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Some thoughts on the Common Toad

In a beautifully written essay about the common toad and springtime in general, George Orwell (in one of his more optimistic pieces) wrote;

 

‘……This allows one to notice, what one might not at another time, that a toad has about the most beautiful eye of any living creature. It is like gold, or more exactly it is like the golden coloured semi-precious stone which one sometimes sees in signet rings, and which I think is called chrysoberyl.’

 

From ‘Some thoughts on the Common Toad’ by George Orwell,

First published in Tribune 12th April 1946.

 

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Taken on March 22, 2019