Unbirthday Presents

May 28, 2013

'I mean, what is an un-birthday present?'

'A present given when it isn't your birthday, of course.'

Alice considered a little. 'I like birthday presents best,' she said at last.'

You don't know what you're talking about!' cried Humpty Dumpty. 'How many days are there in a year?'

Three hundred and sixty-five,' said Alice.

'And how many birthdays have you?'

'One.'

'And if you take one from three hundred and sixty-five what remains?'

'Three hundred and sixty-four, of course.'...

'...and that shows that there are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents —'

'Certainly,' said Alice.

 'And only one for birthday presents, you know. There's glory for you!'

From Alice Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll