Through the Looking-glass: And what Alice Found There

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Macmillan, 1893 - Adventure and adventurers - 227 pages
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Wonderful of course! In some ways better than the beloved Alice's Adventures, in my humble opinion. The only flaws I came across were the typos that hinder the fluidity of reading.



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Page 51 - A slow sort of country!" said the Queen. "Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!
Page 32 - Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe.
Page 81 - The sea was wet as wet could be, The sands were dry as dry. You could not see a cloud, because No cloud was in the sky: No birds were flying overhead — There were no birds to fly. The Walrus and the Carpenter O Were walking close at hand: They wept like anything to see Such quantities of sand: 'If this were only cleared away, ' They said, 'it would be grand!
Page 86 - The butter's spread too thick!' 'I weep for you,' the Walrus said: 'I deeply sympathize.' With sobs and tears he sorted out Those of the largest size, Holding his pocket-handkerchief Before his streaming eyes. *O Oysters,' said the Carpenter 'You've had a pleasant run! Shall we be trotting home again?
Page 32 - He took his vorpal sword in hand: Long time the manxome foe he sought So rested he by the Tumtum tree, And stood awhile in thought. And as in uffish thought he stood, The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, Came whiffling through the tulgey wood, And burbled as it came!
Page 84 - The time has come," the Walrus said, " To talk of many things : Of shoes — and ships— and sealing-wax — Of cabbages — and kings — And why the sea is boiling hot — And whether pigs have wings.
Page 184 - I'll tell thee everything I can; There's little to relate. I saw an aged aged man, A-sitting on a gate. "Who are you, aged man?" I said, "and how is it you live?" And his answer trickled through my head Like water through a sieve. He said "I look for butterflies That sleep among the wheat: I make them into mutton-pies, And sell them in the street. 1 sell them unto men...
Page 102 - You couldn't have it if you did want it," the Queen said. "The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday — but never jam to-day." "It must come sometimes to 'jam to-day,'
Page 83 - Along the briny beach: We cannot do with more than four, To give a hand to each." The eldest Oyster looked at him, But never a word he said: The eldest Oyster winked his eye, And shook his heavy head — Meaning to say he did not choose To leave the oyster-bed.
Page 122 - Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; All the king's horses and all the king's men Cannot put Humpty Dumpty together again.

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