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finding himself.

April 3, 2011

….Then Wendy saw the shadow on the floor, looking so draggled, and she was frightfully sorry for Peter. “How awful!” she said, but she could not help smiling when she saw that he had been trying to stick it on with soap. How exactly like a boy!
Fortunately she knew at once what to do. “It must be sewn on,” she said, just a little patronisingly.

“What’s sewn?” he asked.

“You’re dreadfully ignorant.”

“No, I’m not.”

But she was exulting in his ignorance. “I shall sew it on for you, my little man,” she said, though he was tall as herself, and she got out her housewife [sewing bag], and sewed the shadow on to Peter’s foot.

“I daresay it will hurt a little,” she warned him.

“Oh, I shan’t cry,” said Peter, who was already of the opinion that he had never cried in his life. And he clenched his teeth and did not cry, and soon his shadow was behaving properly, though still a little creased….

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 4, 2011 8:51 am

    brilliant. love this…and hopefully, in his heart, judah will never grow up, and be a little boy forever…little boys are the best.

    have i mentioned brilliant?! so much love to you…

  2. Nicole Sneed permalink
    April 4, 2011 9:01 am

    I’m with Jen – I love this. And little boys are the best. 🙂

  3. April 4, 2011 9:54 am

    I love you ladies 🙂 and our little guys really are the best. i hope they all stay little forever.

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