Wednesday, 5 March 2014

The Caterpillar's hookah and mushroom

The Caterpillar's hookah and mushroom, an illustration by JVL in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Artists' Choice Editions, 2009.

The text:

This time Alice waited patiently until it chose to speak again. In a
minute or two the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth and
yawned once or twice, and shook itself. Then it got down off the
mushroom, and crawled away in the grass, merely remarking as it
went, 'One side will make you grow taller, and the other side will
make you grow shorter.'

 'One side of WHAT? The other side of WHAT?' thought Alice to

'Of the mushroom,' said the Caterpillar, just as if she had asked it

 aloud; and in another moment it was out of sight.

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