Ch.10-6 プーのためのパーティは終わります

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"Oh!" said Pooh.

"Oh, Pooh!" said everybody else except Eeyore.

"Thank-you," growled Pooh.

But Eeyore was saying to himself,

"This writing business. Pencils and what-not. Over-rated, if you ask me. Silly stuff. Nothing in it."

Later on, when they had all said "Good-bye" and "Thank-you" to Christofer Robin, Pooh and Piglet walked home thoughtfully together in the golden evening, and for a long time they were silent.

"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "What's the first thing you say to yourself?"

"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"

"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.


"It's the same thing," he said.

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what's going to happen exciting today?
what exciting (thing) is going to happen today. のことです。

"And what did happen?" asked Christofer Robin.


"Next morning."

"I don't know."

"Could you think and tell me and Pooh sometime?"

"If you wanted it very much."

"Pooh does," said Christofer Robin.

注)did happen : happen を強調したもの

He gave a deep sigh, picked his bear up by the leg and walked off to the door, trailing Winnie-the-Pooh behind him.

At the door he turned and said "Coming to see me have my bath?"

"I might," I said.

"Was Pooh's pencil case any better than mine?"

"It was just about the same," I said.

He nodded and went out . . . and in a moment I heard Winnie-the-Pooh ーbump, bump, bump ー going up the stairs behind him.