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Hello Everyone,

My first time on deck the river cruise liner, I came face to face with these rather large chess pieces. I was immediately reminded of Lewis Carrol's children's, fantasy novel, 'Alice Through the Looking Glass', which is strongly influenced by the game of chess.

For those who have never read the book, and it's still fun to read as an adult, I will add a link here which gives an overview of chess in the novel.

I would imagine the set would have been a magnet for children, as the pieces would have been awe inspiring by their size. Sadly there were no child passengers to get that thrill. Still, some adults did try their skill, not, perhaps, with the same sense of gay abandonment that a child would have, but still a little awed.

Thanks for your interest, Bev :-)

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