Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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" I was thinking," Alice said very politely, " which is the best way out of this wood : it's get­ting so dark. Would you tell me, please?"
But the fat little men only looked at each other and grinned.
They looked so exactly like a couple of great schoolboys, that Alice couldn't help pointing her finger at Tweedledum, and saying " First Boy ! "
"Nohow!" Tweedledum cried out briskly, and shut his mouth up again with a snap.
" Next Boy ! " said Alice, passing on to Twee-dledee, though she felt quite certain he would only shout out "Contrariwise ! " and so he did.
" You've begun wrong! " cried Tweedledum. " The first thing in a visit is to say ' How d'ye do?' and shake hands!" And here the two brothers gave each other a hug, and then they held out the two hands that were free, to shake hands with her.
Alice did not like shaking hands with either of them first, for fear of hurting the other one's feel­ings; so, as the best way out of the difficulty, she took hold of both hands at once: the next mo­ment they were dancing round in a ring. This seemed quite natural (she remembered after­ward), and she was not even surprised to hear music playing: it seemed to come from the tree under which they were dancing, and it was done