How would one describe Dickon in Frances Hodgson Burnett's book The Secret Garden?

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In Frances Hodgson Burnett's children's novel The Secret Garden, the character Dickon is the 12-year-old brother of Martha, a maid in the manor protagonist Mary has come to stay in. The story progresses quite a bit before Mary gets to meet Dickon in person, but Martha is very talkative. The more Mary hears about Dickon from Martha, the more she admires Dickon and wants to meet him.

One thing that stands out about Dickon is he is an extremely caring and gentle person . He is so caring and gentle that animals flock to him. Examples are seen in the fact that he adopted a wild pony foal he found on the moor. He also...

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