History Literature / TheWindInTheWillows

25th May '17 8:38:48 AM fruitstripegum
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* PaperThinDisguise: Toad's washerwoman outfit.



* PaperThinDisguise: Toad's washerwoman outfit.
13th Apr '17 8:33:27 AM fruitstripegum
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* LookOnMyWorksYeMightyAndDespair: There appears to be an ancient ruined human city abandoned and buried beneath the Wild Wood. Badger cynically comments how its builders thought that they were building for eternity.



* LookOnMyWorksYeMightyAndDespair: There appears to be an ancient ruined human city abandoned and buried beneath the Wild Wood. Badger cynically comments how its builders thought that they were building for eternity.
5th Apr '17 5:03:54 PM Roo
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* AscendedExtra: Otter is promoted from "most major of the minor characters" to a full fledged major character in the sequels. In Jacqueline Kelly's sequel ''Return to the Willows'' the "small, bedraggled weasel" who volunteered to deliver the invitations to Toad's banquet is a major character (His name is "Sammy").

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** In Willam Horwood's sequels,
Otter is promoted from "most major of the minor characters" to a full fledged major character. In the same books, the judge who sentenced Toad to prison becomes a recurring character in and is pretty much the sequels. series' BigBad.
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In Jacqueline Kelly's sequel ''Return to the Willows'' the "small, bedraggled weasel" who volunteered to deliver the invitations to Toad's banquet is a major character (His name is "Sammy").



* CommunityThreateningConstruction: The Cosgrove Hall tv series had a season long arc about a railway being built through the forest most of the animals called home.

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* CommunityThreateningConstruction: The Cosgrove Hall tv TV series had a season long arc about a railway being built through the forest most of the animals called home.


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* RealityEnsues: In the first of William Horwood's sequels, ''The Willows in Winter'', Toad discovers that he's still wanted for all the crimes he committed in the first book, ''and'' for breaking out of prison. His continued escapades to stay out of prison results in a life-long enmity between him and the High Judge, who becomes his most prominent adversary and pretty much the Big Bad of the rest of the series.
5th Apr '17 1:30:55 AM PaulA
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* MakeItLookLikeAStruggle: The washerwoman who sells her clothes to Toad so he can escape the prison asks to be left bound and gagged so she can make out that he took her clothes without her consent.
5th Apr '17 1:09:27 AM PaulA
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* WistfulAmnesia: After their encounter with the god of the forest in "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn", Rat and Mole are left with a feeling that something amazing and wonderful has recently happened, but they can't recall quite what.
31st Mar '17 11:15:49 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Mole and Water Rat.


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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Mole and Water Rat.
28th Feb '17 3:51:51 AM Geoduck
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* TheLoad: Mole becomes this during the "Wild Wood" chapter; he recklessly goes off to visit the place in the middle of a winter snowfall, and proceeds to be absolutely useless while Rat is trying to save both their lives.
18th Feb '17 3:37:06 PM themisterfree
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* There was another animated version by Creator/RankinBassProductions, that is sometimes [[AllAnimationIsDisney mistaken for a Disney movie]].

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* There was another animated version by Creator/RankinBassProductions, that is sometimes [[AllAnimationIsDisney mistaken for a Disney movie]]. This version aired in 1987 on Creator/{{ABC}} and featured [[Series/MatchGame Charles Nelson Reilly]] as Mr. Toad.
1st Feb '17 1:20:20 PM Geoduck
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* GilliganCut: Toad steals a motorcar and roars off in triumphant splendor. Cut to him in court being sentenced to twenty years in prison.
24th Jan '17 11:51:19 PM PaulA
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* BigBallOfViolence: In the 1987 made-for-tv animated film version by Rankin-Bass. When Toad was briefed about what happened to Toad Hall while he was in prison, he went into a big rant over it, prompting Badger to order Ratty and Mole to restrain him, resulting in the Big Ball of Violence.


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* FootnoteFever: The American edition of Jacqueline Kelly's ''Return to the Willows'' has a number of footnotes to explain British terms, but there are a number of other footnotes, including one explaining the concept of life not being fair, and another directing readers back to the previous footnote when Mr. Toad complains to himself about how unfair things are.
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