Toad Hollow is the collaboration of two old friends who retired, more or less, to an existence of peace and quiet in the Hollow, after a life of whirlwind world travel. Neither of these two gentlemen believed in self-denial.
This natural pairing—-Dr. Toad, a man known around the Hollow as one who could sell sand to a Sheik, as well as a consummate storyteller . . . would be in charge of marketing. Mr. Badger, a gentleman extraordinaire, who had honed his palate during visits to Chateaux, whilst dancing for kings . . . would craft the wine.
It was obvious to all who knew these two that retirement was not part of their makeup.