abruptness

A Quote by Lewis Carroll on rudeness, abruptness, and uniqueness

'I took a corkscrew from the shelf:
I went to wake them up myself.

And when I found the door was locked,
I pulled and pushed and knocked.

And when I found the door was shut,
I tried to turn the handle, but - '

There was a long pause.
'Is that all?' Alice timidly asked.
'That's all,' said Humpty Dumpty.  Good-bye.'
This was rather sudden, Alice thought: but, after such a very strong hint that she ought to be going, she felt that it would hardly be civil to stay.  So she got up, and held out her hand.  'Good-bye, till we meet again!' she said as cheerfully as she could.
'I shouldn't know you again if we did meet... you're so exactly like other people.'

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Pages: Chapter 6

Contributed by: Tsuya

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