Variations on Jane Austen




‘You don’t know that at all,’ said Alice.

‘It depends what you mean by KNOW, you know,’ said Humpty Dumpty.

‘Well, I know what I know,’ said Alice, by this time feeling a little uneasy.

‘And I know what I know, and that’s all that matters,’ answered Humpty Dumpty. ‘A prosperous young dormouse is sure to want to be married to a lady dormouse who wants to marry him.  And so the world goes round.’

‘I’m not sure I follow that at all,’  said Alice.

‘Then follow me instead,’ said Humpty Dumpty, as he hurried away.