‘”No Give and Take,” Eeyore went on. “No Exchange of Thought. ‘Hallo – What‘ – I mean, it gets you nowhere, particularly if the other person’s tail is only just in sight for the second half of the conversation”‘ (p. 147)
House at Pooh Corner (1928) A. A. Milne
Is Eeyore actually a character visiting, or on loan, from a Samuel Beckett text? Waiting for Eeyore, perhaps, or Eeyore’s Last Tape, or even Not Eeyore, starring only his mouth.