Mary Lennox was horrid, selfish and spoilt, and was sent to stay with her uncle in Yorkshire. She hated it. But when she finds the entrance to a secret garden a change overcomes her. With a local boy and her cousin the three children work magic in themselves and those around them.
The Secret Garden is one of the best-loved stories of all time.
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'My word! she's a plain little piece of goods!' Mrs Medlock said. 'And we'd heard that her mother was a beauty. She hasn't handed much of it down, has she, ma'am?'
'Perhaps she will improve as she grows older,' the officer's wife said good-naturedly. 'If she were not so sallow and had a nicer expression, her features are rather good. Children alter so much.'
'She'll have to alter a good deal,' answered Mrs Medlock. 'And there's nothing likely to improve children at Misselthwaite - if you ask me!'