The Secret Garden pt. 12


Francis Hodgson Burnett

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Tonight, we’ll read the next part to “The Secret Garden”, a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett published in 1911.

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In the last episode, Mary and Dickon get to know each other. She brings him to help her with the secret garden. Dickon not only has a way with wild creatures, but also with plants. He teaches her how to learn if plants are “wick,” which means “alive” in his dialect. They both wonder at how the garden has been shut up for ten years, when it seems as if there has been some minimal maintenance done since then, according to Dickon.