Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A Traveler In Egypt

In a land for antiquities greatly renowned
A traveler had dug wide and deep under ground,
A temple, for ages entombed, to disclose,—
When, lo! he disturbed, in its secret repose,
A toad, from whose journal it plainly appears
It had lodged in that mansion some thousands of years.

                                                                  ---Jane Taylor, The Toad's Journal---

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