Mock Turtle


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Mock Turtle

forever weeping and bemoaning his fate. [Br. Lit.: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]

mock turtle

turtle with a calf’s head, hooves, and tail. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]
References in classic literature ?
Then the Queen left off, quite out of breath, and said to Alice, `Have you seen the Mock Turtle yet?
It's the thing Mock Turtle Soup is made from,' said the Queen.
said the Queen, `and take this young lady to see the Mock Turtle, and to hear his history.
They had not gone far before they saw the Mock Turtle in the distance, sitting sad and lonely on a little ledge of rock, and, as they came nearer, Alice could hear him sighing as if his heart would break.
So they went up to the Mock Turtle, who looked at them with large eyes full of tears, but said nothing.
I'll tell it her,' said the Mock Turtle in a deep, hollow tone: `sit down, both of you, and don't speak a word till I've finished.
Once,' said the Mock Turtle at last, with a deep sigh, `I was a real Turtle.
from the Gryphon, and the constant heavy sobbing of the Mock Turtle.
When we were little,' the Mock Turtle went on at last, more calmly, though still sobbing a little now and then, `we went to school in the sea.
We called him Tortoise because he taught us,' said the Mock Turtle angrily: `really you are very dull
At last the Gryphon said to the Mock Turtle, `Drive on, old fellow
then yours wasn't a really good school,' said the Mock Turtle in a tone of great relief.