Thesaurus / grandfather clause
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He grew very restless, for it was a long time before Grandfather Mole appeared.
But she told Grandfather Mole that it was all right—that she knew a person of his age ought not to go without his breakfast.
And he had waited so long for Grandfather Mole that he had begun to feel hungry again.
One thing was certain: Grandfather Mole could travel much faster through the water than he could underground.
Then Jimmy remembered suddenly that he had to meet Grandfather Mole over there.
And since he was a very fast runner—for short distances—he met Grandfather Mole just as the old chap was crawling up the bank.
Down in his galleries and chambers where it was dark as a pocket Grandfather Mole enjoyed himself thoroughly.
And he was inclined to believe that it was Grandfather Mole that was to blame for the scarcity of worms in the neighborhood.
It must be confessed that he felt none too kindly towards Grandfather Mole.
He made up his mind then and there that he would never again invite Grandfather Mole to walk with him.