“I wish I hadn’t cried so much!” said Alice, as she swam about, trying to find her way out. “I shall be punished for it now, I suppose, by being drowned in my own tears! That will be a queer thing, to be sure! However, everything is queer to-day.”
Just then she heard something splashing about in the pool a little way off, and she swam nearer to make out what it was: at first she thought it must be a walrus or a hippopotamus, but then she remembered how small she was now, and she soon made out that it was only a mouse that had slipped in like herself.
1907 illustration for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
“Violette consented willingly to pass the night in the forest.”
“C’était elle qui le gardait”
Page from Les Malheurs de Sophie [Sophie’s Misfortunes]
Written by Comtesse de Ségur
Illustrated by Marie Madeleine Franc-Nohain, 1931