Piper at the Gates of Dawn

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Breathless and transfixed the Mole stopped rowing as the liquid run of that glad piping broke on him like a wave, caught him up, and possessed him utterly. He saw the tears on his comrade’s cheeks, and bowed his head and understood. For a space they hung there, brushed by the purple loose-strife that fringed the bank; then the clear imperious summons that marched hand-in-hand with the intoxicating melody imposed its will… It was no panic terror – indeed he felt wonderfully at peace and happy…

– From The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame

Ceramic design from the 1930s featuring Pan

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