Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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LOOKING-GLASS HOUSE.                     19
"Nurse! Do let's pretend that I'm a hungry hyaena, and you're a bone ! "
But this is taking us away from Alice's speech to the kitten. " Let's pretend that you're the Red Queen, Kitty ! Do you know, I think if you sat up and folded your arms, you'd look exactly like her. Now do try, there's a dear!" And Alice got the Red Queen off the table, and set it up before the kitten as a model for it to imitate: however, the thing didn't succeed, principally, Alice said, because the kitten wouldn't fold its arms properly. So, to punish it, she held it up to the Looking-glass, that it might see how sulky it
was------" and if you're not good directly," she
added, " I'll put you through into Looking-glass House. How would you like that?
" Now, if you'll only attend, Kitty, and not talk so much, I'll tell you all my ideas about Looking-glass House. First, there's the room you
can see through the glass------that's just the same
as our drawing-room, only the things go the other way. I can see all of it when I get upon a chair
------all but the bit just behind the fireplace. Oh!
I do so wish I could see that bit! I want so much to know whether they've a fire in the winter: you never can tell, you know, unless our fire smokes,
and then smoke comes up in that room too------but
that may be only pretence, just to make it look as