Monday, June 11, 2007

Stupid Games

"You!" said the Caterpillar contemptuously. "Who are you?"


Which brought them back again to the beginning of the conversation. Alice felt a little irritated at the Caterpillar's making such very short remarks, and she drew herself up and said, very gravely, "I think you ought to tell me who you are, first."

"Why?" said the Caterpillar.

Here was another puzzling question; and, as Alice could not think of any good reason, and as the Caterpillar seemed to be in a very unpleasant state of mind, she turned away.

"Come back!" the Caterpillar called after her. "I've something important to say!"

This sounded promising, certainly: Alice turned and came back again.

"Keep your temper," said the Caterpillar.

"Is that all?" said Alice, swallowing down her anger as well as she could.

"No," said the Caterpillar.

4 comments:

twit said...

Totally timeless stuff.
Mr Dodgson was a truly magical artist.

Thanks for the reminder.

La Sirena said...

Maybe because he had the mathematician's mind??
Who cares? Alice... is an all time favorite -- so much symbolgy. A long time ago some of we women got together and wrote a feminist play lovingly based on it. It was probably the worst kind of blasphemy, but something tells me Mr. Dodgson would have been generous with us. He seems that sort, somehow.

Pelmo said...

Same thing with caterpillars, just salt and pepper and fry them in butter. What ba treat.

Bostick said...

I just ordered that film off of amazon.