And there came a day when they put their heads together

Harry Furniss, artist

Swain, engraver

1893

Illustration for Lewis Carroll’s Sylvie and Bruno Concluded, Chapter XIII, “What Tottles Meant,” p. 197

Source: Hathi Digital Library Trust version of a copy in the Pennsylvania State University Library.

“And there came a day when they put their heads together. And they understood that donkeys they had been. This chapter — one of the most curiously imaginative of any chapter written by Carroll — was originally called “The Egg-Merchant.”

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