Voorbeeld: Boek

50 CHAPTER IV Tweedledum and Tweedledee They were standing under a tree, each with an arm round the other’s neck, and Alice knew which was which in a moment, because one of them had ‘ dum ’ embroidered on his collar, and the other ‘ dee .’ ‘I suppose they’ve each got “ Tweedle ” round at the back of the collar,’ she said to her- self. They stood so still that she quite forgot they were alive, and she was just looking round to see if the word “ Twee- dle ” was written at the back of each collar, when she was startled by a voice coming from the one marked ‘ dum .’ ‘If you think we’re wax-works,’ he said, ‘you ought to pay, you know. Wax-works weren’t made to be looked at for nothing, Nohow!’ ‘Contrariwise,’ added the one marked ‘ dee ,’ ‘if you think we’re alive, you ought to speak.’ ‘I’m sure I’m very sorry,’ was all Alice could say; for the words of the old song kept ringing through her head like the ticking of a clock, and she could hardly help saying them out loud: -- ‘ Tweedledum and Tweedledee Agreed to have a battle; For Tweedledum said Tweedledee Had spoiled his nice new rattle. Just then flew down a monstrous crow, As black as a tar-barrel; Which frightened both the heroes so, They quite forgot their quarrel.’