Alice & the Fawn by Luciusappaloosius

Alice & the Fawn by

Date: 3/26/2021 Views: 4970 Favorites: 28 Comments: 3


"Well, at any rate it's a great comfort... after being so hot, to get into the - into the - into _what_?"...

..."Then it really _has_ happened, after all! And now, who am I? I _will_ remember, if I can! I'm determined to do it!" But being determined didn't help her much, and all she could say, after a great deal of puzzling, was "L, I _know_ it begins with L!"

- Lewis Carroll, "Through the Looking-Glass", Ch. III


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Wonderfully done!


The more I read it, I manage to avoid finding double meaning.


So they walked on together through the wood, Alice with her arms clasped lovingly round the soft neck of the Fawn, till they came out into another open field, and here the Fawn gave a sudden bound into the air. "I'm a Fawn!" it cried out in a voice of delight.

Alice felt a rush of relief as memory returned. "Of course! And I-- I'm a Fawn, too!" A brief flicker of alarm came into her beautiful brown eyes, but in another moment it passed. Surely, everything was as it should be.

The other Fawn looked around, puzzled. "But-- wasn't there... a human child?" it asked hesitantly.

"I think I would remember if there had ever been a human child here," said Alice firmly. And that was an end to the matter.

In another moment, the two playmates were springing joyfully away through sun-dappled glades.