float : 浮く
And with these words he dropped his boat into the water and jumped in after it.
For a little while Pooh and The Floating Bear were uncertain as to which of them was meant to be on the top,
but after trying one or two different positions, they settled down with The Floating Bear underneath
and Pooh triumphantly astride it, paddling vigorously with his feet.
Christopher Robin lived at the very top of the Forest.
It rained, and it rained, and it rained, but the water couldn't come up to his house.
It was rather jolly to look down into the valleys and see the water all round him,
but it rained so hard that he stayed indoors most of the time, and thought about things.
Every morning he went out with his umbrella and put a stick in the place where the water came up to,
and every next morning he went out and couldn't see his stick any more,
so he put another stick in the place where the water came up to, and then he walked home again,
and each morning he had a shorter way to walk than he had had the morning before. On the morning of the fifth day he saw the water all round him, and he new that for the first time in his life he was on a real island.
Which is very exciting.
It was on this morning that Owl came flying over the water to say “How do you do?” to his friend Christopher Robin.
注）I say ：ねえ
注）an island ：島
注）atmospheric : 大気の
注）unfavourable : 好ましくない
注）flood level ：洪水の高さ
注）unprecedented : 空前の
注）at any moment ：今にも
注）do love ：love の強調