Monday, March 24, 2014

The chief difficulty Alice found at first was in managing her flamingo

  'Get to your places!' shouted the Queen in a voice of thunder, and people began running about in all directions, tumbling up against each other; however, they got settled down in a minute or two, and the game began. 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'. 

 Taking a break at the Essendon Croquet Club in Brewster Street.


  1. I don't reckon it is a flamingo!!!! I reckon it is some other type of bird, painted to pretend to be a flamingo!
    It doesn't look like a flamingo, and I don't think they have webbed feet like that.

    Or is it a new, previously undescribed, Moonee Ponds Flamingo. Previously unknown to Science????

  2. Hang on - there are ruddy well TWO of them! One with a head up, one with it down.


  3. Of course the are flamingos. TThey are at the Croquet Club..... Derr!!!

  4. I don't care if they is at the Croakey Club. Their BEAKS is wrong!!!

    Warning! Warning! Warning!

    Flamingo imposters sighted. (Probably a Dame and a Knight in Disguise!) (There were Dames in Alice, weren't there?)