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The Wind in the Willows - Chapter 10-11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10

When Toad wakes up in his hollow tree, he is cold. Then, he remembers he is free, and he is excited to face the day once more. Toad strikes out and comes across a canal, where he finds a horse and boat. Toad tells the woman aboard the boat that he is in trouble and needs help. He pretends to be an old washer woman. The woman on the boat invites Toad aboard.

The woman has Toad do her laundry while they are on board. Toad is quite unhappy to be doing manual labor, especially washing women’s clothing. The barge-woman laughs at Toad’s poor attempts to wash and then throws him off the boat. Toad climbs out of the canal, rushes forth, unhitches the horse, and gallops away from the barge. Later on, Toad sells the horse to a gypsy and continues on.

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