Mr Odysseus Harris, a rat, has come into money and is eager to improve the social tone of his friends and neighbours and win for himself a recognised place in society: he aspires to a Knighthood. His efforts to enlighten his friends Popghose Рa weasel РMeles Brock, a badger, Beddoes Waterbrook, a hare and others meets with little success but he has a larger ambition and this is the story  Charmingly illustrated by the author; a story in the genre of Wind in the Willows.