THE LION AND THE UNICORN. 123
"Four thousand two hundred and seven, that's the exact number," the King said, referring to his book. " I couldn't send all the horses, you know, because two of them are wanted in the game. And I haven't sent the two Messengers, either. They're both gone to the town. Just look along the road, and tell me if you can see either of them."
"I see nobody on the road," said Alice.
"I only wish /had such eyes," the King remarked in a fretful tone. " To be able to see Nobody ! And at that distance too! Why, it's as much as I can do to see real people by this light!"
All this was lost on Alice, who was still looking intently along the road, shading her eyes with one hand. " I see somebody now! " she exclaimed
at last. " But he's coming very slowly------and
what curious attitudes he goes into ! " (For the Messenger kept skipping up and down, and wriggling like an eel, as he came along, with his great hands spread out like fans on each side.)
"Not at all," said the King. "He's an Anglo-Saxon Messenger------and those are Anglo-Saxon
attitudes. He only does them when he's happy. His name is Haigha." (He pronounced it so as to rhyme with " mayor.")
"I love my love with an H," Alice couldn't