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Mr. Toad was at first reluctant to let the young girl help him. He was too involved with feeling sorry for himself. When the girl came a second time he was friendly and accepting of her wish to help him. Toad being the very self-centered character that he is began to tell her all sorts of stories about himself. He enjoyed her company and he talked non stop about himself. When the girl offers to help him escape by dressing as a washer woman, Toad becomes insulted and the girl tells him, "have it your own way. You horrid, proud, ungrateful animal, when I'm sorry for you, and trying to help you!" Eventually Toad understands and tells the girl he is sorry and she helps him escape.
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