an hour ago. Busy in the river! a few seconds ago. Since early morning he had been swimming in the river, in company 'I DON'T talk about my river,' replied the patient Rat. – Listen to The Wind in the Willows, Chapter 2 by ASMR Robin Lustig reading stories instantly on your tablet, phone or browser - no downloads needed. say, "WHY can't fellows be allowed to do what they like asked the Mole of the Water Rat. The Wind in the Willows—Chapter 2: The Open Road April 14, 2020 April 14, 2020 ~ Alastair Roberts For the Easter season, I am posting some rather different things on this channel, in addition to my regular output, as a little gift to my listeners and supporters, starting with a reading of The Wind in the Willows . List at least 4 different books that make use of this technique. said the Water Rat. Toad was watching both of them closely. The Wind In The Willows 1. Finish Editing. Meanwhile, the Mole and I will go to an inn and find comfortable rooms where we can stay till the cart's ready, and till your nerves have recovered their shock.' 'Why, certainly,' said the good-natured Rat, jumping to his feet and dismissing poetry from his mind for the day. Share practice link. Chapter 2. What NONSENSE it all is!" said the Mole. hurry, spluttering and angry and shaking their feathers at him, Kenneth Grahame’s jolly riverside romp with the eccentric Mr. Toad and his animal chums. It was indeed a sorry sight. But I THINK about it,' he added pathetically, in a lower tone: 'I think about it--all the time!' 'How kind of you!'     Swifts whirl and call--     Cool and full and dim. Via Columbia Journalism School, The Wind in the Willows - Chapter 2: The Open Road. Share practice link. At last the horse was caught and harnessed, and they set off, all talking at once, each animal either trudging by the side of the cart or sitting on the shaft, as the humour took him. That's my motto in life.' 'Hullooo, Rat!' 0% average accuracy. 'Glorious, stirring sight!' Slushy green undergrowth The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring- cleaning his little home. THE OPEN ROAD `Ratty,' said the Mole suddenly, one bright summer morning, `if you please, I want to ask you a favour.' Toad has recently taken up a number of different hobbies, and they learn about his newest: traveling around in … Now what will you take? The real way to travel! It was a golden afternoon. He is now possessed. Join the Dean for his fireside reading of Kenneth Grahame’s beloved classic, Wind in the Willows. he demanded sternly. In which Ratty takes Mole to meet Mr Toad, and they set off on an adventure which is to have unexpected consequences. 'No, it isn't!' murmured Toad, never offering to move.     Up tails all! Finish Editing. Mole implores Rat to go with him to meet Badger, who is ... Read More; Chapter 4 That's my motto in life.'. Stream The Wind in the Willows Chapter 2 - The Open Road by Denning777 from desktop or your mobile device The Wind in the Willows - Chapters 1-2 Reading Notes study guide by free0610 includes 17 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more. 'Well then, it isn't, it isn't,' replied the Mole soothingly. Quizlet flashcards, … murmured Toad, never offering to move. He was no poet himself and didn't care who knew it; and he had a candid nature. You can't think how obliged I am to you for consenting to come on this trip! The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) First published 1908. 'O, pooh!     Here we keep our larder, is under water. The stables are over there to the right. I'll take you through all the Courts!' 'Police-station! Play Live Live. The hard work had all been done, and the two animals were resting, thoroughly exhausted, by the time Toad appeared on the scene, fresh and gay, remarking what a pleasant easy life it was they were all leading now, after the cares and worries and fatigues of housekeeping at home. Jul 12, 2015 - The second chapter of Kenneth Grahame's 1908 classic The Wind in the Willows. After so much open air and excitement, the Toad slept very soundly, and no amount of shaking could rouse him out of bed next morning. he shouted, shaking both fists, 'You scoundrels, you highwaymen, you--you--roadhogs!--I'll have the law of you! Panels and windows smashed, axles hopelessly bent, one wheel off, sardine-tins scattered over the wide world, and the bird in the bird-cage sobbing pitifully and calling to be let out. he went on, dancing round them. Ducks are a-dabbling, What NONSENSE it The Rat shook him by the shoulder. Kenneth Grahame: The Wind in the Willows 2. The only way to travel! The Wind in the Willows is a children's book by Scottish novelist Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908.Alternatingly slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animals: Mole, Rat (a European water vole), Toad, and Badger.They live in a pastoral version of Edwardian England.. cried the Mole despairingly. His home-sickness had quite slipped away from him, and for the moment he was the skipper of the canary-coloured vessel driven on a shoal by the reckless jockeying of rival mariners, and he was trying to recollect all the fine and biting things he used to say to masters of steam-launches when their wash, as they drove too near the bank, used to flood his parlour-carpet at home. 'Let's sit quiet a bit, Toady!' And mind! 'Get the boat out, and we'll paddle up there at once. The Wind in the Willows, Chapter 2 (Part 2) 'Hooray!' Unfortunately the Toad saw him do it, and turned very red. Perhaps he's not very clever—we can't all be geniuses; and it may be that he is both boastful and conceited. This is the real life for a gentleman! Chapters. Join the discussion about The Wind in the Willows. 'What are we to do with him?' Always good-tempered, always glad to see you, always sorry when you go!' I've given that up LONG ago. a small, enclosed field near a stable or house, used for exerc… Toad Hall. 'I don't care,' said the Rat, doggedly. Ask and answer questions about the novel or view Study Guides, Literature Essays and more. The Mole had long wanted to make the acquaintance of the Badger. Chapter 5. 'There's real life for you, embodied in that little cart. He lives in a grand house called Toad Hall. All along the backwater, Rat went away, and sat on the river bank in the sun, and made up It makes me downright sorry to see you fellows, who ought to know better, spending all your energies in that aimless manner. cried the Toad, straddling and expanding himself. 'It's only my way, you know. 'Come along in, and have some lunch,' he said, diplomatically, 'and we'll talk it over. GradeSaver, 25 August 2014 Web. The Wind in the Willows follows several animals throughout their adventures in the English countryside.. Chapter 1 - "The River Bank" One day while spring cleaning, Mole feels a sudden dissatisfaction and leaves his underground home. Most of the characters are animals who walk, talk, and behave like humans. Read by Michael Bertenshaw. Rounding a bend in the river, they came in sight of a handsome, dignified old house of mellowed red brick, with well-kept lawns reaching down to the water's edge. land owned or used by all the people of a community. --and thinking all the time of something very different, when far behind them they heard a faint warning hum; like the drone of a distant bee. When they were quite ready, the now triumphant Toad led his companions to the paddock and set them to capture the old grey horse, who, without having been consulted, and to his own extreme annoyance, had been told off by Toad for the dustiest job in this dusty expedition. The Wind in the Willows is an example of extreme anthropomorphism and personification (giving human characteristics to animals or inanimate objects). By ALGERNON BLACKWOOD. O my! Because Badger prefers to be alone, Rat takes Mole to meet Toad, a rich animal with a very short attention span. 'There you are!' I never want to see the cart, or to hear of it, again. Save. He'll continue like that for days now, like an animal walking in a happy dream, quite useless for all practical purposes. They then left the horse at an inn stable, and gave what directions they could about the cart and its contents. The Life Adventurous was so new a thing to him, and so thrilling; and this fresh aspect of it was so tempting; and he had fallen in love at first sight with the canary-coloured cart and all its little fitments. At intervals he was still heard to murmur 'Poop-poop!' Most of the characters are animals who walk, talk, and behave like humans. Toad's ancestral home; the finest estate on the river. Available episodes of Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. 'It's about your rowing, I suppose,' said the Rat, with an innocent air. Good night!' The end was indeed nearer than even the Rat suspected. The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) First published 1908. 0. Ask and answer questions about the novel or view Study Guides, Literature Essays and more. said the Rat sharply: 'as soon as we get to the town, you'll have to go straight to the police-station, and see if they know anything about that motor-car and who it belongs to, and lodge a complaint against it. 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