The Gryphon asleep, an illustration by JVL in Lewis Carroll's
The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland, Artists' Choice Editions, 2009.
They very soon came upon a Gryphon, lying fast asleep in the sun.
(IF you don't know what a Gryphon is, look at the picture.) 'Up, lazy
thing!' said the Queen, 'and take this young lady to see the Mock
Turtle, and to hear his history. I must go back and see after some
executions I have ordered'; and she walked off, leaving Alice alone
with the Gryphon. Alice did not quite like the look of the creature,
but on the whole she thought it would be quite as safe to stay with
it as to go after that savage Queen: so she waited.