86 TWEEDLEDUM AND TWEEDLEDEE.
opening and shutting his mouth and his large eyes
------"looking more like a fish than anything else,"
" Of course you agree to have a battle ? " Tweedledum said in a calmer tone.
" I suppose so," the other sulkily replied, as he crawled out of the umbrella : "only she must help us to dress up, you know."
So the two brothers went off hand-in-hand into the wood, and returned in a minute with their
arms full of things------such as bolsters, blankets,
hearth-rugs, tablecloths, dish-covers, and coalscuttles. "I hope you're a good hand at pinning and tying strings?" Tweedledum remarked. " Every one of these things has got to go on, somehow or other."
Alice said afterward she had never seen such a
fuss made about anything in all her life------the
way those two bustled about------and the quantity
of things they put on------and the trouble they
gave her in tying strings and fastening buttons
------" Really they'll be more like bundles of old
clothes than anything else, by the time they're ready!" she said to herself, as she arranged a bolster round the neck of Tweedledee, "to keep his head from being cut off," as he said.
" You know," he added very gravely, " it's one of the most serious things that can possibly hap-