Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking by Lewis Carroll

By Lewis Carroll

The Mad Hatter, the gruesome Duchess, the Mock Turtle, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat-characters every one extra eccentric than the final, and which could in basic terms have come from Lewis Carroll, the grasp of elegant nonsense. In those incredible burlesques he created of the main well-known and amazing novels of all time that not just stirred our mind's eye yet revolutionized literature.

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That is not possible,” Ali said flatly. ” Forbidden. ” “It is highly unlikely any judge would approve the punishment, although a mob might use it as an excuse to throw some rocks. ” Ali’s hand gripped the shaft of his knife so hard I thought the ivory would bulge out between his fingers, but the blade remained in the sheath. ” “Actually, no,” Holmes said, completely ignoring the man’s fury and sounding merely bored—an old and effective technique of his. “She will not wear those clothes, or anything like them.

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