TWEEDLEDUM AND TWEEDLEDEE. %
" He ate more than the Carpenter, though," said Tweedledee. "You see he held his handkerchief in front, so that the Carpenter couldn't count how many he took : contrariwise."
" That was mean !" Alice said, indignantly,
" Then I like the Carpenter best------if he didn't
eat so many as the Walrus."
"But he ate as many as he could get," said Tweedledum.
This was a puzzler. After a pause, Alice began, " Well! They were loth very unpleasant
characters------" Here she checked herself in
some alarm, at hearing something that sounded to her like the puffing of a large steam-engine in the wood near them, though she feared it was more likely to be a wild beast. " Are there any lions or tigers about here ? " she asked, timidly.
" It's only the Red King snoring," said Tweedledee.
" Come and look at him ! " the brothers cried, and they each took one of Alice's hands, and led her up to where the King was sleeping.
"Isn't he a lovely sight?" said Tweedledum.
Alice couldn't say honestly that he was. He had a tall red nightcap on, with a tassel, and he was lying crumpled up into a sort of untidy heap,
and snoring loud------" fit to snore his head off!" as