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Poetry Friday: The Mouse's Tale by Lewis Carroll

"Mine is a long and a sad tale!" said the Mouse, turning to Alice, and sighing.

"It is a long tail, certainly," said Alice, looking down with wonder at the Mouse's tail; "but why do you call it sad?" And she kept on puzzling about it while the Mouse was speaking, so that her idea of the tale was something like this: —

What comes next? Why, a poem full of puns, of course! To see The Mouse's Tale by Lewis Carroll as it is meant to be seen, please click here.

The Mouse's Tale, an example of emblematic verse and packed full of puns, appears in Chapter III (A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale) of the classic novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. For those of you just tuning in, I utterly adore Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and think highly of the writings of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Learn more.

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