The Wind in the Willows

Season 5 Episode 3

Oarsman Toad

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Oarsman Toad
The annual River Bank Regatta is approaching, and a new competition is being held this year for home-made boats. The mention of a silver cup for the winner soon arouses Toad's interest in the race, and he proposes to build the winning boat whatever it takes. First, he secretly buys a sailing boat with the idea of claiming credit for its construction, but this idea ends when he launches the boat without getting in first and it crashes into a mooring post. He then properly attempts to build his own boat, but once finished, the craft ends up warped and bent like a banana, and also has the seat facing the wrong way. Not wanting to lose face, Toad employs the weasels to build him a boat, which he christens the "Sea-Wolf". On the day of the Regatta, this boat does indeed prove very fast - but Toad is less than pleased with the direction it takes...moreless

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