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The House at Pooh Corner (Winnie-the-Pooh)

By A. A. Milne

The adventures of Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh, and all their buddies within the storied wooded area round Pooh nook. "This is an instance of a sequel within which there looks no letdown, and from both sides I trap echoes of such a lot joyous response to it." --- New York usher in Tribune, 1928

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Bother,” acknowledged Pooh, because it floated slowly lower than the bridge, and he went again to get one other fir-cone which had a rhyme to it. yet then he concept that he could simply examine the river as a substitute, since it was once a calm type of day, so he lay down and checked out it, and it slipped slowly away underneath him…and all of sudden, there has been his fir-cone slipping away too. “That’s funny,” stated Pooh. “I dropped it at the different side,” stated Pooh, “and it got here out in this part! i ponder if it should do it back? ” And he went again for a few extra fir-cones. It did. It saved on doing it. Then he dropped in instantaneously, and leant over the bridge to work out which ones might pop out first; and certainly one of them did; yet as they have been either a similar measurement, he didn’t understand if it used to be the single which he desired to win, or the opposite one. So the subsequent time he dropped one tremendous one and one infant, and the large one got here out first, which used to be what he had stated it'll do, and the youngster got here out final, which used to be what he had acknowledged it'll do, so he had gained twice…and whilst he went domestic for tea, he had received thirty-six and misplaced twenty-eight, which intended that he was—that he had—well, you're taking twenty-eight from thirty-six, and that’s what he used to be. rather than the wrong way around. And that was once the start of the sport referred to as Poohsticks, which Pooh invented, and which he and his buddies used to play at the fringe of the woodland. yet they performed with sticks rather than fir-cones, simply because they have been more straightforward to mark. Now sooner or later Pooh and Piglet and Rabbit and Roo have been all taking part in Poohsticks jointly. that they had dropped their sticks in while Rabbit stated “Go! ” after which that they had moved quickly throughout to the opposite part of the bridge, and now they have been all leaning over the sting, ready to determine whose stick may pop out first. however it used to be many years coming, as the river was once very lazy that day, and not often looked as if it would brain if it didn’t ever get there in any respect. “I can see mine! ” cried Roo. “No, I can’t, it’s anything else. are you able to see yours, Piglet? i assumed i'll see mine, yet I couldn’t. There it's! No, it isn’t. are you able to see yours, Pooh? ” “No,” stated Pooh. “I anticipate my stick’s stuck,” stated Roo. “Rabbit, my stick’s caught. Is your stick caught, Piglet? ” “They constantly take longer than you think,” stated Rabbit. “How lengthy do you think that they’ll take? ” requested Roo. “I can see yours, Piglet,” acknowledged Pooh unexpectedly. “Mine’s a kind of greyish one,” acknowledged Piglet, no longer bold to lean too some distance over in case he fell in. “Yes, that’s what i will be able to see. It’s coming over directly to my part. ” Rabbit leant over extra than ever, searching for his, and Roo wriggled up and down, calling out “Come on, stick! Stick, stick, stick! ” and Piglet received very excited simply because his used to be the single one that were obvious, and that intended that he was once successful. “It’s coming! ” stated Pooh. “Are you yes it’s mine? ” squeaked Piglet excitedly. “Yes, simply because it’s gray. an immense gray one. right here it comes! A very—big—grey—Oh, no, it isn’t, it’s Eeyore. ” And out floated Eeyore. “Eeyore! ” cried everyone. taking a look very calm, very dignified, along with his legs within the air, got here Eeyore from underneath the bridge.

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