So I wish a very merry unbirthday to who? to you!
for pictures of a tea-party go here— http://www.wilmington.edu/kids/Aiw3.jpg
One of my favorite parts of Alice in Wonderland was about the time when Tweedledum & Tweedledee met up with Alice. I used to sing their names out when playing racquetball with my mom in the racquetball courts. It made me laugh & smile.
So here’s one of the parts in the book, that I have copied and pasted from Alice in Wonderland for all to enjoy:
CHAPTER IV TWEEDLEDUM AND TWEEDLEDEE
THEY were standing under a tree, each with an arm round the other’s neck, and Alice knew which was which in a moment, because one of them had “DUM” embroidered on his collar, and the other “DEE”. `I suppose they’ve each got “TWEEDLE” round at the back of the collar,’ she said to herself.
They stood so still that she quite forgot they were alive, and she was just going round to see if the word “TWEEDLE” was written at the back of each collar, when she was startled by a voice coming from the one marked “DUM”.
`If you think we’re wax-works,’ he said, `you ought to pay, you know. Wax-works weren’t made to be looked at for nothing. Nohow.’
`Contrariwise,’ added the one marked “DEE”, `if you think we’re alive, you ought to speak.’
& then…this part was good too:
`Next Boy!’ said Alice, passing on to Tweedledee, though she felt quite certain he would only shout out `Contrariwise!’ and so he did.
`You’ve begun wrong!’ cried Tweedledum. `The first thing in a visit is to say “How d’ye do?” and shake hands!’ And here the two brothers gave each other a hug, and then they held out the two hands that were free, to shake hands with her.