### Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision

The Mock Turtle went on. “We had the best of educations . . . Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with, and then the different branches of Arithmetic—Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.”

The Mock Turtle went on. “We had the best of educations . . . Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with, and then the different branches of Arithmetic—Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.”

*“I never heard of Uglification,” Alice ventured to say. “What is it?”*

*The Gryphon lifted up both its paws in surprise. “Never heard of uglifying!” it exclaimed. “You know what to beautify is, I suppose?”*

*“Yes,” said Alice, doubtfully: it means—to—make—anything—prettier.” *

*“Well, then,” the Gryphon went on, “if you don't know what to uglify is, you are a simpleton.”*

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