one girl is more use than twenty boys.
 J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan (1911). copy citation

Author J. M. Barrie
Source Peter Pan
Topic usefulness boys girls
Date 1911
Language English


“To induce her to look up he pretended to be going away, and when this failed he sat on the end of the bed and tapped her gently with his foot. "Wendy," he said, "don't withdraw. I can't help crowing, Wendy, when I'm pleased with myself." Still she would not look up, though she was listening eagerly. "Wendy," he continued, in a voice that no woman has ever yet been able to resist, "Wendy, one girl is more use than twenty boys." Now Wendy was every inch a woman, though there were not very many inches, and she peeped out of the bed-clothes. "Do you really think so, Peter?" "Yes, I do." "I think it's perfectly sweet of you," she declared, "and I'll get up again," and she sat with him on the side of the bed.” source

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