Dec. 18th: E.H. Shepard & A.A. Milne formed a formidable partnership when producing the Winnie the Pooh books. Today's advent image is from King John's Christmas, a poem which appears in Now We Are Six. "I want some crackers, And I want some candy; I think a box of chocolates Would come in handy; I don't mind oranges, I do like nuts! And I SHOULD like a pocket-knife That really cuts. And, oh! Father Christmas, if you love me at all, Bring me a big, red india-rubber ball!"