Kenneth Grahame quote about winter from The Wind in the Willows - No animal, according to the rules of animal-etiquette, is ever expected to do anything strenuous, or heroic, or even moderately active during the off-season of winter.
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No animal, according to the rules of animal-etiquette, is ever expected to do anything strenuous, or heroic, or even moderately active during the off-season of winter.
 Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows (1908). copy citation

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Author Kenneth Grahame
Source The Wind in the Willows
Topic winter animal activity
Date 1908
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/289/289-h/289-h.htm

Context

“The Badger went through a bit of hard thinking. 'Now look here!' he said at last, rather severely; 'of course you know I can't do anything NOW?'
His two friends assented, quite understanding his point. No animal, according to the rules of animal-etiquette, is ever expected to do anything strenuous, or heroic, or even moderately active during the off-season of winter. All are sleepy—some actually asleep. All are weather-bound, more or less; and all are resting from arduous days and nights, during which every muscle in them has been severely tested, and every energy kept at full stretch.” source

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