Mary's Indian nursemaid. Mary thinks little of Ayah when she's in the woman’s care and often slaps her when she's upset or angry. However, as Mary begins to grow and develop at Misselthwaite, she gains some degree of empathy for Ayah and even sings some of the woman’s lullabies to Colin. Ayah is the first to die of cholera when it sweeps through Mary's parents' household.
Mary’s Ayah Character Timeline in The Secret Garden
The timeline below shows where the character Mary’s Ayah appears in The Secret Garden. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.