Thursday, March 01, 2012

Thursday extracts: A Mad Teaparty

There was a table set out under a tree in front of the house, and the March Hare and the Hatter were having tea at it: a Dormouse was sitting between them, fast asleep, and the other two were using it as a cushion, resting their elbows on it, and talking over its head. `Very uncomfortable for the Dormouse,' thought Alice; `only, as it's asleep, I suppose it doesn't mind.'

The table was a large one, but the three were all crowded together at one corner of it: `No room! No room!' they cried out when they saw Alice coming. `There's plenty of room!' said Alice indignantly, and she sat down in a large arm-chair at one end of the table.

`Have some wine,' the March Hare said in an encouraging tone.

Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea. `I don't see any wine,' she remarked.

`There isn't any,' said the March Hare.
`Then it wasn't very civil of you to offer it,' said Alice angrily.

`It wasn't very civil of you to sit down without being invited,' said the March Hare.


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Anne .. all I can say is - the mad March Hare made a good decision to have his tea outside .. and frankly bearing in mind the weather - no wonder Alice joined in!

Cheers - isn't it glorious .. Hilary

MorningAJ said...

Oh I wish. I'm stuck in the office. And they say it'll be cooler again at the weekend. Nil desperandum!