When the Buddha Bowed Out

Stuart Smithers

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"Who are you?" said the Caterpillar.
This was not a very encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, "I hardly know, sir, just at presentat least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then."
"What do you mean by that?" said the Caterpillar sternly. "Explain yourself!"
"I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, sir," said Alice, "because I'm not myself, you see."
"I don't see," said the Caterpillar.
"I'm afraid I can't put it more clearly," Alice replied, very politely, "for I can't understand it myself, to begin with; and being so many different sizes in a day is very confusing. "
"It isn't," said the Caterpillar.

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