Living pancakes, flapping not floundering.

‘He emptied the bucket into the creek, and the two little flounders flapped away, like pancakes come to life.’

For more of a taster of these timeless classics, see our review here, or simply enjoy some splendid cover illustrations for the books.

 

Source: Arthur Ransome, Secret Water (London: Vintage, 2014 (1939)), p. 183

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