excerpt | the unicorn's eye
happened to fall upon alice: he turned round rather instantly, and stood for some time looking at her with an air of the deepest surprise.
'what -- is -- this?' he said at last.
'This is a child!' Haigha replied eagerly, coming in front of Alice to introduce her.
'We only found it today. It's as large as life, and twice as natural!'
'I always thought they were fabulous monsters!' said the Unicorn. 'Is it alive?'
'It can talk,' said Haigha, solemnly.
The Unicorn looked dreamily at Alice, and said, 'Talk, child.'
Alice could not help her lips curing up into a smile as she began: 'Do you know, I always thought Unicorns were fabulous monsters, too! I never saw one alive before!'
'Well, now that we have seen each other,' said the Unicorn, 'if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you. Is that a bargain?'
carroll, L. (1993) through the looking-glass, and what alice found there