Tuesday, October 30, 2012


'[T]he door opened, and Owl looked out.
     "Hallo, Pooh," he said.  "How's things?"
     "Terrible and Sad," said Pooh, "because Eeyore, who is a friend of mine, has lost his tail.  And he's Moping about it.  So could you very kindly tell me how to find it for him?"
     "Well," said Owl, "the customary procedure in such cases is as follows."
     "What does Crustimoney Proseedcake mean?" said Pooh.  "For I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words Bother me."
     "It means the Thing to Do."
     "As long as it means that, I don't mind," said Pooh humbly.
     "The thing to do is a follows.  First, Issue a Reward.  Then----"
     "Just a moment," said Pooh, holding up his paw.  "What do we do to this--what you were saying?  You sneezed just as you were going to tell me."
     "I didn't sneeze."
     "Yes, you did, Owl."
     "Excuse me, Pooh, I didn't.  You can't sneeze without knowing it."
     "Well, you can't know it without something having been sneezed."
     "What I said was, 'First Issue a Reward.'"
     "You're doing it again," said Pooh sadly.
     "A Reward!" said Owl very loudly.  "We write a notice to say that we will give a large something to anybody who finds Eeyore's tail."
     "I see, I see," said Pooh, nodding his head.'

Winnie-The-Pooh, by A.A. Milne
from Chapter IV "Eeyore Loses a Tail and Pooh Finds One"

(From this morning's read-aloud.  Even Rosie was giggling.)


Olivia said...

Oh my! You made me laugh and delighted my evening. Thank you!

Jodi said...

A lot of peace for the soul found in your blog. xx

Melissa said...

I just love you.