Alice shaking the White King

Alice shaking the White King

Sir John Tenniel


Wood-engraving by Dalziel

Illustration for the first chapter of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass

"So Alice picked him up very gently, and lifted him across more slowly than the Queen, that she mightn't take his breath away. . . . She said afterwards that she had never seen in all her life such a face as the King made . . . 'Oh! please don't make such faces, my dear!' she cried out, quite forgetting the King couldn't hear her." [See comment below.]