My original article on this edition of “The Secret Garden” has proven to be one of the blogs most popular. However, I only included a couple of Charles Robinson’s gorgeous illustrations at the time. My apologies – the remaining pictures are represented here for your viewing pleasure.
There were trees…. and a large pool with an old grey fountain in its midst
There was a stiff plain little girl… She wore a green brocade dress and held a green parrot on her finger
A boy was sitting under a tree, playing on a rough wooden pipe
“Who are you?” he said at last. “Are you a ghost?”
“That’s fresh air,” she said. “Lie on you back and draw in long breaths of it”
A boy burst through it at full speed