LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE
salute and I recognise them in an instant. It’s Kenneth Grahame’s Mole, Mr Toad, Mr Badger and Ratty, transported to France and out for a lark.
Mole: ‘‘ And you really live by the river? What a jolly life!’’
‘‘ By it and with it and on it and in it,’’ said the Rat. ‘‘ It’s brother and sister to me, and aunts, and company, and food and drink, and (naturally) washing. It’s my world, and I don’t want any other. What it hasn’t got is not worth having, and what it doesn’t know is not worth knowing.’’ Michael Gebicki was a guest of UTracks.