• Edward Stull


In 1871, Lewis Carroll wrote the novella, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, the sequel to the popular book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. During Alice’s travels through an alternate world made of talking flowers, twin brothers, and an anthropomorphic egg, she finds the Red Queen. The Red Queen stands the size of a full-grown adult (see Figure 44-1). Modeled after the queen in a chess set, she moves with blazing speed in any direction she wishes. She traverses the countryside, giving Alice questionable and cryptic advice. At one point in the story, she and Alice venture up a hill. Upon reaching the top, they begin to run. They run faster and faster. Yet, neither moves. Alice asks the Red Queen why. The Red Queen responds: “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place.”

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  • Edward Stull
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  1. 1.Upper ArlingtonUSA

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