Watership Down


Richard Adams

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Flayrah Term Analysis

Rare, delicious food such as carrots, lettuces, and roots.

Flayrah Quotes in Watership Down

The Watership Down quotes below are all either spoken by Flayrah or refer to Flayrah. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Chapter 17 Quotes

“One day the farmer thought, ‘I could increase those rabbits: make them part of my farm—their meat, their skins. […] He began to shoot all elil—lendri, homba, stoat, owl. He put out food for the rabbits, but not too near the warren. For his purpose they had to become accustomed to going about in the fields and the wood. And then he snared them—not too many: as many as he wanted and not as many as would frighten them all away or destroy the warren. They grew big and strong and healthy, for he saw to it that they had all of the best, particularly in winter, and nothing to fear—except the running knot in the hedge gap and the wood path. So they lived as he wanted them to live and all the time there were a few who disappeared. The rabbits became strange in many ways, different from other rabbits. They knew well enough what was happening. But even to themselves they pretended that all was well, for the food was good, they were protected, they had nothing to fear but the one fear; and that struck here and there, never enough at a time to drive them away.”

Related Characters: Fiver (speaker), Cowslip, Strawberry
Page Number: 115-116
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Flayrah Term Timeline in Watership Down

The timeline below shows where the term Flayrah appears in Watership Down. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 14: “Like Trees in November”
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...around above the warren, butfeels secure in the deep burrow. Hazel then hears Strawberry shouting “Flayrah!” over and over again. (full context)
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...worry about foes or elil. Hazel heads out to the field, where he learns that flayrah—which rabbits usually must steal from gardens—is left out almost daily for these rabbits. (full context)
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...if he’s seen him, but Cowslip does not answer, and hurries back to get more flayrah. (full context)
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...far away beneath a tree. He asks Fiver if he’s going to come eat some flayrah and learn to carry it, but Fiver tells Hazel he wants nothing to do with... (full context)
Chapter 21: “For El-ahrairah to Cry”
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...went down to sleep. The next morning Holly led an expedition to go fetch some flayrah for the Threarah. When he returned, he spotted more men and some hrududil in the... (full context)
Chapter 33: The Great River
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...thing”—it is lying on top of the water and has within it the scent of flayrah. When the rabbits ask Kehaar what it could be, they tell him it is a... (full context)