Sunday, 30 March 2014

A pack of cards

A pack of cards, an illustration by John Vernon Lord in 
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Artists' Choice Editions, 2009.

The text:

'Let the jury consider their verdict,' the King said, for
 about the twentieth time that day.

'No, no!' said the Queen. 'Sentence first -- verdict afterwards.'

'Stuff and nonsense!' said Alice loudly. 'The idea of having the
sentence first!'

'Hold your tongue!' said the Queen, turning purple.

'I won't!' said Alice.

'Off with her head!' the Queen shouted at the top of her voice.
Nobody moved.

'Who cares for you?' said Alice, (she had grown to her full size by
this time.) 'You're nothing but a pack of cards!'

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