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Classic (fiction), 4,504 words, Level Z1 (Grade 5+), Multi-Part Classics, Lexile 1130L
Rat and Mole are heading back to the river when Mole realizes that they're near his old home. Mole is struck by a sad nostalgia and begins to sob uncontrollably. Rat, sympathetic to his friend's distress, encourages Mole to find his old home. They find it, and Mole is embarrassed by how dusty and cheerless it is. Rat sets himself to cleaning and scrounging up some food for supper. Their evening becomes even more cheerful when a band of carousing young field mice appears at the door to sing carols and celebrate the winter holidays with the two friends.
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