It was some local peeping Tom by the sound of it.
The later story, with its episode of Peeping Tom, has been evolved by later chroniclers.
Already she began to see quite plainly the little elves in their tall pointed hats, dancing down the dusky alleys, and peeping from between the bushes, and they seemed to come nearer and nearer; and she stretched her hands up towards the tree in which the doll sat and they laughed, and pointed their fingers at her.
Some were red, some white, and others were delicate pink, and they were peeping out from between the green leaves like beautiful little fairies.
With the laundry washing and the sun peeping through curtainless panes, she set out to explore the house.
One person disobeyed her proclamation, a tailor, ever afterwards known as Peeping Tom.
The wooden effigy of Peeping Tom which, since 1812, has looked out on the world from a house at the north-west corner of Hertford Street, Coventry, represents a man in armour, and was probably an image of St George.
Sometimes the tree is a mere knot peeping above the sand with a sheaf of thin branches.
Some were red, some white, and others pale pink, and they were just peeping out of the green leaves, as rosy-faced children peep out from their warm beds in wintertime before they are quite willing to get up.
Clarissa sat her chair like a queen on a throne, the toe of a red pump and a white plaster clad foot peeping out from under her long gown.
Then they began to wander merrily about searching for nuts, climbing trees, peeping curiously into the empty birds' nests, and playing hide and seek from behind the trees.
Natasha jumped on it, sank into the feather bed, rolled over to the wall, and began snuggling up the bedclothes as she settled down, raising her knees to her chin, kicking out and laughing almost inaudibly, now covering herself up head and all, and now peeping at her mother.
When on the watch for prey the spider slightly raises the lid and, peeping through the chink, darts like a flash upon any beetle or fly that unwittingly passes within reach.
Both were as anxious as I to hear the results of Howie's attempt to visit the Vermont bike-riding peeping Tom.