The closing quote after the swear words seems to indicate that there should be an opening quote, in which case the author made an error in punctuation. However, it may have been that the closing quote was meant to be part of the censored words, in which case, in my opinion, the author made a poor choice of typographical symbols to represent swearing.Uncle Potty was reading Asterix: Ave Gaul! By Toutatis!!!! #@***!!”, but he roused himself and handed the little Leica through the window.