Winnie the Pooh

by A.A. Milne

Excerpt from Chapter 1: in which we are introduced to Winnie the Pooh and some Bees and the stories begin

Read by Judy Rye

One day when he was out walking, he came to an
open place in the middle of the forest, and in the middle
of this place was a large oak-tree, and, from the top of
the tree, there came a loud buzzing-noise.
Winnie-the-Pooh sat down at the foot of the tree, put
his head between his paws, and began to think.
First of all he said to himself: That buzzing-noise
means something. You don’t get a buzzing-noise like
that, just buzzing and buzzing, without its meaning
something. If there’s a buzzing-noise, somebody’s
making a buzzing-noise, and the only reason for making
a buzzing-noise that I know of is because you’re a bee.
Then he thought another long time, and said: ‘And
the only reason for being a bee that I know of is making
honey.’ And then he got up, and said: ‘And the only reason for
making honey is so as I can eat it.’ So he began to climb
the tree.