Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thursday extracts: Kenneth Grahame would probably have objected to a badger cull

When at last they were thoroughly toasted, the Badger summoned them to the table, where he had been busy laying a repast. They had felt pretty hungry before, but when they actually saw at last the supper that was spread for them, really it seemed only a question of what they should attack first where all was so attractive, and whether the other things would obligingly wait for them till they had time to give them attention. Conversation was impossible for a long time; and when it was slowly resumed, it was that regrettable sort of conversation that results from talking with your mouth full. The Badger did not mind that sort of thing at all, nor did he take any notice of elbows on the table, or everybody speaking at once. As he did not go into Society himself, he had got an idea that these things belonged to the things that didn't really matter.

The Wind in the Willows
Kenneth Grahame

1 comment:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Morning AJ .. love this - I'm certain Kenneth Grahame would object too ... Life is complicated .. I'd hate to be a farmer too ...

I don't understand all the arguments sufficiently - but certainly don't like killing anything ... being deferred for a while will only do what ......?

For now have a happy chilly weekend! Hilary