Dog-Eared Page: The House at Pooh Corner

Monday, August 18, 2014

Pooh, house at pooh corner, children's book,
Illustration by Ernest H. Shepard

Suddenly Christopher Robin began to tell Pooh about some of the things: People called Kings and Queens, and something called Factors, and a place called Europe, and an island in the middle of the sea where no ships came, and how you make a Suction Pump (if you want to), and when Knights were Knighted, and what comes from Brazil. And Pooh, his back against one of the sixty-something trees, and his paws folded in front of him, said "Oh!" and "I didn't know," and thought how wonderful it would be to have a Real Brain which could tell you things. And by-and-by Christopher Robin came to an end of the things, and was silent, and he sat there looking out over the world, and wishing it wouldn't stop. 

-The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne


  1. I think my love of forests may have come from reading Winnie the Pooh. Just maybe.

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  2. "And wishing it wouldn't stop." This is just so charming and full of wonder. It makes me miss the way I used to think as a kid. So much magic everywhere :)

    xo marlen
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  3. Such brilliant writing. It never grows old.


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  4. I hated Pooh when I was little. But now, time goes by, and I totally admire his wisdom! Thank you for sharing this lovely quote.

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  5. this is totally random but i have a pair of Pooh pj shorts from 5th grade going strong still! well, minus a big rip that recently happened and I need to mend, but they've fared all this long great. with all that to say i was clearly a Pooh fan as a kid : ).

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