by Wilkie Collins

I haven't much time to be fond of anything...
but when I have a moment's fondness to bestow, most times... the roses get it.

I began my life among them in my father's nursery garden, and I shall end my life among them, if I can.

Yes. One of these days (please God) I shall retire from catching thieves, and try my hand at growing roses.


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Wilkie Collins
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