“What now,” said the little girl to the Cheshire cat.
“I have followed paths and I have made my own. I have conquered dragons and sea monsters. I have collected treasures and returned them to the sea.”
“What shall I pursue next?,” sighed the little girl.
“Aha! But you have not found it!” howled the cat with a wink.
“What is this it you speak of?” cried the girl in exasperation.
“But why? ……….. should I …….. tell YOU?” chuckled the Cheshire.
And he disappeared ever so slowly until only his grinning white teeth teased the little girl.
Then nothing was left of the cat; only his manic laughter.