What request did the Toad make to the Rat? What happened after the Rat left?
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Toad requested that Rat fetch the doctor and bring around the lawyer.
'If I thought that, Ratty,' murmured Toad, more feebly than ever, 'then I would beg you—for the last time, probably—to step round to the village as quickly as possible—even now it may be too late—and fetch the doctor. But don't you bother. It's only a trouble, and perhaps we may as well let things take their course.'
'I fear, dear friend,' said Toad, with a sad smile, 'that "talk" can do little in a case like this—or doctors either, for that matter; still, one must grasp at the slightest straw. And, by the way—while you are about it—I HATE to give you additional trouble, but I happen to remember that you will pass the door—would you mind at the same time asking the lawyer to step up? It would be a convenience to me, and there are moments—perhaps I should say there is A moment—when one must face disagreeable tasks, at whatever cost to exhausted nature!'
When Rat returned, Toad had packed his money and a few things and escaped out the window by knotting his bedsheets into a rope.
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