MERRY TED, a musing bear, small in stature but wise beyond his age, 25, in bear years.

Vital Statistics:    Height 26 cms (10.2 inches);  Weight 150 g (5.5 oz) Chest, Waist, Hips  29.2 cms (11.5 inches).

Home:    Anywhere, but most productive from a musing seat in the heart of the countryside.

Wide-ranging Interests:    Ursine, humanoid, rural pursuits.

Best Bear Friends:    RUPERT, aged 34;  THREAD, aged 52;  a Bear who’s just THERE, age unknown;  and, last but not least, very young MOST TINY TIM.