Mistress Mary was quite contrary she was a mean and ugly child who lived in India and she was always ill. She only ever saw her parents from a distance. Then her parents died and she moved to England to live with her Uncle, Mr.Cavern.
She then moved to Misselthwaite Manor that had a moor behind it. She always wore dark clothes and was very skinny. Mrs Medlock brought her to the manor.
Mary woke up the next morning and went to breakfast and she went to play outside in the garden where she had nothing to do. All of the gardens were dead. everyone made her wear brighter clothes and made her play outside all day.
Then Mary met Dickon who had lots of animals and the wind from the moor and her new friend seemed to brighten her up. she found a secret garden that seemed dead at first but when they looked closer they found it would start to thrive. So they started to work on the garden.
Mary then met another friend named Colin who was told to be ill but was not so he also set wok in the garden. Mary started to look more youthful and kind. The garden started to grow and prosper. Colins father did not like him so he never looked at him and was always away.
Mary, Dickon and Colin became great friends and played together in the gerden every day. The garden grew and grew and grew some more. Then Colins dad came home and found that he was not ill and rejoiced and loved his son again. Everyone lived happily and everyone was friends to each other forever.