Wendy, John, and Michael Darling lived in London. One night, Wendy
woke to find a strange boy sitting on the floor who was crying. “My
name is Wendy,” she said. “Who are you? Why are you crying?
“I’m Peter Pan,” the boy replied. “I’m crying because my shadow won’t
stick to me.” “Don’t cry,” Wendy said. “We can fix that.” And she
sewed Peter’s shadow to the tips of his shoes. Peter was delighted.
“Fly back to Neverland with me and my fairy, Tinker Bell,” Peter
begged. “You could be our mother and take care of us.” “Can you teach
me to fly?” Wendy asked. Peter nodded. “Let’s wake John and Michael,”
Wendy said. “You can teach us all to fly and then we
will leave for Neverland !” The children were soon flying around the
room. then–Swoosh ! Out the window they all flew.
Wendy, John, and Michael flew behind Peter Pan and Tinker Bell,
following the golden arrows that pointed the way to Neverland.
Finally, they were flying over the island.
“The lost boys live with me and Tinker Bell. I’m their captain,” Peter
said. “The Indians live over there, and the mermaids live in the
lagoon. And there are pirates too, led by Captain Hook.” “Pirates?”
exclaimed Wendy, John, and Michael, all in the same breath. Wendy was
frightened, but Michael and John wanted to see the pirates right away.
“Hook’s the meanest pirate ever,” Peter warned. “But he’s afraid of
the crocodile. The crocodile bit off Hook’s hand and liked the taste
so much that it follows him, hoping for more. Luckily for Hook, the
crocodile swallowed a clock. It goes ‘Tick Tock, and warns Hook when
the crocodile is nearby” “Oh, my God ” cried Wendy, not sure if she
really wanted to stay in Neverland after all.
Peter led Wendy, John, and Michael to his house under the woods. They
entered through a door hidden in an old tree stump. When the lost boys
saw Wendy, they shouted, “Hooray ! Will you be our mother?”
“I’m only a little girl,” Wendy answered. “I have no experience.” But
the lost boys looked so sad that she said, “I’ll do my best.”
That night Wendy tucked the boys into bed and told them the tale of Cinderella.
Life was pleasant in the cosy house under the woods.
Wendy took care of the boys, who explored the island during the day.
At night, they gathered for meals, played make – believe games, and
listened while Wendy told them stories.
One day, Peter and the children went exploring near the mermaids’
lagoon. Suddenly Peter yelled, “Pirates ! Take cover.” The boys ran
away, and Peter and Wendy hid.
Peter and Wendy could see that the pirates had tied up Tiger Lily, the
Indian princess. The pirates had left her on a rock in the lagoon.
Peter was afraid that Tiger Lily would drown when the tide came in. He
had to save her ! In a voice that sounded just like Captain Hook’s, he
shouted, “Set her free !”
“But, Captain,” the pirates yelled, “you ordered us to bring her here !”
“Let her go !’ Peter roared, still sounding like Hook. “Aye, aye,” the
pirates said, and set Tiger Lily free. She swam quickly back to the
When Captain Hook found out what had happened, he knew Peter had
tricked his pirates. Hook became furious!
That night, Wendy told the boys a story about three children who left
their parents and flew to Neverland. Their mother and father missed
them very much. The children loved Neverland, but they never forgot
“Did they ever go back?” the lost boys asked.
“Oh, yes,” Wendy replied. “They flew home to their mummy and daddy,
and everyone was happy.”
The story made Wendy, John, and Michael homesick. They decided to fly
home the next morning. “If you come back with us,” Wendy told the lost
boys, I’m sure our mother and father would adopt you.”
“Hooray !” shouted the boys, jumping with joy.
Wendy asked Peter if he and Tinker Bell would come home with them too.
But Peter didn’t want to live where grown-ups could tell him what to
Peter was sad that his friends were leaving. Still, he wanted the
children to arrive home safely, so he asked Tinker Bell to guide them
on their trip.
Early the next morning, Tinker Bell and the children left the house
under the woods. But Captain Hook’s pirates were hiding nearby. They
captured all the children, tied them up, and marched them towards the
Tinker Bell escaped, and hurried back to tell Peter what had happened.
“It’s Hook or me this time !” yelled Peter to Tinker Bell as they flew
off to save Wendy and the boys.
On the pirate’s ship, Captain Hook demanded, “Who wants to become a
pirate?” The boys shook their heads.
“Then make them walk the plank !” Hook roared. The boys tried to look
brave, but they were afraid.
Suddenly, they heard the “Tick, Tock” of the crocodile. Now it was
Captain Hook’s turn to be afraid.
But the “Tick, Tock” was only Peter, imitating the crocodile-. He flew
onto the deck and shouted, “I’ve got you now, Hook !” Captain Hook
jumped up and swung at Peter with his sword. Peter was quick, and
stepped away. He slashed at Hook with his own sword until they came
close to the edge of the ship.
Peter lunged with his sword, and Hook fell into the sea, where the
crocodile was waiting for him. And that was the end of Captain Hook.
When Peter was certain that Hook was gone forever, he and Tinker Bell
set off for London with Wendy and the boys.
Wendy’s parents were happy to see their children again. Mr. and Mrs.
Darling hugged Wendy, John, and Michael, and agreed to adopt the lost
boys. They asked Peter to stay with them also, but he said, “I’m going
to stay in Neverland where I never have to grow up.”
“Goodbye then, Peter. We’ll miss you,” everyone called. Peter Pan and
Tinker Bell waved goodbye and flew home to Neverland.