if repeating a lesson she had learned. "I took it just as you said. I didn’t mean to take it when I went in. But it did look so beautiful, Marilla, when I pinned it on my breast that I was overcome by an irresistible temptation. I imagined how perfectly thrilling it would be to take it to Idlewild and play I was the Lady Cordelia Fitzgerald.

overcome - हराना, पराजित करना

It would be so much easier to imagine I was the Lady Cordelia if I had a real amethyst brooch on. Diana and I make necklaces of roseberries but what are roseberries compared to amethysts? So I took the brooch. I thought I could put it back before you came home. I went all the way around by the road to lengthen out the time.

necklaces - माला, कंठहार, हार, अंकमाला

lengthen - लम्बा करना, लम्बा करना

When I was going over the bridge across the Lake of Shining Waters I took the brooch off to have another look at it. Oh, how it did shine in the sunlight! And then, when I was leaning over the bridge, it just slipped through my fingers-so-and went down-down-down, all purply-sparkling, and sank forevermore beneath the Lake of Shining Waters. And that’s the best I can do at confessing, Marilla."

shine - चमकना

sank - घटना, होना, निकालना, गिरना

forevermore - at any or all times in the future, forever

confessing - मानना, कबूल करना, अंगीकार करना

Marilla felt hot anger surge up into her heart again. This child had taken and lost her treasured amethyst brooch and now sat there calmly reciting the details thereof without the least apparent compunction or repentance.

surge - तेज़ि से बढ़ना, आवेश, लहर

calmly - शांतिपूर्वक, शान्ती से

reciting - सुनाना, व्याख्यान करना

apparent - प्रकट, स्पष्ट, साफ

compunction - खेद, आत्मग्लानि

repentance - पश्चात्ताप, पछतावा

"Anne, this is terrible," she said, trying to speak calmly. "You are the very wickedest girl I ever heard of."

wickedest - शरारती, पापी, दुष्ट, प्रचण्ड

"Yes, I suppose I am," agreed Anne tranquilly. "And I know I’ll have to be punished. It’ll be your duty to punish me, Marilla. Won’t you please get it over right off because I’d like to go to the picnic with nothing on my mind."

tranquilly - शांतिपूर्वक, शांत भाव से

"Picnic, indeed! You’ll go to no picnic today, Anne Shirley. That shall be your punishment. And it isn’t half severe enough either for what you’ve done!"

"Not go to the picnic!" Anne sprang to her feet and clutched Marilla’s hand. "But you promised me I might! Oh, Marilla, I must go to the picnic. That was why I confessed. Punish me any way you like but that. Oh, Marilla, please, please, let me go to the picnic. Think of the ice cream! For anything you know I may never have a chance to taste ice cream again."

clutched - क्लच, अण्डो का समुच्चय

Marilla disengaged Anne’s clinging hands stonily.