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The Little White Bird

or, Adventures in Kensington Gardens

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Author: James M. Barrie
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,121 / 175 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,093
mnybks.net#: 905
Origin: gutenberg.org

Contains the first references to the character 'Peter Pan'.

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e rapture with which he greets her. Her first effect upon him is to make him shout with laughter. He laughs suddenly haw from an eager exulting face, then haw again, and then, when you are thanking heaven that it is at last over, comes a final haw, louder than the others. I take them to be roars of joy because Mary is his, and they have a ring of youth about them that is hard to bear. I could forgive him everything save his youth, but it is so aggressive that I have sometimes to order William testily to close the window.

How much more deceitful than her lover is the little nursery governess. The moment she comes into sight she looks at the post-office and sees him. Then she looks straight before her, and now she is observed, and he rushes across to her in a glory, and she starts--positively starts--as if he had taken her by surprise. Observe her hand rising suddenly to her wicked little heart. This is the moment when I stir my coffee violently. He gazes down at her in such rapture that he is in everybo

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