The Secret Garden, complete online version

First edition illustrated Children's Book By Frances Hodgson Burnett

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the scientific experiment of trying to get some and put it in myself and make it push and draw me and make me strong. I don't know how to do it but I think that if you keep thinking about it and calling it perhaps it will come. Perhaps that is the first baby way to get it. When I was going to try to stand that first time Mary kept saying to herself as fast as she could, 'You can do it! You can do it! ' and I did. I had to try myself at the same time, of course, but her Magic helped me — and so did Dickon's. Every morning and eve­ning and as often in the daytime as I can remem­ber I am going to say, ' Magic is in me! Magic is making me well! I am going to be as strong as Dickon, as strong as Dickon! ' And you must all do it, too. That is my experiment. Will you help, Ben Weatherstaff? "
"Aye, aye, sir!" said Ben Weatherstaff. "Aye, aye!"
" If you keep doing it every day as regularly as soldiers go through drill we shall see what will happen and find out if the experiment succeeds. iYou learn things by saying them over and over and thinking about them until they stay in your mind forever and I think it will be the same with Magic. If you keep calling it to come to you and help you it will get to be part of you and it will stay and do things."