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It's the thing Mock Turtle Soup is made from,' said the Queen.
said the Queen, `and take this young lady to see the Mock Turtle, and to hear his history.
They had not gone far before they saw the Mock Turtle in the distance, sitting sad and lonely on a little ledge of rock, and, as they came nearer, Alice could hear him sighing as if his heart would break.
So they went up to the Mock Turtle, who looked at them with large eyes full of tears, but said nothing.
I'll tell it her,' said the Mock Turtle in a deep, hollow tone: `sit down, both of you, and don't speak a word till I've finished.
Once,' said the Mock Turtle at last, with a deep sigh, `I was a real Turtle.
from the Gryphon, and the constant heavy sobbing of the Mock Turtle.
When we were little,' the Mock Turtle went on at last, more calmly, though still sobbing a little now and then, `we went to school in the sea.
We called him Tortoise because he taught us,' said the Mock Turtle angrily: `really you are very dull
At last the Gryphon said to the Mock Turtle, `Drive on, old fellow
In a few moments every spring had its jovial knot of hard drinkers, with tin cup in hand, indulging in a mock carouse; quaffing, pledging, toasting, bandying jokes, singing drinking songs, and uttering peals of laughter, until it seemed as if their imaginations had given potency to the beverage, and cheated them into a fit of intoxication.
He appeared to me one of the noblest creatures that ever was when he derided the shams of society; and I was far from seeing that society, as we have it, was necessarily a sham; when he made a mock of snobbishness I did not know but snobbishness was something that might be reached and cured by ridicule.