Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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66          TWEEDLEDUM AND TWEEDLEDEE.
were alive, and she was jnst looking round to see if the word " TWEEDLE " was written at the back of each collar, when she was startled by a voice coming from the one marked " DUM."
"If you think we're wax-works," he said, "you ought to pay, you know. Wax-works weren't made to be looked at for nothing. NohoW! "
" Contrariwise," added the one marked " DEE," "if you think we're alive, you ought to speak."
" I'm sure I'm very sorry," was all Alice could say; for the words of the old song kept ringing through her head like the ticking of a clock, and she could hardly help saying them out loud:
" Tweedledum and Tweedledee Agreed too have a battle; For Tweedledum said Tweedledee Had spoiled his nice new rattle.
" Just then flew down a monstrous crow, As black as a tar-barrel; Which frightened both the heroes sa, They quite forgot their quarrel."
"I know what you're thinking about," said Tweedledum : " but it isn't so, nohow."
"Contrariwise," continued Tweedledee, "if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be ; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic."