Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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be getting out of the wood, for really it's coming on very dark. Do you think it's going to rain ? "
Tweedledum spread a large umbrella over him­self and his brother, and looked up into it. "No, I don't think it is," he said : " at least------not un­der here. Nohow."
" But it may rain outside? "
" It may------if it chooses," said Tweedledee :
"we've no objection. Contrariwise."
"Selfish things! " thought Alice, and she was just going to say "Good-night" and leave them, when Tweedledum sprang out from under the umbrella, and seized her by the wrist.
" Do you see that? " he said, in a voice choking with passion, and his eyes grew large and yellow all in a moment, as he pointed with a trembling finger at a small white thing lying under the tree.
" It's only a rattle," Alice said, after a careful examination of the little white thing. " Not a rattle-sna&e, you know," she added hastily, think­ing that he was frightened: "only an old rattle ------quite old and broken."
" I knew it was ! " cried Tweedledum, begin­ning to stamp about wildly and tear his hair. "It's spoilt, of course!" Here he looked at Tweedledee, who immediately sat down on the ground, and tried to hide himself under the um­brella.