Frabjous day has finally arrived with both Red Queen and White Queen's armies prepared for the epic battle. Alice dons the armour and Vorpal sword. Both armies arrive at a chessboard-like battlefield for the battle between Alice and the Jabberwock.
Everything was happening so oddly that she didn't feel a bit surprised atfinding the Red Queen and the White Queen sitting close to her, one on each side: she wouldhave liked very much to ask them how they came there, but she feared it would not be quite civil. However, there would be no harm, she thought, in asking if the game was over. 'Please, wouldyou tell me—' she began, looking timidly at the Red Queen.