Monday, April 6, 2009

From One Treasure to Another

They walked on, thinking of This and That, and by-and-by they came to an enchanted place on the very top of the Forest called Galleons Lap, which is sixty-something trees in a circle; and Christopher Robin knew that it was enchanted because nobody had ever been able to count whether it was sixty-three or sixty-four, not even when he tied a piece of string round each tree after he had counted it. Being enchanted, its floor was not like the floor of the Forest, gorse and bracken and heather, but close-set grass, quiet and smooth and green. It was the only place in the Forest where you could sit down carelessly, without getting up again almost at once and looking for somewhere else. Sitting there they could see the whole world spread out until it reached the sky, and whatever there was all the world over was with them in Galleons Lap.


So off they went together. But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.

We've left The World of Pooh: The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, sadly, but are now blissfully enjoying James Herriot's Treasury for Children.

2 comments:

  1. Lovely, lovely books! We read through most of the original Pooh books, till my oldest desired something more...and oh, how we enjoyed James Herriot! Enjoy :)

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  2. MidnightMom, we are! I'd love to hear other suggestions, too!

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