Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for
'Who are you?' said the Caterpillar.
was not an encouraging opening for a onversation.
do you mean by that?' said the Caterpillar,
ca'n't explain myself, I'm afraid, Sir,' said Alice,
'I don't see,' said the Caterpillar.
'Are you content now!' said the Caterpillar.
I should like to be a little larger, Sir, if you
is a very good height indeed!' said the Caterpillar
'Cheshire Puss,' she began, rather timidly, as she did
'That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,'
'I don't much care where --' said Alice.
'Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat.
'-- so long as I get somewhere,' Alice added as an
'Oh, you're sure to do that,' said the Cat, 'if you only
'What sort of people live about here?'
that direction,' the Cat said, waving its right paw
I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice
you ca'n't help that,' said the Cat: 'we're all mad
'How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
must be,' said the Cat, 'or you wouldn't have
you should say what you mean,' the March Hare
'I do,' Alice hastily replied; 'at least -- at least I mean
'Not the same thing a bit!' said the Hatter. 'Why, you
'You might just as well say,' added the March Hare,
'You might just as well say,' added the Dormouse,
'It is the same thing with you,' said the Hatter, and here
some more tea,' the March Hare said to Alice,
had nothing yet,' Alice replied in an offended tone:
mean you can't take less,' said the Hatter: 'it's
had quite forgotten the Duchess by this time, and
'You're thinking about something, my dear, and that
'Perhaps it hasn't one,' Alice ventured to remark.
'Tut, tut, child!' said the Duchess. 'Everything's got a
''Tis so,' said the Duchess: 'and the moral of that is--
'Somebody said,' Alice whispered, 'that it's done by
'Ah well! It means much the same thing,' said the
a right to think,' said Alice sharply, for she was
about as much right,' said the Duchess, 'as pigs
we were little,' the Mock Turtle went on at last,
'Why did you call him Tortoise, if he wasn't one?' Alice
'We called him Tortoise because he taught us,' said
'I only took the regular course.'
'What was that?' inquired Alice.
'Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with,' the
'I never heard of "Uglification",' Alice ventured to say.
The Gryphon lifted up both its paws in surprise. 'Never
'Yes,' said Alice doubtfully: 'it means -- to -- make --
'Well, then,' the Gryphon went on, 'if you don't know
Alice did not feel encouraged to ask any more
'Well, there was Mystery,' the Mock Turtle replied,
'What was that like?' said Alice.
'Well, I ca'n't show it you, myself,' the Mock Turtle
'Hadn't time,' said the Gryphon: 'I went to the Classical
'I never went to him,' the Mock Turtle said with a sigh.
'So he did, so he did,' said the Gryphon, sighing in his
'And how many hours a day did you do lessons?' said
'Ten hours the first day,' said the Mock Turtle: 'nine
'What a curious plan!' exclaimed Alice.
'That's the reason they're called lessons,' the Gryphon
This was quite a new idea to Alice, and she thought it
'Of course it was,' said the Mock Turtle.
'And how did you manage on the twelfth?' Alice went
'That's enough about lessons,' the Gryphon interrupted
White Rabbit put on his spectacles. 'Where shall I
at the beginning,' the King said, very gravely,
THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE
time has come," the Walrus said,
'There's glory for you!'
'I don't know what you mean by "glory",' Alice said.
Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. 'Of course
'But "glory" doesn't mean "a nice knock-down
'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a
'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make
'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to
'But really you should have a lady's-maid!'
sure I'll take you with pleasure!' the Queen said.
couldn't help laughing, as she said 'I don't want
'It's very good jam,' said the Queen.
'Well, I don't want any to-day, at any rate.'
couldn't have it if you did want it,' the Queen
must come sometimes to "jam to-day",' Alice
it ca'n't, said the Queen. 'It's jam every other
'I ca'n't believe that!' said Alice.
'Ca'n't you?' the Queen said in a pitying tone. 'Try
Alice laughed. 'There's no use trying,' she said 'one
'I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the
do you come from?' said the Red Queen.
attended to all these directions, and explained,
don't know what you mean by your way,' said the
'I see nobody on the road,' said Alice.
'I only wish I had such eyes,' the King remarked in a
nothing like eating hay when you're faint,'
should think throwing cold water over you would
didn't say there was nothing better,' the King
'Who did you pass on the road?' the King went on,
'Nobody,' said the Messenger.
'Quite right,' said the King: 'this young lady saw him
'I do my best,' the Messenger said in a sullen tone.
'He ca'n't do that,' said the King, 'or else he'd have
would you tell me--' she began, looking
when you're spoken to!' the Queen sharply
if everybody obeyed that rule,' said Alice, who
'Ridiculous!' cried the Queen.
'Can you do Addition?' the White Queen asked.
'I don't know,' said Alice. 'I lost count.'
'She ca'n't do Addition,' the Red Queen interrupted,
'Nine from eight I ca'n't, you know,' Alice replied
'She ca'n't do Subtraction,' said the White Queen.
'I suppose--' Alice was beginning, but the Red Queen
Alice considered. 'The bone wouldn't remain, of
'Then you think nothing would remain?' said the Red
'I think that's the answer.'
'Wrong, as usual,' said the Red Queen: 'the dog's
'But I don't see how--'
'Why, look here!' the Red Queen cried. 'The dog
'Perhaps it would,' Alice replied cautiously.
'Then if the dog went away, its temper would remain!'
Alice said, as gravely as she could, 'They might go