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By A. A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard

"Winnie-the-Pooh is a pleasure; choked with solemn idiocies and this sort of jokes one weeps over helplessly, no longer even realizing why they're so humorous, and with all of it the true wit and tenderness which by myself may well create a useful little masterpiece." Saturday Review1926

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I have to locate Christopher Robin or Owl or Piglet, a kind of smart Readers who can learn issues, and they'll inform me what this missage potential. basically I can’t swim. hassle! ” Then he had an idea, and that i imagine that for a undergo of little or no mind, it was once a good suggestion. He stated to himself: “If a bottle can glide, then a jar can drift, and if a jar floats, i will be able to take a seat at the best of it, if it’s a truly significant jar. ” So he took his largest jar, and corked it up. “All boats need to have a name,” he acknowledged, “so I shall name mine The Floating undergo. ” And with those phrases he dropped his boat into the water and jumped in after it. For a short while Pooh and The Floating undergo have been doubtful as to which ones used to be intended to be at the best, yet after attempting one or assorted positions, they settled down with The Floating endure beneath and Pooh triumphantly astride it, paddling vigorously along with his toes. Christopher Robin lived on the very best of the woodland. It rained, and it rained, and it rained, however the water couldn’t arise to his condominium. It used to be relatively jolly to seem down into the valleys and notice the water all around him, however it rained so difficult that he stayed interior as a rule, and thought of issues. each morning he went out together with his umbrella and positioned a stick within the position the place the water got here as much as, and each subsequent morning he went out and couldn’t see his stick to any extent further, so he placed one other stick within the position the place the water got here as much as, after which he walked domestic back, and every morning he had a shorter strategy to stroll than he had had the morning sooner than. at the morning of the 5th day he observed the water all around him, and knew that for the 1st time in his lifestyles he was once on a true island. Which was once very intriguing. It was once in this morning that Owl got here flying over the water to claim “How do you do,” to his buddy Christopher Robin. “I say, Owl,” acknowledged Christopher Robin, “isn’t this enjoyable? I’m on an island! ” “The atmospheric stipulations were very detrimental lately,” acknowledged Owl. “The what? ” “It has been raining,” defined Owl. “Yes,” stated Christopher Robin. “It has. ” “The flood-level has reached an remarkable peak. ” “The who? ” “There’s loads of water about,” defined Owl. “Yes,” stated Christopher Robin, “there is. ” “However, the clients are speedily turning into extra beneficial. At any moment—” “Have you obvious Pooh? ” “No. At any moment—” “I wish he’s all right,” stated Christopher Robin. “I’ve been considering approximately him. I anticipate Piglet’s with him. Do you're thinking that they’re o.k., Owl? ” “I anticipate so. you notice, at any moment—” “Do cross and spot, Owl. simply because Pooh hasn’t bought a great deal mind, and he could do whatever foolish, and that i do love him so, Owl. Do you spot, Owl? ” “That’s all right,” acknowledged Owl. “I’ll pass. again without delay. ” And he flew off. In a short time he used to be again back. “Pooh isn’t there,” he acknowledged. “Not there? ” “Has been there. He’s been sitting on a department of his tree outdoors his residence with 9 pots of honey. yet he isn’t there now. ” “Oh, Pooh! ” cried Christopher Robin. “Where are you? ” “Here I am,” stated a growly voice at the back of him.

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