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The Wind in the Willows

By Grahame, Kenneth

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Title: The Wind in the Willows  
Author: Grahame, Kenneth
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Language: English
Subject: Literature & thought, Literature and history, Literature & philosophy
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THE RIVER BANK. The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring cleaning his little home. First with brooms, then with dusters; then on ladders and steps and chairs, with a brush and a pail of whitewash; till he had dust in his throat and eyes, and splashes of whitewash all over his black fur, and an aching back and weary arms. Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing. It was small wonder, then, that he suddenly flung down his brush on the floor, said `Bother!? and `O blow!? and also `Hang spring-cleaning!? and bolted out of the house without even waiting to put on his coat. Something up above was calling him imperiously, and he made for the steep little tunnel which answered in his case to the graveled carriage-drive owned by animals whose residences are nearer to the sun and air. So he scraped and scratched and scrabbled and scrooged and then he scrooged again and scrabbled and scratched and scraped, working busily with his little paws and muttering to himself, ?Up we go! Up we go!? till at last, pop! his snout came out into the sunlight, and he found himself rolling in the warm grass of a great meadow.

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CONTENTS CHAPTER I. THE RIVER BANK II. THE OPEN ROAD III. THE WILD WOOD IV. MR. BADGER V. DULCE DOMUM VI. MR. TOAD VII. THE PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN VIII. TOAD'S ADVENTURES IX. WAYFARERS ALL X. THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF TOAD XI. LIKE SUMMER TEMPESTS CAME HIS TEARS XII. THE RETURN OF ULYSSES

 

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