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luckily the Queen did not wait for an answer, but went on. "At the end of three yards I shall repeat them------for fear of your forgetting them.
At the end of four, I shall say good-bye. And at the end of five, I shall go!"
She had got all the pegs put in by this time, and Alice looked on with great interest as she returned to the tree, and then began slowly walking down the row.
At the two-yard peg she faced round, and said, " A pawn goes two squares in its first move, you know. So you'll go very quickly through the Third
Square------by railway, I should think------and
you'll find yourself in the Fourth Square in no time. Well, that square belongs to Tweedledum
and Tweed] edee------the Fifth is mostly water
------the Sixth belongs to Humpty Dumpty------
But you make no remark?"
"I——I.didn't know I had to make one------
just then," Alice faltered out.
" You should have said," the Queen went on in a tone of grave reproof, " ' It's extremely kind of
you to tell me all this'------however, we'll suppose
it said------the Seventh Square is all forest------
however, one of the Knights will show you the
way------and in the Eighth Square we shall be
Queens together, and it's all feasting and fun!" Alice got up and curtesied, and sat down again.