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ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND


 If I or she should chance to be
     Involved in this affair,
 He trusts to you to set them free,
     Exactly as we were.

 My notion was that you had been
     (Before she had this fit)
 An obstacle that came between
     Him, and ourselves, and it.

 Don’t let him know she liked them best,
     For this must ever be
 A secret, kept from all the rest,
     Between yourself and me.”

“That’s the most important piece of evidence we’ve heard yet,” said the King, rubbing his hands; “so now let the jury——”

“If any one of them can explain it,” said Alice, (she had grown so large in the last few minutes that she wasn’t a bit afraid of interrupting him,) “I’ll give him sixpence. I don’t believe there’s an atom of meaning in it.”

The jury all wrote down on their slates, “She doesn’t believe there’s an atom of meaning in it,” but none of them attempted to explain the paper.

“If there’s no meaning in it,” said the King, “that saves a world of trouble, you know, as we needn’t try

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