Re: The Railway Children by: E. Nesbit
As a present for Jim, the children decided to give him a wonderful supper. They were going to catch fish from the river (even though it was those older boys territory) and fry them on the stove. They had been fishing for almost an hour and caught nothing. They weren't going to give up since they knew they wanted to give Jim a present. As they fish Peter saw a fishing boat coming down the river. when it came close to the children the captain began to yell at them saying this was his fishing area. His wife, child, and the dog came out of the small building which calmed him down so he wasn't yelling as bad. Peter refused to leave so the children hid in the bushes so they could go back to fishing after the captain and his wife went into town. It didn't take long for them to anchor the boat and set up some type of bridge that allowed them the cross over the side of the river and onto land without getting wet. As the crossed the bridge Peter heard them say that they were going to the pub, so he knew they would be gone for some time.