Frances Hodgson Burnett "The Secret Garden"

Frances Hodgson Burnett "The Secret Garden"

Frances Hodgson Burnett "The Secret Garden"

 

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Poor Mary! Nobody wants her, nobody likes her. Her parents have died, and she is sent home from India to live in her uncle’s house in Yorkshire. It is a big old house, with nearly a hundred rooms, but most of them are shut and locked. Mary is cross and bored, and lonely. There is nothing to do all day, and no one to talk to, except old Ben Weatherstaff, the gardener.

But then Mary learns about the secret garden. The door is locked and hidden, and the key is lost. No one has been inside the secret garden for ten years - except the robin, who flies over the wall. Mary watches the robin, and wonders where the key is... And then there is that strange crying in the night, somewhere in the house. It sounds like a child crying...

 

Text Analysis: Unique words: about 1,000 Total words: about 10,720
Hard words: angel, bad-tempered, bury, confused, cousin, dialect, disagreeable, furious, handsome, hop, horrid, magic, shocked, skip, stare, tears, ugly, wander, whisper

 

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