This collection of children's literature is a part of the Educational Technology Clearinghouse and is funded by various grants. The Badger, resting from his labours, leant on his stick and wiped his honest brow. The amount involved, it was true, was not very burdensome, the gipsy's valuation being admitted by local assessors to be approximately correct. But he bustled about, and so did the Rat, and soon they found some guava jelly in a glass dish, and a cold chicken, a tongue that had hardly been touched, some trifle, and quite a lot of lobster salad; and in the pantry they came upon a basketful of French rolls and any quantity of cheese, butter, and celery. At intervals he stole a glance at the Badger and the Rat, and always when he looked they were staring at each other with their mouths open; and this gave him the greatest satisfaction. remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. ', 'Excellent and deserving animal!' There was panic in the parlours and howling in the halls, 'Mole,' he said,' 'you're the best of fellows! 'But the thing had to be done. Grahame, K. (1908). cried Toad, dismayed. And then you can give them a licking a-piece, if it's any satisfaction to you, and put them out by the back-door, and we shan't see any more of THEM, I fancy. There was much talking and laughter and chaff among the animals, but through it all Toad, who of course was in the chair, looked down his nose and murmured pleasant nothings to the animals on either side of him. January 19, 2021. Mr. Toad's song!' COMPOSER. 'Mayn't I sing them just one LITTLE song?' Influenced by Badger's stoic nature, Toad shifts his personality, and acts like an adult at the party. The Badger led them along by the river for a little way, and then suddenly swung himself over the edge into a hole in the river-bank, a little above the water. Retrieved January 19, 2021, from https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/105/the-wind-in-the-willows/1810/the-return-of-ulysses/. London : Puffin Books, 1994. isbn. 'No, not ONE little song,' replied the Rat firmly, though his heart bled as he noticed the trembling lip of the poor disappointed Toad. 'Now, there's just one more thing I want you to do, Mole, before you sit down to your supper along of us; and I wouldn't trouble you only I know I can trust you to see a thing done, and I wish I could say the same of every one I know. ', 'O, I know, I know,' said the Badger gloomily. said the Badger. BY TOAD. All the animals cheered when he entered, and crowded round to congratulate him and say nice things about his courage, and his cleverness, and his fighting qualities; but Toad only smiled faintly, and murmured, 'Not at all!' He sang this very loud, with great unction and expression; and when he had done, he sang it all over again. His pleasant dream was shattered. Toad saw that he was trapped. and a terror seized him of being left behind, alone in the darkness, and he 'came on' with such a rush that he upset the Rat into the Mole and the Mole into the Badger, and for a moment all was confusion. 'Mayn't I sing them just one LITTLE song?' Toad, after due consultation with his friends, selected a handsome gold chain and locket set with pearls, which he dispatched to the gaoler's daughter with a letter that even the Badger admitted to be modest, grateful, and appreciative; and the engine-driver, in his turn, was properly thanked and compensated for all his pains and trouble. cried Toad, dismayed. —Theodore Roosevelt. 10 / 10 Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad attempt to recapture Toad Hall. Don't you chatter so much as usual, or you'll be sent back, as sure as fate!'. As soon as the meal was over, Toad thrust his paws deep into his trouser-pockets, remarked casually, 'Well, look after yourselves, you fellows! When the other animals came back to luncheon, very boisterous and breezy after a morning on the river, the Mole, whose conscience had been pricking him, looked doubtfully at Toad, expecting to find him sulky or depressed. 'No, not ONE little song,' replied the Rat firmly, though his heart bled as he noticed the trembling lip of the poor disappointed Toad. . But Toad only shook his head gently, raised one paw in mild protest, and, by pressing delicacies on his guests, by topical small-talk, and by earnest inquiries after members of their families not yet old enough to appear at social functions, managed to convey to them that this dinner was being run on strictly conventional lines. I have read it and reread it, and have come to accept the characters as old friends. and he went straight for the Chief Weasel. Then he took to giggling in a shy, self-conscious manner. . Then the Mole pulled his chair up to the table, and pitched into the cold tongue; and Toad, like the gentleman he was, put all his jealousy from him, and said heartily, 'Thank you kindly, dear Mole, for all your pains and trouble tonight, and especially for your cleverness this morning!' 'I want some grub, I do,' he said, in that rather common way he had of speaking. ', 'Of course not,' said the Rat. . It's first rate. Well might the terrified weasels dive under the tables and spring madly up at the windows! The Return of Ulysses. Try and grasp the fact that on this occasion we're not arguing with you; we're just telling you.'. Hence forth I will be a very different Toad. Here the formidable four storm the banqueting hall and reclaim Toad Hall from the stoats and weasels. I'LL order the Banquet.
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