Perhaps the most surprising thing he found was a perambulator
. It was under a lime-tree, near the entrance to the Fairy Queen's Winter Palace (which is within the circle of the seven Spanish chestnuts), and Peter approached it warily, for the birds had never mentioned such things to him.
A short-frocked edition of Charles also regards them placidly; a perambulator
edition is squeaking; a third edition is expected shortly.
ONE morning Lucinda and Jane had gone out for a drive in the doll's perambulator
. There was no one in the nursery, and it was very quiet.
Both stood bending over a perambulator
with a green umbrella.
And then there is the wild chase after it, accompanied by an excitable small dog, who thinks it is a game, and in the course of which you are certain to upset three or four innocent children--to say nothing of their mothers--butt a fat old gentleman on to the top of a perambulator
, and carom off a ladies' seminary into the arms of a wet sweep.
Lower down was a nurse girl wheeling a perambulator
and leading a second child by the hand.
They abused her goodness, I'm sorry to say, and while they walked in the lanes, they stood the perambulator
alone in a field where there was a bull.
Thus, if you leave your empty perambulator
under the trees and watch from a distance, you will see the birds boarding it and hopping about from pillow to blanket in a twitter of excitement; they are trying to find out how babyhood would suit them.
Not one, I fancy," he added, "like me - not one condemned to pass their days in a perambulator
. You are a fine fellow, Gerald - a regular Fentolin.
Mr Vladimir, jumping up amazed from the depths of the arm-chair, looked over his shoulder; and below, across the courtyard of the Embassy, well beyond the open gate, could be seen the broad back of a policeman watching idly the gorgeous perambulator
of a wealthy baby being wheeled in state across the Square.
"Now, by the five corners of my beard!" shouted the Pharisee, who belonged to the sect called The Dashers (that little knot of saints whose manner of dashing and lacerating the feet against the pavement was long a thorn and a reproach to less zealous devotees-a stumbling-block to less gifted perambulators
)--"by the five corners of that beard which, as a priest, I am forbidden to shave !-have we lived to see the day when a blaspheming and idolatrous upstart of Rome shall accuse us of appropriating to the appetites of the flesh the most holy and consecrated elements?
She had always thought children important, however, and the Darlings had become acquainted with her in Kensington Gardens, where she spent most of her spare time peeping into perambulators
, and was much hated by careless nursemaids, whom she followed to their homes and complained of to their mistresses.