Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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LOOKING-GLASS HOUSE.                   15
and sometimes to herself. Kitty sat very de­murely on her knee, pretending to watch the progress of the winding, and now and then put­ting out one paw and gently touching the ball, as if it would be glad to help if it might.
" Do you know what to-morrow is, Kitty ?" Alice began. " You'd have guessed if you'd been
up in the window with me------only Dinah was
making you tidy, so you couldn't. I was watch­ing the boys getting in sticks for the bonfire------
and it wants plenty of sticks, Kitty ! Only it got so cold, and it snowed so, they had to leave off. Never mind, Kitty, we'll go and see the bonfire to-morrow." Here Alice wound two or three turns of the worsted round the kitten's neck, just to see how it would look: this led to a scramble, in which the ball rolled down upon the floor, and yards and yards of it got unwound again.
" Do you know, I was so angry, Kitty," Alice went on, as soon as they were comfortably settled again, " when I saw all the mischief you had been doing, I was very nearly opening the window, and putting you out into the snow! And you'd have deserved it, you little mischievous darling! What have you got to say for yourself? Now don't in­terrupt me ! " she went on, holding up one finger. " I'm going to tell you all your faults. Number one: you squeaked twice while Diuah was wash-