"Hush!" said Pooh turning round quickly to piglet.
"Hush!" said Piglet to Kanga.
"Hush!" said Kanga to Owl, while Roo said "Hush!" several times to himself very quietly.
"Hush!" said Owl to Eeyore.
"Hush!" said Eeyore in a terrible voice to all Rabbit's friends-and-relations, and "Hush!" they said hastily to each other all down the line, until it got to the last one of all. And the last and smallest friend-and-relation was so upset to find that the whole Exposition was saying "Hush!" to him, that he buried himself head downwards in a crack in the ground, and stayed there for two days until the danger was over, and then went home in a great hurry, and lived quietly with his Aunt everafterwards. . . .
Excerpted from A. A. Milne, The World of Pooh, McClelland & Stewart Limited 1957, 30, 34-35, 108, 110-111.
The preparation of this work was generously supported by a gift from the Morton J. Globus Fund to the Social Science Division of the City College of New York.