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Monday, 28 September 2009

Quotation of the Week (40/09) - Cheshire Cat

"Cheshire-Puss,", she began rather timidly, as she did not at all know whether it would like the name: however, it only grinned a little wider. "Come, it's pleased so far," thought Alice, and she went on, "Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don't much care where - " said Alice.
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go," said the Cat.
" - so long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation.
"Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."


... and this time it [the Cat] vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone.

Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Did you ever wonder where the rest of the Cheshire cat disappeared to? Yesterday, I walked long enough, and I found it!


Dr.John said...

Well I'm glad that mystery is solved.

GB said...

Yes. I wish I had am imagination! I'd never have linked the two despite being an Alice in Wonderland fan and having lived in Cheshire before I went to the Outer Hebrides.

DawnTreader said...

In my childhood I was not much of an Alice fan, I just thought it weird. It was not until I read it in English much later in life that I began to appreciate it. Of course it is also one of those books that have several passages that are more or less impossible to translate in a good way...


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