The Wind in the Willows (Part 11)

The Wind in the Willows (Part 11)

The Wind in the Willows (Part 11)

The Wind in the Willows (Part 11)

The Wind in the Willows (Part 11)

The Wind in the Willows (Part 11)

The Wind in the Willows (Part 11)

Classic (fiction), 2,819 words, Level Z1 (Grade 5+), Multi-Part Classics, Lexile 1080L

Toad, still disguised as a washerwoman, continues to look for a way home. He walks along a canal hoping it will lead him somewhere useful. Along the canal comes a barge pulled by a horse. The barge-woman offers Toad a ride in exchange for washing her dirty laundry. When she realizes Toad has no idea how to wash clothes, she mocks him, and when she discovers he is actually a toad, she throws him off the boat. In revenge, Toad steals her horse and rides off. Some time later, Toad meets a gypsy who offers to buy the horse.