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The Queen's Croquet-Ground

"A large rose-tree stood near the entrance of the garden: the roses growing on it were white, but there were three gardeners at it, busily painting them red. Alice thought this a very curious thing, and she went nearer to watch them, and just as she came up to them she heard one of them say, `Look out now, Five! Don't go splashing paint over me like that! The players all played at once without waiting for turns, quarrelling all the while, and fighting for the hedgehogs; and in a very short time the Queen was in a furious passion, and went stamping about, and shouting `Off with his head!' or `Off with her head!' about once in a minute. Alice began to feel very uneasy: to be sure, she had not as yet had any dispute with the Queen, but she knew that it might happen any minute, `and then,' thought she, `what would become of me? They're dreadfully fond of beheading people here; the great wonder is, that there's any one left alive!"

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Jerie kunitsky 30 Oct 2006

Amazing...Wonderful shot..

Anne Vis 26 Jun 2006

Beautiful shot, Lauren!

Michael Cook 26 Jun 2006

Magical! Very nice work shot in a very nice setting. Great comments/association from Mr. Carrol, too! :)

Mary Janosik 25 Jun 2006

Wonderful photo, would like to be there!! :)

Joseph Moran 25 Jun 2006

The King's argument was, that anything that had a head could be beheaded, and that you weren't to talk nonsense. Great shot and accompaniment.