Inclined to Embonpoint
After all that, I have decided I should read “Peter Pan” – so I can acquaint myself with the “real” Tinker Bell.
The first few chapters are INSANE. Really! Have you ever read it?
I have just read the first three chapters and the children have been pretty much abducted by Peter Pan. I don’t like him so far – quite creepy – with milk teeth that he “gnashed” at Mrs Darling.
When Tinker Bell is first introduced it says:
It was a girl called Tinker Bell exquisitely gowned in a skeleton leaf , cut low and square, through which her figure could be seen to best advantage. She was slightly inclined to embonpoint.
Apparently it means chubby, stout – “in good condition”. A fat fairy? Excellent.
The first three chapters are startling. The narration is bizarre and the point of view seems to be some kind of a weird zone constructed from within the nonsense that adults tell children for the sake of a quiet life.
I’ve never seen the movie, so I don’t know what’s going to happen. Just that Captain Hook is in it, and maybe a crocodile that swallows a clock?
I guess I’ll see. Enjoying it so far. 😆