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The Mock Turtle went on “We had the best of education – we went to school every day“

I’ve been to a day school too” replied Alice

“With extras” asked the Mock Turtle

“Yes” said Alice “we learned French and music”

“And washing?” said the Mock Turtle

”Certainly not! “said Alice indignantly

“Ah! Then yours wasn’t really a good school” said the Mock Turtle in a tone of great relief. “Now at ours, they had at the end of the bill, French, music and washing -- extra”


You couldn’t have want it much “said Alice “living at the bottom of the sea”

“I couldn’t afford to learn it said the Mock Turtle with a sigh “ I only took the regular course”

“What was that? - enquired Alice

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

“ I never heard of UglificationAlice ventured to say . “What is it?”

Never heard of Uglification” the Gryphon said with a surprise

“Never heard of Uglifiction” it exclaimed – “you know what to beautify is I suppose”

“Yes” said Alice “It means—to make – anything—prettier”

“Well then” the Gryphon went on “if you don’t know what to uglify is, you are a simpleton”


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