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Postings from November 2004
From: Nicholas Clark
November 27, 2004 16:36
Message ID: 20041128000836.GA304@Bagpuss.unfortu.net
"Hallo, Pooh," said Piglet, giving a jump of surprise. "I knew it was you."
"So did I,", said Pooh. "What are you doing?"
"I'm planting a haycorn, Pooh, so that it can grow up into an oak-tree,
and have lots of haycorns just outside the front door instead of having to
walk miles and miles, do you see, Pooh?"
"Supposing it doesn't?" said Pooh.
"It will, because Christopher Robin says it will, so that's why I'm
"Well," aid Pooh, "if I plant a honeycomb outside my house, then it will
grow up into a beehive."
Piglet wasn't quite sure about this.
"Or a /piece/ of a honeycomb," said Pooh, "so as not to waste too much.
Only then I might only get a piece of a beehive, and it might be the wrong
piece, where the bees were buzzing and not hunnying. Bother"
Piglet agreed that that would be rather bothering.
"Besides, Pooh, it's a very difficult thing, planting unless you know how
to do it," he said; and he put the acorn in the hole he had made, and
covered it up with earth, and jumped on it.
From 'The House at Pooh Corner" by A.A. Milne
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