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" Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. "
The Wind in the Willows - Page 7
by Kenneth Grahame - 1908 - 302 pages
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The Gypsy Trail: An Anthology for Campers, Volume 1

Nature in literature - 1914
...and go now, for always night and day I hear lake-water lapping with low sounds by the shore. Yeats " Nice ? It's the only thing," said the Water Rat solemnly,...dreamily : '' messing — about — in — boats. ... Nothing seems really to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don't;...
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The Gypsy Trail: An Anthology for Campers, Volume 1

Nature - 1914
...solemnly, as he leant forward for his stroke. " Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — ahsolute nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing...on dreamily: " messing — about — in — boats. ... Nothing seems really to matter, that's the charm of it Whether you get away, or whether you don't;...
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Sport in Greece and Rome

Harold Arthur Harris - History - 1972 - 288 pages
...Water Rat in The Wind in the Willows: Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing, messing — about — in — boats. Yet however much we may admire those who are content with the exercise...
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The Definition of Literature and Other Essays

W. W. Robson, William Wallace Robson - Literary Criticism - 1984 - 284 pages
...initiated. Its ethos is epitomised when Rat says: Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. He explains why. Nothing seems really to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether...
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How to Build a Wooden Boat

David C. McIntosh - Sports & Recreation - 1987 - 255 pages
...bruised, slippery, and smelling to high Heaven. In Rally's immortal words, there's nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Especially if you own a second set of work clothes and can spare the first for a week's airing. Be...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1989 - 343 pages
...Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American essayist, poet, philosopher There is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) British essayist, writer of children's books We are as near to heaven by...
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The Grilling Encyclopedia: An A-to-Z Compendium of how to Grill Almost Anything

Cooking - 1994 - 352 pages
...said to Mole in The Wind in the Willows: 'Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. " What boats were to Water Rat, grilling is to me. The reward comes not only in being able to enjoy...
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Small Craft Advisory: A Book about the Building of a Boat

Louis D. Rubin, Jr. - Crafts & Hobbies - 1993 - 394 pages
...extols the joys of boating as follows: "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." The remark has acquired a measure of fame, and it has been lettered onto a plaque now sold in boat-supply...
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The View from Foley Mountain

Peri Phillips McQuay - Nature - 1995 - 180 pages
...but we did not care. The words of the Water Rat were our words, ".. .there is nothing - absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." The Thunder Bird The first time I saw him I thought I had found the Indian Thunder Bird. A shadow scudded...
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The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame, Patrick Benson, William Horwood - Juvenile Fiction - 1995 - 272 pages
...Garvey 88 Post Road West Westport, CT 06881 "Believe me, m youngfriend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — / half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing — about — in — boats D-312-13b2^2 51 995 > 9 780312 136246 ...
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