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The Cheshire Cat begins to fade away, his smile the last to go
Illustration to chapter 6 of Alice in Wonderland
Wood-engraving by Thomas Dalziel
|`All right,' said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone.|
`Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin,' thought Alice; `but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!'