Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

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PETER PAN

IN

KENSINGTON

GARDENS

FROM

THE LITTLE WHITE BIRD

BY

J. M. BARRIE

A NEW EDITION

ILLUSTRATED BY

ARTHUR RACKHAM

LONDON

HODDER & STOUGHTON

1906

TO SYLVIA AND ARTHUR LLEWELYN DAVIES

AND THEIR BOYS (MY BOYS)

[Illustration: Headpiece to Table of Contents]

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I

THE GRAND TOUR OF THE GARDENS

CHAPTER II

PETER PAN

CHAPTER III

THE THRUSH'S NEST

CHAPTER IV

LOCK-OUT TIME

CHAPTER V

THE LITTLE HOUSE

CHAPTER VI

PETER'S GOAT

[Illustration: The Kensington Gardens are in London, where the King lives]

[Illustration: DAVID]

COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS

1. He was quite angry when these two ran away the moment they saw him ... _Frontispiece_

2. The Kensington Gardens are in London, where the King lives (missing from book)

3. The lady with the balloons, who sits just outside

4. In the Broad Walk you meet all the people who are worth knowing

5. The Hump, which is the part of the Broad Walk where all the big races are run

6. There is almost nothing that has such a keen sense of fun as a fallen leaf (missing from book)

7. The Serpentine is a lovely lake, and there is a drowned forest at the bottom of it. If you peer over the edge you can see the trees all growing upside down, and they say that at night there are also drowned stars in it

8. The island on which all the birds are born that become baby boys and girls (missing from book)

9. Old Mr. Salford was a crab-apple of an old gentleman who wandered all day in the Gardens

10. Away he flew, right over the houses to the Gardens

11. The fairies have their tiffs with the birds

12. When he heard Peter's voice he popped in alarm behind a tulip

13. A band of workmen, who were sawing down a toadstool, rushed away, leaving their tools behind them

14. Put his strange case before old Solomon Caw (missing from book)

15. Peter screamed out, 'Do it again!' and with great good-nature they did it several times

16. A hundred flew off with the string, and Peter clung to the tail

17. After this the birds said that they would help him no more in his mad enterprise

18. 'Preposterous!' cried Solomon in a rage

19. For years he had been quietly filling his stocking

20. When you meet grown-up people in the Gardens who puff and blow as if they thought themselves bigger than they are

21. He passed under the bridge and came within full sight of the delectable Gardens

22. There now arose a mighty storm, and he was tossed this way and that (missing from book)

23. Fairies are all more or less in hiding until dusk

24. When they think you are not looking they skip along pretty lively (missing from book)

25. But if you look, and they fear there is no time to hide, they stand quite still pretending to be flowers (missing from book)

26. The fairies are exquisite dancers

27. These tricky fairies sometimes slyly change the board on a ball night

28. Linkmen running in front carrying winter cherries

29. When her Majesty wants to know the time

30. The fairies sit round on mushrooms, and at first they are well behaved

31. Butter is got from the roots of old trees (missing from book)

32. Wallflower juice is good for reviving dancers who fall to the ground in a fit

33. Peter Pan is the fairies' orchestra

34. They all tickled him on the shoulder (missing from book)

35. One day they were overheard by a fairy

36. The little people weave their summer curtains from skeleton leaves

37. An afternoon when the Gardens were white with snow

38. She ran to St. Govor's Well and hid

39. An elderberry hobbled across the walk, and stood chatting with some young quinces

40. A chrysanthemum heard her, and said pointedly, 'Hoity-toity, what is this?'

41. They warned her

42. Queen Mab, who rules in the Gardens

43. Shook his bald head and murmured, 'Cold, quite cold'

44. Fairies never say, 'We feel happy': what they say is, 'We feel _dancey_'

45. Looking very undancey indeed

[Illustration: The lady with the balloons, who sits just outside]

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