Chapter 9 – The Mock Turtle’s Story by Caro

The Duchess and Alice reunited again and Alice thought that she was in a much pleasanter temper. She didn’t like being so close to the Duchess; one she was very ugly and secondly she was exactly the right height to rest her sharp chin in Alice’s shoulder. They went on talking about the game and every time the Duchess had a moral for everything.

To Alice’s great surprise the Duchess voice died away. When Alice noticed the Queen the queen was in front of them frowning and warned the Duchess, “Either you or your head must be off, and that in about half no time! Take your choice!”. The Duchess chose, and was gone in a moment.

Memorable Quotes

Queen: “Now, I give you fair warning, either you or your head must be off, and that in about half no time! Take your choice! ”

Queen:” It’s the thing Mock Turtle Soup is made from.”

Gryphon:”What fun!”

Alice: “What is the fun?”

Gryphon:”Why, SHE, It’s all her fancy, that: they never executes nobody, you know. Come on!”

Mock Turtle: “We had the best of educations in fact; we went to school every day–”

Mock Turtle: “Now at OURS they had at the end of the bill, “French, music, AND WASHING–extra.”

Mock Turtle: “Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with, and then the different branches of Arithmetic– Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.”

Alice:” And how many hours a day did you do lessons?”

Mock Turtle: “Ten hours the first day, nine the next, and so on.”

Alice: “What a curious plan!”

Gryphon: “That’s the reason they’re called lessons, because they lessen from day to day”


What was your favorite quote?

What did you think of the characters in this chapter?

What did you think of the Duchess finding a moral for everything?

What did you find curious?

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