Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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You didn't think I was going to say that, did you?
The King has promised me------with his very own
" To send all his horses and all his men," Alice interrupted, rather unwisely.
"Now I declare that's too bad!" Humpty Dumpty cried, breaking into a sudden passion.
"You've been listening at doors------and behind
trees------and down chimneys------or you couldn't
have known it!"
"I haven't, indeed!" Alice said, very gently. "It's in a book."
" Ah, well! They may write such things in a book" Humpty Dumpty said, in a calmer tone. " That's what you call a History of England, that is. Now, take a good look at me! I'm one that has spoken to a King, Jam: mayhap you'll never see such.another: and to show you I'm not proud, you may shake hands with me ! " And he grinned almost from ear to ear, as he leaned forward (and as nearly as possible fell off the wall in doing so) and offered Alice his hand. She watched him a little anxiously as she took it. " If he smiled much more, the ends of his mouth might meet be­hind," she thought: " and then I don't know what would happen to his head ! I'm afraid it would come off! "
" Yes, all his horses and all his men," Humpty