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'We're alike, you and me,' old Ben Weatherstaff said to
Mary. 'We're not pretty to look at and we're both very disagreeable.' Poor Mary! Nobody wants her, nobody likes her. Her parents have died, and she is sent home from India to live in her uncle's house in Yorkshire. It is a big old house, with nearly a hundred rooms, but most of them are shut and locked. Mary is cross and bored, and lonely. There is nothing to do all day, and no one to talk to, except old Ben
Weatherstaff, the gardener.
But then Mary learns about the secret garden. The door is locked and hidden, and the key is lost. No one has been inside the secret garden for ten years - except the robin, who flies over the wall. Mary watches …ver más…
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Little Miss Mary
Nobody seemed to care about Mary. She was born in
India, where her father was a British official. He was busy with his work, and her mother, who was very beautiful, spent all her time going to parties. So an Indian woman,
Kamala, was paid to take care of the little girl. Mary was not a pretty child. She had a thin angry face and thin yellow hair. She was always giving orders to Kamala, who had to obey. Mary never thought of other people, but only of herself. In fact, she was a very selfish, disagreeable, badtempered little girl.
One very hot morning, when she was about nine years old, she woke up and saw that instead of Kamala there was a different Indian servant by her bed.
Mary saw that there was a different Indian servant by her bed.
The Secret Garden
'What are you doing here?' she asked crossly. 'Go away!
And send Kamala to me at once!'
The woman looked afraid. 'I'm sorry, Miss Mary, she - she -