13 augustus 2010

arthur rackham peter

“You must know that Solomon had no intention
of remaining in office all his life. He looked forward
to retiring by and by, and devoting his green old age
to a life of pleasure on a certain yew-stump in the
Figs which had taken his fancy, and for years he had
been quietly filling his stocking. It was a stocking
belonging to some bathing person which had been
cast upon the island, and at the time I speak
of it contained a hundred and eighty crumbs,
thirty-four nuts, sixteen crusts, a pen-wiper and
a boot-lace. When his stocking was full, Solomon
calculated that he would be able to retire on a competency.”

Illustration by Arthur Rackham
for Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

Written by J.M. Barrie

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Hermes zei

Rackham could really draw birds and this is one of his best surely,