Line(s) of the Day #TheWindintheWillows

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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.

A sense of the adventurous possibilities within nature, as wonderfully described in The Wind in the Willows (1908) by Kenneth Grahame. Still enchanting readers of all ages over a century after its initial publication, the much-loved children’s novel tells of the friendship of Mole, Water Rat, Toad and Badger, four anthropomorphised animals who live near the river.

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18 thoughts on “Line(s) of the Day #TheWindintheWillows

  1. I have the read the book and I absolutely loved it! Adore this quote from the book “Here today, up and off to somewhere else tomorrow! Travel, change, interest, excitement! The whole world before you, and a horizon that’s always changing!” – Kenneth Grahame

    • Very true. It captures the sense of adventure we all know is out there. But I didn’t want him to go. I can’t imagine the group without him. And yes, it is just such a wonderful book. Timeless and fantastic.

    • It’s just a delightful read. As good a book on friendship you will find anywhere. The scene where Rat goes into the wood to get Mole, even after he’d warned him, was so sweet. And how it describes the comforts of home and a good feast with great company.

  2. Imagine how excited I was to discover that Graham was a son on the step-line of my ancestors. Must look up his grave in Oxford next time I visit. Barbara Laurieston Dixon married Archibald Graham My lot were the Dixons.

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