In The Secret Garden, we had Colin Craven. A young boy hidden away, weak in health and body, and unable to walk. But Mary spends time with him and insists that he needs to get out and enjoy the fresh air. So in the wheelchair he goes, and out to the garden where he eventually grows stronger and walks again.
Clara is in a very similar situation. She can’t walk and is lonely. Her wealthy parents hire a companion who introduces her to the fresh air of the alps and she grows stronger and learns to walk as well.
But the main story is about Heidi, an orphan. She is sent to live with her grandfather in the alps, her selfish aunt Dete not wanting anything to do with her. The grandfather is a cantankerous old man, wanting nothing to do with the villagers or people in general, but Heidi softens his heart.
While in the Alps, Heidi befriends Peter who tends the goats, his mother, and blind grandmother. But Heidi’s aunt Dete returns to get Heidi to be a hired playmate for a wealthy girl who cannot walk. Clara Seseman. But Heidi becomes increasingly homesick for the alps and later returns to her grandfather.
Clara’s doctor recommends that the alps and fresh air would do her good, so Clara goes to visit Heidi. Clara gets stronger, but Peter, being jealous, destroys Clara’s wheelchair, hoping the child would have to return home. But Clara pushes herself and learns to walk instead.
So, any of those characters remind you of any character in particular? If you’d like to join the fun, let DJ know over on his blog.
Jenelle Schmidt also chose Colin, check out which character he reminded her of!