Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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said Alice ; " but if there is to be one, I think I ought to invite the guests."
" We gave you the opportunity of doing it," the Red Queen remarked: " but I dare say you've not had many lessons in manners yet?"
"Manners are not taught in lessons," said Alice. " Lessons teach you to do sums, and things of that sort."
"Can you do Addition?" the White Queen asked. " What's one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one?"
" I don't know," said Alice. " I lost count."
" She can't do Addition," the Red Queen inter­rupted. "Can you do Subtraction? Take nine from eight."
"Nine from eight I can't, you know," Alice re­plied, very readily : " but------"
" She can't do Subtraction," said the White Queen. " Can you do Division ? Divide a loaf by a knife------what's the answer to that?"
" I suppose------" Alice was beginning, but the
Red Queen answered for her. " Bread-and-butter, of course. Try another Subtraction sum. Take a bone from a dog: what remains ? "
Alice considered. "The bone wouldn't re­main, of course, if I took it------and the dog