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Posted by: revcaroline (203.123.69.---)
Date: April 17, 2004 06:32AM

This poem of 5 different sized stanzas LOOKS like it might be AA Milne, but....i want the author if anyone can give me this info.
Elizabeth Ann
Said to her Nan:
"please will you tell me how God began?
Somebody must have made Him. So
Who could it be, 'cos I want to know?"
And Nurse said, "Well!"
And Ann said, "Well?
I know you know, and I wish you'd tell."
And Nurse took pins from her mouth, and said,
"Now then, darling, it's time for bed."

etc., etc.

Re: Explained
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: April 20, 2004 08:56PM

One site lists it as from Milne's 'Now We Are Six.' It doesn't appear in the table of contents, however.

I couldn't find it on any 'expert' site, only on personal ones. Also, the name 'JenniferJane that's in the longer version makes me think that it's a modern pastiche.



Re: Explained
Posted by: marian2 (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: April 21, 2004 02:39AM

It definitely is A A Milne and is in Now We Are Six. I have the book in front of me - Methuen's 2000 edition and it's on pages 78-80. In the next verse she gets up early and goes to London to find an Important Man to tell her. His coachman comes to the windwo to tell her the Lord High Doodledum is still in bed. So she goes home, asks her doll and the doll says something intelligble only to Elizabeth Ann and she is satisfied. Sorry I can't post it - Milne is aggressively copyright-policed.

Re: Explained
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: April 21, 2004 06:52PM

They haven't redesigned the book then, its on the same page in my 1952 copy.

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