Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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LOOKING-GLASS INSECTS               63
"I wish I knew!" thought poor Alice. She an­swered, rather sadly, " Nothing, just now."
"Think again," it said) "that won't do."
Alice thought, but nothing came of it. " Please, would you tell me what you call yourself?" she said timidly. " I think that might help a little."
"I'll tell you, if you'll come a little further on," the Fawn said. " I can't remember here."
So they walked on together through the wood, Alice with her arms clasped lovingly round the soft neck of the Fawn, till they came out into another open field, and here the Fawn gave a sud­den bound into the air, and shook itself free from Alice's arms. " I'm a Fawn ! " it cried out in a voice of delight, " and, dear me! you're a human child!" A sudden look of alarm came into its beautiful brown eyes, and in another moment it had darted away at full speed.
Alice stood looking after it, almost ready to cry with vexation at having lost her dear little fellow-traveler so suddenly. " However, I know my name now," she said, " that's some comfort. Alice
------Alice-----1 won't forget it again. And now,
which of these finger-posts ought I to follow, I wonder?"
It was not a very difficult question to answer, as there was only one road through the wood, and the two finger-posts both pointed along it. " I'll