Through the Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There (page 2/5)

[picture: White Pawn (Alice) to play, and win in eleven moves.]

White Pawn (Alice) to play, and win in eleven moves.

This is a diagram of a chess-board, the sort one finds printed in newspapers as puzzles, with a summary of the “game” that also serves as a table of contents for the book. [more...]

[picture: Frontispiece: Alice and the White Knight]

Frontispiece: Alice and the White Knight

“It was a glorious victory, wasn”t it?’ said the White Knight, as he came up panting. [more...]

[picture: The black kitten with a ball of twine]

The black kitten with a ball of twine

The kitten has a ball of wool or a ball of string (“twine” in the text might be either, except that later it’s referred to as “worsted” and is thus wool.) [more...]

[picture: Alice talks to the Kitten]

Alice talks to the Kitten

“Do you know, I was so angry, Kitty,” Alice went on as soon as they were comfortably settled again, “when I saw all the mischief you had been doing, I was very nearly opening the window, and putting you out into the snow! And you’d have deserved it, you little mischievous darling! What have you got to say for yourself? Now don’t interrupt me!” [...] speaking.) “Her paw went into your eye? Well, that’s your fault, for keeping your eyes open—if you’d shut them tight up, it wouldn’t have happened. Now don’t make any more excuses, but listen! Number two: you pulled Snowdrop away by the tail just as I had put down the saucer of milk before her! What, you were thirsty, were you? How do you know she wasn’t thirsty too? Now for number three: you unwound every bit of the worsted while I wasn’t looking! (pp. 2 – 6) [more...]

[picture: Into the Looking Glass Room]

Into the Looking Glass Room

Let’s pretend there’s a way of getting through into it, somehow, Kitty. Let’s pretend the glass has got all soft like gauze, so that we can get through. Why, it’s turning into a sort of mist now, I declare! It’ll be easy enough to get through – ’ She was up on the chimney-piece while she said this, though she hardly [...]was beginning to melt away, just like a bright silvery mist. [more...]

[picture: Alice pushes through the mirror]

Alice pushes through the mirror

Let’s pretend there’s a way of getting through into it, somehow, Kitty. Let’s pretend the glass has got all soft like gauze, so that we can get through. Why, it’s turning into a sort of mist now, I declare! It’ll be easy enough to get through – ’ She was up on the chimney-piece while she said this, though she hardly [...]was beginning to melt away, just like a bright silvery mist. [more...]

[picture: The Red Queen and the Red King]

The Red Queen and the Red King

‘Here are the Red King and the Red Queen,’ Alice said (in a whisper, for fear of frightening them), ‘and there are the White King and the White Queen sitting on the edge of the shovel – and here are two castles walking arm in arm – I don’t think they can hear me,’ she went on, as she put her head closer down, ‘and I’m nearly sure they [...] [more...]

[picture: Alice holds the White King]

Alice holds the White King

Alice watched the White King as he slowly struggled up from bar to bar, till at last she said, ‘Why, you’ll be hours and hours getting to the table, at that rate. I’d far better help you, hadn’t I?’ But the King took no notice of the question: it was [...] [more...]

[picture: The White Knight is Sliding Down the Poker]

The White Knight is Sliding Down the Poker

Alice looked on with great interest as the King took an enormous memorandum-book out of his pocket, and began writing. A sudden thought struck her, and she took hold of the end of the pencil, which came [...] [more...]


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