Would it soothe you to stroke one of the rats? This darling, for instance. His name is Crinklety." Annie took the rat on her lap and looked at it reflectively. "It's a darling," she said, "and so are the rabbits, and so are the hares; but oh, I'm so hot and so thirsty! and oh, children, don't you know what I've come about, and don't you know who I am?" "No, I'm sure we don't," answered Boris.