Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Dramatis Personae

(As arranged before commencement of the game.)


Tweedledee, Unicorn, Sheep, W. Queen, W. King, Aged man, W. Knight, Tweedledum

Daisy, Haigha, Oyster, 'Lily', Fawn, Oyster, Hatta, Daisy


Humpty Dumpty, Carpenter, Walrus, R. Queen, R. King, Crow, R. Knight, Lion

Daisy, Messenger, Oyster, Tiger-lily, Rose, Oyster, Frog, Daisy

[Note. Dramatis Personae: As in 1872; omitted in 1897 and subsequent editions.]

White Pawn (Alice) to play, and win in eleven moves

1. Alice meets R. Q.
    R. Q. to K. R's 4th

2. Alice through Q's 3rd (by railway) to Q's 4th (Tweedledum and Tweedledee)
    W. Q. to Q. B's 4th (after shawl)

3. Alice meets W. Q. (with shawl)
    W. Q. to Q. B's 5th (becomes sheep)

4. Alice to Q's 5th (shop, river, shop)
    W. Q. to Q. B's 8th (leaves egg on shelf)

5. Alice to Q's 6th (Humpty Dumpty)
    W. Q. to Q. B's 8th (flying from R. Kt.)

6. Alice to Q's 7th (forest)
    R. Kt. to K's 2nd (ch.)

7. W. Kt. takes R. Kt.
    W. Kt. to K. B's 5th

8. Alice to Q's 8th (coronation)
    R. Q. to K's sq. (examination)

9. Alice becomes Queen
    Queens castle

10. Alice castles (feast)
    W. Q. to R. Q's 6th (soup)

11. Alice takes R. Q. & wins

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