These are the best quotes from Rabbit, the busy and important chap with numerous friends-and-relations.
"What I said was, 'Is anybody at home?'" called out Pooh very loudly.
- "No!" said a voice; and then added, "You needn't shout so loud. I heard
you quite well the first time."
"Hallo, Rabbit, isn't that you?"
- "No", said Rabbit, in a different sort of voice this time.
- "But isn't that Rabbit's voice?"
- "I don't think so," said Rabbit. "It isn't meant to be."
"I was just beginning to think," said Bear, sniffing slightly, "that Rabbit might never be able to use his front door again. And I should hate that," he said.
- "So should I," said Rabbit.
"What I don't like about it is this," said Rabbit. "Here we are - you, Pooh, and you, Piglet, and Me - and suddenly -"
- "And Eeyore," said Pooh.
- "And Eeyore - and suddenly -"
- "And Owl," said Pooh.
- "And Owl - and then all of a sudden -"
- "Oh, and Eeyore," said Pooh. "I was forgetting him."
- "Here - we - are," said Rabbit, very slowly and carefully, "all - of -
us, and then, suddenly, we wake up one morning, and what do we find? We find
a Strange Animal among us."
"Hallo, Rabbit," he said, "is that you?"
- "Let's pretend it isn't," said Rabbit, "and see what happens."
And all Rabbit's friends-and-relations spread themselves about on the grass, and waited hopefully in case anybody spoke to them, or dropped anything, or asked them the time.
- "Hallo, Pooh," said Rabbit.
- "Hallo, Rabbit," said Pooh dreamily.
- "Did you make that song up?"
- "Well, I sort of made it up," said Pooh. "It isn't Brain," he went on humbly, "because You Know Why, Rabbit; but it comes to me sometimes."
- "Ah!" said Rabbit, who never let things come to him, but always went and fetched them.
- "Hallo!" said Tigger, and he sounded so close suddenly that Piglet would have jumped if Pooh hadn't accidentally been sitting on most of him.
- "Where are you?" called Tigger.
- Rabbit nudged Pooh, and Pooh looked about for Piglet to nudge, but couldn't find him, and Piglet went on breathing wet bracken as quietly as he could, and felt very brave and excited.
- They were having a rest in a small sand-pit on the top of the forest. Pooh was getting tired of that sand-pit, and suspected it of following them about, because whichever direction they started in, they always ended up at it, and each time, as it came through the mist at them, Rabbit said triumphantly, "Now I know where we are!" and Pooh said sadly, "So do I," and Piglet said nothing...
- "Well," said Rabbit, after a long silence in which nobody thanked him for the nice walk they were having, "we'd better get on, I suppose. Which way shall we try?"