"Peter Pan first appeared in a section of 'The Little White Bird', a 1902 novel written by JM Barrie for adults.
The character's best-known adventure debuted on 27 December 1904, in the stage play 'Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up'. The play was adapted and expanded somewhat as a novel, published in 1911 as 'Peter and Wendy' (later as 'Peter Pan and Wendy', and still later as simply 'Peter Pan').
Following the highly successful debut of the 1904 play, Barrie's publishers, Hodder and Stoughton, extracted chapters 13–18 of 'The Little White Bird' and republished them in 1906 under the title 'Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens', with the addition of illustrations by Arthur Rackham."
Sunday, May 22, 2011
"Preposterous!" cried Solomon in a rage.
The Kensington Gardens are in London..
…they stand quite still pretending to be flowers…
The fairies are exquisite dancers.
The fairies have their tiffs with the birds.
A chrysanthemum heard her..
The Serpentine is a lovely lake..
They will certainly mischief you.
Old Mr. Salford was a crab-apple of an old gentleman..
They all tickled him on the shoulder.
When her Majesty wants to know the time.
Put his strange case before old Solomon Caw.
If the bad ones among the fairies happen to be out..
When he heard Peter's voice..
Posted by peacay at 11:18 pm