who was not really hard-hearted, 'you will never be able to fly again, not even on windy days. You must live here on the island always.'
4 And never even go to the Kensington Gardens ?' Peter asked tragically.
' How could you get across ?' said Solomon. He promised very kindly, however, to teach Peter as many of the bird ways as could be learned by one of such an awkward shape.
'Then I shan't be exactly a humanV Peter asked.
' Nor exactly a bird ?'
'What shall I be?'
'You will be a Betwixt-and-Between,' Solomon said, and certainly he was a wise old fellow, for that is exactly how it turned out.
The birds on the island never got used to him. His oddities tickled them every day, as if they were quite new, though it was really the birds that were new. They