Peter Pan

By James M. Barrie

Chapter 1 – Peter Breaks Through (Below)
Chapter 2 – The Shadow
Chapter 3 – Come Away, Come Away!
Chapter 4 – The Flight
Chapter 5 – The Island Come True
Chapter 6 – The Little House
Chapter 7 – The Home Under the Ground
Chapter 8 – The Mermaid’s Lagoon
Chapter 9 – The Never Bird
Chapter 10 – The Happy Home
Chapter 11 – Wendy’s Story
Chapter 12 – The Children Are Carried Off
Chapter 13 – Do You Believe in Fairies?
Chapter 14 – The Pirate Ship
Chapter 15 – Hook Or Me This Time
Chapter 16 – The Return Home
Chapter 17 – When Wendy Grew Up

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All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs. Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, “Oh, why can’t you remain like this for ever!” This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.

Of course they lived at 14 [their house number on their street], and until Wendy came her mother was the chief one. She was a lovely lady, with a romantic mind and such a sweet mocking mouth. Her romantic mind was like the tiny boxes, one within the other, that come from the puzzling East, however many you discover there is always one more; and her sweet mocking mouth had one kiss on it that Wendy could never get, though there is was, perfectly conspicuous in the right-hand corner.

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