Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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THE LION AND THE UNICORN.            133
ing lazily at Alice, and speaking in a deep hollow tone that sounded like the tolling of a great bell.
"Ah, what is it, now?" the Unicorn cried eagerly. " You'll never guess! /couldn't."
The Lion looked at Alice wearily. " Are you
animal------or vegetable------or mineral?" he said,
yawning at every other word.
" It's a fabulous monster ! " the Unicorn cried out, before Alice could reply.
" Then hand round the plum-cake, Monster," the Lion said, lying down and putting his chin on his paws. " And sit down, both of you," (to the King and the Unicorn) : " fair play with the cake, you know!"