At last - Atlast,.Farfrombeingawild Eden,though,....

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At last, Alice finds herself in the garden that she has so long sought to explore. Far from being a wild  Eden, though, the garden is well cultivated and tended. And now Alice meets a whole set of new  creatures — this time, several animated playing cards. Immediately, she finds out that the Spades  are, of course, the gardeners. And in spite of the Eden-like appearance, the garden has an aspect of  "fear" in the air. Alice overhears three gardeners — the Two, the Five, and the Seven — talking about  the Queen's threat to behead the Seven of Spades. They are painting the white roses red, an  ominous color in view of their discussion. Suddenly, the Queen and King of Hearts appear. They are followed by a suit of cards which  represents the "royal retainers." The Clubs are the "police," the Diamonds are the "courtiers," and  the Hearts make up the royal "peerage." The Queen sees Alice and the three Spade gardeners (who  have thrown themselves flat on the ground so as to try and conceal their identity). The Queen asks 
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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