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3. The Wild Wood

Ratty has warned Mole to avoid the Wild Wood. But one day Mole goes into the Wood alone and quickly becomes lost and terrified as snow begins to fall.

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15 minutes

Chapters

  • The Terror of the Wild Wood

    Mole enters the Wild Wood alone as snow begins to fall...

    Duration: 04:41

  • The Rat to the rescue

    Ratty finds Mole in the Wood and provides shelter.

    Duration: 04:50

  • A door-mat in the snow

    Rat and Mole discover a doorway...the entrance to Badger's home.

    Duration: 05:12

Synopsis

Rat has warned Mole to avoid the Wild Wood, but Mole is eager to meet Badger and so one day he ventures into the Wood alone as snow begins to fall. It isn't long before Mole begins to see faces and hears the pattering of feet. In a panic Mole runs and hides in the hollow of a tree.

Meanwhile the Rat discovers Mole missing and notes that his tracks lead towards the Wood. He ventures into the Wood and eventually finds Mole exhausted and still trembling.

Mole rests and when he wakes the two set off again through the Wood. Before long Mole trips on an obstacle that subsequently turns out to be a door-scraper. Then they discover an old door-mat: they are outside the home of Mr Badger.

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A guide to each episode with literacy activities (1.1 MB pdf)

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