Lewis Carrol's Through the Looking Glass
I sent a letter to the fish, I told them, "This is what I wish." The little
fishes of the sea, They sent an answer back to me. The little fishes' answer was "We
cannot do it, sir, because ..." I sent a letter back to say It would be better to
obey. But someone came to me and said "The little fishes are in bed." I said to
him, and I said it plain "Then you must wake them up again." I said it very loud
and clear, I went and shouted in his ear. But he was very stiff and proud, He said
"You needn't shout so loud." And he was very proud and stiff, He said "I'll
go and wake them if ..." I took a kettle from the shelf, I went to wake them up
myself. But when I found the door was locked I pulled and pushed and kicked and
knocked, And when I found the door was shut, I tried to turn the handle, But ...
"Is that all?" asked Alice.
"That is all." said Humpty Dumpty. "Goodbye."
-- Lewis Carrol, "Through the Looking Glass"