Arming for the Battle over the Rattle

Arming for the Battle over the Rattle — Illustration to the fourth chapter of Through the Looking Glass by John Tenniel. Wood-engraving by the Dalziels.

Alice said afterwards she had never seen such a fuss made about anything in all her life-the way those two bustle about-and the quantity of things they put on-and the trouble they gave her in tying strings and fasterning buttons — "Really they'll be more like bundles of old clothes than anything else, by the time they are ready!" she said to herself, as she arranged a bolster round the neck of Tweedledee, "to keep his head from being cut off," as he said.

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Last modified 22 October 2007