Author: Lewis Carroll  | Date: 1869


(To Mary, Ina, and Harriet or "Hartie" Watson.)

WHEN .a.y and I.a told .a..ie they’d seen a

Small ..ea.u.e with .i..., dressed in crimson and blue,

.a..ie cried "’Twas a.ai.y! Why, I.a and .a.y,

I should have been happy if I had been you!"

Said .a.y "You wouldn’t." Said I.a "You shouldn’t-

Since you ca’n’t be us, and we couldn’t be you.

You are one, my dear .a..ie, but we are a.a..y,

And a.i...e.i. tells us that one isn’t two."

Related Resources

Lewis Carroll

Download Options

Title: Puzzle

Select an option:

*Note: A download may not start for up to 60 seconds.

Email Options

Title: Puzzle

Select an option:

Email addres:

*Note: It may take up to 60 seconds for for the email to be generated.

Chicago: Lewis Carroll, Puzzle Original Sources, accessed March 2, 2021, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=654JV6JIJZ2F9IN.

MLA: Carroll, Lewis. Puzzle, Original Sources. 2 Mar. 2021. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=654JV6JIJZ2F9IN.

Harvard: Carroll, L, Puzzle. Original Sources, retrieved 2 March 2021, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=654JV6JIJZ2F9IN.