Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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HUMPTY DUMPTY.
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after such a very strong hint that she ought to be going, she felt that it would hardly be civil to stay. So she got up, and held out her hand. " Good-bye, till we meet again!" she said as cheerfully as she could.
" I shouldn't know you again if we did meet," Humpty Dumpty replied in a discontented tone giving her one of his fingers to shake ; "you're so exactly like other people."
" The face is what one goes by, generally," Alice remarked in a thoughtful tone.
"That's just what I complain of," said Humpty Dumpty. " Your face is the same as everybody
has------the two eyes, so------" (marking their
places in the air with his thumb) " nose in the middle, mouth under. It's always the same. Now if you had the two eyes on the same side of
the nose, for. instance------or the mouth at the
top------that would be some help."
" It wouldn't look nice," Alice objected. But Humpty Dumpty only shut his eyes and said, " Wait till you've tried."
Alice waited a minute to see if he would speak again, but as he never opened his eyes or took any further notice of her, she said " Good-bye! " once more, and, getting no answer to this, she quietly walked away: but she couldn't help saying to herself as she went, " Qf all the unsatisfactory