Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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THE LION AND THE UNICORN.            127
simply shouted at the top of his voice " They're at it again ! "
"Do you call that a whisper?" cried the poor King, jumping up and shaking himself. "If you do such a thing again, I'll have yon buttered! It went through and through my head like an earth­quake !"
" It would have to be a very tiny earthquake!" thought Alice. " Who are at it again ? " she ven­tured to ask.
" Why, the Lion and the Unicorn, of course," said the King.
" Fighting for the crown ? "
" Yes, to be sure," said the King: " and the best of the joke is, that it's my crown all the while! Let's run and see them." And they trotted off, Alice repeating to herself, as she ran, the words of the old song:—
" The Lion and the Unicorn were fighting for the
crown : The Lion beat the Unicorn all round the town. Some gave them white bread, some gave them brown ; Some gave them plum-cake and drummed them out of
"Does------the one------that wins------get the
crown ? " she asked, as well as she could, for the run was putting her quite out of breath.