Alice in process…

Instead of the question “Who is Alice?” there are now paths leading to what Alice might come to be…

14 Sep 2010

Oh, my poor little feet

I found this illustration absolutely adorable. It represents a detail in the story almost never illustrated: the gift that Alice promises to send to her feet after she stretched like a telescope. The image has a vintage and delicate texture, like autumn leaves or a precious item in an old cabinet of curiosities of an old doll.


Szegedi Katalin Rajzaival

`Curiouser and curiouser!' cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English); `now I'm opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Good-bye, feet!' (for when she looked down at her feet, they seemed to be almost out of sight, they were getting so far off). `Oh, my poor little feet, I wonder who will put on your shoes and stockings for you now, dears? I'm sure I shan't be able! I shall be a great deal too far off to trouble myself about you: you must manage the best way you can; --but I must be kind to them,' thought Alice, `or perhaps they won't walk the way I want to go! Let me see: I'll give them a new pair of boots every Christmas.'

And she went on planning to herself how she would manage it. `They must go by the carrier,' she thought; `and how funny it'll seem, sending presents to one's own feet! And how odd the directions will look!

Alice’s right foot, esq.
Near the fender
(With Alice’s love).

Oh dear, what nonsense I'm talking!'

Chapter 2 - The pool of tears

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