Chapter 16 The Return Home
Chapter 16 The Return Home Summary
For a while the boys and Wendy ride around on Hook’s ship pretending to be pirates. Peter takes on the role of captain and imitates Captain Hook.
The narrator talks to the reader and says he would like to tell the Darling parents that their children are on the way home, but he doesn’t want to spoil the surprise. The narrator likes Mrs. Darling the best of all the characters.
Mr. Darling feels that he is responsible for his children leaving home because he was the one who sent Nana out in the yard. Mr. Darling lets Nana stay in the house while he stays in the kennel. Mr. Darling even goes to work in the kennel. At first everyone thinks this is strange. After a while everyone thinks Mr. Darling is brave, and he is respected because of the love he has for his children.
One evening Mr. Darling comes home. He asks his wife to close the window because he is cold. She refuses. He then asks her to play the piano. Mrs. Darling goes into the room next to the nursery to play.
Peter and Tinker Bell fly into the Darling home. Peter closes the window, so when the Darling children arrive they will think they are not loved and will return to Neverland with him. Then Peter sees Mrs. Darling crying. Her kiss has just about dried up. He feels sorry for her, so he opens the window back up.
The Darling children arrive. Wendy tells John and Michael to get into bed, so when their mother comes in it will be like old times. When Mrs. Darling sees her children, she thinks she is dreaming. The children then speak to Mrs. Darling. She still thinks this is a dream. Finally the children rush to her, and she realizes her children are back home. Peter sadly watches the whole thing from the window.
Chapter 16 The Return Home Printables
This free pdf file contains three printable practice worksheets:
- Vocabulary Practice with lull & remorse
- Comprehension Questions for Chapter 16
- Constructive Response Writing Question [Theme]
You can get the file here.