Excerpt from Francis Hodgson Burnett's "The Secret Garden"
The Apple Seed - Radio Archive, Episode 435 , Segment 2
Episode: May Stories
- May 12, 2016 6:00 pm
- 12:45 mins
The Secret Garden is the story of Mary Lennox, a troubled, sickly, and unloved 10-year-old sent to live with her uncle after the death, by cholera, of her wealthy parents in India. There she discovers a walled garden, long locked away by the miserable Mr. Craven following a long-ago tragedy. As Mary works the garden, the whole house, including its inhabitants, seems to come to life. In this excerpt, performed by Sam Payne and the Acting Company, Mary seeks permission to work the earth of the walled the garden.