Is it true, as Momus
suggests, that there are "few tales which would not be improved by the
addition of the phrase 'suddenly, a shot rang out'"? Decide for
yourself as we alter the opening lines of . . .
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
by Kenneth Grahame
The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home. Suddenly, a shot rang out.