From the Bookshelf: “The Secret Garden” – Francis Hodgson Burnett (Heinemann, Second Impression 1912) – Part 2

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 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


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


A boy was sitting under a tree, playing on a rough wooden pipe

 "Who are you?" he said at last. "Are you a ghost?"


“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"


“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


A boy burst through it at full speed

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