"I SHALL LIVE FOREVER!" 261
whole orange does not belong to him, as Susan Sowerby says. And he'll be likely to find out the size of his own quarter."
Inside the room Colin was leaning back on his cushions.
" It's all safe now," he said. " And this afternoon I shall see it — this afternoon I shall be in it!"
Dickon went back to the garden with his creatures and Mary stayed with Colin. She did not think he looked tired but he was very quiet before their lunch came and he was quiet while they were eating it. She wondered why and asked him about it.
" What big eyes you've got, Colin," she said. " When you are thinking they get as big as saucers. What are you thinking about now? "
" I can't help thinking about what it will look like," he answered.
"The garden?" asked Mary.
" The springtime," he said. " I was thinking that I've really never seen it before. I scarcely ever went out and when I did go I never looked at it. I didn't even think about it."
" I never saw it in India because there wasn't any," said Mary.
Shut in and morbid as his life had been, Colin had more imagination than she had and at least