Monday, October 8, 2007

Just where the hell is Toad Hall anyways?

Lets go!..Toad Hall from the Southern Calif Disneyland ride Storybook Land.
"Mr. Toad, of Toad Hall, is one of the main characters in the novel The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Toad is portrayed as the village squire and a bit of a fop, being the wealthy occupant and owner of Toad Hall. Mr. Toad is very rich and thus able to indulge his impulsive desires, such as punting, house boating and hot air balloons, and his penchant for Harris tweed suits. He is, however, conceited, self-centred and lacking in basic common sense. His reckless interest in motor cars led to an episode in which he stole a motor car and subsequently crashed it. The result was brief spell in prison, from which he was to escape, dressed as a washer woman, to regain his family seat of Toad Hall from the clutches of the weasels."
Up for sale? Toad Hall, Uffington, Nr Stamford U.K.

Toad Hall: the Theme Cafe, Disneyland, Florida.

Toad Hall: the toad house..

..and the Toad Home

Toad Hall: the bed and breakfast Butte, Montana

and Port Stanley, Ontario Canada

Toad Hall: The Gallery and Restaurant, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Toad Hall: the womens clothing store, Truro, U.K.

Toad Hall: the Garden Centre, Henley-on-Thames, U.K.

Toad Hall: the racing Team

"The Toad- came- home!
There was panic in the parlours and howling in the halls,
There was crying in the cow-sheds and shrieking in the stalls,
When the Toad- came- home!
When the Toad- came- home!
There was smashing in of window and crashing in of door,
There was chivvying of weasels that fainted on the floor,
When the Toad- came home!
Bang! go the drums!
The trumpeters are tooting and the soldiers are saluting,
And the cannon they are shooting and the motor-cars are hooting,
As the- Hero- comes!
Shout- Hoo-ray!
And let each one of the crowd try and shout it very loud,
In honour of an animal of whom you’re justly proud,
For it’s Toad’s- great- day!"

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