cheshire-cats

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THE CHESHIRE CAT

The Cheshire Cat became most famous with the fiction work by Lewis Carroll, published in 1864. Lewis Carroll is the pen name of Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a Cheshire man, who wrote, “Alice in Wonderland,” after telling an improvisational tale to a real little girl named Alice.

‘Please would you tell me,’ said Alice, a little timidly, for she was not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, ‘Why your cat grins like that?’

‘It’s a Cheshire cat,’ said the Duchess, ‘and that’s why. Pig!’

She said the last word with such sudden violence that Alice quite jumped; but she saw in another moment that it was addressed to the baby, and not to her, so she took courage, and went on again:

‘I didn’t know that Cheshire Cats always grinned; in fact, I didn’t know that cats COULD grin.’

‘They all can,’ said the Duchess; ‘and most of ’em do.’

Mr. Newcome says to Mr. Pendennis in his droll, humorous way, “That woman grins like a Cheshire Cat.”

There is a smiling cat carved into the sandstone in a woodland area of Wirral.  It is thought to have been done in medieval times, and was used by witches.

Why not stay in Chester with a group of friends and visit the area.  The perfect place to stay www.holidayletchester.co.uk

By Terri Gray|Chester, Local, Uncategorized

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