Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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LOOKING-GLASS HOUSE.                   17
tight up, it wouldn't have happened. Now don't make any more excuses, but listen! Number two : you pulled Snowdrop away by the tail just as I had put down the saucer of milk before her! What, you were thirsty, were you? How do you know she wasn't thirsty too ? Now for number three: you unwound every bit of the worsted while I wasn't looking!
" That's three faults, Kitty, and you've not been punished for any of them yet. You know I'm saving up all your punishments for Wednes­day week------Suppose they had saved up all my
punishments!" she went on, talking more to her­self than the kitten. " What would they do at the end of a year? I should be sent to prison, I sup­pose, when the day came. Or------let me see------
suppose each punishment was to be going without a dinner: then, when the miserable day came, I should have to.go without fifty dinners at once ! Well, I shouldn't mind that much! I'd far rather go without them than eat them!
" Do you hear the snow against the window-panes, Kitty? How nice and soft it sounds! Just as if some one was kissing the window all over outside. I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, 4 Go to sleep,