Wind and the Willows 2
by Andrea Elizabeth
That said, it is interesting that virtuous River Rat’s temptation was from a Constantinople-born Seafaring Rat. River Rat’s eyes glaze over and he almost joins him, till Mole snaps him out of it and he resumes, his There’s No Place Like Home demeanor. It reminds me of those who are initially drawn to Constantinplean Orthodoxy. I would say it is more like Mole leaving Plato’s Cave, but feelings of nationalism wake people out of that God-given desire.