Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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" That would be all the better, wouldn't it?" the Queen said, as she bound the plaster round her finger with a bit of rib­bon.
Alice felt there was no denying that. " Of course it would be all the better," she said: ," but it wouldn't be all the better his being punished,"
" You're wrong there, at any rate," said the Queen : " were you ever punished? "
" Only for faults," said Alice.
" And you were all the better for it, I know ! " the Queen said triumphantly.
" Yes, but then I had done the things I was punished for," said Alice: "that makes all the difference."
"But if you hadn't done them," the Queen said, "that would have been better still; better, and better, and better! " Her voice went higher