Celia Thaxter quote

"Early in April, as I was vigorously hoeing in a corner, I unearthed a huge toad, to my perfect delight and satisfaction; he had lived all winter, he had doubtless fed on slugs all the autumn. I could have kissed him on the spot."

Celia Thaxter

Born: June 29, 1835

Die: August 25, 1894

Occupation: Writer

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