Anne Shirley is seated at her desk, but Gilbert Blythe wants to make her pay attention to him. He stands up and calls her carrots as a joke because of her red hair and thought this would make her talk to him. Angered by this horrid action, Anne, quickly thinks of what to do in this situation. In the background, Diana Barry, watches the scene to see what happens. Out of anger and poor thinking Anne jumps up and smacks Gilbert across the face leaving him struck by surprisement. Diana is also shocked because she did not think Anne would go to this extreme and act so hastily. Ashamed and disgusted by this scene, Mr. Phillips, their teacher, makes Anne stand in front of the whole class with embarrassing writing above her head. Although, Gilbert tries to stop Mr. Phillips and tell him it was his fault, Mr. Phillips would not listen to him and punished Anne anyway
Ann Shirley has a very bad temper. Ann Shirley must learn to control her temper.