Kenneth Grahame quote about work from The Wind in the Willows - Packing the basket was not quite such pleasant work as unpacking the basket. It never is.
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Packing the basket was not quite such pleasant work as unpacking the basket. It never is.
 Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows (1908). copy citation

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

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“'Well, well,' said the Rat, 'I suppose we ought to be moving. I wonder which of us had better pack the luncheon-basket?' He did not speak as if he was frightfully eager for the treat.
'O, please let me,' said the Mole. So, of course, the Rat let him.
Packing the basket was not quite such pleasant work as unpacking' the basket. It never is. But the Mole was bent on enjoying everything, and although just when he had got the basket packed and strapped up tightly he saw a plate staring up at him from the grass, and when the job had been done again the Rat pointed out a fork which anybody ought to have seen, and last of all, behold!” source

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