Watership Down

by

Richard Adams

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Hrududu Term Analysis

A tractor or car.
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Hrududu Term Timeline in Watership Down

The timeline below shows where the term Hrududu appears in Watership Down. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 10: The Road and the Common
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...them through the fields. When Hazel hears the sound of what he thinks is a hrududu—a tractor—he stops, but Bigwig tells Hazel that on the other side of the field there... (full context)
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Bigwig leads Hazel to the road and shows him that it’s easy for rabbits to cross—hrududus take no notice of them. Bigwig steps into the road a little to demonstrate the... (full context)
Chapter 21: “For El-ahrairah to Cry”
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...fetch some flayrah for the Threarah. When he returned, he spotted more men and some hrududil in the field. Holly hid and watched as the men took up spades and began... (full context)
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...shot, and their bodies were put on sticks. He watched a contraption attached to a hrududu tear the field to bits. After seeing the destruction, Holly turned and ran into the... (full context)
Chapter 27: “You Can’t Imagine It Unless You’ve Been There”
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...says, they were saved by one of Lord Frith’s messengers—something the size of “a thousand hrududil” came rushing through the night and wiped out the Efrafan rabbits. (full context)
Chapter 29: Return and Departure
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...come to satisfy his curiosity—he wonders if Bigwig is going to “dress up as a hrududu and drive all the does across the field.” (full context)
Chapter 35: Groping
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...dog—a rope that snaps like a dry branch [and] a rabbit that rides in a hrududu.” She admits that her sight is not as good as it once was. Reminded of... (full context)
Chapter 40: The Way Back
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...they are much longer—the does are distraught over their loss, and the sounds of passing hrududil are agitating them even further. (full context)
Chapter 41: The Story of Rowsby Woof and the Fairy Wogdog
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The next day, a hrududu loaded with cabbage goes by the place where Rabscuttle and El-ahrairah are hiding. When a... (full context)
Chapter 49: Hazel Comes Home
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...to the warren, and when Hazel replies that a man drove him back in a hrududu, Bigwig does not believe him. Hyzenthlay, though, appears to corroborate Hazel’s story—she reminds Bigwig of... (full context)