The Secret Garden, complete online version

First edition illustrated Children's Book By Frances Hodgson Burnett

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CHAPTER XII
" MIGHT I HAVE A BIT OF EARTH ? "
M
ARY ran so fast that she was rather out of
breath when she reached her room. Her hair was ruffled on her forehead and her cheeks were bright pink. Her dinner was waiting on the table, and Martha was waiting near it.
" Tha's a bit late," she said. " Where has tha' been?"
" I've seen Dickon! " said Mary. " I've seen Dickon!"
" I knew he'd come," said Martha exultantly. " How does tha' like him? "
" I think I think he's beautiful! " said Mary in a determined voice.
Martha looked rather taken aback but she looked pleased, too.
" Well," she said, " he's th' best lad as ever was born, but us never thought he was handsome. His nose turns up too much."
" I like it to turn up," said Mary.
11 An' his eyes is so round," said Martha, a trifle doubtful. " Though they're a nice color."
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