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【DPMI-018】ブラックハイレッグ

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Thiswaterwassomewhatclearerthanthatwehadleft,butwecouldnotjudgewellfromthemargin.Weskirteditforanotherhalfhourorso,thegroundgrowingfirmerasweadvanced,andpresentlyweturnedthecornerofawoodedpromontoryandsawaquitedifferentcountry--asuddenviewofmountains,steepandbare.

Betweenyourselfandme.'`That'sthemostimportantpieceofevidencewe'veheardyet,'saidtheKing,rubbinghishands;`sonowletthejury--'`Ifanyoneofthemcanexplainit,'saidAlice,(shehadgrownsolargeinthelastfewminutesthatshewasn'tabitafraidofinterruptinghim,)`I'llgivehimsixpence._I_don'tbelievethere'sanatomofmeaninginit.'Thejuryallwrotedownontheirslates,`SHEdoesn'tbelievethere'sanatomofmeaninginit,'butnoneofthemattemptedtoexplainthepaper.`Ifthere'snomeaninginit,'saidtheKing,`thatsavesaworldoftrouble,youknow,asweneedn'ttrytofindany.AndyetIdon'tknow,'hewenton,spreadingouttheversesonhisknee,andlookingatthemwithoneeye;`Iseemtoseesomemeaninginthem,afterall."--SAIDICOULDNOTSWIM--"youcan'tswim,canyou?'headded,turningtotheKnave.TheKnaveshookhisheadsadly.`DoIlooklikeit?'hesaid.(WhichhecertainlydidNOT,beingmadeentirelyofcardboard.)`Allright,sofar,'saidtheKing,andhewentonmutteringovertheversestohimself:`"WEKNOWITTOBETRUE--"that'sthejury,ofcourse--"IGAVEHERONE,THEYGAVEHIMTWO--"why,thatmustbewhathedidwiththetarts,youknow--'`But,itgoeson"THEYALLRETURNEDFROMHIMTOYOU,"'saidAlice.`Why,theretheyare!'saidtheKingtriumphantly,pointingtothetartsonthetable.`NothingcanbeclearerthanTHAT.Thenagain--"BEFORESHEHADTHISFIT--"youneverhadfits,mydear,Ithink?'hesaidtotheQueen.`Never!'saidtheQueenfuriously,throwinganinkstandattheLizardasshespoke.(TheunfortunatelittleBillhadleftoffwritingonhisslatewithonefinger,ashefounditmadenomark;buthenowhastilybeganagain,usingtheink,thatwastricklingdownhisface,aslongasitlasted.)`Thenthewordsdon'tFITyou,'saidtheKing,lookingroundthecourtwithasmile.Therewasadeadsilence.`It'sapun!'theKingaddedinanoffendedtone,andeverybodylaughed,`Letthejuryconsidertheirverdict,'theKingsaid,foraboutthetwentiethtimethatday.`No,no!'saidtheQueen.`Sentencefirst--verdictafterwards.'`Stuffandnonsense!'saidAliceloudly.`Theideaofhavingthesentencefirst!'`Holdyourtongue!'saidtheQueen,turningpurple.`Iwon't!'saidAlice.`Offwithherhead!'theQueenshoutedatthetopofhervoice.Nobodymoved.`Whocaresforyou?'saidAlice,(shehadgrowntoherfullsizebythistime.)`You'renothingbutapackofcards!'Atthisthewholepackroseupintotheair,andcameflyingdownuponher:shegavealittlescream,halfoffrightandhalfofanger,andtriedtobeatthemoff,andfoundherselflyingonthebank,withherheadinthelapofhersister,whowasgentlybrushingawaysomedeadleavesthathadfluttereddownfromthetreesuponherface.`Wakeup,Alicedear!'saidhersister;`Why,whatalongsleepyou'vehad!'`Oh,I'vehadsuchacuriousdream!'saidAlice,andshetoldhersister,aswellasshecouldrememberthem,allthesestrangeAdventuresofhersthatyouhavejustbeenreadingabout;andwhenshehadfinished,hersisterkissedher,andsaid,`ItWASacuriousdream,dear,certainly:butnowrunintoyourtea;it'sgettinglate.'SoAlicegotupandranoff,thinkingwhilesheran,aswellshemight,whatawonderfuldreamithadbeen.Buthersistersatstilljustasshelefther,leaningherheadonherhand,watchingthesettingsun,andthinkingoflittleAliceandallherwonderfulAdventures,tillshetoobegandreamingafterafashion,andthiswasherdream:--First,shedreamedoflittleAliceherself,andonceagainthetinyhandswereclaspeduponherknee,andthebrighteagereyeswerelookingupintohers--shecouldheartheverytonesofhervoice,andseethatqueerlittletossofherheadtokeepbackthewanderinghairthatWOULDalwaysgetintohereyes--andstillasshelistened,orseemedtolisten,thewholeplacearoundherbecamealivethestrangecreaturesofherlittlesister'sdream.ThelonggrassrustledatherfeetastheWhiteRabbithurriedby--thefrightenedMousesplashedhiswaythroughtheneighbouringpool--shecouldheartherattleoftheteacupsastheMarchHareandhisfriendssharedtheirnever-endingmeal,andtheshrillvoiceoftheQueenorderingoffherunfortunategueststoexecution--oncemorethepig-babywassneezingontheDuchess'sknee,whileplatesanddishescrashedaroundit--oncemoretheshriekoftheGryphon,thesqueakingoftheLizard'sslate-pencil,andthechokingofthesuppressedguinea-pigs,filledtheair,mixedupwiththedistantsobsofthemiserableMockTurtle.Soshesaton,withclosedeyes,andhalfbelievedherselfinWonderland,thoughsheknewshehadbuttoopenthemagain,andallwouldchangetodullreality--thegrasswouldbeonlyrustlinginthewind,andthepoolripplingtothewavingofthereeds--therattlingteacupswouldchangetotinklingsheep-bells,andtheQueen'sshrillcriestothevoiceoftheshepherdboy--andthesneezeofthebaby,theshriekoftheGryphon,andallthyotherqueernoises,wouldchange(sheknew)totheconfusedclamourofthebusyfarm-yard--whilethelowingofthecattleinthedistancewouldtaketheplaceoftheMockTurtle'sheavysobs.Lastly,shepicturedtoherselfhowthissamelittlesisterofherswould,intheafter-time,beherselfagrownwoman;andhowshewouldkeep,throughallherriperyears,thesimpleandlovingheartofherchildhood:andhowshewouldgatheraboutherotherlittlechildren,andmakeTHEIReyesbrightandeagerwithmanyastrangetale,perhapsevenwiththedreamofWonderlandoflongago:andhowshewouldfeelwithalltheirsimplesorrows,andfindapleasureinalltheirsimplejoys,rememberingherownchild-life,andthehappysummerdays.

"Maybeindigo,"Jeffsuggested,withhislazysmile.

Forthismusteverbe

"Onedayblue--onedayred--onedaygreen,"hetoldus,andpulledfromhispouchanotherstripofbright-huedcloth.

"Comedown,"hesaid,pointingtothecataract."WomanCountry--upthere."

Yes,hepointedtotheriver,andthentothesouthwestward."River--goodwater--redandblue."

Exactlyaswewere.

Itbeganthisway.Therewerethreeofus,classmatesandfriends--TerryO.Nicholson(weusedtocallhimtheOldNick,withgoodreason),JeffMargrave,andI,VandyckJennings.


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