by RICHARD ADAMS 429 pages.
Once upon a time there was talk of zorn in the old rabbit warren. A bunch of the young bucks got together and agreed (for Frith's sake!) that even if they became hlessil, they had to pull outand right away too.
Zorn, in rabbit language, "denotes a catastrophe." Frith is the sun "personified as a god." Hlessil means migrant rabbits. And obviously Watership Downthe name of the upland where these hlessil finally make their new homeis also the code word for that territory known to Oxford...