Once again this month I have borrowed one of my Beatrix Potter illustrations from last year. This one is of Jeremy Fisher. Plus, rather than draw a pond-drenched Gabriel, I've used a photograph of the real pond-drenched Gabriel. His chase after a frog that leapt into my neighbor's lily pad-covered pond, that looked like grass to him, gave him quite a shock! I saw it coming as the whole scene evolved before me, but was not quick enough to stop him.
Last month we left off where Duchess waves a wild flower in the direction of Hawkshead to show Gabriel where he should go. Here are excepts from Chapter 9:
Chapter 9 – On to Hawkshead