Celebrate Watership Down author Richard Adams with this sweetly elegiac passage

Richard Adams, author of the beloved children’s book Watership Down, passed away on Christmas Eve at the age of 96.

Watership Down is an epic tale of anthropomorphized rabbits that loosely follows the story of the founding of Rome. It’s most celebrated for its immersive details: Adams’s rabbits never blur themselves into humans with fur and long ears, but are always recognizably rabbits, with specifically rabbit-like ideas about food and sex and land.

The book’s legions of fans can...

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