Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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'•IT'S MY OWN INVENTION."               157
you very much for coming so far------and for the
song------1 liked it very much."
"I hope so," the Knight said doubtfully: "hut you didn't cry so much as I thought you would."
So they shook hands, and then the Knight rode slowly away into the forest. "It won't take long to see him off, I expect," Alice said to herself, as she stood watching him. " There he goes! Right on his head as usual! However, he gets on pretty
easily------that comes of having so many things
hung round the horse------" So she went on talk­ing to herself, as she watched the horse walking leisurely along the road, and the Knight tumbling off, first on one side and then on the other. After the fourth or fifth tumble he reached the turn, and then she waved her handkerchief to him, and waited till he was out of sight.
"I hope it encouraged him," she said, as she turned to run down the hill: "and now for the last brook, and to be a Queen! How grand it sounds!" A very few steps brought her to the edge of the brook. " The Eighth Square at last!" she cried as she bounded across, and threw herself
down to rest on a lawn as soft as moss, with little