she said as cheerfully as she could.
"I shouldn't know you again if we *did* meet," Humpty Dumpty replied
in a discontented tone, giving her one of his fingers to shake: "you're so
exactly like other people."
"The *face* is what one goes by, generally," Alice remarked in a
That's just what I complain of," said Humpty Dumpty. Your face is the
same as everybody has--the two eyes, so--" (marking their places in the air
with his thumb) "nose in the middle, mouth under. It's always the same. Now if you had the two eyes on the same side of the nose, for instance--or
the mouth at the top--that would be *some* help."
"It wouldn't look nice," Alice objected. But Humpty Dumpty only shut
his eyes, and said "Wait till you've tried."
Alice waited a minute to see if he would speak again, but, as he never
opened his eyes or took any further notice of her, she said "Good-bye!"
once more, and, getting no answer to this, she quietly walked away...