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Peter Pan
JM Barrie
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"What's your name ? he asked.
"Wendy Moira Angela Darling," she replied with some satisfaction. "What's your name ?"
"Peter Pan."
She was already sure that he must be Peter, but it did seem a comparatively short name.
"Is that all ?"
"I'm so sorry," said Wendy Moira Angela.
"It doesn't matter," Peter Gulped.
She asked where he lived.

"Second to the right," sais Peter, "and then straight on till the morning.
"What a funny adress !"
Peter had a sinking. For the first time he felt that perhaps it was a funny adress.
"No it isn't," he said.

Drôle ? Drôle ? Pas tant que ça !
"I mean," wendy said nicely, remembering that she was hostess, "is that what they put on the letters ?"
He wished she had not mentionned letters.
"Don't get any letters," he said contemptuously.
"But your mother get letters ?"
"Don't have a mother," he said. Not only had no mother, but he had not the sightest desire to have one. He thought them very overrated personns. Wendy, however, felt at once that she was in a presence of a tragedy.

....
Peter pense-t-il vraiment que les mamans sont des personnes surestimées ???
En fait, Peter Pan a une grande tristesse en lui !


"You see Wendy, when the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke in thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies."
Tedious talk this, but being a stay-at home she liked it.
"And so," he went on good-naturedly, "there ought to be one fairy for every boy and girl."
"Ought to be ? Isn't there ?"
"No. You see children know such a lot know, they soon don't believe in fairies, and every time a child says, 'I don't believe in fairies', there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead."

J'adore ce texte ! Et là, le refrain de la chanson de Kate Bush "In search of Peter Pan"

Second star on the right,
Straight on 'til morning.
Second star on the right,
Straight on 'til morning.
Second star on the right,
Straight on 'til morning.



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