"hurry up and eat your breakfast. It's a lovely day and we may as well make the most of it."
Paddington needed no second bidding, and while the Browns were busy packing the rest of the picnic gear into the car he hurried back indoors, where his breakfast was waiting. He liked doing new things, and he was looking forward to the day's outing. One of the nicest things about living with the Browns was the number of surprises he had.
"I hope I've never done everything, Mrs. Bird," he said as she came into the dining room to see if he'd finished his toast and marmalade, "I shouldn't have any surprises left then!"
"Hmmm," replied Mrs. Bird sternly as she bundled him out of the room, "You'll be getting a surprise if you don't wash those bacon-and-egg stains off your whiskers before we go out. I've never known such a bear for getting in a mess.
--from "A Picnic on the River" by Michael Bond, from The Paddington Treasury