Thursday, October 23, 2014

Queen's Pawn to Queen's Eighth

For some minutes Alice stood without speaking, looking out in all directions over the country—and a most curious country it was. There were a number of tiny little brooks running straight across it from side to side, and the ground between was divided up into squares by a number of little green hedges, that reached from brook to brook.

'I declare it's marked out just like a large chessboard!' Alice said at last. 'There ought to be some men moving about somewhere—and so there are!' She added in a tone of delight, and her heart began to beat quick with excitement as she went on. 'It's a great huge game of chess that's being played—all over the world—if this IS the world at all, you know. Oh, what fun it is! How I WISH I was one of them! I wouldn't mind being a Pawn, if only I might join—though of course I should LIKE to be a Queen, best.'

She glanced rather shyly at the real Queen as she said this, but her companion only smiled pleasantly, and said, 'That's easily managed. You can be the White Queen's Pawn, if you like, as Lily's too young to play; and you're in the Second Square to begin with: when you get to the Eighth Square you'll be a Queen—' Just at this moment, somehow or other, they began to run.
1. Alice meets R.Q. - R.Q. to K.R's 4th
2. Alice through Q's 3d (by railway) to Q's 4th Tweedledum and Tweedledee - W.Q. to Q.B's 4th (after shawl)
3 Alice meets W.Q. (with shawl) - W.Q. to Q.B's 5th (becomes sheep)
4 Alice to Q's 5th (shop, river, shop) - W.Q. to K.B's 8th (leaves egg on shelf)
5 Alice to Q's 6th (Humpty Dumpty) - W.Q. to Q.B's 8th (flying from R. Kt.)
6 Alice to Q's 7th (forest) - R.Kt. to K's 2nd (ch.)
7 W.Kt. takes R.Kt. - W.Kt. to K.B's 5th
8 Alice to Q's 8th (coronation) - R.Q. to K's sq. (examination)
9 Alice becomes Queen - Queens castle
10 Alice castles (feast) - W.Q. to Q.R's 6th (soup)
11 Alice takes R.Q. & wins
- Lewis Carroll, "Through the Looking Glass" (Chess Moves)

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