The White Queen is a character in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass. She is a chess piece, and Alice joins the chess game, taking the place of the Queen's young daughter Lily, to play a pawn. The White Queen lives backwards in time. She screams in pain until she pricks her thumb on her brooch, for example, or locking someone up for a crime they're still to commit. She tells Alice that she is just over 101 years old, and that in her youth she could believe "six impossible things before breakfast." She recommends that Alice should do the same.