Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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The Frog looked at the door with his large dull eyes for a minute : then he went nearer and rubbed it with his thumb, as if he were trying whether the paint would come off; then he looked at Alice.
" To answer the door ? " he said. " What's it been asking of?" He was so hoarse that Alice could scarcely hear him.
" I don't know what you mean," she said. ■
" I speaks English, doesn't I ?" the Frog went on. " Or are you deaf? What did it ask you ? "
" Nothing ! " Alice said impatiently. " I've been knocking at it! "
" Shouldn't do that------shouldn't do that------"
the Frog muttered. "Wexes it, you know." Then he went up and gave the door a kick with one of his great feet. " You let it alone," he panted out, as he hobbled back to his tree, " and it'll let you alone, you know."
At this moment the door was flung open, and a shrill voice was heard singing:
" To the Looking- Glass world it ivas Alice that said, ' I've a sceptre in hand, Pve a crown on my head; Let the Looking- Glass creatures, whatever they be, Come and dine with the Bed Queen, the White Queen, and me/'"