Christopher Robin is going.
At least I think he is.
Nobody knows.
But he is going —
I mean he goes
(To rhyme with “knows”)
Do we care?
(To rhyme with “where”)
We do
Very much.
(I haven’t got a rhyme for that
      “is” in the second line yet.
(Now I haven’t got a rhyme for
      bother. Bother.)
Those two bothers will have
      to rhyme with each other
The fact is this is more difficult
      than I thought,
I ought —
(Very good indeed)
I ought
To begin again,
But it is easier
To stop.
Christopher Robin, good-bye,
And all your friends
Sends —
I mean all your friend
Send —
(Very awkward this, it keeps
      going wrong)
Well, anyhow, we send
      Our love
-A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner

Find a copy of The House at Pooh Corner and read “Chapter Ten: In which Christopher Robin and Pooh Come to an Enchanted Place, and We Leave Them There.”  I prefer that you find an oldish copy of the book, with a hard cover, and not very large.  I prefer that the illustrations be black and white and that the pages not be glossy.  If you are at Belhaven, the Warren A. Hood Library is not the place to find said book.  First, because they have no such old, small copy; second, because the large, glossy, colorful copy in The Complete Tales and Poems of the Winnie the Pooh is currently in my possession.  In any case, when you find the book take it somewhere where you can “sit down carelessly, without getting up again almost at once and looking for somewhere else” (Milne again, same book, same chapter).  And, unless you are a Very Young Person or a Very Stoic Person, have a tissue handy — I, unfortunately, did not.

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