An old woman who lives in the forest and teaches both Katrina and Kira the arts of weaving. Annabella is immensely old, and thus respected for her wisdom. Like Kira, she is kind to others, even those like Matt who are often perceived as obnoxious. She is the first to tell Kira that there are no beasts surrounding their village. She dies mysteriously soon after telling Kira this.
The Gathering Blue quotes below are all either spoken by Annabella or refer to Annabella. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Houghton Mifflin edition of Gathering Blue published in 2012.).
Chapter 11 Quotes
The timeline below shows where the character Annabella appears in Gathering Blue. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...small cottage, inside which Matt sees an old woman. Kira enters the cottage, and finds Annabella sitting inside. She greets Kira, who introduces Matt and Branch. Annabella tells Kira to sit,... (full context)
...hard to believe that beasts don’t exist, he suggests that he and Kira should believe Annabella, since her name has four syllables. Before they can discuss the matter any further, Thomas... (full context)
...her conversation with Jamison, Kira wakes up groggy and prepares for her daily walk to Annabella’s cottage. Before she leaves, she notices that Thomas’s door is closed. He must be sleeping,... (full context)
Kira thinks about her conversation with Jamison yesterday. Jamison told her that Annabella had died peacefully in her sleep; she may have died because she’d completed Kira’s education.... (full context)
...cloth. After stealing food from his mother in preparation for his long journey, he followed Annabella’s advice that blue was out “yonder.” With Branch, he walked through the forest, never encountering... (full context)