Ready for the answers to two of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Puzzles from Wonderland?’
Dreaming of apples on a wall,
And dreaming often, dear,
I dreamed that, if I counted all,
–How many would appear?
John gave his brother James a box.
About it there were many locks.
James woke and said it gave him pain;
So gave it back to John again.
The box was not with lid supplied
Yet caused two lids to open wide:
And all these locks had never a key-
What kind of a box, then, could it be?
As curly-headed Jemmy was sleeping in bed,
His brother John gave him a blow on the head;
James opened his eyelids, and spying his brother,
Doubled his fist, and gave him another.
This kind of box then is not so rare;
The lids are the eyelids, the locks are the hair,
And so every schoolboy can tell to his cost,
The key to the tangles is constantly lost.