The Cat had been slowly vanishing during the last few minutes, till nothing remained of it but an eye. At the last remark it gave a wink at Alice and completed its eclipse.
When Alice turned round she found that both the King and the Ineptitude were fast asleep.
“It’s no good remaining here,” she thought, and as she did not want to meet either the Queen or the dragon, she turned to make her way out of the street.
“At any rate,” she said to herself, “I know what an Ineptitude is like.”