the Gnat went on, as quietly as if nothing had happened.
What's the use of their having names the Gnat said, 'if they won't answer to them?
Look on the branch above your head,' said the Gnat, 'and there you'll find a snap-dragon-fly.
Frumenty and mince pie,' the Gnat replied; 'and it makes its nest in a Christmas box.
Crawling at your feet,' said the Gnat (Alice drew her feet back in some alarm), 'you may observe a Bread-and-Butterfly.
The Gnat amused itself meanwhile by humming round and round her head: at last it settled again and remarked, 'I suppose you don't want to lose your name?
And yet I don't know,' the Gnat went on in a careless tone:
if she said "Miss," and didn't say anything more,' the Gnat remarked, 'of course you'd miss your lessons.
But the Gnat only sighed deeply, while two large tears came rolling down its cheeks.
When the gnat
had heard that, she flew away again, and revealed everything, down to the minutest detail, to the willow-wren.
, knowing nothing of their brief glorification, wandered across the shimmer of this pathway, irradiated as if they bore fire within them, then passed out of its line, and were quite extinct.