So this was the truth about mothers. The toads! ...he was so full of wrath against grown-ups, who as usual were spoiling everything, that as soon as he got inside his tree, he breathed intentionally quick short breaths at the rate of about five to a second. He did this because there was a saying in the Neverland that every time you breathe a grown-up dies; and Peter was killing them off as fast as possible. Wendy melted.