Through the Looking-Glass

Through the Looking-Glass, What Alice Found There is a novel by Lewis Carroll and the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alice again enters a fantastical world, this time by climbing through a mirror into the world that she can see beyond it. There she finds. Through the Looking-Glass includes such verses as "Jabberwocky" and "The Walrus and the Carpenter", the episode involving Tweedledum and Tweedledee; the mirror which inspired Carroll remains displayed in Gloucestershire. Chapter One – Looking-Glass House: Alice is playing with a white kitten and a black kitten when she ponders what the world is like on the other side of a mirror's reflection. Climbing up onto the fireplace mantel, she pokes at the wall-hung mirror behind the fireplace and discovers, to her surprise, that she is able to step through it to an alternative world. In this reflected version of her own house, she finds a book with looking-glass poetry, "Jabberwocky", whose reversed printing she can read only by holding it up to the mirror.

She observes that the chess pieces have come to life, though they remain small enough for her to pick up. Chapter Two – The Garden of Live Flowers: Upon leaving the house, she enters a sunny spring garden where the flowers can speak. Elsewhere in the garden, Alice meets the Red Queen, now human-sized, who impresses Alice with her ability to run at breathtaking speeds. Chapter Three – Looking-Glass Insects: The Red Queen reveals to Alice that the entire countryside is laid out in squares, like a gigantic chessboard, offers to make Alice a queen if she can move all the way to the eighth rank/row in a chess match. Alice is placed in the second rank as one of the White Queen's pawns, begins her journey across the chessboard by boarding a train that jumps over the third row and directly into the fourth rank, thus acting on the rule that pawns can advance two spaces on their first move, she arrives in a forest where a depressed gnat teaches her about the looking glass insects, strange creatures part bug part object, before flying away sadly.

Alice continues her journey and along the way, crosses the "wood where things have no names". There she forgets all nouns, including her own name. With the help of a fawn who has forgotten his identity, she makes it to the other side, where they both remember everything. Realizing that he is a fawn, she is a human, that fawns are afraid of humans, it runs off. Chapter Four – Tweedledum and Tweedledee: She meets the fat twin brothers Tweedledum and Tweedledee, whom she knows from the nursery rhyme. After reciting the long poem "The Walrus and the Carpenter", they draw Alice's attention to the Red King—loudly snoring away under a nearby tree—and maliciously provoke her with idle philosophical banter that she exists only as an imaginary figure in the Red King's dreams; the brothers begin suiting up for battle, only to be frightened away by an enormous crow, as the nursery rhyme about them predicts. Chapter Five – Wool and Water: Alice next meets the White Queen, absent-minded but boasts of her ability to remember future events before they have happened.

Alice and the White Queen advance into the chessboard's fifth rank by crossing over a brook together, but at the moment of the crossing, the Queen transforms into a talking Sheep in a small shop. Alice soon finds herself struggling to handle the oars of a small rowboat, where the Sheep annoys her with nonsensical shouting about "crabs" and "feathers". Chapter Six – Humpty Dumpty: After crossing yet another brook into the sixth rank, Alice encounters Humpty Dumpty, besides celebrating his unbirthday, provides his own translation of the strange terms in "Jabberwocky". In the process, he introduces Alice to the concept of portmanteau words, before his inevitable fall. Chapter Seven – The Lion and the Unicorn: "All the king's horses and all the king's men" come to Humpty Dumpty's assistance, are accompanied by the White King, along with the Lion and the Unicorn, who again proceed to act out a nursery rhyme by fighting with each other. In this chapter, the March Hare and Hatter of the first book make a brief re-appearance in the guise of "Anglo-Saxon messengers" called "Haigha" and "Hatta".

Chapter Eight – "It's my own Invention": Upon leaving the Lion and Unicorn to their fight, Alice reaches the seventh rank by crossing another brook into the forested territory of the Red Knight, intent on capturing the "white pawn"—Alice—until the White Knight comes to her rescue. Escorting her through the forest towards the final brook-crossing, the Knight recites a long poem of his own composition called Haddocks' Eyes, falls off his horse. Chapter Nine – Queen Alice: Bidding farewell to the White Knight, Alice steps across the last brook, is automatically crowned a queen, with the crown materialising abruptly on her head, she soon finds herself in the company of both the White and Red Queens, who relentlessly confound Alice by using word play to thwart her attempts at logical discussion. They invite one another to a party that will be hosted by the newly crowned Alice—of which Alice herself had no prior knowledge. Chapter Ten – Shaking: Alice arrives and seats herself at her own party, which turns into chaos.


Kieran Dixon

Kieran Dixon is an English professional rugby league footballer who plays as winger or fullback for the London Broncos in the Betfred Championship and the England Knights at international level. He has played for the London Broncos in the Super League, on loan from the Broncos at the Hemel Stags in League 1, he played for Hull Kingston Rovers in the Super League. Dixon was born in Hackney, England. Kieran Dixon made his début for the London Broncos in the 24-34 defeat by St. Helens in the Super League match at Twickenham Stoop on 4 February 2012, he scored his first try against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats at the Twickenham Stoop in a 36-0 win. Dixon played at representative level with the England Knights, he sustained a career threatening injury in 2013 against Samoa Dixon was loaned to the Hemel Stags in a bid to regain fitness on his return to first-grade with the Broncos. After a serious injury ruled him out for the most of the 2014 season, Dixon joined Hull Kingston Rovers in 2015, he appeared for Rovers in the 2015 Challenge Cup final, however his performance in the match was criticised as the team suffered a record-breaking 50-0 defeat by Leeds.

The following week, Dixon bounced back to score two tries in a man-of-the-match display as Hull Kingston Rovers beat Wakefield Trinity. And on 12th 09-15 went 2 better with yet another man of the match performance and 4 tries against Bradford Bulls in a match that made sure Rovers secured Super league status for the next season. Dixon re-signed for the London Broncos after Hull Kingston Rovers were relegated from Super League taking up the offer to return to his home club for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. London Broncos profile SL profile Harlequins RL hand Kieran Dixon a two-year contract

Constitution of Qatar

The Constitution of Qatar is the supreme law of the State of Qatar. It came into effect on 9 April 2004; the constitution was overwhelmingly approved, with 98% in favour. The constitution lacks a preamble; some of the most important articles in the constitution are listed below: Article 1 - Islam is official religion of the state, sharia a principle source of legislation. Its political system is democratic. Arabic is the official language. Article 2 - Doha is the capital of the state, it can be transferred to any other place by law. The state cannot cede any of its territory. Article 8 - The ruling family of the state is the House of Thani. Rule shall be passed down from father to son, in the case that there is no son, rule shall be passed to whomever the Emir names heir apparent. Article 9 - The heir apparent must be a Muslim of a Qatari Muslim mother. Article 16 - If the heir apparent is named head of state and is less than 18 years old rule shall be passed to a Regency Council with the majority of members to be amongst the Ruling Family.

Article 22 - The State shall provide care for the young, protect them from corruption and the evils of physical and spiritual neglect. The State shall create conducive circumstances for developing their capabilities in all fields based on sound education. Article 23 - The state shall ensure and endeavour to spread education. Article 27 - Private property is inviolable. Article 29 - Natural wealth and its resources are the property of the state. Article 34 - The citizens of Qatár shall be equal in public rights and duties. Article 35 - Before the law, all persons are equal and shall not be discriminated by sex, language, or religion. Article 36 - Personal freedom is guaranteed. Torture is punishable by law. Article 37 - Human privacy in inviolable. Article 47 - Freedom of expression is guaranteed in accordance with the conditions and circumstances set forth in law. Article 48 - Freedom of press is guaranteed. Article 49 - All citizens have the right to education. Article 55 - Public funds are inviolable.

Article 57 - All people that reside in the state must abide by public order and morality. Article 58 - Extradition of political refugees is prohibited; the law shall determine the conditions of granting political asylum. Article 64 - The emir is the head of state, he must be respected by all. Article 66 - The emir represents the state, externally, in international relations. Article 69 - The emir may declare martial law in exceptional cases specified by law. Article 71 - Defensive war can be declared by Emiri decree. Aggressive war is prohibited. Article 72 - The Prime Minister is appointed by the emir, he can accept his resignation. Article 148 - No article of this constitution may be proposed for amendment before it being 10 years from the date the constitution has come into force