Monday, July 23, 2012

"The Curtain"

The Secret Garden became more beautiful day by day. The Robin and his friend took care of their nest. They were a bit apprehensive about Mary and Colin. The young rajah was diferent from the others. He came into the garden with a wheel chair, and was covered with animal blankets.
The Robin wasn't afraid of Dickon. He spoke the robin's language. Then, one rainy day, Mary and Colin were in Misselthwaite Manor. The girl thought of going through the corridors and rooms. There, she and Colin could do their exercices and the young rajah could walk and nobody would see him.

"'Let them laugh'"

Dickon looked after the Secret Garden, but he also took care of a small garden near his family's cottage. There planted he potatoes, cabbages, turnips, carrots and herbs. When Mrs. Sowerby had time, she stood with Dickon there.
One evening, Mrs. Sowerby met her son in the little garden. Then, the boy told her the whole story of the secret Garden: how did Mary found the key, the pretty Robin, Colin, his tantrum, Ben Weatherstaff...
Dickon said Mary and Colin acted every day, and they had a lot of fun doing it. Colin complained with everone and when he and his cousin arrive at the Garden, they laugh a lot.
The two cousins grew stronger and faster, but they were always hungry. Then, Dickon's mother had an idea: bake some bread and send some milk to Mary and Colin, so nobody would be hungry and they could continue acting. For that, Colin and Mary gave Mrs. Sowerby some money.


When Mary and Colin arrived at Misselthwaite Manor, Dr. Craven, Mary's cousin doctor, was waiting for Colin. He said the children were late and, if it continued, he wouldn't let Colin go to the gardens. The young rajah said he wasn't tired and he would go outside even if the doctor don't agree.
Mary said she felt sorry for doctor Craven, because he needed to be educated for ten years with a rude boy (Colin). They talked about it and Colin concluded he would stop beeing rude and would go to the Secret Garden every day. They talked about Magic: the good magic from the garden where nobody was allowed to go in.
The months passed, and the garden was turning more beautiful day by day. Colin thought about the Magic and realized he would learn about it. Then, Dickon, Mary, Ben Weatherstaff and the young rajah sat in circle and they started to do some "Magic": Colin sang about the Magic in the garden, in his feet and in Ben Weatherstaff's back.