[Grammar] Verb mood


Pavel H

In the sentence: "I'm planting a haycorn, Pooh, so that it can grow up into an oak-tree, and have lots of haycorns just outside the front door instead of having to walk miles and miles, do you see, Pooh ?" (A. A. Milne) in which mood is the verb "have" written?
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It's an infinitive, but the sentence is a bit mixed up. It's in the character's version of English, which is somewhat careless, as you might hear from a small boy. It starts out saying the tree can have lots of acorns ("haycorns"), but then the character switches the sense to I can have lots of haycorns.