Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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56
LOOKING-GLASS INSECTS
them------and what quantities of honey they must
make! I think I'll go down and------no, I won't
go just yet," she went on, checking herself just as she was beginning to run down the hill, and trying to find some excuse for turning shy so suddenly. " It'll never do to go down among them without a good long branch to brush them
away------and what fun it'll be when they ask me
how I liked my walk. I shall say------'Oh, I
liked it well enough------' (here came the favorite
little toss of the head), ' only it was so dusty and hot, and the elephants did tease so!'
" I think I'll go down the other way," she said, after a pause: " and perhaps I may visit the ele­phants later on. Besides, I do so want to get into the Third Square ! "
So with this excuse she ran down the hill and jumped over the first of the six little brooks.
" Tickets, please ! " said the Guard, putting his head in at the window. In a moment everybody was holding out a ticket: they were about the same size as the people, and quite seemed to fill the carriage.