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Dickon Sowerby (Character)
from The Secret Garden (1919)

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The Secret Garden (1949)
Dickon: I've watched thee go about the garden. There's no way in.
Mary Lennox: In where?
Dickon: The secret garden. He locked the gate long years ago.
Mary Lennox: Who locked the gate?
Dickon: The master. Lord Craven, thy uncle.
Mary Lennox: What do you know about it?
Dickon: I know what's said. He locked the gate and buried the key, and nary's a soul been in there since.
Mary Lennox: I don't believe you. Do you know why I don't believe you? Because there isn't any gate. I've looked.
Dickon: Eh, so've I.

Mary Lennox: What were you doing watching me?
Dickon: I came to play with thee. My mother thought thou might be lonely.
Mary Lennox: Well, I'm not, and I don't play with any servant's brother. I never heard of anything so ridiculous. Thou can just go home.
[Dickon laughs]
Mary Lennox: I mean, you can just go home.

Mary Lennox: What's that?
Dickon: A fox cub. His name's Captain.
Mary Lennox: Dickon, are you still angry with me?
Dickon: When was I ever angry with thee?
Mary Lennox: Oh, good. Dickon, I've got so many secrets I'm just dying.
Dickon: Thou seems most healthy.
Mary Lennox: Dickon, I need you. All you have to do is listen. What good is a secret if there's no one to tell it to?

Dickon: Thou's not such a bad-looking lass, at that.
[pause]
Dickon: Why, thou's blushing like a beet.

Dickon: And Ben said he loved her, and I said, what of that? Is loving someone a reason to kill? And Ben said, how old are thee?
Colin Craven: My father must've loved my mother very much.
Mary Lennox: I suppose we're not old enough. There must be an awful lot we don't know. I don't want to grow up.


The Secret Garden (1993)
Dickon: The animals tell me all their secrets.
Mary: [pointing to the Robin] He wouldn't tell you my secret, would he?
Dickon: About what, Miss Mary?
Mary: A garden. I've stolen a garden. But it may already be dead, I don't know.
Dickon: I'll know.
Mary: Promise you won't tell anyone?
Dickon: Promise.
Mary: No one?
Dickon: Not a soul.

Mary: [pointing to a swing] Look, there's a picture of my mother and my aunt sitting here.
Dickon: They say that's how she died.
Mary: My aunt? How?
Dickon: Falling off it.

Dickon: Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?
Dickon, Mary: With silver bells and cockle shells and pretty maids all in a row.
Mary: On the boat coming here, the other children used to sing that at me, but I wasn't as contrary as they were.

Mary: It's a secret garden.
Dickon: Secrets are safe with me.