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Wind in the Willows: The Motor Car

In this excerpt from the Stage One adaptation of the children’s classic The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, Toad, Otter, Mole, and Rat go for a picnic at the high road. When they see an automobile, most of the animals are frightened, but Toad is fascinated. The next thing you know he has “gone wild for motorcars,” and his friends suspect that it can only mean trouble.

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