Part 14: In which Alice explores her last lead, or so she thinks.
The only place left for us to go is, well, left.
Gotcha. Onward and leftward!
It's a pavilion! I wonder if there's an event going on.
Bummer. Looks like we missed the party.
But we didn't miss the party favors. More cakes and elixirs are never a bad thing.
That's my little kleptomaniac.
I wonder where everyone is? I expected to see the Hatter here, at least.
I dunno. Keep going, I guess.
For Rent Picturesque ruins of Lutwidge's Folly. Offered by Cecil Sax Realty, exclusive broker for Wonderland.
Huh. Is this a reference to something?
Well, Reverend Dodgson's middle name is Lutwidge. Other than that, your guess is as good as mine.
It's that doppelganger again! Only now she's an artist?
And she won't let you pass.
You didn't make me walk into her?
Call it a thank you for not smacking me into anything.
How can you expect me to finish my masterpiece for the Queen if you block my light.
So who are you supposed to be this time?
Lacie, official artist to the court.
I see. What are you painting?
I'm trying to finish so that I can go to the other tea party in the rabbit hole.
Maybe that's where everyone is.
Could you get out of my way, please? I'm trying to become a queen, you see.
You'd be a big help if you just got out of my way.
How rude! I just said that!
In my day, children had manners!
And that! Quit copying what I do!
When I draw spiders, then I draw spiders. This happens to be a portrait of a melon. His name is Melvin.
This isn't helping.
You're right. Is there anything I can do to persuade you to move?
It'd be nice to have three objects that begin with 'M'.
Hm. I think I can manage that. I've got all these mushrooms... here, have a yellow one.
Thank you. Anything else?
And a purple one...
Surely you can do better than that.
She won't take more than one mushroom.
Well, then what-- oh! The memo you made me get!
Thank you. Anything else?
And that fossilized muffin I found in the Duchess's house.
You can become a queen if you go through the true looking glass.
So I've heard. At least she's gone.
We're making progress!
There's actually some interesting information about 'treacle wells' online.
I wonder if they publish annotated versions of my adventures?
Are you sure this is a good idea?
Well, we don't have anywhere else to go. Besides, odds are there isn't any treacle down here anyway.
Well, my capacity for surprise is gone.
Ooo, shiny. What's that?
It is a bronzed vole with the inscription: 'He trespassed.'
Now I'm really not sure this is a good idea.
Relax. I'm sure there's nothing to worry about.
Easy for you to say.
I hope it really is a cricket ground this time.
A freshly painted sign reads: Private property. Trespassers will be bronzed! Cricket bat will be accepted as proof that you are a student
It's a good thing I got one at the museum.
No one's here.
Maybe they're out back.
No one here either.
I feel rather as if my entire world has been put together from bits and pieces.
Most of my dreams are like that. Might as well look inside.
Nearest to farthest doors, I suppose.
Finally, a sign of life!
Sorry. This is my turn to use the music room. You'll have to leave.
Oh, I'm not here to use the music room, mister... what's your name?
The Mock Turtle, but everyone calls me 'Mox'.
'Mox', then. What are you doing?
I want to sing for the Queen. Flat tunes make for lost heads.
Well, we wouldn't want that. I'll just be quiet while you finish.
Well, if you really came just to be an audience, I'll continue singing.
Munch, munch, munch
The sheep are eating
Grassy meadows far and wide.
(To the tune of 'Jesus Loves The Little Children'.)
Another song! Eeeeexcellent.
I still haven't found a likely candidate to sing the first one too. At least songs don't distress the stitching of my pockets.
Try the next door now?
Nothing here but books I can't even read.
Pity. Ah well. One door to go.
I thought you said there were only two false mirrors?
I did! There are!
Then what's this one?
I don't know. I don't remember it.
I suppose there's only one way to find out. Wish me luck!
I'm... back in the March Hare's house?
Maybe it just looks like it. Try going back through.
It's the false mirror realm again!
Leg it before the Queen shows up!
Whew. That mirror must have been a one-way exit.
It did save us a walk back.
The question is, where do we go now?
Good question. There must be something, or somewhere, we're forgetting.
Maybe the people you keep talking to.
Good thinking. Next time on 'Alice in Wonderland', we hope you know where to go!
I'm going to lie down while I wait. I've been walking for hours!