What did Mary do everyday at Misselthwaite Manor in The Secret Garden?

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After moving to Misselthwaite Manor following the death of her parents, Mary eventually settles into a routine. She starts out as a spoiled and rude child who disobeys and aggravates the other members of the house. However, over time, she warms up to the environment and begins to appreciate the...

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After moving to Misselthwaite Manor following the death of her parents, Mary eventually settles into a routine. She starts out as a spoiled and rude child who disobeys and aggravates the other members of the house. However, over time, she warms up to the environment and begins to appreciate the people there. When she ventures outdoors and starts to seek the secret garden, she eventually starts to get involved in a few activities that she enjoys consistently.

Every day at the Manor, Mary wanders around the moors that surround the manor, exploring as well as seeking the secret garden, and she plays with the jump rope that Mrs. Sowerby had purchased for her. This routine eventually mellows her spirit and helps her regain her health and vitality.

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