‘What a curious feeling!’ said Alice; ‘I must be shutting up like a telescope.’
The Power Of Words
Oh dear, what nonsense I’m talking!
The Duc de L'omelette
‘How do you know I’m mad?’ said Alice.
Who is fairest, tell me, who?
THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER
The Old Buccaneer
“Fifteen men on the dead man's chest— Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”
It was the middle of winter, when the broad flakes of snow were falling around, that the queen of a country many thousand miles off sat working at her window. The frame of the window was made of fine black ebony, and as she sat looking out upon the snow, she pricked her finger, and three drops of blood fell upon it. Then she gazed thoughtfully upon the red drops that sprinkled the white snow, and said, ‘Would that my little daughter may be as white as that snow, as red as that blood, and as black as this ebony windowframe!’