Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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100                        WOOL AND WATER.
moment, and she was back again in the little dark shop.
"I should like, to buy an egg, please," she said timidly. "How do you sell them? "
" Fivepence farthing for one------twopence for
two," the Sheep replied.
"Then two are cheaper than one?" Alice said in a surprised tone, taking out her purse.
" Only you must eat them both, if you buy two," said the Sheep.
"Then I'll have one, please," said Alice, as she put the money down on the counter. For she thought to herself, "They mightn't be at all nice, you know."
The Sheep took the money, and put it away in a box : then she said "I never put things into peo­ple's hands------that would never do------you must
get it for yourself." And so saying, she went off to the other end of the shop, and set the egg up­right on a shelf.
"I wonder why it wouldn't do?" thought-Alice, as she groped her way among the tables and chairs, for the shop was very dark toward the end. "The egg seems to get further away the more I walk toward it. Let me see, is this a chair ? Why, it's got branches, I declare! How very odd to find trees growing here! And actually here's