Lewis Carrol – Through the Looking-Glass (I)

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Aliceroom3* «’When you say „hill,”‘ the Queen interrupted, ‘_I_ could show you hills, in comparison with which you’d call that a valley.’ ‘No, I shouldn’t,’ said Alice, surprised into contradicting her at last: ‘a hill CAN’T be a valley, you know. That would be nonsense–‘ The Red Queen shook her head, ‘You may call it „nonsense” if you like,’ she said, ‘but I’VE heard nonsense, compared with which that would be as sensible as a dictionary!’»

* «’I don’t REJOICE in insects at all,’ Alice explained, ‘because I’m rather afraid of them–at least the large kinds. But I can tell you the names of some of them.’ ‘Of course they answer to their names?’ the Gnat remarked carelessly. ‘I never knew them do it.’ ‘What’s the use of their having names,’ the Gnat said, ‘if they won’t answer to them?’»

alice6* « Alice was too much puzzled to say anything, so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again. ‘They’ve a temper, some of them– particularly verbs, they’ re the proudest–adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs–however, _I_ can manage the whole lot of them! Impenetrability! That’s what _I_ say!’ ‘Would you tell me, please,’ said Alice ‘what that means?’ ‘Now you talk like a reasonable child,’ said Humpty Dumpty, looking very much pleased. ‘I meant by „impenetrability” that we’ve had enough of that subject, and  it would be just as well if you’d me ntion what you mean to do next, as I suppose you don’t mean to stop here all the rest of your life.’ ‘That’s a great deal to make one word mean,’ Alice said in a thoughtful tone.»

* «’If you can SEE whether I’m singing or not, you’ve sharper eyes than most.’»

*«’I see nobody on the road,’ said Alice. ‘I only wish I had such eyes,’ the King remarked in a fretful tone. ‘To be able to see Nobody! And at that distance, too! Why, it’s as much as I can do to see real people, by this light!’»

alice5*«’Who did you pass on the road?’ the King went on, holding out his hand to the Messenger for some more hay. ‘Nobody,’ said the Messenger. ‘Quite right,’ said the King: ‘this young lady saw him too. So of course Nobody walks slower than you.’ ‘I do my best,’ the Messenger said in a sulky tone. ‘I’m sure nobody walks much faster than I do!’ ‘He can’t do that,’ said the King, ‘or else he’d have been here first.»

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