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At last he raised his head, and the traces of strong emotion were visible on his features. Copyright © 2006—2021 by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology, College of Education, University of South Florida. said the Toad, readily. (There will be other speeches by TOAD during the evening.). Chapter 1: The Riverbank Chapter 2: The Open Road Chapter 3: The Wild Wood Chapter 4: Mr. Badger Chapter 5: Dulce Domum Chapter 6: Mr. The Badger, resting from his labours, leant on his stick and wiped his honest brow. At last, as the cheering and hammering slowly subsided, a voice could be made out saying, 'Well, I do not propose to detain you much longer'—(great applause)—'but before I resume my seat'—(renewed cheering)—'I should like to say one word about our kind host, Mr. Toad. After this climax, the four animals continued to lead their lives, so rudely broken in upon by civil war, in great joy and contentment, undisturbed by further risings or invasions. And let each one of the crowd try and shout it very loud, ', 'What!' There goes the great Mr. Toad! COVID-19: Updates on library services and operations. So they groped and shuffled along, with their ears pricked up and their paws on their pistols, till at last the Badger said, 'We ought by now to be pretty nearly under the Hall. 'It's for your own good, Toady,' went on the Rat. series title. Just cut along outside and look after those stoat-sentries of yours, and see what they're doing. 'Me stop indoors and write a lot of rotten letters on a jolly morning like this, when I want to go around my property, and set everything and everybody to rights, and swagger about and enjoy myself! Original colour illustrations are faithfully reproduced, and where illustrations and decorations were originally black-and-white they have been sensitively coloured by Barbara Frith, one of Britain's most accomplished colourists. Speech! Free shipping for many products! London : Puffin Books, 1994. isbn. remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. Well might the terrified weasels dive under the tables and spring madly up at the windows! The noise, as they emerged from the passage, was simply deafening. he pleaded piteously. (Composed by himself.) cried Toad, dismayed. Certainly not! 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. We all know Toad! ', 'Don't pretend to be stupider than you really are,' replied the Badger, crossly; 'and don't chuckle and splutter in your coffee while you're talking; it's not manners. '—Let me sing you a little song,' went on the voice, 'which I have composed on the subject of Toad'—(prolonged applause). The amount involved, it was true, was not very burdensome, the gipsy's valuation being admitted by local assessors to be approximately correct. 'No, not ONE little song,' replied the Rat firmly, though his heart bled as he noticed the trembling lip of the poor disappointed Toad. 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. Alternately slow-moving and fast-paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animals in a pastoral version of Edwardian England. A Look Inside. 'It's about this Banquet, and very sorry I am to have to speak to you like this. Would you have him a common laughing-stock, mocked and jeered at by stoats and weasels? The lantern was far ahead, and he could not help lagging behind a little in the darkness. September 8, 2020 at 10:08 am. 'It's all over,' he reported. 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. SONG. 'Stir your stumps, Toad, and look lively! 'Only just let me get at him!' The affair was soon over. They were very penitent, and said they were extremely sorry for what they had done, but it was all the fault of the Chief Weasel and the stoats, and if ever they could do anything for us at any time to make up, we had only got to mention it. Full Text Reviews. There goes the great Mr. Toad! Well might the ferrets rush wildly for the fireplace and get hopelessly jammed in the chimney! said the Badger. XII. Or, sometimes, for a change, 'On the contrary!' The noise, as they emerged from the passage, was simply deafening. Kenneth Grahame, "The Return of Ulysses," The Wind in the Willows, Lit2Go Edition, (1908), accessed January 19, 2021, https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/105/the-wind-in-the-willows/1810/the-return-of-ulysses/. 'Come on!' and he went straight for the Chief Weasel. —A.A. Today Ms. Hundley will be reading the last chapter of The Wind in the Willows. Chapter 12 - "The Return of Ulysses" The plan is a great success; they chase the squatters away, and immediately start planning for a party. And then come along and have some of this cold tongue. The Return of Ulysses. Instead, he was so uppish and inflated that the Mole began to suspect something; while the Rat and the Badger exchanged significant glances. I confiscated the lot, and the good Mole is now sitting in the blue boudoir, filling up plain, simple invitation cards.'. So they finished their supper in great joy and contentment, and presently retired to rest between clean sheets, safe in Toad's ancestral home, won back by matchless valour, consummate strategy, and a proper handling of sticks.     And the cannon they are shooting and the motor-cars are hooting, 'Anything to oblige. ', 'Of course not,' said the Rat. 'Mole,' he said,' 'you're the best of fellows! ', When all was quite ready, the Badger took a dark lantern in one paw, grasped his great stick with the other, and said, 'Now then, follow me! A Mole!' I'll be—I'll see you——Stop a minute, though! . '—(great laughter)—'GOOD Toad, MODEST Toad, HONEST Toad!' and was swaggering off in the direction of the garden, where he wanted to think out an idea or two for his coming speeches, when the Rat caught him by the arm. and was swaggering off in the direction of the garden, where he wanted to think out an idea or two for his coming speeches, when the Rat caught him by the arm. 'The hour is come! COMPOSER. 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. The lantern was far ahead, and he could not help lagging behind a little in the darkness. Go, Badger, order the Banquet, order what you like; then join our young friends outside in their innocent mirth, oblivious of me and my cares and toils. He was hauled out by his friends, rubbed down and wrung out hastily, comforted, and set on his legs; but the Badger was seriously angry, and told him that the very next time he made a fool of himself he would most certainly be left behind. And flung the door open wide. they heard, and the stamping of little feet on the floor, and the clinking of glasses as little fists pounded on the table. 10 / 10 Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad attempt to recapture Toad Hall. go the drums! The amount involved, it was true, was not very burdensome, the gipsy's valuation being admitted by local assessors to be approximately correct. https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/105/the-wind-in-the-willows/1810/the-return-of-ulysses/, Florida Center for Instructional Technology. Then the Chief Weasel—for it was he—began in a high, squeaky voice—, 'Toad he went a-pleasuring I'd send Rat, if he wasn't a poet. 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