"All complete!" "It's only my way, you know. Now what will you take? Hardly regarding it, they turned to resume their conversation, when in an instant (as it seemed) the peaceful scene was changed, and with a blast of wind and a whirl of sound that made them jump for the nearest ditch. wailed like an uneasy animal in pain. "There's Toad Hall," said the Rat; "and that creek on the left, where the notice-board says, 'Private. RATTY,' said the Mole suddenly, one bright summer morning, 'if you please, I want to ask you a favour.' He led the way to the stable-yard accordingly, the Rat following with a most mistrustful expression; and there, drawn out of the coach-house into the open, they saw a gipsy caravan, shining with newness, painted a canary-yellow picked out with green, and red wheels. "He must be a very nice animal," observed the Mole, as he got into the boat and took the sculls, while the Rat settled himself comfortably in the stern. "Glorious, stirring sight!" "You're getting on fairly well, though you splash a good bit still. Hardly regarding it, they turned to resume their conversation, when in an instant (as it seemed) the peaceful scene was changed, and with a blast of wind and a whirl of sound that made them jump for the nearest ditch. I owe it all to you, my best of friends!". Naturally a voluble animal, and always mastered by his imagination, he painted the prospects of the trip and the joys of the open life and the roadside in such glowing colours that the Mole could hardly sit in his chair for excitement. The Rat was sitting on the river bank, singing a little song. Rat was correct about the difficulty, though, and the boat flips over. boating!" Here to-day—in next week to-morrow! I want you badly—both of you. Swifts whirl and call— ", Late in the evening, tired and happy and miles from home, they drew up on a remote common far from habitations, turned the horse loose to graze, and ate their simple supper sitting on the grass by the side of the cart. Sheer waste of time, that's what it is. Certainly more entertaining than reading a standard textbook on the subject ,the author uses the characters as a diversion from the semi- serious analysis that goes on as Toad progresses through his counselling experience. It'll take time, but it's not quite a hopeless smash. O my!". Somehow, it soon seemed taken for granted by all three of them that the trip was a settled thing; and the Rat, though still unconvinced in his mind, allowed his good-nature to over-ride his personal objections. Writing a Fiction Summary: The Wind in the Willows Learn a fun reading strategy and use an excerpt from a classic children’s novel to practice writing fiction summaries. In this chapter Toad shows the folly of living for the unbounded pursuit of material goods as a means to power and prestige. A careful inspection showed them that, even if they succeeded in righting it by themselves, the cart would travel no longer. Villages skipped, towns and cities jumped—always somebody else's horizon! The Return of Ulysses. "How kind of you!" Toad boasts that he has the nicest house in the neighborhood. Never mind him. Let's be sensible. ", "Why, certainly," said the good-natured Rat, jumping to his feet and dismissing poetry from his mind for the day. ", "I beg your pardon," said the Rat slowly, as he chewed a straw, "but did I overhear you say something about 'we,' and 'start,' and 'this afternoon'? "I was just going to send a boat down the river for you, Ratty, with strict orders that you were to be fetched up here at once, whatever you were doing. 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