Write a program that outputs Lewis Carroll's poem The Mouse's Tale from Alice in Wonderland, drawn in its distinctive tail-like shape.
Plain text of the poem:
Fury said to a mouse, That he met in the house, 'Let us both go to law: I will prosecute you.— Come, I'll take no denial; We must have a trial: For really this morning I've nothing to do.' Said the mouse to the cur, 'Such a trial, dear sir, With no jury or judge, would be wasting our breath.' 'I'll be judge, I'll be jury,' Said cunning old Fury; 'I'll try the whole cause, and condemn you to death.'
Your output could be ASCII art or an image or an animation or a webpage or pretty much anything that follows the rules. The point of course is to be artistic and original.
The highest voted answer will win in approximately one week.
- Your representation of the poem must exactly match the quoted text above.
- Your representation must be legible. Any literate person with decent eyesight should be able to decipher it and not have to zoom in.
- The tail must be vertically oriented, taking roughly 2 to 3 times more vertical space than horizontal space.
- The tail must be thicker at the top and grow thinner as it gets to the bottom.
- There must be at least 3 distinct curves or turns in the shape of the tail. (I count 5 above.)
- You may not use existing images/layouts of the poem as your output or in your code.
- You must actually write a program that generates your output. You cannot simply arrange some text in Photoshop.