Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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Faster!" And they went so fast that at last they seemed to skim through the air, hardly touching the ground with their feet, till sud­denly, just as Alice was getting quite exhausted, they stopped, and she found herself sitting on the ground, breathless and giddy.
The Queen propped her up against a tree, and said kindly, " You may rest a little now."
Alice looked round her in great surprise. " Why, I do believe we've been under this tree the whole time ! Everything's just as it was!"
" Of course it is," said the Queen: " what would 3rou have it ? "
" Well, in our country," said Alice, still panting a little, "you'd generally get to somewhere else
------if you ran very fast for a long time, as we've
been doing."