Written by Kenneth Grahame and illustrated by E. H. Shepard
Methuen & Co. Ltd, London, 1949
Small format Octavo, 8vo
Pink pictorial boards
42 pp with numerous illustrations
Text reprinted from the First Whisper of the Wind in the Willows.
Previous owner's name on the front free end paper. Slight discolouring to the front and back free endpapers. Slightly grubby boards. Generally a good copy of this charming book.
"IT was eleven o'clock on a winter's night. The fields, the hedges, the trees, were white with snow. From over Quarry Woods floated the sound of Marlow bells, practising for Christmas."
A short Christmassy tale from the author of The Wind in the Willows accompanied by some of E.H. Shephard's most delightful illustrations. Bertie the pig, whose motto is "Deeds, not grunts", is awoken by the sound of bells and resolves to set off to sing carols with his friends the rabbits Peter and Benjie.
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