Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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" Yode Red Majesty shouldn't purr so loud," Alice said, rubbing her eyes, and addressing the kitten, respectfully, yet with some severity. " You woke me out of oh! such a nice dream f
And you've been along with me, Kitty------all
through the LookingGlass world. Did you know it, dear?"
It is a very inconvenient habit of kittens (Alice had once made the remark) that, whatever you say to them, they always purr. "If they would only purr for ' yes,' and mew for * no,' or any rule of that sort," she had said, " so that one could keep up a conversation! But how can you talk with a person if they always say the same thing? "
On this occasion the kitten only purred : and it was impossible to guess whether it meant " yes " or " no."
So Alice hunted among the chessmen on the
table till she had found the Red Queen : then she
went down on her knees on the hearth-rug, and
put the kitten and the Queen to look at each