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Sun, 06 Mar 2011
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. Enjoy it is wonderful... Dodie


Dodies Dream World - Classic Poems

An extract from Chapter IX of

Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

  At that moment the door was flung open, and a shrill voice was heard singing :-


To the Looking-Glass world it was Alice that said
"I've a sceptre in hand, I've a crown on my head;,
Let the Looking-Glass creatures, whatever they be
Come and dine with the Red Queen, the White Queen, and Me ! "
And hundreds of voices joined in the chorus :-

Then fill up the glasses as quick as you can,
And sprinkle the table with buttons and bran:
Put cats in the coffee, and mice in the tea--
And welcome Queen Alice with thirty-times-three!

Then followed a confused noise of cheering, and Alice thought to herself,
"Thirty times three makes ninety. I wonder if any one's counting ?"
In a minute there was silence again, and the same shrill voice sang another verse :-
"O Looking-Glass creatures," quoth Alice, "draw near !
'Tis an honour to see me, a favour to hear:
'Tis a privilege high to have dinner and tea
Along with the Red Queen, the White Queen, and Me!"

Then came the chorus again :-
Then fill up the glasses with treacle and ink,
Or anything else that is pleasant to drink:
Mix sand with the cider, and wool with the wine--
And welcome Queen Alice with ninety-times-nine!

" Ninety times nine !" Alice repeated in despair. "Oh, that'll never be done !"

Many people have read "Alice in Wonderland" but if you have never read "Through the Looking Glass" you are missing another fantastic story by the wonderful Lewis Carroll. He wrote it way back in 1865, my book as you may guess is a very old hardback, and was published  by William Clowes and Sons. It is in a wonderful condition mind, and has six beautiful sketches in the Alice in Wonderland half, but only three in Through the Looking Glass.
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