The Mock Turtle’s Story“You ca’n’t think how glad I am to see you again, you dear old
thing!” said the Duchess, as she tucked her arm affectionately into
Alice’s, and they walked off together.
Alice was very glad to find her in such a pleasant temper, and
thought to herself that perhaps it was only the pepper that had
made her so savage when they met in the kitchen.
“When I’m a Duchess,” she said to herself (not in a very hopeful
tone, though), “I wo’n’t have any pepper in my kitchen at all. Soup
does very well without—Maybe it’s always pepper that makes people
hot-tempered,” she went on, very much pleased at having found out a
new kind of rule, “and vinegar that makes them sour—and camomile
that makes them bitter—and—and barley-sugar and such things that