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A Watership Down:

A Modern Analysis

They urge you to put down your sword and come join the winners. In 22 years the only "winners" I could locate in their toothless warren were either crushed by a van or living like trolls under an abandoned bridge.

Richard Adams (1974, "Watership Down")

The primroses were over.

Toward the edge of the wood, where the ground be came open and sloped down to an old fence and a brambly ditch beyond, only a few fading patches of pale yellow still showed among the dogs mercury and oak tree roots. On the other side of the fence, the upper part of the field was full of rabbit holes.

Toward the edge of the wood, where the ground be came open and sloped down to an old fence and a brambly ditch beyond, only a few fading patches of pale yellow still showed among the dogs mercury and oak tree roots. On the other side of the fence, the upper part of the field was full of rabbit holes.

Toward the edge of the wood, where the ground be came open and sloped down to an old fence and a brambly ditch beyond, only a few fading patches of pale yellow still showed among the dogs mercury and oak tree roots. On the other side of the fence, the upper part of the field was full of rabbit holes.

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Toward the edge of the wood, where the ground be came open and sloped down to an old fence and a brambly ditch beyond, only a few fading patches of pale yellow still showed among the dogs mercury and oak tree roots. On the other side of the fence, the upper part of the field was full of rabbit holes.

Toward the edge of the wood, where the ground be came open and sloped down to an old fence and a brambly ditch beyond, only a few fading patches of pale yellow still showed among the dogs mercury and oak tree roots. On the other side of the fence, the upper part of the field was full of rabbit holes. Toward the edge of the wood, where the ground be came open and sloped down to an old fence and a brambly ditch beyond, only a few fading patches of pale yellow still showed among the dogs mercury and oak tree roots. On the other side of the fence, the upper part of the field was full of rabbit holes.

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