Pinning the tail on Eeyore.
Pinning the Tail on Eeyore.
So they went outside. And Pooh looked at the knocker and the notice below it, and he looked at the bell-rope and the notice below it, and the more he looked at the bell-rope, the more he felt that he had seen something like it, somewhere else, sometime before.
“Handsome bell-rope, isn’t it?” said Owl.
“It reminds me of something,” he said, “but I can’t think what. Where did you get it?”
“I just came across it in the Forest. It was hanging over a bush, and I thought at first somebody lived there, so I rang it, and nothing happened, and then I rang it again very loudly, and it came off in my hand, and as nobody seemed to want it, I took it home, and”
“Owl,” said Pooh solemnly, “you made a mistake. Somebody did want it.”
“Eeyore. My dear friend Eeyore. He was — he was fond of it.”
“Fond of it?”
“Attached to it,” said Winnie-the-Pooh sadly.
So with these words he unhooked it, and carried it back to Eeyore; and when Christopher Robin had nailed it on its right place again, Eeyore frisked about the forest, waving his tail so happily that Winnie-the-Pooh came over all funny, and had to hurry home for a little snack of something to sustain him. And wiping his mouth half an hour afterwards, he sang to himself proudly:
Who found the Tail?
“I,” said Pooh,
“At a quarter to two
(Only it was quarter to eleven really),
I found the Tail!”
Print taken from the original by E.H.Shepard.
Print size : 8 inches x 6 inches.
With mount : 10 inches x 12 inches (25.5 cm x 30.5 cm)