The miles were eaten up

10 February 2009

“The miles were eaten up as he sped he knew not whither, living his hour, reckless of what might come to him”: Toad takes a car that is not his for a spin in The Wind in the Willows, abridged and illustrated by Inga Moore (Walker Books, £9.99 (£9); 978-1-4063-1742-8). This new edition combines two earlier selections from the 1908 children’s classic. Another illustration below

“The gaoler, knowing that Toad’s pockets were well lined, frequently pointed out that many comforts, indeed luxuries, could be sent in”: Toad refuses his meals.

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