Kenneth Grahame quote about past from The Wind in the Willows - Animals arrived, liked the look of the place, took up their quarters, settled down, spread, and flourished. They didn't bother themselves about the past—they never do; they're too busy.
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Animals arrived, liked the look of the place, took up their quarters, settled down, spread, and flourished. They didn't bother themselves about the past—they never do; they're too busy.
 Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows (1908). copy citation

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

Context

“Leaf-mould rose and obliterated, streams in their winter freshets brought sand and soil to clog and to cover, and in course of time our home was ready for us again, and we moved in. Up above us, on the surface, the same thing happened. Animals arrived, liked the look of the place, took up their quarters, settled down, spread, and flourished. They didn't bother themselves about the past—they never do; they're too busy. The place was a bit humpy and hillocky, naturally, and full of holes; but that was rather an advantage. And they don't bother about the future, either—the future when perhaps the people will move in again—for a time—as may very well be.” source

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