""A likely story indeed!" said the Pigeon, in a tone of the deepest contempt. "I've seen a good many little girls in my time, but never one with such a neck as that! No, no! You're a serpent; and there's no use denying it. I suppose you'll be telling me next that you never tasted an egg!"
"I have tasted eggs, certainly," said Alice, who was a very truthful child; "but little girls eat eggs quite as much as serpents do, you know."
"I don't believe it," said the Pigeon; "but if they do, then they're a kind of serpent: that's all I can say."
Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832-1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, ch. V, Macmillan (1865)
TIME: 8:09 PM
PLACE: Kitchen table
SUBJECT: Gratuitous dyed egg picture
I hard-boiled 34 eggs today. 10 eggs were eaten soon after boiling, by DramaQueen, her best friend and StellaDella. 1 egg was eaten by HandsomeHusband after dinner, and 1 egg was shared by DQ and SD after being dropped
on purpose accidentally while we were dyeing them this evening. So, if you've been keeping score, it's 12 eggs consumed, 22 eggs remaining. SD is still campaigning to eat another egg before she goes to bed. *Sigh* Apparently, I need to make hard-boiled eggs more often.