I'm looking for the exact quote and context in Watership Down akin to: "When they catch you, they will kill you; but first, they must catch you."
That quote is part of a larger story, which is below. It is part of the mythology of why the rabbits are hunted by so many animals.
"Long ago, the great Frith made the world. He made all the stars, and the Earth lived among the stars. He made all the animals and birds, and at first, he made them all the same. Now, among the animals in these days was El-Ahrairah, the prince of rabbits. He had many friends, and they all ate grass together. But after a time, the...
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i know that someone has already given you the answer but another way to find a quote in a book is through google books. search the name of the book then click on the website that is from google. im not sure if that made sense but i believe the url should start with "book.gooogle" anyway, after you come to that search the quote in the box on the left and it will highlight it for you in the text!