“The clever men at Oxford
Know all that there is to be knower.
But they none of them know one half as much
As intelligent Mr. Toad!”
Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932), British essayist, writer of children's books. The Wind in the Willows, ch. 10 (1908).
TIME: 10:01 AM
PLACE: Back yard
Our little, warty friend, Mr. Jeremy Fischer, has returned. He greeted StellaDella this morning as she was searching under the landscaping pavers for worms and bugs. SD insists that he is the same toad. I’m not sure, all toads look alike to me. If it is the same toad, I wonder where he spent the winter.