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
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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