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... the damp squishy feeling between the toes.

 

Every time she took a step her feet sank into the soft fabric and before long her legs began to feel rather tired.

 

‘I do hope that I catch up with Kitty soon,’ she thought, ‘or my legs will go to sleep on me!  Then I will have to pick up my feet and carry on with them in my arms until they have rested properly.  And just imagine if they refuse to continue on once they have rested.  “No, Alice, we have had quite enough of this nonsense.  We shall stop here and there is nothing that you can do to make us go further!”  Why, I might have to carry them around with me for the rest of my life and what a sight to see, that would be!

 

‘Then again,’ thought Alice, ‘I might try to tempt them with the promise of a brand new pair of boots.  That might just do the trick but then we will have to decide whether we get smart new boots with front laces or with side laces.  But, oh, what will we do if one foot wants front laces and the other one wants side laces?  I am sure that it will never do to walk abroad with odd boots on!’

 

By now, poor Alice was in such a quandary that she had quite forgotten how tired her legs were.

 

‘Front or side?  Front or side?’ she kept asking herself until at last ... 

To be continued next week

‘… what will we do if one foot wants front laces and the other one wants side laces?’