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    #1

    When Peter was a little boy

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    When Peter was a little boy, he would steal into his father's study, where he would leaf through the thick, expensive art books.

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    #2

    Re: When Peter was a little boy

    Yes.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #3

    Re: When Peter was a little boy

    Isn't "sneaked into" more common than "stealed into"?
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #4

    Re: When Peter was a little boy

    It's more common but I've always liked this use of "to steal into".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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