Monday, 17 March 2014

Tulip and Onion

Tulip and Onion, an illustration by JVL in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 
Artists' Choice Editions, 2009.

The text:

'YOU'D better not talk!' said Five. 'I heard the Queen say only
yesterday you deserved to be beheaded!'

 'What for?' said the one who had spoken first.

That's none of YOUR business, Two!' said Seven.

 'Yes, it IS his business!' said Five, 'and I'll tell him -- it was for
bringing the cook tulip-roots instead of onions.'

Seven flung down his brush, and had just begun 'Well, of all the
unjust things -- ' when his eye chanced to fall upon Alice, as she
stood watching them, and he checked himself suddenly: the others
looked round also, and all of them bowed low.

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