Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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18
LOOKING-GLASS HOUSE
darlings, till the summer comes again.' And when they wake up in the summer, Kitty, they
dress themselves all in green, and dance about------
whenever the wind blows------oh, that's very
pretty ! " cried Alice, dropping the ball of worsted to clap her hands. "And I do so wish it was true! I'm sure the woods look sleepy in the autumn, when the leaves are getting brown.
" Kitty, can you play chess? Now, don't smile, my dear, I'm asking it seriously. Because, when we were playing just now, you watched just as if you understood it: and when I said ' Check!' you purred! Well, it was a nice check, Kitty, and really I might have won, if it hadn't been for that nasty Knight, that came wriggling down
among my pieces. Kitty, dear, let's pretend------"
And here I wish I could tell you half the things Alice used to say, beginning with her favorite phrase "Let's pretend." She had had quite a long argument with her sister only the day before —all because Alice had begun with " Let's_pre­tend we're kings and queens;" and her sister, who liked being very exact, had argued that they couldn't, because there were only two of them, and Alice had been reduced at last to say, " Well, you can be one of them then, and I'll be all the rest." And once she had really frightened her old nurse by shouting suddenly in her ear,