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The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh Winnie-the-Pooh: Introduction

By A. A. Milne

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Winnie-the-Pooh: Introduction

  • A.A. Milne addresses the reader directly and explains how Christopher Robin's bear got its name: Christopher Robin (we'll call him CR from now on) used to have a swan named Pooh, and the name was passed along to the now-famous bear.
  • Milne tells us that "the rest of it" has something to do with the zoo in London.
  • Turns out, CR has the habit of ignoring every animal there except the bears. You could say he's a bit obsessed.
  • But then Milne interrupts himself, and tells us how Piglet talks to him. Yep, Piglet talks to our author. And Milne talks right back.
  • Piglet wants to have an introduction, too, just like Winnie-the-Pooh.
  • He's jealous, you see, since Pooh is the favorite.
  • But now all the other animals speak up and want their own introductions.
  • Milne gives up on the intros and gets right to sweet stuff. It's all very meta.

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