Clasics in Ñspel: PETER PAN by J M Barrie – Chapter 5

Fīlñ ɖt Pītr wz on hiz we bac, ɖ Neṿland hd agn wouc intu lîf. W òt t yz ɖ plūprfict n se wecnd, bt wouc z betr n wz olwz yzd bî Pītr.

In hiz absns ʈñz r yẓ́li qayt on ɖ îḷnd. Ɖ fẹriz tec an aur longr in ɖ mornñ, ɖ bīsts atnd t ɖer yuñ, ɖ redscinz fīd heṿli fr six dez n nîts, n ẃn pîṛts n lost bôz mīt ɖe mirli bît ɖer ʈumz at ć uɖr. Bt wɖ ɖ cmñ v Pītr, hu hets leʈ̇ji, ɖe r undr we agn: f y pt yr ir t ɖ grǎnd nǎ, y wd hír ɖ hol îḷnd siɖñ wɖ lîf.

On ɖs īvnñ, ɖ ćīf forsz v ɖ îḷnd wr dspozd az foloz. Ɖ lost bôz wr ǎt lcñ fr Pītr, ɖ pîṛts wr ǎt lcñ fr ɖ lost bôz, ɖ redscinz wr ǎt lcñ fr ɖ pîṛts, n ɖ bīsts wr ǎt lcñ fr ɖ redscinz. Ɖe wr gwñ rnd n rnd ɖ îḷnd, bt ɖe dd nt mīt bcz ol wr gwñ at ɖ sem ret.

Ol wontd blud xpt ɖ bôz, hu lîct it az a rūl, bt tnît wr ǎt t grīt ɖer captin. Ɖ bôz on ɖ îḷnd vẹri, v cors, in numbrz, acordñ az ɖe gt cild n so on; n ẃn ɖe sīm t b growñ p, ẃć z agnst ɖ rūlz, Pītr ʈinz ɖm ǎt; bt at ɖs tîm ɖr wr six v ɖm, cǎntñ ɖ twinz az tū. Let s pritnd t lî hir amñ ɖ śŭgrcen n woć ɖm az ɖe stìl bî in sngl fîl, ć wɖ hiz hand on hiz dagr.

Ɖe r fbidn bî Pītr t lc in ɖ līst lîc him, n ɖe wer ɖ scinz v ɖ berz slein bî ɖmslvz, in ẃć ɖe r so rǎnd n fŕi ɖt ẃn ɖe fōl ɖe rol. Ɖe hv ɖrfr bcm vri śr-fŭtd.

Ɖ frst t pas z Tūtlz, nt ɖ līst brev bt ɖ most unforćṇt v ol ɖt gaḷnt band. H hd bn in fywr advnćrz ɖn eni v ɖm, bcz ɖ big ʈñz constntli hapnd jst ẃn h hd stept rnd ɖ cornr; ol wd b qayt, h wd tec ɖ oṗtyṇti v gwñ of t gaɖr a fy stics fr fîrwŭd, n ɖen ẃn h rtrnd ɖ uɖrz wd b swīpñ p ɖ blud. Ɖs il-luc hd gvn a jntl meḷnc̣li t hiz cǎntinns, bt instd v sǎrñ hiz nećr hd swītnd it, so ɖt h wz qt ɖ humblist v ɖ bôz. Pur cînd Tūtlz, ɖr z denjr in ɖ er fr y tnît. Tec cer lest an advnćr z nǎ ofrd y, ẃć, f axptd, wl plunj y in dīpist wo. Tūtlz, ɖ fẹri Tnc, hu z bnt on misćif ɖs nît z lcñ fr a tūl, n ś ʈncs y r ɖ most īẓli trict v ɖ bôz. Bwer Tncr Bel.

Wd ɖt h cd hír s, bt w r nt riyli on ɖ îḷnd, n h pasz bî, bîtñ hiz nuclz.

Nxt cmz Nibz, ɖ ge n deḅner, foloud bî Slîtli, hu cuts ẃislz ǎt v ɖ triz n dansz xtaticli t hiz ǒn tynz. Slîtli z ɖ most cnsitd v ɖ bôz. H ʈncs h rmembrz ɖ dez bfr h wz lost, wɖ ɖer manrz n custmz, n ɖs hz gvn hiz nǒz an ofnsiv tilt. Crli z forʈ; h z a picl, n so ofn hz h hd t dlivr p hiz prsn ẃn Pītr sd strnli, “Stand fʈ ɖ wn hu dd ɖs ʈñ,” ɖt nǎ at ɖ cmand h standz fʈ ōṭmaticli ẃɖr h hz dn it or nt. Last cm ɖ Twinz, hu canot b dscrîbd bcz w śd b śr t b dscrîbñ ɖ roñ wn. Pītr nvr qt ń ẃt twinz wr, n hiz band wr nt alaud t nǒ enʈñ h dd nt nǒ, so ɖz tū wr olwz veg abt ɖmslvz, n dd ɖer bst t gv saṭsfax́n bî cīpñ clos tgɖr in an apoḷjetic sort v we.

Ɖ bôz vaniś in ɖ glūm, n aftr a pōz, bt nt a loñ pōz, fr ʈñz g briscli on ɖ îḷnd, cm ɖ pîṛts on ɖer trac. W hír ɖm bfr ɖe r sìn, n it z olwz ɖ sem dredfl soñ:

Avast b’le, yo-hǒ, hīv t,
Apîṛtñ w g,
N f w’r partd bî a śot
W’r śr t mīt b’lo!

A mor viḷṇs-lcñ lot nvr huñ in a ro on X’kśn doc. Hir, a litl in advans, evr n agn wɖ hiz hed t ɖ grǎnd liṣnñ, hiz gret armz bér, pìsz v et in hiz irz az orṇmnts, z ɖ hansm Itałn Cecco, hu cut hiz nem in letrz v blud on ɖ bac v ɖ guvnr v ɖ prizn at Gǎ. Ɖt jîgantic blac bhnd him hz hd mni nemz sins h dropt ɖ wn wɖ ẃć dusci muɖrz stl teṛfî ɖer ćildṛn on ɖ bancs v ɖ Guadjo-mo. Hir z Bil Jūcs, evri inć v him ttùd, ɖ sem Bil Jūcs hu got six duzn on ɖ Wōlṛs fṛm Flint bfr h wd drop ɖ bag v môdorz; n Ccsn, sd t b Blac Mrfi’z bruɖr (bt ɖs wz nvr pruvd), n Jntlmn Starci, wns an uśr in a public scūl n stl denti in hiz wez v cilñ; n Scîlîts (Morgn’z Scîlîts); n ɖ Îriś boṣn Smi, an odli jīńl man hu stabd, so t spīc, wɖt ofns, n wz ɖ onli Noncnformist in Hc’s cru; n Nūdlr, huz handz wr fixt on bcwdz; n Roḅt Mulinz n Alf Mesn n mni anɖr rufịn loñ noun n fird on ɖ Spaniś Mên.

In ɖ mdst v ɖm, ɖ blacist n larjist in ɖt darc setñ, rclînd Jemz Hc, or az h rout himslf, Jas Hc, v hūm it z sd h wz ɖ onli man ɖt ɖ Sī Cc fird. H le at hiz īz in a ruf ćarịt drwn n pṛpeld bî hiz men, n instd v a rît hand h hd ɖ ayn hc wɖ ẃć evr n anon h incurijd ɖm t incris ɖer pes. Az dogz ɖs teṛbl man trītd n adrest ɖm, n az dogz ɖe obeid him. In prsn h wz cdavṛs n blac̣vîzd, n hiz her wz drest in loñ crlz, ẃć at a litl distns lct lîc blac candlz, n gev a snğlrli ʈreṭnñ xpreśn t hiz hansm cǎntinns. Hiz îz wr v ɖ blu v ɖ fget-m-nt, n v a pṛfǎnd meḷnc̣li, sev ẃn h wz plunjñ hiz hc intu y, at ẃć tîm tū red spots apird in ɖm n lit ɖm p hoṛbli. In manr, smʈñ v ɖ grand seigneur stl cluñ t him, so ɖt h īvn ript y p wɖ an er, n I hv bn tld ɖt h wz a racontŕ v rpyt. H wz nvr mor sinistr ɖn ẃn h wz most p’lît, ẃć z probbli ɖ truist tst v brīdñ; n ɖ eligns v hiz dix́n, īvn ẃn h wz swẹrñ, no les ɖn ɖ dstñśn v hiz dmīnr, śoud him wn v a difṛnt cast fṛm hiz cru. A man v indomitbl curij, it wz sd ɖt ɖ onli ʈñ h śaid at wz ɖ sît v hiz ǒn blud, ẃć wz ʈic n v an unyźl culr. In dres h smẃt ept ɖ atîr asośietd wɖ ɖ nem v Ćarlz II, hvñ hŕd it sd in sm rlịr pirịd v hiz c’rir ɖt h bòr a strenj rzmbḷns t ɖ il-fetd Stywrts; n in hiz mǎʈ h hd a holdr v hiz ǒn cntrîvns ẃć inebld him t smoc tū sgarz at wns. Bt undǎtidli ɖ grimist part v him wz hiz ayn clw.

Let s nǎ cil a pîṛt, t śo Hc’s meʈ̇d. Scîlîts wl d. Az ɖe pas, Scîlîts lrćz clumẓli agnst him, ruḟlñ hiz lês colr; ɖ hc śūts fʈ, ɖr z a tẹrñ sǎnd n wn scrīć, ɖen ɖ bodi z cict asd, n ɖ pîṛts pas on. H hz nt īvn tecn ɖ sgarz fṛm hiz mǎʈ.

Sć z ɖ teṛbl man agnst hūm Pītr Pan z pitd. Ẃć wl win?

On ɖ trel v ɖ pîṛts, stìlñ nôzlisli dǎn ɖ worpaʈ, ẃć z nt viẓbl t inixpirịnst îz, cm ɖ redscinz, evrwn v ɖm wɖ hiz îz pīld. Ɖe cari toṃhōcs n nîvz, n ɖer necid bodiz glīm wɖ pent n ôl. Struñ arnd ɖm r scalps, v bôz az wel az v pîṛts, fr ɖz r ɖ Pic̣nini trîb, n nt t b cnfyzd wɖ ɖ softr-hartid Deḷwerz or ɖ Hyrónz. In ɖ van, on ol forz, z Gret Big Litl Panʈr, a brev v so mni scalps ɖt in hiz preznt pziśn ɖe smẃt impid hiz progres. Brññ p ɖ rir, ɖ ples v gretist denjr, cmz Tîgr Lili, prǎdli irect, a prinsis in hr ǒn rît. Ś z ɖ most bytifl v dusci Dîanaz n ɖ bél v ɖ Pic̣niniz, ccétiś, cold n amṛs bî trnz; ɖr z nt a brev hu wd nt hv ɖ weẉd ʈñ t wîf, bt ś stevz of ɖ ōltr wɖ a haćit. Obzrv hǎ ɖe pas ovr fōḷn twigz wɖt mcñ ɖ slîtist nôz. Ɖ onli sǎnd t b hŕd z ɖer smẃt hevi briɖñ. Ɖ fact z ɖt ɖe r ol a litl fat jst nǎ aftr ɖ hevi gorjñ, bt in tîm ɖe wl wrc ɖs of. Fr ɖ momnt, hvr, it consttyts ɖer ćīf denjr.

Ɖ redscinz dis’pir az ɖe hv cm lîc śadoz, n sn ɖer ples z tecn bî ɖ bīsts, a gret n motli pṛseśn: laynz, tîgrz, berz, n ɖ ińmṛbl smōlr savij ʈñz ɖt fli fṛm ɖm, fr evri cnd v bīst, n, mor ptiklrli, ol ɖ man ītrs, liv ćīc bî jǎl on ɖ fevrd îḷnd. Ɖer tuñz r haññ ǎt, ɖe r hungri tnît.

Ẃn ɖe hv pást, cmz ɖ last figr v ol, a jîgantic croc̣dîl. W śl si fr hūm ś z lcñ prezntli.

Ɖ croc̣dîl pasz, bt sn ɖ bôz apir agn, fr ɖ pṛseśn mst cntiny indefiṇtli untl wn v ɖ partiz stops or ćenjz its pes. Ɖen qcli ɖe wl b on top v ć uɖr.

Ol r cīpñ a śarp lc-ǎt in frunt, bt nn sspcts ɖt ɖ denjr me b crīpñ p fṛm bhnd. Ɖs śoz hǎ riyl ɖ îḷnd wz.

Ɖ frst t fōl ǎt v ɖ muvñ srcl wz ɖ bôz. Ɖe fluñ ɖmslvz dǎn on ɖ sword, clos t ɖer unḍgrǎnd hom.

“I d wś Pītr wd cm bac,” evrwn v ɖm sd nrṿsli, ɖo in hît n stl mor in bredʈ ɖe wr ol larjr ɖn ɖer captin.

“I am ɖ onli wn hu z nt afreid v ɖ pîṛts,” Slîtli sd, in ɖ ton ɖt privntd hiz biyñ a jenṛl feṿrit; bt phps sm distnt sǎnd dstrbd him, fr h add hesṭli, “bt I wś h wd cm bac, n tel s ẃɖr h hz hŕd enʈñ mor abt Sinḍrela.”

Ɖe tōct v Sinḍrela, n Tūtlz wz confidnt ɖt hiz muɖr mst hv bn vri lîc hr.

It wz onli in Pītr’z absns ɖt ɖe cd spīc v muɖrz, ɖ subjict biyñ fbidn bî him az sili.

“Ol I rmembr abt mî muɖr,” Nibz tld ɖm, “z ɖt ś ofn sd t mî faɖr, ‘Ǒ, hǎ I wś I hd a ćéc bc v mî ǒn!’ I d’nt nǒ ẃt a ćéc bc z, bt I śd jst luv t gv mî muɖr wn.”

Ẃl ɖe tōct ɖe hŕd a distnt sǎnd. Y or I, nt biyñ wîld ʈñz v ɖ wŭdz, wd hv hŕd nʈñ, bt ɖe hŕd it, n it wz ɖ grim soñ:

Yo hǒ, yo hǒ, ɖ pîṛtlîf,
Ɖ flag ’ scul n bonz,
A meri aur, a hmpn rop,
N hé fr Devi Jǒnz.

At wns ɖ lost bôz—bt ẃr r ɖe? Ɖe r no longr ɖr. Rabits cd nt hv dis’pird mor qcli.

I wl tel y ẃr ɖe r. Wɖ ɖ xpśn v Nibz, hu hz dartd awe t rec̣nôtr, ɖe r olrdi in ɖer hom undr ɖ grǎnd, a vri dlîtfl rezidns v ẃć w śl si a gd dīl prezntli. Bt hǎ hv ɖe rīćt it? fr ɖr z no entṛns t b sìn, nt so mć az a larj ston, ẃć f rold awe, wd dscloz ɖ mǎʈ v a cev. Lc closli, hvr, n y me not ɖt ɖr r hir sevn larj triz, ć wɖ a houl in its holo trunc az larj az a bô. Ɖz r ɖ sevn entṛnsz t ɖ hom undr ɖ grǎnd, fr ẃć Hc hz bn srćñ in ven ɖz mni mūnz. Wl h fînd it tnît?Az ɖ pîṛts advanst, ɖ qc î v Starci sîtd Nibz dis’pirñ ʈru ɖ wŭd, n at wns hiz pistl flaśt ǎt. Bt an ayn clw gript hiz śoldr.

“Captin, let g!” h craid, rîɖñ.

Nǎ fr ɖ frst tîm w hír ɖ vôs v Hc. It wz a blac vôs. “Pt bac ɖt pistl frst,” it sd ʈreṭnñli.

“It wz wn v ɖoz bôz y het. I cd hv śot him ded.”

“Ai, n ɖ sǎnd wd hv bròt Tîgr Lili’z redscinz upn s. D y wont t lūz yr scalp?”

“Śl I aftr him, Captin,” asct pʈetic Smi, “n ticl him wɖ Joni Corcscru?” Smi hd pleznt nemz fr evrʈñ, n hiz cutḷs wz Joni Corcscru, bcz h wigld it in ɖ wūnd. Wn cd mnśn mni luṿbl trets in Smi. Fr instns, aftr cilñ, it wz hiz specṭclz h wîpt instd v hiz wepn.

“Joni’z a sîḷnt felo,” h rmîndd Hc.

“Nt nǎ, Smi,” Hc sd darcli. “H z onli wn, n I wont t misćif ol ɖ sevn. Scatr n lc fr ɖm.”

Ɖ pîṛts dis’pird amñ ɖ triz, n in a momnt ɖer Captin n Smi wr alon. Hc hīvd a hevi sai, n I nǒ nt ẃ it wz, phps it wz bcz v ɖ soft byti v ɖ īvnñ, bt ɖr cem ovr him a dzîr t cnfîd t hiz feʈfl boṣn ɖ stori v hiz lîf. H spouc loñ n rṇstli, bt ẃt it wz ol abt Smi, hu wz rɖr stypid, dd nt nǒ in ɖ līst.

Anon h còt ɖ wrd Pītr.

“Most v ol,” Hc wz seyñ paśṇtli, “I wont ɖer captin, Pītr Pan. ‘Tẉz h cut of mî arm.” H brandiśt ɖ hc ʈreṭnñli. “I’v wêtd loñ t śec hiz hand wɖ ɖs. Ǒ, I’l ter him!”

“N yt,” sd Smi, “I hv ofn hŕd y se ɖt hc wz wrʈ a scor v handz, fr comñ ɖ her n uɖr homli ysz.”

“Ai,” ɖ captin ansrd, “f I wz a muɖr I wd pre t hv mî ćildṛn born wɖ ɖs instd v ɖt,” n h cast a lc v prîd upn hiz ayn hand n wn v scorn upn ɖ uɖr. Ɖen agn h frǎnd.

“Pītr fluñ mî arm,” h sd, winsñ, “t a croc̣dîl ɖt hapnd t b pasñ bî.”

“I hv ofn,” sd Smi, “notist yr strenj dred v croc̣dîlz.”

“Nt v croc̣dîlz,” Hc c’rectd him, “bt v ɖt wn croc̣dîl.” H lowrd hiz vôs. “It lîct mî arm so mć, Smi, ɖt it hz foloud m evr sins, fṛm sī t sī n fṛm land t land, licñ its lips fr ɖ rest v m.”

“In a we,” sd Smi, “it’s sort v a complimnt.”

“I wont no sć complimnts,” Hc barct petyḷntli. “I wont Pītr Pan, hu frst gev ɖ brūt its test fr m.”

H sat dǎn on a larj muśrum, n nǎ ɖr wz a qivr in hiz vôs. “Smi,” h sd husc̣li, “ɖt croc̣dîl wd hv hd m bfr ɖs, bt bî a luci ćans it swoloud a cloc ẃć gz tíc tíc insd it, n so bfr it cn rīć m I hír ɖ tíc n bolt.” H laft, bt in a holo we.

“Sm de,” sd Smi, “ɖ cloc wl run dǎn, n ɖen h’l gt y.”

Hc wetd hiz drî lips. “Ai,” h sd, “ɖt’s ɖ fir ɖt hōnts m.”

Sins sitñ dǎn h hd flt krịsli worm. “Smi,” h sd, “ɖs sīt z hot.” H jumt p. “Odz bobz, hamr n toñz I’m brnñ.”

Ɖe xamind ɖ muśrum, ẃć wz v a sîz n s’lidti uņoun on ɖ mênḷnd; ɖe traid t pl it p, n it cem awe at wns in ɖer handz, fr it hd no rūt. Strenjr stl, smoc bgan at wns t asnd. Ɖ pîṛts lct at ć uɖr. “A ćimni!” ɖe bʈ xclemd.

Ɖe hd indd dscuvrd ɖ ćimni v ɖ hom undr ɖ grǎnd. It wz ɖ custm v ɖ bôz t stop it wɖ a muśrum ẃn eṇmiz wr in ɖ nebrhd.

Nt onli smoc cem ǎt v it. Ɖr cem olso ćildṛn’z vôsz, fr so sef dd ɖ bôz fīl in ɖer hîdñples ɖt ɖe wr gêli ćaṭrñ. Ɖ pîṛts lisnd grimli, n ɖen rplest ɖ muśrum. Ɖe lct arnd ɖm n notd ɖ houlz in ɖ sevn triz.

“Dd y hír ɖm se Pītr Pan’z fṛm hom?” Smi ẃisprd, fiɉtñ wɖ Joni Corcscru.

Hc nodd. H std fr a loñ tîm lost in ʈt, n at last a crḍlñ smîl lit p hiz sworɖi fes. Smi hd bn wêtñ fr it. “Unrip yr plan, captin,” h craid īgrli.

“T rtrn t ɖ śip,” Hc rplaid slǒli ʈru hiz tīʈ, “n cc a larj rić cec v a joli ʈicnis wɖ grīn śŭgr on it. Ɖr cn b bt wn rūm b’lo, fr ɖr z bt wn ćimni. Ɖ sili molz hd nt ɖ sns t si ɖt ɖe dd nt nīd a dor apis. Ɖt śoz ɖe hv no muɖr. W wl līv ɖ cec on ɖ śor v ɖ Mrmeidz’ Lgūn. Ɖz bôz r olwz swimñ abt ɖr, pleyñ wɖ ɖ mrmeidz. Ɖe wl fînd ɖ cec n ɖe wl gobl it p, bcz, hvñ no muɖr, ɖe d’nt nǒ hǎ denjṛs ’tiz t īt rić damp cec.” H brst intu laftr, nt holo laftr nǎ, bt onist laftr. “Ahā, ɖe wl dî.”

Smi hd lisnd wɖ growñ adṃreśn.

“It’s ɖ wic̣dist, pritiist poḷsi evr I hŕd v!” h craid, n in ɖer xlteśn ɖe danst n sañ:

Avast, b’le, ẃn I apir,
Bî fir ɖ’r oṿtc;
Nòt’s left upn yr bonz ẃn y
Hv śecn clwz wɖ Hc.

Ɖe bgan ɖ vrs, bt ɖe nvr finiśt it, fr anɖr sǎnd brouc in n stild ɖm. Ɖr wz at frst sć a tîni sǎnd ɖt a līf mt hv fōḷn on it n smuɖrd it, bt az it cem nirr it wz mor dstñt.

Tíc tíc tíc tíc!Hc std śuḍrñ, wn ft in ɖ er.

“Ɖ croc̣dîl!” h gaspt, n bǎndd awe, foloud bî hiz boṣn.

It wz indd ɖ croc̣dîl. It hd pást ɖ redscinz, hu wr nǎ on ɖ trel v ɖ uɖr pîṛts. It ūzd on aftr Hc.

Wns mor ɖ bôz imrjd intu ɖ opn; bt ɖ denjrz v ɖ nît wr nt yt ovr, fr prezntli Nibz ruśt breʈlis intu ɖer mdst, psyd bî a pac v wlvz. Ɖ tuñz v ɖ psywrz wr haññ ǎt; ɖ beyñ v ɖm wz hoṛbl.

“Sev m, sev m!” craid Nibz, fōlñ on ɖ grǎnd.

“Bt ẃt cn w d, ẃt cn w d?”

It wz a hî complimnt t Pītr ɖt at ɖt dîr momnt ɖer ʈts trnd t him.

“Ẃt wd Pītr d?” ɖe craid simlteńsli.

Olmst in ɖ sem breʈ ɖe craid, “Pītr wd lc at ɖm ʈru hiz legz.”

N ɖen, “Let s d ẃt Pītr wd d.”

It z qt ɖ most s’xesfl we v dfayñ wlvz, n az wn bô ɖe bnt n lct ʈru ɖer legz. Ɖ nxt momnt z ɖ loñ wn, bt vicṭri cem qcli, fr az ɖ bôz advanst upn ɖm in ɖ teṛbl attyd, ɖ wlvz dropt ɖer teilz n fled.

Nǎ Nibz rouz fṛm ɖ grǎnd, n ɖ uɖrz ʈt ɖt hiz stẹrñ îz stl sw ɖ wlvz. Bt it wz nt wlvz h sw.

“I hv sìn a wundrḟlr ʈñ,” h craid, az ɖe gaɖrd rnd him īgrli. “A gret ẃît brd. It z flayñ ɖs we.”

“Ẃt cnd v a brd, d y ʈnc?”

“I d’nt nǒ,” Nibz sd, ōstruc, “bt it lcs so wiri, n az it flîz it monz, ‘Pur Wndi’.”

“Pur Wndi?”

“I rmembr,” sd Slîtli instntli, “ɖr r brdz cōld Wendiz.”

“Si, it cmz!” craid Crli, pôntñ t Wndi in ɖ hevnz.

Wndi wz nǎ olmst oṿhed, n ɖe cd hír hr plentiv crî. Bt mor dstñt cem ɖ śril vôs v Tncr Bel. Ɖ jeḷs fẹri hd nǎ cast of ol dsgîz v frendśp, n wz dartñ at hr victim fṛm evri d’rex́n, pinćñ saṿjli ć tîm ś tućt.

“Hlo, Tnc,” craid ɖ wunḍrñ bôz.

Tnc’s rplî rañ ǎt: “Pītr wonts y t śūt ɖ Wndi.”

It wz nt in ɖer nećr t qsćn ẃn Pītr ordrd. “Let s d ẃt Pītr wśz!” craid ɖ simpl bôz. “Qc, boz n aroz!”

Ol bt Tūtlz popt dǎn ɖer triz. H hd a bo n aro wɖ him, n Tnc notd it, n rubd hr litl handz.

“Qc, Tūtlz, qc,” ś scrīmd. “Pītr wl b so plizd.”

Tūtlz xîtidli fitd ɖ aro t hiz bo. “Ǎt v ɖ we, Tnc,” h śǎtd, n ɖen h fîrd, n Wndi flutrd t ɖ grǎnd wɖ an aro in hr brest.

CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

ÑSPEL

24/09/2022

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