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Through The Looking-Glass



Humpty Dumpty.
However, the egg only got larger and larger, and more and more human: when she had come within a few yards of it, she saw that it had eyes and a nose and mouth; and when she had come close to it, she saw clearly that it was HUMPTY DUMPTY himself.

"It can't be anybody else!" she said to herself.

"I'm as certain of it, as if his name were written all over his face." It might have been written a hundred times, easily, on that enormous face.

Humpty Dumpty was sitting with his legs crossed, like a Turk, on the top of a high wall--such a narrow one that Alice quite wondered how he could keep his balance--and, as his eyes were steadily fixed in the opposite direction, and he didn't take the least notice of her, she thought he must be a stuffed figure after all.
"And how exactly like an egg he is!" she said aloud, standing with her hands ready to catch him, for she was every moment expecting him to fall.
"It's VERY provoking," Humpty Dumpty said after a long silence, looking away from Alice as he spoke, "to be called an egg--VERY!" "I said you LOOKED like an egg, Sir," Alice gently explained.

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