Lucas Cleeve was the pseudonym of Adeline Georgiana Isabel Kingscote (1868–1908), who was a novelist born in England, the author of over sixty works including "The Woman Who Wouldn't" in 1895. Recorded in "Who's Who" as a traveller and linguist, she compiled a book of Indian folklore, "Tales of the Sun, or, Folklore of Southern India", and a work entitled "The English Baby in India" and "How to Rear it". However, she was best known as a novelist. "The Gardener’s cunning Wife" is a short story by Mrs. Howard Kingscote. It revolves around a poor gardener and his wife. They both had to toil daily to make their living. But it is natural for humans to strive for more. And out of this desire, a sin was born, that would put a hard, but simple life of the gardener and his wife to an end. Was the crime, and what would be the punishment? Read and find out!