"No, I'm only athletic," replied the March Hare. "He's really prominent though," he went on, pointing to the Hatter. "See all his hatbands."
"Yes," said the Hatter proudly. "You see, this style of hat allows me to wear them all at once."
"But I don't see the object," said Alice.
"The object is plain enough," the March Hare said; "it is right underneath the hat."
"Order!" shouted the Hatter. "There is a motion before the house. All those in favor say aye. The ayes have it. The motion is carried."
"What was the motion?" asked Alice.
"I haven't the slightest idea," said the Hatter.
"Then I don't see how you can carry it, if you don't know what it is," said Alice rather impatiently.
"I didn't carry it. I passed it," the Hatter replied.
"But that's the same thing," said Alice."Not the same thing at all," said the
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