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'pooh pipped by baloo' -- is that legal?

Apparently it is in Britain, where a vote has taken place on the best-loved animal tales:

The Jungle Book has been voted Britain’s best-loved animal tale. The 19th-century Rudyard Kipling classic was voted overall favourite in the nationwide survey – although Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind In The Willows was top among the over-50s.

The Jungle Book, a collection of stories about a feral child called Mowgli and a host of talking animals such as Baloo the bear, was written in 1894. It was turned into a Disney cartoon in the 1960s – as was AA Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, which came second in the poll, organised by Country Living magazine. Richard Adams’s tearjerking Watership Down came third.

Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty was fourth, while The Wind In The Willows was fifth overall, despite getting the majority of the older vote.

My own personal favorite since childhood, Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit was in ninth. (For the obvious, simpatico reasons.) Which was still one place higher than Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, something I find shocking. Apparently, I am easily shocked before I finish my tea.

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