The Secret Garden, complete online version

First edition illustrated Children's Book By Frances Hodgson Burnett

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" Open the window! " he added, laughing half with joyful excitement and half at his own fancy. " Perhaps we may hear golden trumpets! "
And though he laughed, Mary was at the win­dow in a moment and in a moment more it was opened wide and freshness and softness and scents and birds' songs were pouring through.
" That's fresh air," she said. " Lie on your back and draw in long breaths of it. That's what Dickon does when he's lying on the moor. He says he feels it in his veins and it makes him strong and he feels as if he could live forever and ever. Breathe it and breathe it."
She was only repeating what Dickon had told her, but she caught Colin's fancy.
" ' Forever and ever '! Does it make him feel like that? " he said, and he did as she told him, drawing in long deep breaths over and over again until he felt that something quite new and delight­ful was happening to him.
Mary was at his bedside again.
" Things are crowding up out of the earth," she ran on in a hurry. " And there are flowers uncurling and buds on everything and the green veil has covered nearly all the gray and the birds are in such a hurry about their nests for fear they may be too late that some of them are even fight­ing for places in the secret garden. And the rose-