Monday, April 16, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The White Queen gave a deep sigh, and laid her head on Alice's shoulder. 'I am so sleepy!' she moaned.
'She's tired, poor thing!' said the Red Queen. 'Smooth her hair—lend her your nightcap—and sing her a soothing lullaby.'
'I haven't got a nightcap with me,' said Alice, as she tried to obey the first direction: 'and I don't know any soothing lullabies.''I must do it myself, then,' said the Red Queen, and she began:
'Hush-a-by lady, in Alice's lap!
Till the feast's ready, we've time for a nap.
When the feast's over, we'll go to the ball—
Red Queen, and White Queen, and Alice, and all!
'And now you know the words,' she added, as she put her head down on Alice's other shoulder, 'just sing it through to me. I'm getting sleepy, too.' In another moment both Queens were fast asleep, and snoring loud.
Monday, April 9, 2012
The White Queen laughed with delight, and stroked Alice's cheek. Then she began:
'"First, the fish must be caught."
That is easy: a baby, I think, could have caught it.
"Next, the fish must be bought."
That is easy: a penny, I think, would have bought it. "Now cook me the fish!"
That is easy, and will not take more than a minute.
"Let it lie in a dish!"
That is easy, because it already is in it.
"Bring it here! Let me sup!"
It is easy to set such a dish on the table.
"Take the dish-cover up!"
Ah, that is so hard that I fear I'm unable!
For it holds it like glue—
Holds the lid to the dish, while it lies in the middle:
Which is easiest to do,
Un-dish-cover the fish, or dishcover the riddle?'