it never rains here, which is very unfortunate for Chloe, because she love to play with her umbrella. This day, she got all dressed up in her rain coat & umbrella, so she could go play in the sun. :)
"You look like a Bear holding on to a balloon," you said.
"Not--" said Pooh anxiously, "--not like a small black cloud in a blue sky?"
"Not very much."
"Ah well, perhaps from up here it looks different. And, as I say, you never can tell with bees."
There was no wind to blow him nearer to the tree so there he stayed. He could see the honey, he could smell the honey, but he couldn't quite reach the honey.
After a little while he called down to you.
"Christopher Robin!" he said in a loud whisper.
"I think the bees suspect something!"
"What sort of thing?"
"I don't know. but something tells me that they're suspicious!"
"Perhaps they think that you're after their honey."
"It may be that. You never can tell with bees."
There was another little silence, and then he called down to you again.
"Have you an umbrella in your house?"
"I think so."
"I wish you would bring it out here, and walk up and down with it, and look up at me every now and then, and say 'Tut-tut, it looks like rain.' I think, if you did that, it would help the deception which we are practising on these bees."
Well, you laughed to yourself, "silly old Ber!" but you didn't say it aloud because you were so fond of him, and you went home for your umbrella.
"oh, there you are!" called down Winnie-the-Pooh, as soon as you got back to the tree. "I was beginning to get anxious. I have discovered that the bees are definitely Suspicious."
"Shall I put my umbrella up?" you said.
"Yes, but wait a moment. We must be practical. The important bee to deceive is the Queen Bee. Can you see which is the Queen Bee from down there?"
"A pity. Well, now if you walk up and down with your umbrella, saying, 'Tut-tut, it looks like rain,' I shall do what I can by singing a little Cloud Song such as a cloud might sing...Go!"
So while you walked up and down and wondered if it would rain, Winnie-the-Pooh sang a song.
From "The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh"
by A.A. Milne