Flamingo Croquet

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There has been an addition to the crows.

Alice thought she had never seen such a curious croquet-ground in her life; it was all ridges and furrows; the balls were live hedgehogs, the mallets live flamingoes, and the soldiers had to double themselves up and to stand on their hands and feet, to make the arches.

The chief difficulty Alice found at first was in managing her flamingo: she succeeded in getting its body tucked away, comfortably enough, under her arm, with its legs hanging down, but generally, just as she had got its neck nicely straightened out, and was going to give the hedgehog a blow with its head, itWOULD twist itself round and look up in her face, with such a puzzled expression that she could not help bursting out laughing: and when she had got its head down, and was going to begin again, it was very provoking to find that the hedgehog had unrolled itself, and was in the act of crawling away: besides all this, there was generally a ridge or furrow in the way wherever she wanted to send the hedgehog to, and, as the doubled-up soldiers were always getting up and walking off to other parts of the ground, Alice soon came to the conclusion that it was a very difficult game indeed. (from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll).

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The parrot faced goblin – see Goblin Market by Christina Rosetti for more information.

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About pennimania

Artist, entomologist, grumbler.
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One Response to Flamingo Croquet

  1. Angela says:

    Stunning……I so so love it….am going to need to get a bespoke table to house it……wonderful xxx

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