. "I'll pretend to be interested in the river but I'm really hatching a plan...."
"If I stalk Barney he's bound to chase me"
"Call me old and grumpy but I ain't going no further or faster than this"
"I'll go for a gallop on my own then....
....and no-one goes faster than me"
"I seem to have run out of steam"
"Let's plod back up the path to home"
"Thank goodness, the wood burner's ablaze"