By Lewis Carroll
The Mad Hatter, the grotesque Duchess, the Mock Turtle, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat-characters every one extra eccentric than the final, and which could in simple terms have come from Lewis Carroll, the grasp of chic nonsense. In those tremendous burlesques he created of the main well-known and really good novels of all time that not just stirred our mind's eye yet revolutionized literature.
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But the jumble subsides, and the original image returns. Eri Asai is still sound asleep in the bed. The artificial glow of the television screen produces moving shadows on her profile but does not disturb her sleep. The man on the screen wears a dark brown business suit. The suit may well have been an impressive article of clothing in its day, but now it is clearly worn out. Patches of something like white dust cling to the sleeves and back. The man wears black, round-toed shoes which are also smudged with dust.
It is too pure, too perfect. Not a muscle in her face, not an eyelash moves. Her slender white neck preserves the dense tranquility of a handcrafted product. Her small chin traces a clean angle like a well-shaped headland. Even in the profoundest somnolence, people do not tread so deeply into the realm of sleep. They do not attain such a total surrender of consciousness. But consciousness—or its absence—is of no concern as long as the functions for sustaining life are maintained. Eri’s pulse and respiration continue at the lowest possible level.
He raises both palms toward her as if to say, Sorry for butting in. “I’ll probably be back here around five in the morning for a snack,” he says. “I’ll be hungry again. ” “My sister wouldn’t know the difference between a trombone and a toaster oven. ” “Everybody’s got their own battlefields,” he says with a smile. He takes a notebook from his coat pocket and writes something in it with a ballpoint pen. He tears the page out and hands it to her. “This is the number of my cell phone. Call me if anything happens.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll