Title: Children and gardens
Year: 1908 (1900s)
Authors: Jekyll, Gertrude, 1843-1932
Subjects: Gardening Children Amusements
Publisher: London, Offices of ‘Country life’, ltd. [etc.] New York, C. Scribner’s sons
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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rring hard all the time andexpecting a great deal of praise and attention. Dorotheas home is a short mile away. It is adelightful house, with beautiful wild ground and gardenall round it. Pussies are much loved there. Acurious thing happened. One morning two tiny long-haired kittens, one black and one red, were found onthe doorstep, crying with hunger and begging to betaken in. Where they came from, or how they foundtheir way to the house will always be a mystery, forthey were baby things, almost too small to have lefttheir mother. No other house is near, and whatwonderful instinct guided the little waifs to that kinddoor no one will ever know. They were cold andstarving and bedraggled, as if they had travelled far.They were taken in and fed and cleaned and givenwarm beds, and very soon became quite strong andlively. When I went there a few days later, to take io6 CHILDREN AND GARDENS Dorothea a wreath of white roses, the little blackkitten was frisking about, and Dorothea said, Kitty
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THREE KITTENS—PLAN. has been trying to climb the Passion-tree. This wasa Passion-Flower, with the lower part of the stemgrown thick and woody, that grew against the house,
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