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“Will you walk a little faster?”  said a whiting to a snail.

“There’s a porpoise close behind us, and he’s treading on my tail.

 

See how eagerly the lobsters and the turtles all advance!

They are waiting on the shingle—will you come and join the dance?

 

Can you, can you, did you, did you, did you join the dance?

Can you, can you, did you , did you , have you joined the dance?

 

“What matters is how far we go?” his scaly friend replied.

“There is another shore, you know, upon the other side.”

 

Copyright Lewis Carroll and Marion Harding

(Alice In Wonderland)

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