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Kenneth Grahame

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After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.

— Kenneth Grahame

#best #best part #busy #busy working #fellows

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


...Absorbed in the new scents, the sounds, and the sunlight...

— Kenneth Grahame


The past was like a bad dream; the future was all happy holiday as I moved Southwards week by week, easily, lazily, lingering as long as I dared, but always heeding the call!

— Kenneth Grahame

#migration #south #summer #winter #dreams

Animals arrived, liked the look of the place, took up their quarters, settled down, spread, and flourished. They didn't bother themselves about the past - they never do; they're too busy.

— Kenneth Grahame

#arrived #bother #busy #down #flourished

Independence is all very well, but we animals never allow our friends to make fools of themselves beyond a certain limit; and that limit you've reached.

— Kenneth Grahame

#beyond #certain #fools #friends #independence

It's never the wrong time to call on Toad. Early or late he's always the same fellow. Always good-tempered, always glad to see you, always sorry when you go!

— Kenneth Grahame

#call #early #fellow #glad #go

Monkeys who very sensibly refrain from speech, lest they should be set to earn their livings.

— Kenneth Grahame

#lest #monkeys #refrain #sensibly #set

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.

— Kenneth Grahame

#air #around #below #dark #discontent

The clever men at Oxford, know all that there is to be knowed. But they none of them know one half as much, as intelligent Mr. Toad.

— Kenneth Grahame

#half #intelligent #know #men #mr

About Kenneth Grahame

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Grahame married Elspeth Thomson in 1899; they had only one child a boy named Alastair (whose nickname was "Mouse") born blind in one eye and plagued by health problems throughout his short life. Toad one of its four principal characters. Kenneth loved the sea and was happy there but when he was 5 his mother died from complications of childbirth and his father who had a drinking problem gave over care of Kenneth his brother Willie his sister Helen and the new baby Roland to Granny Ingles the children's grandmother in Cookham Dean in the village of Cookham in Berkshire.

Kenneth Grahame (8 March 1859 – 6 July 1932) was a Scottish writer most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908) one of the classics of children's literature.

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