Susan C. Anthony

Dictation Sentences from Peter Pan

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List 26 from Peter Pan

  1. At last, when he could stand it no longer, he took a bite.

List 27 from Peter Pan

  1. He is pleased to meet you.
  2. Now the fun is really going to start.
  3. He opened his mouth to speak, but no words came out.

List 28 from Peter Pan

  1. You must get ready, my boy!
  2. You mean you’re the only one left?

List 29 from Peter Pan

  1. "Now," said he, "shall I give you a kiss?"
  2. "She was here just now," he said. "You don't hear her, do you?"
  3. "But where do you live mostly now?"
    "With the lost boys."
    "Who are they?"
  4. The dog, who had been barking all the evening, was quiet now.
  5. "Now I see," he said. "Peter was bringing her to us."
  6. "Now we have him," Hook shouted.
  7. So when he met it now it was like the first time.
  8. She did not understand even now.
  9. It meant that they must now shut up.
  10. She had now come to the part that Peter hated.
  11. Five drops of this he now added to Peter's cup.
  12. No time for words now, time for deeds.
  13. As he swung round on them now his face lit up again.
  14. "There's none can save you now, miss," he hissed.
  15. The other boys were flying around him now.
  16. They are really within two miles of the window now, and flying strong.
  17. What do we see now?
  18. It was the spring of the year, and Jane was now asleep in her bed.
  19. "John is not here now," she gasped.
  20. They were ours, ours! And now they are gone.
  21. I'll teach you how to jump on the wind's back, and then away we go.
  22. How could we ever find our way back without him?
  23. We should have to go on, for we don't know how to stop.
  24. He showed them how to lie out flat on a strong wind that was going their way.
  25. How could Hook have got down here?
  26. The fire was warm, however, and the room dimly lit.
  27. Look closely, however, and you may note that there are here seven large trees, each with a hole in its trunk as large as a boy.
  28. John, however, had held up his hand first.
  29. However, we should get no thanks even for this.
  30. However, as we are here we may as well stay and look on.
  31. Up and down they went, and round and round.
  32. If you like, we'll go down and kill him.
  33. "Some day," he said, "the clock will run down, and then he'll get you.
  34. Peter pulled her up the rock and then lay down beside her.
  35. She told them to clear away, and sat down to her work.
  36. It is sad to have to say that the power to fly left them.
  37. What kind of bird, do you think?
  38. The Never bird saw at once what he was up to.
  39. Why, she is only a girl!
  40. That was the last time the girl Wendy ever saw him.
  41. Does it fly the way you flew when you were a little girl?
  42. "I do," she said, "I so want a third child."
  43. I would wake him first and then kill him.
  44. So when he met it now it was like the first time, and he could just stare, helpless.
  45. Peter's first words tell all.
  46. He was with Wendy when Peter came for her at the end of the first year.
  47. Wendy began to sing.
  48. He began to talk again about its being a mistake to have a dog.

List 30 from Peter Pan

  1. I think I hear her, too.
  2. Peter, would you teach them to fly, too?
  3. He was too far away to hear their doors shut.
  4. And a good name, too.
  5. We too have been there.
  6. And who is to get food for us?
  7. Soon I would be a man? Very soon.
  8. I'll soon teach you again.
  9. There was no one in the room but her.
  10. She ran out of the room to try to think.
  11. "Would you send me to school?" he asked.
  12. Now the red spark was in his eye.
  13. She was keeping a sharp eye on Wendy.
  14. "I shall have such fun," said Peter, with eye on Wendy.
  15. She meant that he was her size in both mind and body.
  16. They wear the skins of the bears.
  17. So the chill hours wear on.

List 31 from Peter Pan

  1. In time they must come back to their own window.
  2. What were his own feelings about himself?
  3. No, my own one, this is the place for me.
  4. She was one of the kind that likes to grow up. In the end she grew up of her own free will a day quicker than other girls.
  5. Peter did not know in the least who or what he was.
  6. I hope you want to know what became of the other boys.
  7. I shall be sick, you know.
  8. I shall know when you give it to me.
  9. What was the last line will never be known.
  10. Peter said he had never known so many.
  11. He showed her the place where he had killed one.
  12. With a blow of their fists they made windows, and large yellow leaves were the blinds.
  13. Leave it alone, and it will blow over.
  14. He moved slowly away.
  15. Couldn't you do it very slowly once?
  16. Peter did it both slowly and quickly.
  17. She could not move so slowly as she, and so she had to go round and round them.
  18. "We are on the rock, Wendy," he said, "but it is growing smaller."
  19. Oh, no, he isn't grown up, and he is just my size.
  20. Follow me, and all will be well.
  21. They would all have been glad to follow if he had done this.
  22. They followed him with their eyes.
  23. There is the window still standing open.
  24. "I think he comes in by the window," she said.
  25. Were not the leaves at the foot of the window?
  26. It was quite true, the leaves had been found very near the window.
  27. She could not leave it hanging out at the window, it looked so like the washing.

List 32 from Peter Pan

  1. She had not long to wait.
  2. An easy way would have been to wait, but he was never one to choose the easy way.
  3. Was that boy asleep, or did he stand waiting at the foot of the tree?
  4. It had seemed such a long year of waiting to her.
  5. It's all very well to say you are waiting, so am I waiting.
  6. I've waited long to shake his hand with this.
  7. He showed them again.
  8. Once again the stars blew the window open, and the smallest star of all called out.
  9. Now they were very cold and again too warm.
  10. I will call again in the evening.
  11. Again Wendy forgot herself.
  12. After you have been unfair to him he will love you again, but will never be quite the same boy.
  13. As he swung round them now, his face lit up again.
  14. Again and again they closed upon him.
  15. Dash it all, here are those boys again.
  16. I have got you home again, and I mean to keep you.
  17. See how we bump against things if he is not near to give us a hand.
  18. He would keep no girl in the Neverland against her will.
  19. I am the only one who is not afraid of them.
  20. Peter was not quite like the other boys, but he was afraid at last.
  21. He could sleep in the air without falling.
  22. "Goodbye," said Peter to Wendy, and he rose in the air.
  23. You don't mean to tell me that there is a fairy in this room!
  24. When it came to rest for a second you saw it was a fairy, no longer than your hand, but still growing.
  25. She let her hands play in the hair of the boy.
  26. He raised the cup.

List 33 from Peter Pan

  1. He knew it was saying, "Come back, Wendy."
  2. Peter came next spring cleaning, and the strange thing was that he never knew he had missed a year.
  3. Wendy knew that she must grow up.
  4. He never knew about the box, and in time he gave up trying for the kiss.
  5. She didn't know how she knew it, she just knew it.
  6. She started up with a cry, and saw the boy, and somehow she knew at once that he was Peter Pan.
  7. Peter never quite knew what twins were, and his band were not allowed to know anything he did not know.
  8. "If only we knew," said one, "the kind of house she likes best."
  9. It will only mean having a few beds in the room.
  10. He blew some on each of them.
  11. He threw himself on the ground.
  12. "If you believe," he shouted to them, "clap your hands, don't let Tink die."
  13. But if she lies there she will die.
  14. He showed them how to lie out flat on a strong wind that was going their way.
  15. I believe some of it was bad words, but it sounded kind.
  16. She saw them, but she did not believe they were there.
  17. She saw a look on his face that made her heart sink.
  18. He took it from her heart and faced his band.

List 34 from Peter Pan

  1. If they kill him, we're so much the better.
  2. He wanted Wendy to get better quickly.
  3. "It doesn't matter," Peter said.
  4. "What is the matter with you?" asked Peter, suddenly afraid.
  5. Have you forgotten that this is spring cleaning time?
  6. This was true, Peter had forgotten to show them how to stop.
  7. They had to make believe they had had their dinner.
  8. He suddenly sat up in his bed.
  9. Suddenly, Hook found himself face to face with Peter.
  10. "Hello, where is John?" he asked, suddenly missing the third bed.
  11. Truth is best, and I want to tell you only what really happened.
  12. All this happened long ago.
  13. It happened to be her evening off.
  14. I don't suppose you would let me be baby?
  15. They have been folded up small and placed at the bottom of your mind.
  16. I see a great white bird. It is flying this way.
  17. She tucked them up in the great bed in the home under the trees.
  18. The rock was not much larger than their great bed.
  19. Then one or more of them would break down.
  20. It struck him that Tinker Bell was keeping very quiet.
  21. "Peter," he said quietly, "I will show her to you."

List 35 from Peter Pan

  1. They had slipped out of bed and run to her.
  2. He slipped it behind his back.
  3. She had planned it on the way.
  4. They have been planning it out on the ship.
  5. The window blew open as of old, and Peter dropped in.
  6. "There he goes again!" he would cry, as he suddenly dropped like a stone.
  7. It would have been well for Wendy if she had dropped the hat.
  8. Again came that ringing crow, and Peter dropped in front of them.
  9. The clapping stopped suddenly.
  10. He skipped about and made funny faces, but when he stopped it was just as if she were inside him.
  11. As they dragged along the ground they fell asleep standing, stopped, woke up, moved another step and slept again.
  12. Then at last he stopped.
  13. It was the best way of getting a little quiet.
  14. "Yes, I'm sweet, oh, I am sweet!" said Peter, forgetting his manners again.
  15. Wendy, you see, had been forgetting, too.
  16. Who said I wasn't getting up?
  17. There was a big sea running.
  18. He must be swimming out to us.
  19. They must be swimming back or flying.
  20. These boys are always swimming about there.
  21. Two is the beginning of the end.
  22. He had to begin at the beginning again.
  23. Once you fit, great care must be taken to go on fitting.

List 36 from Peter Pan

  1. She said she would give him a kiss if he liked.
  2. Still, he liked them on the whole, and he told her about the beginning.
  3. She would have liked to swim away, but Peter would not.
  4. She could open it if she liked and call to him.
  5. I think I liked the home under the ground best of all.
  6. She used the time to make new things for them.
  7. Who is that moving?
  8. "Peter," shouted another, "she is moving in her sleep."
  9. It seemed to her that spring would be long in coming.
  10. You may see her hair becoming white.
  11. But with the coming of Peter, they are under way again.

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Spelling Plus Level E

List 37 from Peter Pan

  1. Now there was nothing she would not do for him.
  2. They said nothing, but their eyes asked her to have them.
  3. But they could see nothing.
  4. "Nobody wants me," he said.
  5. He loved to have everything just so.
  6. After that it followed her about everywhere.
  7. Something inside her was crying.
  8. Sometimes I do still.
  9. Tink was not all bad. She was all bad just now, but, on the other hand, sometimes she was all good.
  10. No one is going to catch me and make me a man.
  11. The little stars were watching them.
  12. No watch was kept on the ship.
  13. Time what happened by your watch.
  14. She stretched out her arms to him.
  15. They could not help kicking a little.
  16. The fact is that they are all a little fat just now, but in time they will work this off.
  17. These things scared her a little.
  18. "I was just thinking," he said, a little scared.
  19. There was another little boy sleeping in my bed.
  20. They eyes of all were on the plank, that last little walk they were about to take.
  21. Well, then, come with me to the little house.
  22. They are so little that a short time seems a good while to them.
  23. Peter was no more to her than a little dust in the box in which she had kept her toys.
  24. Does it fly the way you flew when you were a little girl?
  25. He was a little boy, and she was grown up.
  26. Yes, and the little girl in the bed is my baby.

List 38 from Peter Pan

  1. At once her hand went out to cover his mouth.
  2. The bird covered her face with her wings, so as not to see the last of them.
  3. However many you discover there is always one more.
  4. I forget whether they found it, but at any rate they found corners, and they all fitted in.
  5. Tink called out from somewhere round the corner.
  6. The big things happened just when he had stepped round the corner.
  7. Many animals pass from land to water.
  8. The nest fell into the water, and still the bird sat on her eggs.
  9. The real Hook was also in the water.
  10. He rose dripping from the water.
  11. You called over the water to us to let her go.
  12. It was not in the water that they met.
  13. "We are on the rock, Wendy," he said, "but it is growing smaller. Soon the water will be over it."
  14. You have been wonderfully quick.
  15. The little ones still wonder.
  16. "Oh Peter, no wonder you were crying," she said, and got out of bed and ran to him.
  17. All looked at him in wonder, save Nibs.
  18. "Am I not a wonder? Oh, I am a wonder!" he said.
  19. Still it is best to be careful.
  20. "How awful!" she said, but she could not help smiling.
  21. "It's awfully sad," the first twin said.
  22. The past year was but as yesterday to Peter.
  23. Fling the girl overboard.

List 39 from Peter Pan

  1. One of the first things Peter did the next day was to measure Wendy.
  2. This trick had been in his head all the time.
  3. She had laid her head on the box, and two tears were sitting on her eyes.
  4. Peter, you see, just said anything that came into his head.
  5. Here and there a head bobbed up in the water.
  6. It was one of those boys you hate. I could have shot him dead.
  7. Take him dead or alive!
  8. She is not dead, is she?
  9. They always went down instead of up.
  10. He had pleasant names for everything.
  11. There is nothing more pleasant of an evening for you and me than to rest by the fire with the little ones near by.
  12. He had found the thing for which he had gone in search.
  13. It would have been sad if those had been the first words he heard his little boy say.
  14. I wish he would come back, and tell us whether he has heard anything more about her.
  15. You and I would have heard nothing, but they heard it, and it was a grim song.
  16. If Wendy's heard had been beating they would all have heard it.
  17. They heard a sound which made the heart of every one of them rise to his mouth. They heard Peter crow.
  18. "I don't want to go to school and learn things," he told her. "I don't want to be a man."

List 40 from Peter Pan

  1. If we meet Hook in open fight, you must leave him to me.
  2. The fight was short and sharp.
  3. It would not have been fighting fair.
  4. Hook was fighting now without hope.
  5. Wendy had stood by taking no part in the fight.
  6. "Then tell her," Wendy begged, "to put out her light."
  7. "Something blew out the light," he said.
  8. Sometimes it was dark and sometimes light, and now they were very cold and again too warm.
  9. He was so light that if you got behind him and blew he went faster.
  10. It made this light by flashing about so quickly.
  11. He might say a great deal about it, and yet you could not find the body.
  12. For all the use we are to her, we might as well go back to the ship.
  13. She wanted to risk it, come what might, but that was not his way.
  14. Wendy, Wendy, when you are sleeping in your bed you might be flying about with me saying funny things to the stars.
  15. She herself slept that night in the little house, and Peter kept watch outside.
  16. All night they sat above, keeping watch over the home under the ground.
  17. "I don't think I see anything tonight," says Wendy.
  18. The last thing he ever said to me was, "Just always be waiting for me, and then some night you will hear me."
  19. You were quite glad that the night lights were on.
  20. We'll right the ship when she's gone.
  21. Mr. and Mrs. Darling do not go out for the evening.

List 41 from Peter Pan

  1. It brought him to his feet at once, all traces of weakness gone.
  2. "She wants me to unbar the window," thought Peter, "but I won't, not I!"
  3. She thought Peter sometimes came in the night and sat on the foot of her bed and played on his pipes to her.
  4. She thought he was killed, and she ran down into the street to look for his little body, but it was not there. She looked up, and in the black night she could see nothing but what she thought was a shooting star.
  5. When she was old enough to ask them they were mostly about Peter Pan.
  6. It was planned by them before we left the ship.
  7. I think I have been here before.
  8. As for Peter, he saw Wendy once again before he flew away.
  9. "You won't forget me, Peter, will you, before spring cleaning time comes."
  10. "I'll bring it," and she was off before he could stop her.
  11. Because, if so, we can go away.
  12. He had friends at night.
  13. They are not really friendly to Peter.
  14. He was so light that if you got behind him and blew he went faster.

List 42 from Peter Pan

  1. He had his first laugh still.
  2. He laughed, but in a hollow way.
  3. He believed longer than the other boys, though they laughed at him.
  4. Later he caught the word Peter.
  5. As they lay side by side, something caught Wendy by the feet, and began pulling her softly into the water.
  6. Of course all the boys went to school.
  7. Of course no one really knows, but he quite seemed to know.
  8. Of course she was very pleased to be asked, but she said, "Oh dear, I can't."
  9. Of course I could do it again, and make it the best out of three.
  10. Of course Peter should have kept quiet, but of course he did not.
  11. There should have been a fourth night light.
  12. His head almost filled the fourth wall of her little room.
  13. Then everything was right. No, stop! Everything was wrong.

List 43 from Peter Pan

  1. But, my dear, it is ten days till Thursday week.
  2. Of course it was a Friday.
  3. It was not really Saturday night, at least it may have been, for they had long lost count of the days.
  4. They found they hurt themselves when they let go of the bus.
  5. We return to them as their mouths close, and their arms fall to their sides.
  6. He would have returned up the tree, but for one thing.
  7. His plan was to turn her face so that she should see the boys walking the plank one by one.
  8. She said she hoped his head would not be turned by it.
  9. "I will turn up the light," she said, "and then you can see for yourself."
  10. Then she turned up the light, and Peter saw.
  11. Make believe was so real to him that during a meal of it you could see him getting rounder.
  12. Now surely he would understand, but not a bit of it.
  13. She was sure that he must be Peter, but it did seem a short name.
  14. "Surely you know what a kiss is?" she asked.
  15. Their friend the sun wanted them to be sure of their way before leaving them for the night.
  16. But she was never quite sure, you know.
  17. I am not sure that this was true, but Peter thought it was true, and it scared them.

List 44 from Peter Pan

  1. She could not fly so slowly as they, and so she had to go round and round them in a circle.
  2. The first to fall out of the moving circle was the boys.
  3. He drew a circle around him on the ground and dared them to cross it.
  4. They ran into the middle of the street to look up at the window.
  5. "But won't they think us a handful?" Nibs asked in the middle of his jump.
  6. Peter, however, was not the kind that breaks down before other people.
  7. When people grow up they forget the way.
  8. Mrs. Darling left the room to get a chocolate for him.
  9. This sometimes troubled them, as when they had to make believe they had had their dinner.
  10. Strange that he should think of this, which had never troubled him before.
  11. They knew at once that something terrible was happening, and without a goodbye they rushed into the street.
  12. There is something terrible in there.
  13. Sometimes he did not remember them, at least not well.
  14. He thinks he remembers the days before he was lost.
  15. By and by he remembered that the clock had not been ticking.
  16. No sooner did Peter remember it than he heard the ticking.
  17. "Don't you remember," she asked, "how you killed him and saved all our lives?"
  18. They lay there in the sun while she sat beside them and looked important.
  19. "As I can't be anything important," he said, "would any of you like to see me do a trick?"
  20. On the other hand, if they are not in time, I promise that it will all come right in the end.
  21. Of course Peter promised, and then he flew away.

List 45 from Peter Pan

  1. They were all too busy looking their best.
  2. Then at last they all got into bed for Wendy's story, the story they loved best, the story Peter hated.
  3. That was the story, and they were as pleased with it as she was.
  4. It was the spring of the year, and the story had been told for the night, and Jane was now asleep in her bed.
  5. Did they really feel hungry at times?
  6. It was lucky that she did put it there, for it was to save her life.
  7. Of course I'm very sorry, but how could I know you were in the drawer?
  8. "Let us carry her down into the house," he said.
  9. Why should it not carry you?
  10. "I forgot," said Wendy lightly. She was in a hurry to get her breakfast.
  11. I am happy to tell you, Mrs. Darling, that you are now a mother.
  12. She tied the unhappy dog up again, but do you think Nana stopped barking?
  13. "I don't see how it can have a happy ending," said the second twin.
  14. The unhappy Hook was as powerless as he was damp.
  15. It showed the unhappy Hook that Peter did not know in the least who or what he was.
  16. But she would not make the best of it, and he was unhappy.

List 46 from Peter Pan

  1. Wendy, who always liked to do the right thing, asked Peter how old he was.
  2. The window must always be left open for them, always, always.
  3. I want always to be a little boy and to have fun.
  4. "I always cut their hair myself," said Wendy.
  5. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.
  6. There was almost nothing he could not do.
  7. In surprise they raised their heads. Their faces were almost touching, so they met.
  8. "We must go," she said, almost brightly.
  9. Peter reached the home under the ground almost as soon as Wendy.
  10. The lateness of the hour was almost the biggest thing of all.
  11. For almost the only time in his life that I know of, Peter was afraid.
  12. Of course he was on the floor already.
  13. They are already in their home under the ground.
  14. The youngest one had already forgotten his home.
  15. Always, if you see me forgetting you, just keep on saying, "I'm Wendy," and then I'll remember.
  16. In the old days at home the Neverland had always begun to look a little dark by bedtime.
  17. We hear them before they are seen, and it is always the same thing.
  18. These boys are always swimming about there, playing.
  19. He would come down laughing over something funny he had been saying to a star, but he had already forgotten what it was.
  20. Leave it alone, and it will blow over.
  21. They found themselves alone in the darkness.
  22. This man alone seemed to be a match for them all.
  23. "Yes," said Peter, "but we are lonely."
  24. Tinker Bell will take you across the sea.
  25. No one can fly unless the fairy dust has been blown on him.
  26. "What a funny address?"
  27. While that smile was on his face, no one would address him.
  28. He was carrying the game too far, and the others saw their chance.

List 47 from Peter Pan

  1. Mrs. Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, "Oh, why can't you stay like this forever?"
  2. "Oh, Peter," she cried, "if she would only stand still and let me see her!"
  3. "Wake up," she cried. "Peter Pan has come and he is to teach us to fly."
  4. "Out with the light! Hide! Quick!" cried John.
  5. "I've got it now," cried John, but soon he found he had not. Not one of them could fly an inch.
  6. "You are too late," he cried. "I have shot the Wendy. Peter will be so pleased with me."
  7. "What is it, Peter?" she cried, running to him, thinking he was ill.
  8. "It will be worse than before she came," they cried.
  9. "I won't open unless you speak," Peter cried.
  10. "What is the matter with you?" cried Peter, suddenly afraid.
  11. He cried in his sleep a long time, and Wendy held him tightly.
  12. You see, I don't know any stories. None of the lost boys knows any stories.
  13. The stories they told, before it was time for Wendy's good night story.
  14. Peter was so glad that he rose from the floor, where they had been sitting, and hurried to the window.
  15. He had carried Tinker Bell part of the way, and his hand was still messy with the fairy dust.
  16. On the top, beautifully aired, are spread out your prettier thoughts ready for you to put on.
  17. It was already her easiest way of moving about.
  18. By telling you what's what, we can save you ten days of unhappiness.
  19. Stars are beautiful, but they may not take a part in anything, they must just look on forever.
  20. She liked his tears so much that she put out her beautiful finger and let them run over it.
  21. They were sorry for him, but sorrier for themselves, and when he took a step nearer them they turned from him.

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List 48 from Peter Pan

  1. She took them into Hook's cabin and pointed to his watch.
  2. Now for the first time we hear the voice of Hook. It was a black voice.
  3. He lowered his voice.
  4. "This is no bird," he said in a scared voice.
  5. "Hook," he called, "have you another voice?"
  6. Her voice was so low that at first he could not make out what she said. Then he made it out. She was saying that she thought she could get well again if they believed in fairies.
  7. First her voice grew strong, then she popped out of bed, then she was flashing through the room.
  8. Hook had found his voice again.
  9. "Down, boys, and at them!" Peter's voice rang out.
  10. Poisoned? Who could have poisoned it?
  11. "It was poisoned, Peter," she told him softly, "and now I am going to be dead."
  12. Let's keep her a prisoner.
  13. Hook had forgotten his prisoners, but as he swung round on them now his face lit up again.
  14. Perhaps there is no such person, Wendy!
  15. They were already the only persons in the street, and the stars were watching them.
  16. I don't know whether you have ever seen a map of a person's mind.
  17. Perhaps it was because of the soft beauty of the evening.
  18. "Perhaps she is going to sing in her sleep," said Peter.
  19. None of them knew. Perhaps it was best not to know.
  20. Perhaps she would say I was old, and I just want always to be a little boy and to have fun.
  21. Perhaps we don't remember the old life as well as we thought we did.
  22. At first she kept the books perfectly, as if it were a game.
  23. "I think it's perfectly sweet of you," she said.
  24. They are perfectly safe, aren't they?
  25. He heard something else instead.
  26. The kiss that had been for no one else, Peter took quite easily.
  27. He had a happy idea. John's hat!
  28. I don't know whether the idea came suddenly to Tink, or whether she had planned it on the way.
  29. Want of practice, they called it, but what it really meant was that they no longer believed.
  30. To be sure, she did not mind noise, but she would not have them grabbing things.

List 49 from Peter Pan

  1. Peter tired quickly of sleeping, and soon he would cry in his captain voice, "We get off here." 
  2. "Most of all," Hook was saying, "I want their captain, Peter Pan."
  3. "Captain, is all well?" they asked.
  4. It need not be said who was the captain.
  5. Above all, you lost the certainty that you would win.
  6. It is certain that in that gray light he must have seen it.
  7. Certainly not! I have got you home again, and I mean to keep you.
  8. He was not able to say for certain what had been happening.
  9. Wendy, one girl is more use than twenty boys.
  10. "I am old, Peter. I am ever so much more than twenty. I grew up long ago."
    "You promised not to."
    "I couldn't help it. I am married, Peter."
    "No, you're not."
    "Yes, and the little girl in the bed is my baby."
    "No, she's not." But he supposed she was.
  11. When they had counted five hundred, they went up.
  12. There was another light in the room now, a thousand times brighter than the night lights.
  13. You see, Wendy, when the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
  14. The clothes are made to fit you, while you must be made to fit the tree.

List 50 from Peter Pan

  1. That shows they have no mother.
  2. "Great news, boys," he cried. "I have brought at last a mother for you all."
  3. What we need is just a nice motherly person.
  4. But I am afraid that Wendy did not really worry about her father and mother.
  5. She was a young mother and did not know this.
  6. "The game's up," he cried, "those boys have found a mother."
  7. If she is a mother, perhaps she is hanging about here to help Peter.
  8. Perhaps Tink wants to be my mother.
  9. "If you knew how great is a mother's love," Wendy told them, "you would have no fear."
  10. Wendy, you are wrong about mothers.
  11. "Long ago," he said, "I thought like you that my mother would always keep the window open for me. So I stayed away for moons and moons and moons, and then flew back, but the window was barred. Mother had forgotten all about me, and there was another little boy sleeping in my bed.
  12. They knew in what they called their hearts that one can get on quite well without a mother, and that it is only the mothers who think you can't.
  13. Now, if Peter had ever quite had a mother, he no longer missed her. He could do quite well without one. He had thought them out, and remembered only their bad points.
  14. "If you find your mothers," he said darkly, "I hope you will like them."
  15. Now you and I must get away by the door, and when Wendy comes she will think her mother has barred her out, and she will have to go back with me.
  16. Until Wendy came her mother was the chief one.
  17. "My child," the mother cried, "why did you not tell me of this before?"
  18. "See, dear brothers," says Wendy pointing upwards, "there is the window still standing open."
  19. "You must be nice to him," Wendy told her brothers. "What could we do if he were to leave us?"
  20. When they were in the wood they had met their dead father and had a game with him.
  21. Why, what is the matter, father dear?
  22. "I know where it is, father," Wendy cried, always glad to help.
  23. "You have been wonderfully quick," her father said.
  24. I thought you took it quite easily, father.
  25. They called Peter the Great White Father.
  26. Years rolled on again, and Wendy had a daughter.
  27. She was the daughter of a chief.
  28. John remembered his parents only as people he had once known.
  29. Would it not serve them right if they came back and found that their parents were spending the weekend in the country?

List 51 from Peter Pan

  1. "In two minutes," he cried, "the ship will be blown to pieces."
  2. In the two minutes before you go to sleep it becomes very real.
  3. He said he hoped they would do their duty.
  4. They seemed to be growing up, which is against the rules.
  5. She had rules about everyone being in bed by seven.
  6. The night's work was not yet over, for it was not the redskins he had come out to destroy.

List 52 from Peter Pan

  1. "There are such a lot of them," he said.
  2. "That is all right, captain," he said, "we let her go."
  3. Peter seemed to think this all right.
  4. "All right," Peter replied with a bitter smile.

List 53 from Peter Pan

  1. "I often hear it when I am sleeping," Jane said.
  2. She often said to my father, "Oh, how I wish I had a checkbook of my own!" I dont' know what a checkbook is, but I should just love to give my mother one.
  3. He often met it, but he always forgot it.
  4. Sometimes, though not often, he had dreams, and they were more painful than the dreams of other boys.
  5. He came to the window not to see her but to listen to stories.
  6. "Listen to Tink," he said. "She is crying because the Wendy lives."
  7. "Listen, Tinker Bell," he cried. "I am your friend no more."
  8. "Now, listen!" cried Hook, and all listened.
  9. Hook's words had left no room for doubt.
  10. No doubt, but I have an uneasy feeling at times that she looks upon the children as puppies.
  11. He had climbed in the dead of night to the top and hidden it there.
  12. Instead of troubling to answer him, Peter flew around the room.
  13. "I must," he answered, shaking, "I am so afraid of Peter."
  14. To Wendy's pain the answer that rang out this time was "Yes."
  15. The bed filled nearly half the room, and all the boys slept in it.
  16. When he returned the others would be sweeping up the blood.
  17. First to draw blood was John, who climbed into the boat.
  18. "And now, Peter," Wendy said, thinking she had put everything right, "I am going to give you your medicine before you go." She loved to give them medicine, and undoubtedly gave them too much. Of course it was only water.
  19. In rushed Wendy with the medicine in a glass.

List 54 from Peter Pan

  1. One arm dropped over the edge of the bed.
  2. He sat on the edge of Mrs. Darling's bed, holding her hand while she looked at him.
  3. They were no longer able to hope that they would walk it manfully.
  4. For a week or two after Wendy came, it was doubtful whether they would be able to keep her, as she was another mouth to feed.
  5. "Let's do what Peter wishes!" cried the simple boys.
  6. As we have seen, he was quite a simple man.
  7. The reason was so simple.
  8. And then one night came the tragedy.
  9. Wendy was crying, for it was the first tragedy she had seen. Peter had seen many tragedies, but he had forgotten them all.

List 55 from Peter Pan

  1. Now Wendy was every inch a woman, though there were not very many inches.
  2. When they met again Wendy was a married woman.
  3. Something inside of her was crying "Woman, woman, let go of me."
  4. I am a married woman, Peter.
  5. She was only a woman now, and she ran out of the room trying to think.
  6. You know what women are.
  7. She thought she had seen him before in the faces of many women who have no children.
  8. Food is what most children like better than anything else, the next best thing being to talk about it.
  9. The children often spent long summer days on the water, swimming or playing games.
  10. It must also have been pretty to see the children resting on a rock.
  11. Children, I hear your father's step. He likes you to meet him at the door.
  12. Then, as so often before, the children dragged him from his tree.
  13. She knew the mother would always leave the window open for her children to fly back by, so they stayed away for years.
  14. I don't know whether any of the children were crying.
  15. There were no children there, and it was night time.
  16. He had taught the children something of the forest.
  17. Do go back and keep an eye on the children.
  18. "I ought to have been especially careful on a Friday," she used to say.
  19. How they grew to love their home under the ground, especially Wendy.
  20. Always if they wanted to do anything special they said this was Saturday night, and then they did it.
  21. It liked my arm so much that it has followed me ever since, from sea to sea and from land to land, licking its lips for the rest of me.
  22. Something must have happened since then, for it is not they who have flown in, it is Peter and Tinker Bell.
  23. He tried to argue with Tink.

List 56 from Peter Pan

  1. They were several hours late for bed.
  2. Several of them were in the air at a time.
  3. She had already written it on several.
  4. This was such a pleasant change that they tried it several times and found that they could sleep thus.
  5. Hook smiled on them with his teeth closed, and took a step toward Wendy.
  6. But he supposed she was, and he took a step towards the sleeping child.
  7. "Oh, the stories I could tell to the boys!" she cried, and then Peter gripped her and began to draw her toward the window.
    "Let me go!" she ordered him.
    "Wendy, do come with me and tell the other boys.
    Of course she was very pleased to be asked, but she said, "Oh dear, I can't. Think of mother! Besides, I can't fly."
    "I'll teach you."
  8. Their first thought was that if Peter was not going he had probably changed his mind about letting them go.
  9. Winking is the star language.
  10. "Oh, you could never guess!" she cried.
  11. As those who read between the lines must already have guessed, he had been at school.
  12. They were Mrs. Darling's guesses.
  13. "That is not the dog's unhappy bark," she said, little guessing what was about to happen.
  14. And of course they must see her light, and if they guess we are near it they are sure to let fly.
  15. Suddenly he tried the guessing game.
  16. "Nothing," she said, "they are the eyes a mother leaves behind to guard her children."
  17. Hook said that the wind of his name guarded the ship for a mile around.
  18. That is how a house is built.
  19. "Yes, there is," cried Peter. "Let us build a little house round her."
  20. "Wendy," he said, "for you we built this house."
  21. See that these boys help in the building of the house.
  22. He asked if there were many on the island just now, and Peter said he had never known so many.
  23. They were going round and round the island, but they did not meet because all were going the same rate.
  24. This shows how real the island was.
  25. "Do you think you could swim or fly as far as the island, Wendy, without my help?"
  26. Peter suddenly signed silence.
  27. He had found the thing for which he had gone in search, the key that would free the children.
  28. She would sign to the children to be especially nice to father.

List 57 from Peter Pan

  1. “Tie her up!” he shouted. 
  2. All had gone well with him until he came to his tie. 
  3. Unless this tie is round my neck we don’t go out to dinner tonight, and if I don’t go out to dinner tonight, I never go to the office again, and if I don’t go to the office again, you and I starve. 
  4. Then Hook would probably not have been present at the tying of the children. 
  5. “Please, sir,” said Peter, going to him, “are you a doctor?” 
  6. The other boys thought this awfully interesting. 
  7. He suddenly had no more interest in it, which, as you have been told, was what always happened with his games.  
  8. “Who is Captain Hook?” he asked with interest when she spoke of the enemy. 
  9. She sat up in bed, and was interested at once. 
  10. You would see your own mother doing this, and you would find it very interesting to watch her. 
  11. Wendy was quite surprised, but interested.
  12. They could hear each other now, which showed them that the more terrible sound had passed.
  13. "Second to the right," said Peter, "and then straight on till morning."
  14. John said that if the worst came to the worst, all they had to do was to go straight on, for the world was round, and so in time they must come back to their own window.
  15. After many moons they did reach it, and, what is more, they had been going pretty straight all the time.
  16. One thing I should like to do is to tell her, in the way authors have, that the children are coming back.
  17. The children waited for her cry of joy, but it did not come. She saw them, but she did not believe they were there.
  18. She had always thought children important, however.
  19. There were stories about him, as that when children died he went part of the way with them, so that they should not be afraid.
  20. On the night we speak of all the children were once more in bed.

List 58 from Peter Pan

  1. She had believed in him at the time, but now that she was married and full of sense she quite doubted whether there was any such person. 
  2. She was lying at their feet, but he had the sense not to see her. 
  3. He had no sense of time. 
  4. And you could darn our clothes, and make pockets for us.  None of us has any pockets. 
  5. “If only one of us had a pocket,” Peter said, “we could carry her in it.”  However, they had set off in such a hurry that there was not a pocket between the four of them. 
  6. They could see three little figures in night clothes circling round and round, not on the floor but in the air.  Not three figures, four! 
  7. As you look at Wendy, you may see her hair becoming white, and her figure little again, for all this happened long ago. 
  8. Instead of them there were pictures of babies without faces. 
  9. The question is, can we try it for a year on nine nine seven? 
  10. Her mother had been questioning her. 
  11. It was not really a happy question to ask him. 
  12. The difficulty is which one to choose. 
  13. They sat round the table, writing and thinking hard about the question she had written on another slate and passed round. 
  14. Answer all three questions if possible. 
  15. They were just everyday questions like these, and when you could not answer them you were told to make a cross. 
  16. Of course the only boy who replied to every question was Slightly, and no one could have been more hopeful of coming out first. 
  17. The question now was how to get down the trees, or how to get his dogs down. 
  18. But in what direction, for he could not be sure that the children had been taken to the ship?

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List 59 from Peter Pan

  1. “And if he forgets them so quickly,” Wendy argued, “how can we expect that he will go on remembering us?” 
  2. “There are such a lot of them,” he said.  “I expect she is no more.” 
  3. “They don’t want us to land,” he explained. 
  4. “You just think lovely wonderful thoughts,” Peter explained, “and they lift you up in the air.” 
  5. “It was because I heard father and mother,” he explained in a low voice, “talking about what I was to be when I became a man.” 
  6. “I came back for my mother,” he explained, “to take her to the Neverland.” 
  7. Even when she explained he could not remember. 
  8. “There are always lots of young ones,” explained Wendy. 
  9. They were waiting below to give Wendy time to explain about them. 
  10. Tinker Bell could not explain this, for even she did not know the dark secret. 
  11. “They were married, you know,” explained Wendy, “and what do you think they had?” 
  12. I have no real experience. 
  13. Now such an experience had come that night to Peter. 
  14. I would take it now as an example to you. 
  15. “Oh Wendy, who is she?” cried Nibs, every bit as excited as if he didn’t know. 
  16. There was the same excitement over John. 
  17. Perhaps there was some excuse for him. 
  18. The children were having their dinner, all except Peter, who had gone out to get the time. 
  19. All wanted blood except the boys, who liked it as a rule, but tonight were out to greet their captain. 
  20. She can’t sleep except when she’s sleepy. 
  21. All children, except one, grow up. 
  22. There was none to see it except a little boy who was staring in at the window. 

List 60 from Peter Pan

  1. He immediately knew that the sleeper was in his power. 
  2. “All right,” Peter said with a smile, and immediately they rushed to get their things. 
  3. Immediately, every head was blown in one direction. 
  4. He immediately answered in Hook’s voice. 
  5. Immediately, without opening her eyes, Wendy began to sing. 
  6. He was quite a practical boy. 
  7. In his absence things are usually quiet on the island. 
  8. Usually when she began to tell this story he left the room or put his hands over his ears. 
  9. What usually happened was that they forgot to do this or did it too much. 
  10. “I thought so,” she said, and went and sat by herself at the extreme end of the room. 
  11. He might have forgotten it so completely that he said nothing about it. 

List 61 from Peter Pan

  1. “She was here just now,” he said, a little impatiently. 
  2. I suppose that was the real difference between him and all the rest. 
  3. The only difference is that the clothes are made to fit you, while you have to be made to fit the tree. 
  4. The difference between him and the other boys at such a time was that they knew it was make-believe, while to him make-believe and true were exactly the same thing. 
  5. It added up differently each time. 
  6. “Father knows best,” she always said, whatever her private opinion must be. 
  7. Peter was already of the opinion that he had never cried: in his life. 
  8. He looked in again to see why the music had stopped. 
  9. The doomed children answered with a cheer that was music to the black hearts above. 

List 62 from Peter Pan

  1. We will seize the children and carry them to the boat. 
  2. It was not to receive his thanks, however, that she hung there in the sky.  It was not even to watch him get into the nest.  It was to see what he did with her eggs. 
  3. Of course, neither of them understood the other’s language. 
  4. I can neither fly nor swim. 
  5. Neither knew that the other was coming. 
  6. He was the only boy on the island who could neither write nor spell, not the smallest word. 
  7. There was not a sound, and he drew himself up firmly to his full height. 

List 63 from Peter Pan

  1. Suppose we tell of the birds that were Peter’s friends, particularly of the Never bird. 
  2. “No, no,” Mr. Darling always said, “I am responsible for it all.” 
  3. She died of old age, and in the end she had been difficult to get on with. 
  4. It’s awfully difficult to be a twin. 
  5. The difficulty is which one to choose. 
  6. This is a difficult question, because it is quite impossible to say how time does wear on in the Neverland. 
  7. Unless your tree fitted you it was difficult to go up and down, and no two of the boys were quite the same size. 
  8. It is only the gay and innocent and heartless who can fly. 
  9. He had hoped to fly, keeping not far from the ground so that nothing should escape his eyes. 
  10. Was his enemy to escape him after all? 

List 64 from Peter Pan

  1. Almost immediately they repeated their goodbyes to Peter. 
  2. “I want you,” the bird said, and repeated it all over. 
  3. Last come the Twins, who cannot be described because we should be sure to be describing the wrong one. 
  4. “There is one thing,” Peter continued, “that every boy under me has to promise, and so must you.” 
  5. “You did a little,” Peter said carelessly, and continued to dance. 
  6. The night-lights by the beds of the three children continued to burn clearly. 
  7. “They flew away,” Wendy continued, “to the Neverland, where the lost children are.” 
  8. “You see,” he continued, “it would make me seem so old to be their real father.” 
  9. Just as she had prepared it, she saw a look on his face that made her heart sink. 
  10. But there was one who did not fear him.  There was one prepared to enter that circle. 
  11. “Let us carry her down to the house,” he suggested. 
  12. “Let us creep in,” John suggested, “and put our hands over her eyes.” 
  13. Every child is affected the first time he is treated unfairly. 

List 65 from Peter Pan

  1. Peter climbed it on the opposite side. 
  2. Nothing could have disappeared more quickly. 
  3. Two red spots appeared in them and lit them up. 
  4. The birds had such strange names that they were wild and difficult of approach. 

List 66 from Peter Pan

  1. Perhaps the machine brought it to his mind. 
  2. It was in his darkest hours only that he referred to himself in the third person. 
  3. There was a fixed rule that they must never hit back, but should refer the matter to Wendy.
  4. Had he known he would have stopped, for to board by help of the tick, though a good idea, had not occurred to him.   

List 67 from Peter Pan

  1. He had seen the animal pass by without noticing anything peculiar about it, but by and by he remembered that it had not been ticking. 
  2. Peter, boylike, was indifferent to appearances. 
  3. Terrible as the sudden appearance of the pirates must have been to them, they remained stationary. 
  4. There was a step above, and Wendy, you may be sure, was the first to recognize it. 
  5. Strange to say, they all recognized it at once. 

List 68 from Peter Pan

  1. He wanted John to decide, and John wanted him to decide. 
  2. Then he decided not to take his medicine. 
  3. John said, “How ripping,” but decided to have tea first. 
  4. “We were still discussing it, remember,” he said, “when she came in with his medicine.” 
  5. Their progress had become slow, exactly as if they were pushing their way through. 
  6. They could not follow him in this with much success. 

List 69 from Peter Pan

  1. But on this occasion he had fallen at once to sleep. 
  2. She had found her two older children playing at being herself and father on the occasion. 
  3. They are not really friendly to Peter, who had a mischievous way of stealing up behind them and trying to blow them out. 
  4. At present she was full of jealousy of Wendy. 
  5. “Better to do what the captain orders,” he said nervously. 
  6. “I do wish Peter would come back,” every one of them said nervously. 
  7. For a time he seemed unconscious of their presence. 
  8. Of this, as of almost everything else, he was quite unconscious. 
  9. These he had boiled down into something quite unknown to science, which was probably the worst poison in existence. 
  10. He did it with such an air that she was too fascinated to cry out. 
  11. It had become a very familiar scene, this, in the home under the ground, but we are looking on it for the first time. 

Source:, ©Susan C. Anthony