Simply messing about in boats
Kenneth Grahame Quotes (Author of The Wind in the Willows)
Triple the Fun (Messing About in Boats 9) Brusho Watercolour
First with brooms, then with dusters; then on ladders and steps and chairs, with a brush and a pail of whitewash; till he had dust in his throat and eyes, and splashes of whitewash all over his black fur, and an aching back and weary arms. 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. It was small wonder, then, that he suddenly flung down his brush on the floor, said, "Bother! Something up above was calling him imperiously, and he made for the steep little tunnel which answered in his case to the gravelled carriage-drive owned by animals whose residences are nearer to the sun and air. So he scraped and scratched and scrabbled and scrooged, and then he scrooged again and scrabbled and scratched and scraped, working busily with his little paws and muttering to himself, "Up we go! Up we go!
One of Ernest H. Shepard's original illustrations for the book complements the quote. The illustration depicts Mole's first boating adventure , with Mole soaking it all in as Ratty pulls on the oars. Ordering Information. If you have any questions please leave a message, phone number and best time to reach you.
The Sooty Show Messing About in Boats
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A messabout is an event where a group of people get together to discuss and "mess about" in boats. The concept is not new but the name is. The term originated in April when Joe Tribulato organized the first such event with this name. In the story, Mole and Rat are rowing up the river in Rat's boat. They are discussing nautical things and life in general when Rat is heard to utter,.
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