‘THEY were standing under a tree, each with an arm round the other’s neck, and Alice knew which was which in a moment, because one of them had “DUM” embroidered on his collar, and the other “DEE”. ‘I suppose they’ve each got “TWEEDLE” round at the back of the collar,’ she said to herself.
They stood so still that she quite forgot they were alive, and she was just going round to see if the word “TWEEDLE” was written at the back of each collar, when she was startled by a voice coming from the one marked “DUM”.
‘If you think we’re wax-works,’ he said, ‘you ought to pay, you know. Wax-works weren’t made to be looked at for nothing. Nohow.’ Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.
Doubles are not always as easy as to tell apart as Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum
unless they are cemented in position
or in the case of the butterfly lake on Fraser Island one wing is just slightly a different shape to the other. Not quite the perfect double.
No, you don’t have double vision but these aren’t perfect doubles either.
but a double celebration. A wedding and a christening. Makes the perfect double.
In response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special where she has found the perfect double.