Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Secret Garden - girl, ages 8 - 10

Mary is 8 to 10 years old in this scene
MARY:  I don’t know anything about boys.  Could you keep a secret, if I told you one?  It’s a great secret.  I don’t know what I should do if anyone found it out.  I believe I should die!  I’ve stolen a garden.  It isn’t mine.    It isn’t anybody’s.  Nobody wants it, nobody cares for it, nobody ever goes into it.  Perhaps everything is dead in it already; I don’t know.   And I don’t care, I don’t care!  Nobody has any right to take it from me when I care about it and they don’t.  They’re letting it die, all shut up by itself.  It’s mine now.