Stars are beautiful, but they may not take an active part in anything, they must just look on for ever.
It is a punishment put on them for something they did so long ago that no star now knows what it was.
So the older ones have become glassy-eyed and seldom speak (winking is the star language), but the little ones still wonder.
They are not really friendly to Peter, who had a mischievous way of stealing up behind them and trying to blow them out;
but they are so fond of fun that they were on his side to-night,
and anxious to get the grown-ups out of the way.
So as soon as the door of 27 closed on Mr. and Mrs. Darling
there was a commotion in the firmament,
and the smallest
of all the stars in the Milky Way
Text from J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan (p. 18). Neeland Media LLC. Kindle Edition (2004-03-30).
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