" I read this abridged and beautifully illustrated version to Cam over the last week or so. It was such a joy to share the characters and the precise, lingering language with him. Eg. "As he hurried along, the Mole saw clearly he was an animal of field and hedgerow, the ploughed furrow, the frequented pasture, the lane of evening lingerings, the cultivated garden-plot. For others the conflict that went with Nature in the rough; he must be wise, must keep to the places in which his lines were laid and which held adventure enough, in their way, to last for a lifetime. " "
— Leigh, 2/20/2014