I'm very brave generally . . . only to-day I happen to have a headache.
 Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass (1871). copy citation

Author Lewis Carroll
Source Through the Looking-Glass
Topic cowardice bravery headache
Date 1871
Language English
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/12/12-h/12-h.htm


“'Do I look very pale?' said Tweedledum, coming up to have his helmet tied on. (He called it a helmet, though it certainly looked much more like a saucepan.)
'Well—yes—a little,' Alice replied gently.
'I'm very brave generally,' he went on in a low voice: 'only to-day I happen to have a headache.'
'And I've got a toothache!' said Tweedledee, who had overheard the remark. 'I'm far worse off than you!'
'Then you'd better not fight to-day,' said Alice, thinking it a good opportunity to make peace.” source

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