228 THE SECRET GARDEN
and gold ones — even now. 'Perhaps the leave are beginning to break out and uncurl — and per haps — the gray is changing and a green gauze veil is creeping—and creeping over —every thing. And the birds are coming to look at it-1 because it is — so safe and still. And perhaps -perhaps — perhaps —" very softly and slowly in-deed, " the robin has found a mate — and is building a nest."
And Colin was asleep.