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Old 05-29-2019, 09:42 AM
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Roald Dahl's father was an avid peach poacher and would take his son into Mr. Hazell's peach plantation to steal peaches. After his father broke his leg after one peach poaching attempt, Roald devised a way to slide peaches down a fishing line. This process of purloining peaches proved to provide positive results until Roald got to one patch on the peach plantation that had a tree with the biggest peach he had ever seen. After exclaiming "By James, that is a giant peach!" he was then inspired to write his novel The Magic Finger .