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Mole

Given to mood swings of happiness, depression, and rashness, Mole is a kindhearted little mole whose distaste of spring chores sets off the adventures of the novel “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame. He goes barreling through the sunlight, meeting and becoming friends with Rat, with whom he becomes roommates. Mole is happy to meet Otter, Badger, and Toad, all in due course. Mole has his own moments of foolhardiness and rashness, such as when he rushes into the Wild Wood without a second thought just before a snowstorm hits. Mole also clearly demonstrates his wonderful compassion by refusing to sleep until Otter’s relative, Little Portly, can be found.

Rat

Very friendly, always the optimist, Rat owns and runs a boat business for boating season in the summer. Rat is very kind and forgiving, and deeply poetic. He often composes poetry and lyrics, which he...

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