Friday, December 5, 1969
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
A TALE OF SNOWFLAKES
The continuing story of Pooh and his friends
(C,(n 1n!ued fr1'1m2page 16)
never mind, you wouldn't under-
"Why not, Eeyore?"
"You wouldn't understand.
What I think is really af no
concern to you in any case, so
if you would mind your own
mind, we -would get along a lot
better I assure you. Now if you
don't mind I'll just sit over in
the corner and enjoy myself."
A LL THIS TIME, Owl had
been paying. very little at-
tention to Eeyore. He had quiet-
ly let go of Eeyore's ear and
paused in Quiet Ponderance.
Now it suddenly seemed very
clear to him the solution to all
Piglet's problems. For, he had an
"Piglet," he said triumphant-
ly, "Your problems are over. I
have the answer." Everyone
crowded around, surprised at
the wise Owl's show of concern.
"You say you can't find hay-
corns because it is snowing. And
that is because there is snow.
So where there is no snow we
can find haycorns. And where
there is no snow is beneath pine
"Correct," said Rabbit, who
was catching on that he and Owl
had better forestall their inquir-
ies into snowing and Christmas-
ing, "Nowr if everyone will just
start looking for pine trees, our
problems are solved."
"Well, not really Rabbit-,.
said Piglet, who had happened
to think that there were no
haycorns under pine trees, only
under haycorn trees, which you
could tell because there were
haycorns under them.
"Not really! How dare you
criticize my- er our plans." said
Rabbit. "We know what you
need, and how to get it'too. We
are the ones with the brains
around here. If you don't want
our help don't ask for it. Fol-
low us. On to the Six Pine Trees
to Save Piglet!"
So after a short wait until the
time was right, off went the ex-
peditionary force. Owl and Rab-
bit. off they went. Pooh and
Piglet and Tigger (not to men-
tion Eeyore) weren't sure whe-
ther or not to go, but Robin
motioned for them to stay.
So Owl and Rabbit, then Rab-
bit and Owl and finally Owl and
Rabbit (although every once in
in a while Owl deigned to fly
as a demonstration of his mobil-
ity) marched off and were al-
most out of sight before they
looked back and realized that no
one had followed. Dauntlessly,
they kept on going.
"Well, that's one problem sol-
ved," said Christopher Robin,
"Let them fool around with pine
trees, we've got something more
important to do."
"Right," said Tigger, "We've
got to find Piglet some things to
Finally Pooh stood himself up
at his highest, cleared his throat
in that peculiar way that all
residents of the forest were
aware came especially from a
small bear ready to say some-
ming, and said, "Piglet. Well.
"'re goes. Piglet who needs ha'-
corns? Why don't you share my
honey with me this stinter?
That should last us."
Piglet jumped up and down.
ran in one big circle, hugged
Pooh's fur and sighed. "Oh,
Pooh, thank you. Thank you
ever so much. And oh, and next
spring you can have some of my
"Well, I don't know, Piglet,
because if next spring turns out
the way I hope it does, I won't
have room for anything but
honey," Pooh said, still feeling
his stomach with his paw. "Oh,
that reminds me, Robin, I have
a problem too. Robin what do
bees do in the winter? After all,
if you want to have honey you
have to have bees, even if they
do bite, and I do so hope that
the snowing won't hurt them."
Robin smiled, "What do you
think bees do in the winter,
"Well, I was thinking but I
wasn't quite too sure that may-
be if bees hibernate, well then,
do bees hivernate?" Piglet gig-
gled, Tigger supressed a sneeze,
we don't really know what Ee-
yore did, and as for Christopher
Robin, he just smiled to Pooh
and himself and said, "Oh Pooh,
I love you. No matter what,
you're the one who's always
"I love you too. Pooh Bear,"
said Piglet. "Me too!" said Tig-
"We all do," said Alexander
Beetle, who had been hiding in
Robin's coat pocket. Pooh look-
ed contented, not the least bit
an anxious bear. Still, he looked
for the nearest corner and as he
did so, Robin said, "Don't worry
Pooh, Eeyore loves you too."
And he did. In fact, we even
think we saw him look this
Then, without a word, and with
a smile on his face which said
"Pooh Loves You" off to the
pine forest went Pooh, and par-
ty, to invite two haycorn hunt-
ing friends to a Christmas hon-
ey-eating party in the House at
P.S.: Eeyore went too. After
all, it was his house!
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