The Secret Garden, complete online version

First edition illustrated Children's Book By Frances Hodgson Burnett

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CHAPTER XVIII
" tha' munnot waste no time "
/^F course Mary did not waken early the next ^-^ morning. She slept late because she was tired, and when Martha brought her breakfast she told her that though Colin was quite quiet he was ill and feverish as he always was after he had worn himself out with a fit of crying. Mary ate her breakfast slowly as she listened.
" He says he wishes tha' would please go and see him as soon as tha' can," Martha said. " It's queer what a fancy he's took to thee. Tha' did give it him last night for sure didn't tha' ? Nobody else would have dared to do it. Eh! poor lad! He's been spoiled till salt won't save him. Mother says as th' two worst things as can happen to a child is never to have his own way or always to have it. She doesn't know which is th' worst. Tha' was in a fine temper tha'self, too. But he says to me when I went into his room, ' Please ask Miss Mary if she'll please come an' talk to me ? ' Think o' him saying please! Will you go, Miss?"
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