A J Grantham
Under Secretary, Pembroke College Winnie-the-Pooh Society
5 February 1998
I write on behalf of the Pembroke College Winnie-the-Pooh Society, a society which exists to enjoy and promote the literary works of the great AA Milne. During our recent elevenses meeting it was decided that we would like to play a game of Poohsticks with our friend-and-relations. However, it has come to our notice that the River Cam appears to have gone. The water level below Silver Street bridge is so low that a game of Poohsticks is impractical.
Because of this, we would like to respectfully enquire as to whether the city council have any control over the flow of the Cam, and if you have, to ask if it would be possible to refill the river in time for our next elevenses meeting at 4pm on Saturday afternoon.
Whilst the drinking of tea, and the eating of a little something, accompanied by a reading from the great books, is most enjoyable, we would so like to be able to play Pooh's very own game during a meeting.
If you cannot help us, however, can you please tell us to whom we should write about this troubling matter?
We hope that all is well with you and that you have not been Bounced or Blustered. In the expectation that we will soon be completely surrounded by water, I remain, humbly yours,
Undersecretary to the Pembroke College Winnie-the-Pooh Society
PoohSoc would like to make it absolutely clear that Pembroke College has no connection with this endeavour
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