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The Caterpillar's nasty mood, even if he does  seem  nonchalant, is a subtle symbol of all the verbal  chaos in Wonderland. Yet, here, in Chapter VI, that linguistic nonsense is replaced by random,  violent,  physical disorder  in the action of the story. Alice has come upon a house, just as a Fish-Footman delivers a letter to the Frog-Footman of the  house. The letter is an invitation, which the Fish-Footman reads: "For the Duchess. An invitation from  the Queen to play croquet." In a marvelous example of Wonderland's semantic, verbal fun, the Frog- Footman reverses the invitation: "From the Queen. An invitation for the Duchess to play croquet." In  reality, it should  end  with "From the Queen." When Alice attempts to enter the house, she finds herself further into the world of nonsense. The  Frog-Footman is sitting before the door and is totally uncooperative as she knocks at the door. He 
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