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. . Mr. Tod came in and out of the bedroom. First he had been upset by breaking the plate. . They crossed several fields and began to climb the hill; the tracks of Tommy Brock were plainly to be seen. "He must be very puffed; we are close behind him, by the scent. But no screams. . At last the rope gave way with such a sudden jerk that it nearly pulled his teeth out, and quite knocked him over backwards. He snored peacefully and regularly; but one eye was not perfectly shut. . which way has he gone, Cousin Peter?". And the otters had cleared off all the frogs while he was asleep in winter—"I have not had a good square meal for a fortnight, I am living on pig-nuts. Then Mr. Tod rushed upon Tommy Brock, and Tommy Brock grappled with Mr. Tod amongst the broken crockery, and there was a terrific battle all over the kitchen. . To see what your friends thought of this book, . . Benjamin Bunny came out of the dark tunnel shaking the sand from his ears; he cleaned his face with his paws. . Peter's claws were worn down; he was outside the tunnel, shuffling sand away. . Old Mr. Bouncer coughed and laughed; and Tommy Brock puffed and grinned. . . Such vices lead to disaster, for Mr. Bouncer falls asleep and Brock kidnaps the babies with the evil intention of making a meal of them. Once when it flew screaming over his head Mr. Tod snapped at it, and barked. The little rabbit-babies were just old enough to open their blue eyes and kick. Its head was covered by the wet blanket, and it was not snoring any longer. Five minutes afterwards two breathless rabbits came scuttering away down Bull Banks, half carrying, half dragging a sack between them, bumpetty bump over the grass. . . . . . Are you an author? Upon the top of the wall there were again the marks of badger; and some ravellings of a sack had caught on a briar. . . . Tod slapped his stick upon the earth and fumed; he guessed where Tommy Brock had gone to. His whiskers bristled and his coat-collar stood on end with rage. . ​Mr. My favorite Potter book! . The Tale of Mr Tod is number 14 in Beatrix Potter’s series of 23 little books, the titles of which are as follows: 1 The Tale of Peter Rabbit 2 The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin 3 The Tailor of Gloucester 4 The Tale of Benjamin Bunny 5 The Tale of Two Bad Mice 6 The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle 7 The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher 8 The Tale of Tom … Lily grabbed Peter's shoulder when the cat was coming towards there hiding place. . The perfect study of gullibility, betrayal, opportunism and revenge, proving that there's no honour among thieves. The rabbits heard his footsteps over the tunnel. Nobody could call Mr. Tod … The Tale of Mr Tod brings back Beatrix Potter's most popular heroes, Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, in an adventure that also features two very disagreeable villains. Benjamin did so. . . . By degrees he ventured further in—right into the bedroom. . They went back to the front of the house, and tried in every way to move the bolt of the kitchen window. . . The crockery was smashed to atoms. They climbed up and up;—"He was at home; I saw his black ears peeping out of the hole." . . Mr. Bouncer would not confess that he had admitted anybody into the rabbit hole. . . . . ​Peter hid his dandelions, and accompanied the afflicted parent, who was all of a twitter. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The blue coated rabbit sat up with pricked ears—, "Whatever is the matter, Cousin Benjamin? please sign up Lily stopped the boys when they tried to get the radishes because she knew that something was wrong. . The Tale of Mr. Tod audiobook written by Beatrix Potter. . Nobody could call Mr. Tod "nice." Parents and children should not pass up this lesser known tale by a very talented storyteller and … . No person was to be seen, and no young rabbits. Then old Mr. Bouncer smoked another pipe, and gave Tommy Brock a cabbage leaf cigar which was so very strong that it made Tommy Brock grin more than ever; and the smoke filled the burrow. "Now for it! . There he had dug quite a deep hole for dog darnel; and had set a mole trap. . . . The rabbits crept up carefully, listening and peeping. . . . Then they scrambled round the rocks to the other side of the house. Old Mr. Bouncer, behind his chair, was wondering anxiously what she would do next. ​They dug and dug for hours. . . Mr. Tod was coming up Bull Banks, and he was in the very worst of tempers. And as their eyes became accustomed to the darkness, they perceived that somebody was asleep on Mr. Tod's bed, curled up under the blanket.—"He has gone to bed in his boots," whispered Peter. This is quite a nasty story, the point of which seems to be to punish Mr. Tod. The kitchen was empty and silent; the clock had run down. Peter and Benjamin flattened their noses against the window, and stared into the dusk. The vases fell off the mantelpiece, the cannisters fell off the shelf; the kettle fell off the hob. Note alo, crime stories appeal disproportionately to women — for whatever reason, this is a female genre. . The Tale of Mr Tod is the eighteenth story in the Beatrix Potter series. ​As soon as the coast was clear, Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny came out of the bushes. This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926. . There was not only a foxey flavour in proof of it—there was smoke coming out of the broken pail that served as a chimney. Nobody could call Mr Tod nice . Lily smiled at Peter when his mother hugged him. . Mr. Tod stood and looked at him for a minute; then he left the room again. Please tell me quick! . . . It was first shown on BBC1 on June 21, 1995. . Tale of Mr. Tod, a fox, and his arch enemy Tommy Brock, a badger. . . And Mr. Bouncer laughed and coughed, and shut his eyes because of the cabbage smoke. ​(Mr. Tod's curtains were folded up, and put away, owing to the house being unoccupied. The tale is about a badger called Tommy Brock and his arch enemy Mr. Tod, a fox. . . . . ​scarcity of pheasants' eggs, and accused Mr. Tod of poaching them. 3. The day passed heavily. . They began to burrow a yard or two lower down the bank. The house was locked up, but Mr. Tod had his doubts whether it was empty. But there were signs that this window had been recently open; the cobwebs were disturbed, and there were fresh dirty footmars upon the window-sill. He intended to hang it from the hook, dangling over the head of Tommy Brock, in order to make a sort of shower-bath, worked by a string, through the window. Come on, Cousin Benjamin!". He was quite dry himself and grinning; and he threw the cup of scalding tea all over Mr. Tod. Try Google Play Audiobooks today! Mr. Tod likes nobody's leavings but his own. The moonbeams twinkled on the carving knife and the pie dish, and made a path of brightness across the dirty floor. See my post on thrillers and also my post on secrets and scams. Tod fetched a large heavy pailful of water from the spring, and staggered with it through the kitchen into his bedroom. Mr. Tod is a fox that has many houses, and is very rarely at home in any of them. . The empty pail was not too heavy for him; he slung it up wobbling over the head of Tommy Brock. Mr. Bouncer has been left in charge of his grandchildren ("seven of them, all twins"*) when he foolishly invites in Tommy Brock for a smoke and a cuppa. It was not much of a joke, but it tickled old Mr. Bouncer; because Tommy Brock was so fat and stumpy and grinning. Lily tackled and pulled Peter away twice in or… . . I shall have to turn vegetarian and eat my own tail!" They crept out of their tunnel, and hung about amongst the rocks and bushes, listening anxiously. ", "Tommy Brock? The sunshine was still warm and slanting on the hill pastures. The tale of Mr. Tod. . . . This is a very rare Vintage 1912 First Edition of Classic Beatrix Potter Childrens book, The Tale of Mr Tod The dimensions is approx 14cm x 10cm (5 1/2ins x 4ins) In very good used antique condition, considering it is over 100 year old. . . Run in and get them! They crept up to the bedroom window. When Mr. Tod got to the tree, he found that the weight and strain had dragged the knot so tight that it was past untying. Old Mr. Bouncer was in charge of the family that afternoon, because Benjamin and Flopsy had gone out. . 5 out of 5 stars (11,829) 11,829 reviews $ … (The World of Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit). Half way up, Cottontail was sitting in her doorway, with four or five half-grown little rabbits playing about her; one black and the others brown. . . . And the boiling water out of the kettle fell upon the tail of Mr. Tod. . "I will wake him up with an unpleasant surprise," said Mr. Tod. Benjamin and Peter race to rescue the children, but the villain is ultimately foiled by his nemesis, Mr. Tod. . The young family were alive; shut up in the oven! . He went into the kitchen, lighted the fire and boiled the kettle; for the moment he did not trouble himself to cook the baby rabbits. Then Peter and Benjamin told their story—but they had not waited long enough to be able to tell the end of the battle between Tommy Brock and Mr. Tod. . Although he may be a villain in other books, within this volume, he is only punished, through no fault of his own. . Nobody could call Mr. Tod "nice." The snores continued. . . Then he peeped in at the window. . . At home in the rabbit hole, things had not been quite comfortable. . . . ", ​"I will get soft soap, and monkey soap, and all sorts of soap; and soda and scrubbing brushes; and persian powder; and carbolic to remove the smell. He was of a wandering habit and he had foxey whiskers; they never knew where he would be next. . Now, for a change, I am going to make a story about two disagreeable people, called Tommy Brock and Mr. Tod. It's very like the. Don Henderson, an actor strongly associated with "tough guy" roles, voices Tommy Brock. Peter pricked his ears; distant sounds of fighting still echoed in the wood. . . Asked whether her husband was at home she replied that Tommy Brock had rested twice while she watched him. . Beatrix Potter is a much better storyteller when her tales are longer. . . . ​Mr. . The Tale of Mr. Tod - Written & illustrated By Beatrix Potter - Children's Classic Bedtime Tale - The Gunston Trust When two very nasty enemies, the Badger, Tommy Brock and Mr. Tod, the Fox, fight over the baby bunnies of Benjamin Rabbit, Peter Rabbit and Benjamin must come to their rescue and take … . It was a shocking place, and very dark. Mr. Tod watched it for half an hour; his eyes glistened. or John Stoat Ferret? . . He lived with his son Benjamin Bunny and his daughter-in-law Flopsy, who had a young family. . He was obliged to gnaw it with his teeth. But when he was inside--he did not like the look of Tommy Brock's teeth. . . Ended up reading this out loud to my husband, to both of our great enjoyments. It creaked; he turned round with a jump. . A different style of story. Mr. Tod owns a number of homes around the wood. . The tale is about a badger called Tommy Brock and his arch enemy Mr. Tod, a fox. It turns out to be a story about rescue and Benjamin and Peter are the hero's. . I must have a disinfecting. Mr. Tod took a last look at the badger and softly left the room. . . . "Cousin Benjamin, compose yourself. . . Benjamin Bunny sat up, staring; his whiskers twitched. . The Tale of Mr. Tod Kindle Edition by Beatrix Potter (Author) › Visit Amazon's Beatrix Potter Page. A new long pipe and a fresh supply of rabbit tobacco was presented to Mr. Bouncer. . . Tod." . Mr. Tod descended safely from the chair, and endeavoured to get up again with the pail of water. There was not much difficulty in tracking him; he had left his footmark and gone slowly up the winding footpath through the wood. . He was lying on his back with his mouth open, grinning from ear to ear. . . . Beatrix Potter was the perfect candidate to create such a work. Can we get away? Helen Beatrix Potter was an English author, illustrator, mycologist, and conservationist who is best known for her children's books, which featured animal characters such as Peter Rabbit. Whenever he moves from one house to another, Tommy Brock moves in to the vacated premises, … So was the counterpane. Benjamin stamped his foot, and bolted. He was not nice in his habits. I will bring my bedding out, and dry it in the sun," said Mr. Tod. ", He hurried round the house to get a shovel from the kitchen—"First I will arrange the hole—then I will drag out that person in the blanket. Mr. Tod put down the pail beside the bed, took up the end of rope with the hook—hesitated, and looked at Tommy Brock. Mr. Tod, a fox, and Tommy Brock, a badger, are both troublesome neighbors and "disagreeable people". . . . The author died in 1943, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. . ​Tommy Brock opened both eyes, and looked at the rope and grinned. . . . . The Tale of the Angry Cat 1. . . . . The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher is a children's book, written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter.It was published by Frederick Warne & Co. in July 1906.Jeremy's origin lies in a letter she wrote to a child in 1893. See search results for this author. Brown borders and lettering plus patterned spine. He very nearly overbalanced himself. He will probably go to sleep, and keep them for breakfast." . She had been having a complete turn out and spring-cleaning, to relieve her feelings. He found another mole trap newly set; he was still upon the track of Tommy Brock. It was neatly laid with dry sticks, as the rabbits could see, when they peeped through the window. In the valley there was a sea of white mist, with golden tops of trees showing through. He was friendly with old Mr. Bouncer, they agreed in disliking ​the wicked otters and Mr. Tod; they often talked over that painful subject. ", "Which way? . . This is a story about not-nice people. Mr. Tod standing on the unsteady chair looked down upon him attentively; he really was a first prize sound sleeper! ​"Oh my poor rabbit babies! . Inside the house the racket was fearful. To tell the truth—old Mr. Bouncer had forgotten them. After much whispering, Peter and Benjamin decided to dig a tunnel. (Cottontail had married a black rabbit, and gone to live on the hill.). . An animated cartoon based on The Tale of Mr. Tod is presented in the ninth and final episode of the British anthology series The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends. I found it entertaining. . . . I have made many books about well-behaved people. . ​Again from the fields down below in the mist there came the angry cry of a jay, followed by the sharp yelping bark of a fox! Then he cut a caper, and became so bold that he even tapped at the window; but the bundle never moved. Get instant access to all your favorite books. Cottontail had seen Tommy Brock passing in the distance. The setting sun made the window panes glow like red flame; but the kitchen fire was not alight. He sniffed and his whiskers bristled. ​The moment he had gone, Tommy Brock got up in a hurry; he rolled Mr. Tod's dressing-gown into a bundle, put it into the bed beneath the pail of water instead of himself, and left the room also—grinning immensely. . Narrated by Josh Verbae. Directed by David McCamley. . It seemed as though nothing would waken him—not even the flapping rope across the bed. On the way, he stumbled over the rabbit burrow. . He made his way up the hill; his temper was not improved by noticing unmistakable marks of badger. . Tommy Brock was covered with a blanket only.) But alas, no little rabbit babies were to be seen! But, naturally, being a thin-legged person (though vindictive and sandy whiskered)—he was quite unable to lift the heavy weight to the level of the hook and rope. . . The sight that met Mr. Tod's eyes in Mr. Tod's kitchen made Mr. Tod furious. It shone full and clear and cold, upon the house, amongst the rocks, and in at the kitchen window. ​Old Mr. Bouncer, very sulky, was huddled up in a corner, barricaded with a chair. ", "Yes, yes; not ten minutes since .mw-parser-output .nowrap,.mw-parser-output .nowrap a:before,.mw-parser-output .nowrap .selflink:before{white-space:nowrap}. Paste down illustration of Mr Tod on the cover. The tale is about a badger called Tommy Brock and his arch enemy Mr. Tod, a fox. . . Shut the oven door, Cousin Benjamin, so that he won't miss them.". . "The Tale of Mr. Tod" is a longer story than some of the author's other tales. Decidedly there were lively doings in Mr. Tod's kitchen! . . When he was outside the house, he scratched up the earth with fury. THE TALE OF MRÌ£ TOD I HAVE made many books about well-behaved people. . He lifted it out carefully, and rejoined Peter Rabbit. . Apparently Tommy Brock had turned the same way. . . . . . . "I've got them! .". Here he had rooted up the moss and wood sorrel. He had half a dozen houses, but he was seldom at home. Mr. Tod was mystified; he sat quite still, and listened attentively. Sometimes I notice a vague pop culture assumption that Beatrix Potter stories are all sweetness and innocence, with cute jacket-wearing bunnies making harmless mischief. "I will wash the tablecloth and spread it on the grass in the sun to bleach. . ​Inside the house there was a great crash and splash, and the noise of a pail rolling over and over. Brock kidnaps the children of Benjamin Bunny and his wife Flopsy, intending to eat them, and hides them in an oven in the home of Mr. Tod. . Fortunately Tommy Brock the badger and Mr. Tod the fox dislike each other so much that they Tommy Brock kidnaps Benjamin's young family, Mr Tod unwittingly becomes the rabbits' ally. Mr. Tod's proceedings were peculiar, and rather difficult (because the bed was between the window and the door of the bedroom). This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works. There was an immense empty pie-dish of blue willow pattern, and a large carving knife and fork, and a chopper. . The snores became more and more apoplectic. . Surely there never was such a sleeper! . The Tale of Mr. Tod's Trap 1. Tommy Brock watched him with one eye, through the window. . They sat side by side outside the window, whispering and listening. . . For the next twenty minutes Mr. Tod kept creeping cautiously into the house, and retreating hurriedly out again. He's bagged my family—Tommy Brock—in a sack—have you seen him? Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Peter Rabbit Ser. . ​Benjamin, who was all of a twitter, pulled Peter off the window-sill. It was damp and smelly, and overgrown with thorns and briars. . . As he could not lift the whole pailful of water at once he fetched a milk jug and ladled quarts of water into the pail by degrees. . . Mr. Tod got up and down, down and up on the chair. They did the most foolish thing that they could have done. . . ​He never stopped till he came to the other side of the wood. ​When Flopsy and Benjamin came back old Mr. Bouncer woke up. . . Great was old Mr. Bouncer's relief and Flopsy's joy when Peter and Benjamin arrived in triumph with the young family. The Tale of Mr Tod is number 14 in Beatrix Potter's series of 23 little books, the titles of which are as follows: 1 The Tale of Peter Rabbit 2 The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin 3 The Tailor of Gloucester 4 The Tale of Benjamin Bunny 5 The Tale of Two Bad Mice 6 The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle 7 The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher 8 The Tale of Tom … . . This house was something between a cave, a prison, and a tumble-down pig-stye. . There was nothing stirring, and no sound except the drip, drop, drop, drip, of water trickling from the mattress. . Benjamin skipped lightly over dry-foot; the badger's heavy steps showed plainly in the mud. https://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=The_Tale_of_Mr._Tod&oldid=10781888, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Tommy Brock shut his eyes in a hurry. To the rabbits underneath it sounded as if the floor would give way at each crash of falling furniture. They rushed into their short new tunnel, and hid themselves at the top end of it, under Mr. Tod's kitchen floor. Removing this book will also remove your associated ratings, reviews, and reading sessions. Set in a brooding Cumberland landscape of crags, empty dwellings and moonlit woodland, the characters, menacing atmosphere and plot of Mr Tod have all the hallmarks of classic crime fiction – approaching, indeed, … They could not tunnel straight on account of stones; but by the end of the night they were under the kitchen floor. . And everything was broken, except the mantelpiece and the kitchen fender. . But he thought better of it, and took them away. It flew from tree to tree and scolded, warning every rabbit within hearing that either a cat or a fox was coming up the plantation. . The Tale of Mr. Tod is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, first published by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1912. And the bed which he went to bed in was generally Mr. Tod's. . . There was a strong door, which was shut and locked. . Occasionally a drop splashed over; but still Tommy Brock snored regularly and never moved,—except in one eye. . They lay in a fluffy bed of rabbit wool and hay, in a shallow burrow, separate from the main rabbit hole. he said they were caterpillars; I did think they were kicking rather hard, for caterpillars. . . What a quick, fun read this was. . Tommy Brock snored industriously, with rather a snort. ​For the next twenty minutes Mr. Tod kept creeping cautiously into the house, and retreating hurriedly out again. Nothing could be seen of the young family. . Learn about Author Central. What a dreadful place; I shall never See them again!" . . . She delves deeper in to the nature of animals-the darker side of their nature-and her stories are better for it. . It turns out to be a story about rescue and Benjamin and. . . This starts out being a story about the villian - the badger and the Fox. . He went out of the house, shutting the front door. ​When he came back after removing the coal-scuttle, Tommy Brock was lying a little more sideways; but he seemed even sounder asleep. He opened the window a little way, and pushed out the greater part of the clothes line on to the window-sill. Mr. Tod gingerly mounted a chair by the head of the bedstead. . A different style of story. "They live too near the rocks to quarrel with their neighbours. It was closed and bolted like the kitchen. Then the snarling and worrying went on outside; and they rolled over the bank, and down hill, bumping over the rocks. Did he come this way? THE FIRST VOLUMES OF A NEW SERIES ARE →. sighed Benjamin. . If he had had any idea who was inside it he would have pulled them out quickly. And the blanket must be hung up in the wind; and the bed must be thoroughly disinfected, and aired with a warming-pan; and warmed with a hot-water bottle. He approached his house very carefully, with a large rusty key. . One of them in a blue coat, by himself, was busily hunting for dandelions.—"Cousin Peter! ​He had nodded, and pointed to the sack, and seemed doubled up with laughing.—"Come away, Peter; he will be cooking them; come quicker!" The sun had set; an owl began to hoot in the wood. Tommy Brock, who had opened one eye—shut it hastily. . Other rabbits were coming out to enjoy the evening air. He seemed to have put down the sack every dozen yards, to rest. So old Mr. Bouncer laughed; and pressed Tommy Brock to come inside, to taste a slice of seed-cake and "a glass of my daughter Flopsy's cowslip wine." The rabbit babies were rather tumbled and very hungry; they were fed and put to bed. . Benjamin Bunny has a family of very young little bunnies. Thus, in 1912, Beatrix Potter opens the darkest of all her tales. After quarreling at supper, Flopsy and old Mr. Bouncer had passed a sleepless night, and quarrelled again at breakfast. . I partly know, because he offered to leave any message at Sister Cottontail's; he said he would be passing." . Fortunately Tommy Brock the badger and Mr. Tod the fox dislike each other so much. . while I watch the door. . . . ​His foot went through the tunnel nearly upon the top of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin; but, fortunately, he thought that it was some more of Tommy Brock's work. . The Tale of Mr Tod brings back Beatrix Potter's most popular heroes, Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, in an adventure that also features two very disagreeable villains. At the other end of the table was a partly unfolded tablecloth, a plate, a tumbler, a knife and fork, salt-cellar, mustard and a chair—in short, preparations for one person's supper. They were worried about the bunnies. ​In Mr. Tod's kitchen, amidst the wreckage, Benjamin Bunny picked his way to the oven nervously, through a thick cloud of dust. . In half an hour the moon rose over the wood. said Benjamin Bunny. ", Still Benjamin hesitated, and Peter kept pushing him—, "Be quick, it's all right. She had just finished. ", "What dreadful bad language! The Tale of Mr. Tod, a Short Story by Beatrix Potter. He sat in the spring sunshine outside the burrow, in a muffler; smoking a pipe of rabbit tobacco. His clothes were very dirty; and as he slept in the day-time, he always went to bed in his boots. The pail got fuller and fuller, and swung like a pendulum. But there were preparations upon the kitchen table which made him shudder. . His legs were dangerously near to Tommy Brock's teeth. Perhaps I may have to burn sulphur. . Benjamin and his cousin Peter Rabbit have followed Tommy Brock in an attempt to rescue the babies. .mw-parser-output .dropinitial{float:left}.mw-parser-output .dropinitial .dropinitial-fl{position:relative;vertical-align:top}.mw-parser-output .dropinitial .dropinitial-initial{line-height:1.00em;text-indent:0}I HAVE made many books about well-behaved people. . . A fifteen-minute British radio play based on The Tale of Mr. Tod first … . . . . . . . Every minute the sun shone warmer on the top of the hill. Mr. Tod is the main antagonist of Peter Rabbit (TV Series) based on the fictional character of the same name created, written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter in the book "The Tale of Mr. . . It is about Tommy Brock, and Mr. Tod. But while many of her books are lighthearted and pleasant, quite a few of them tend to be grim(, [,especially the fox gleefully planning how to disinfect and deodorize his house after he thinks he has finally killed off his old enemy, This thrilling tale reprises the characters of Benjamin Bunny (now grown, and married to Flopsy) and Peter Rabbit. But there really was not very much comfort in the discovery. There were many unpleasant things lying about that had much better have been buried; rabbit bones and skulls, and chickens' legs and other horrors. Mr. Tod had gone out at the front door, and round to the back of the house. What a tale! . . . . Such vi, This thrilling tale reprises the characters of Benjamin Bunny (now grown, and married to Flopsy) and Peter Rabbit. There was Mr. Tod's chair, and Mr. Tod's pie dish, and his knife and fork and mustard and salt cellar, and his table-cloth, that he had left folded up in the dresser—all set out for supper (or breakfast)—without doubt for that odious Tommy Brock. . . There was a smell of fresh earth and dirty badger, which ​fortunately overpowered all smell of rabbit. ​The houses were not always empty when Mr. Tod moved out; because sometimes Tommy Brock moved in; (without asking leave). . Next day he moved into a pollard willow near the lake, frightening the wild ducks and the water rats. With Colin DePaula, Peter Harris, Michaela Dean, Kyle Dean Massey. . Listen online or offline with Android, iOS, web, Chromecast, and Google Assistant. . Your family is alive and kicking; and Tommy Brock has had refreshments. Yes—there was no doubt about it—it had turned out even better than he had planned; the pail had hit poor old Tommy Brock, and killed him dead! Fortunately Tommy Brock the badger and Mr. Tod the fox dislike each other so much that they Tommy Brock kidnaps Benjamin's young family, Mr Tod unwittingly … Benjamin climbed over the wall, into a meadow. He chewed and gnawed for more than twenty minutes. When Peter accidentally brings home Mr. McGregor's Cat rather than a cart of freshly picked Brussels sprouts, he's got to find a way to lure the angry cat back into the garden while staying one step ahead of … Fortunately Tommy Brock the badger and Mr. Tod the fox dislike each other so much that they Tommy Brock kidnaps Benjamin's young family, Mr Tod unwittingly … Mr. Tod came back yet again into the bedroom with a clothes-line. Then the midges had been very bad. . . . . He reached up and put the end of rope, with the hook, over the head of the tester bed, where the curtains ought to hang. . This starts out being a story about the villian - the badger and the Fox. 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