The Secret Garden, complete online version

First edition illustrated Children's Book By Frances Hodgson Burnett

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world was shaped like a orange an' I found out before I was ten that th' whole orange doesn't be­long to nobody. No one owns more than his bit of a quarter an' there's times it seems like there's not enow quarters to go round. But don't you — none o' you — think as you own th' whole orange or you'll find out you're mistaken, an' you won't find it out without hard knocks." What children learns from children,' she says, ' is that there's no sense in grabbin' at th' whole orange — peel an' all. If you do you'll likely not get even th' pips, an' them's too bitter to eat.' "
" She's a shrewd woman," said Dr. Craven, put­ting on his coat.
" Well, she's got a way of saying things," ended Mrs. Medlock, much pleased. " Some­times I've said to her, ' Eh! Susan, if you was a different woman an' didn't talk such broad York­shire I've seen the times when I should have said you was clever.' "
That night Colin siept without once awakening and when he opened his eyes in the morning he lay still and smiled without knowing it — smiled because he felt so curiously comfortable. It was actually nice to be awake, and he turned over and stretched his limbs luxuriously. He felt as if tight strings which had held him had loosened them-