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“The robin flew from his swinging spray of ivy on to the top of the wall and he opened his beak and sang a loud, lovely trill, merely to show off. Nothing in the world is quite as adorably lovely as a robin when he shows off - and they are nearly always doing it.” ― The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett,
from "The Secret Garden". I used to watch this movie when I was little and kept having this nagging sense that something about it was off, which scared me for no good reason. I can't remember what seemed off about it, though. I need to rewatch it.
The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was initially published in serial format starting in the autumn of 1910, and was first published in its entirety in 1911. It is now one of Burnett's most popular novels, and is considered to be a classic of English children's literature.
The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett Misselthwaite Manor holds two mysteries, a strange unhappy crying in the night and a walled garden with a door locked and forgotten for ten years. On the day a robin shows Mary where the key lies buried, the Magic begins