Bless my tail! Whatever next!
‘An ant-lion, a genuine furiously angry ant-lion that we have taken prisoner!’
You have always been so happy-go-lucky. It’s dreadful to see you despairing like this.
‘Cock-a-doodle-doo!’ (He was so excited he couldn’t think of anything more intelligent.)
Hide! There’s a monster coming!
‘It’s a comet,’ said the Muskrat. ‘A glowing star that flashes through the empty black space beyond the sky trailing a fiery tail behind it.’
‘I’m never afraid,’ answered Sniff. ‘But I think the view is better from here.’
Then I don’t need to understand! The sea’s just a weak character you can’t rely on…
Oh, how wonderful! Oh how beautiful!
Does it feel nice to be fluffy all over?
Now, I’m only saying all this because –well – because I like you.
Like a streak of lightning he whizzed out of the box, then hesitated for a moment and decided to feel more curious than scared.