|The Story of Peter Pan (Bedtime Story)|
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Peter Pan, a traditional story. Enjoy it.
Around midnight, when everyone in the house was asleep…
Wait…not so fast! Ouch! / Who is that? Peter Pan…
What? It is really?
It is! It’s Peter Pan!
Hold on tight! / Ready!
There…now your shadow can’t get away from you any more!
Thank you! Here, take this as a token of my gratitude.
Peter Pan had come from the land of fairytales, and Wendy was an ordinary girl,
but they became friends. He invited her and her brothers, John and Michael, to visit his island.
They used Tinker Bell’s golden fairy dust to help them fly.
Look, the village looks like a toy from up here!
I’m flying! Look at me! Weeee!
Finally, they arrived in Neverland.
I see you have returned! Have you missed me?
Ah! Captain Hook!
Captain Hook was a malicious pirate, who hated Peter Pan
because he had lost one of his hands in a fight with him.
Now he had a metal hook instead.
Ever since then, he had been waiting for the opportunity to get his revenge.
I will not let him get away this time! Ha ha ha! Watch him run for cover!
Ready…Aim! Aim at Peter and make sure you get him! Understood?
I won’t let you get me that easily! Ha ha ha! Hey Hook, catch me if you can!
Peter pan! It’s easy to fly around and taunt me when you’re out of reach!
Why don’t you get down here and fight like a man!
That is exactly what I intend to do!
Bring it on! Captain Hook! / Ohhh.. Peter Pan!
Captain.. Hmm.. I think it’s here..
Ah! It’s the crocodile! He’s after me!
It was the very same crocodile who had eaten Hook’s hand!
He had enjoyed his taste so much, that he had been following Hook ever since.
He had swallowed Hook’s watch along with his hand,
so it’s ticking now accompanied him wherever he went.
Meanwhile, Wendy had gotten separated from her brothers
and was flying around in search of them.
John, Michael! Where are you?
Suddenly an arrow flew towards her out of nowhere.
Oh, no! What we have done!? She isn’t a witch at all…
Look Tinker Bell, she’s just a person.
I think she’s dead. What do we do?
Of course she’s a witch! She has disguised herself as a little girl to trick us!
Why did we let Tinker Bell talk us into this!?
Wendy! What happened?
We’re sorry, we shot her down because we thought she was a witch.
That’s what Tinker Bell told us!
Tinker Bell! How could you? Why would you lie like that?
Because I hate you, Peter! You like her more than me!
Peter Pan was furious when he realized Tinker Bell’s actions had been prompted by jealousy.
You wicked, evil fairy! I never want to lay eyes on you again!
Well…I never want to see you again either!
Wendy!!! You’re alive!
Fortunately for Wendy, the arrow had only hit the acorn necklace Peter Pan had given her.
She was alright.
Oh…we are so glad her alive!
After that, Wendy stayed with the children in Peter Pan’s house.
Come, let’s have dinner everyone!
But there’s nothing on the plates!
What are they eating?
We can eat whatever we imagine! Try it!
Wendy taught the children how to read and write, and baked delightful cakes for them.
They grew to love her for her kind and caring nature.
I know I did an awful thing. but can’t Peter Pan still forgive me?
so here is what I saw.
So Wendy is staying with Peter Pan and the children?
That’s right, Captain.
If we want to take her, now is the time. Peter Pan is away from home.
Excellent! And we’ll leave him a poisoned cake before we go!
What a brilliant idea!
He will probably think Wendy had left it for him and will have some right away.
Our plan cannot fail! Peter Pan will pay for what he has done!
He’ll be sorry! / Let’s go!
Oh no, I must get to Peter first, and warn him!
Peter! Peter! Where are you?
She looked for him everywhere, but he was nowhere to be found.
I’m starving! Oh…where is everyone?
Has Wendy left me some of her cake? Ah, she knows I love her baking...it looks delicious!
Oh, Peter! No!
Tinker Bell! What are you doing? You’ve ruined Wendy’s cake!
You don’t understand, it’s poisoned!
Stop it! I don’t want to hear any more of your lies! Why would it be poisoned?
It was brought by Hook, not Wendy! Look, I will show you myself!
You must believe me. It’s Hook, he kidnapped Wendy and poisoned the cake…
Oh Tinker Bell, I am so sorry….please don’t leave me! Wake up!
As Peter Pan’s tears fell on his fading friend, something incredible occurred.
Her golden light began to glow again and she was restored to life.
Meanwhile, Captain Hook held Wendy captive.
Perhaps this crocodile will leave me be once he has tasted some of your flesh!
A splendid idea!
Over here, Peter! / Peter Pan, help please!
Let her go, you villain! Release her now!
Peter Pan!? You must have more lives than a cat! I was sure I had finally killed you!
You will not win this time!
We shall see about that!
Tinker Bell? / Wendy, please forgive me. I was awful to you before.
It’s alright, I understand.
Peter Pan’s friends and the pirates had a fierce battle, and everyone fought valiantly.
Finally, the pirates were defeated and Peter Pan hurled Hook into the ocean.
No! Help! Not you again...let me go! Help! Help!!!!
Good luck, Hook!
Peter? Tinker Bell? Where are you?
Wendy thought it had been a dream,
but then she saw Peter Pan’s acorn necklace still around her neck.
She kept that necklace with her always, waiting for Peter Pan to return and take her on another adventure.
Peter's archetypal ability is his unending youth. In Peter and Wendy, it is explained that Peter must forget his own adventures and what he learns about the world in order to stay childlike. The unauthorised prequels by Barry and Pearson attribute Peter's everlasting youth to his exposure to starstuff, a magical substance which has fallen to earth.
Peter's ability to fly is explained, but inconsistently. In The Little White Bird he is able to fly because he -- like all babies -- is part bird. In the play and novel, he teaches the Darling children to fly using a combination of "lovely wonderful thoughts" (which became "happy thoughts" in Disney's film) and fairy dust; it is unclear whether he is serious about "wonderful thoughts" being required (it was stated in the novel that this was merely a silly diversion from the fairy dust being the true source), or whether he requires the fairy dust himself. However, in Barrie's Dedication to the play Peter Pan, The boy who wouldn't grow up, the author attributes the idea of fairy dust being necessary for flight to more practical considerations:
...after the first production I had to add something to the play at the request of parents (who thus showed that they thought me the responsible person) about no one being able to fly until the fairy dust had been blown on him; so many children having gone home and tried it from their beds and needed surgical attention. - J.M. Barrie
In Hook, the adult Peter is unable to fly until he remembers his "happy thought". The ability to fly is also attributed to starstuff -- apparently the same thing as fairy dust -- in the Starcatchers prequels.
Peter has an effect on the whole of Neverland and its inhabitants when he is there. Barrie states that although Neverland appears different to every child, the island "wakes up" when Peter returns from his trip to London. In the chapter "The Mermaids' Lagoon" in the book Peter and Wendy, Barrie writes that there is almost nothing that Peter cannot do. He is a skilled swordsman, rivalling even Captain Hook, whose hand he cut off in a duel. He has remarkably keen vision and hearing. He is skilled in mimicry, copying the voice of Hook, and the tick-tock of the Crocodile. In the 2003 film, the mermaids speak by making dolphin-like noises, which Peter can both understand and speak.
In both Peter Pan and Wendy and Peter Pan in Scarlet, there are various mentions of Peter's ability to imagine things into existence, such as food, though this ability plays a more central role in Peter Pan in Scarlet. He also creates imaginary windows and doors as a kind of physical metaphor for ignoring or shunning his companions. He is said to be able to feel danger when it is near.
In Peter and Wendy, Barrie states that the Peter Pan legend Mrs Darling heard as a child was that when children died, he accompanied them part of the way to their destination so they would not be frightened; he thus resembles the Greek god Hermes in his role as a psychopomp.
In the original play, Peter states that no one must ever touch him (though he does not know why), and the stage instructions specify that no one does so throughout the play. Wendy approaches Peter to give him a "thimble" (kiss), but is prevented by Tinker Bell.