“Write that down,” the King said to the jury, and the jury eagerly wrote down all three dates on their slates, and then added them up, and reduced the answer to shillings and pence.
“Would you tell me please,” asked Alice, “where I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” replied the Cat.
“I don’t much care where–,” she replied.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”
It’s as large as life, and twice as natural!
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!
The different branches of Arithmetic — Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.