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IN CAMBRIDGE

They passed many stones with similar inscriptions on them, when they came to one on which a mouse was working with a hammer and chisel.

The tablet read:


Under this Tree General Washington
Did take Command of the
American Army
July 3, 1775


There was no tree in sight anywhere round, but there was a stump which Alice supposed might have been a tree once. The Mouse was busy carving not between the did and the take. He had done the n and was just finishing the o.

"That's the Channing Mouse," said the Black Knight. "He never believes any­thing he is told."

Just then the Mouse hit his thumb with the hammer, and turned round with a very annoyed expression on his face. When he

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