MANY GOOD STORIES are good, but not necessarily so, even in an elementary way. For example:
“An old story has it that Queen Victoria was so enchanted with Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland that she asked its author to be sure to send her his next work.
So he did: it was An Elementary Treatise On Determinants—or, in some versions, a bundle of abstruse mathematical pamphlets.
Like so many such charming stories, it’s unfortunately completely apocryphal: Dodson specifically denied it in the advertisement to his Symbolic Logic.”
—Tom Burnam, The Dictionary Of Misinformation (p. 4, 1975)
FEATURED IMAGE: The image at the top of this page is one of many, many fantastics drawing by Ralph Steadman from his takes on Alice In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass.