Carroll Lewis, Cheshire Puss
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Carroll Lewis, Cheshire Puss

‘Cheshire Puss,’ she began, rather timidly, as she did not at all know whether it would like the name: however, it only grinned a little wider. ‘Come, it's pleased so far,’ thought Alice, and she went on. ‘Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’

‘That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat.

‘I don't much care where‘said Alice.

‘Then it doesn't matter which way you go,’ said the Cat.

‘so long as I get somewhere,’ Alice added as an explanation.

‘Oh, you're sure to do that,’ said the Cat, ‘if you only walk long enough.’

Carroll, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. New York: Macmillan, 1886.