Friday, 28 March 2014

The Cook says "shan't"

The Cook says "shan't"; an illustration by John Vernon Lord in Lewis Carroll's 
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Artists' Choice Editions, 2009.

The text:

The next witness was the Duchess's cook. She carried the pepper-
box in her hand, and Alice guessed who it was, even before she got
into the court, by the way the people near the door began sneezing
all at once.

 'Give your evidence,' said the King.

'Shan't,' said the cook.

The King looked anxiously at the White Rabbit, who said in a low
voice, 'Your Majesty must cross-examine THIS witness.'

'Well, if I must, I must,' the King said, with a melancholy air, and,
after folding his arms and frowning at the cook till his eyes were
nearly out of sight, he said in a deep voice, 'What are tarts made

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