Chapter 13 Summary
As each one of the boys climbs out out of his tree, the pirates grab them. The boys are tied and gagged. Wendy is the last to come up. Hook treats her politely because he envisions her becoming the pirates’ mother.
The pirates place the boys inside Wendy’s little house. Four pirates heave the house up on their shoulders and carry the little house to their ship.
While tying up the boys, the pirates have a difficult time with Slightly because he is larger than the other boys. Hook thinks his tree opening may be large enough for a man to climb down. Hook is correct.
Hook climbs down Slightly’s tree and sees Peter sleeping on the bed. In his peaceful sleep, Hook can see Peter’s baby teeth. Hook is almost moved by this sight to leave Peter alone, but then he remembers how Peter’s arrogance has haunted him.
When Hook is unable to unlatch Slightly’s door to reach Peter, he decides to put poison in Peter’s medicine. Thinking that is the end of Peter, Hook leaves.
Peter is awakened a few minutes later by Tinker Bell. She had overheard Hook bragging about what he had done. Peter does not believe Tinker Bell and decides he will take his medicine to please Wendy before he goes after the boys. Tinker Bell beats Peter too the medicine and drinks it all down. She starts to die. Peter tells children everywhere who are dreaming about Neverland to clap if they believe in fairies. So many children clap that Wendy becomes well.
Peter heads into the woods on the trail of the boys. He thinks he can not fly because he will disturb the wild birds who will make enough noise to alert the pirates. Walking through the woods is slow, but Peter is determined. He says, “It’s Hook or me this time.”
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