Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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if they had a fire. Well then, the books are something like our books, only the words go the wrong way; I know that, because I've held up one of our books to the glass, and then they hold up one in the other room.
" How would you like to live in Looking-glass House, Kitty ? I wonder if they'd give you milk in there ? Perhaps Looking-glass milk isn't good
to drink------But oh, Kitty! now we come to the
passage. You can just see a little peep of the passage in Looking-glass House, if you leave the door of our drawing-room wide open: and it's very like our passage as far as you can see, only you know it may be quite different on beyond. Oh, Kitty! how nice it would be if we could only get through into Looking-glass House ! I'm sure it's got, oh! such beautiful things in it! Let's pretend there's a way of getting through into it, somehow, Kitty. Let's pretend the glass has got. all soft like gauze, so that we can get through. Why, it's turning into a sort of mist now, I de­clare ! It'll be easy enough to get through------"
She was up on the chimney-piece while she said this, though she hardly knew how she had got there. And certainly the glass was beginning to melt away, just like a bright silvery mist.
In another moment Alice was through the glass, and had jumped lightly down into the Looking-