Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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pen to one in a battle------to get one's head cut
Alice laughed loud: but she managed to turn it into a cough, for fear of hurting his feelings.
"Do I look very pale?" said Tweedledum, coming up to have his helmet tied on. (He called it a helmet, though it certainly looked much more like a saucepan.)
" Well------yes------a little" Alice replied gently.
" I'm very brave generally," he went on in a low voice: " only to-day I happen to have a head­ache."
" And I've got a toothache !" said Tweedledee, who had overheard the remark. "I'm far worse than you!"