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alicewasbeginningtogetverytiredofsittingbyhersisteronthe
bankandofhavingnothingtodoonceortwiceshehadpeepedintothe
bookhersisterwasreadingbutithadnopicturesorconversationsin
itandwhatistheuseofabookthoughtalicewithoutpicturesor
conversation
soshewasconsideringinherownmindaswellasshecouldforthe
hotdaymadeherfeelverysleepyandstupidwhetherthepleasure
ofmakingadaisychainwouldbeworththetroubleofgettingupand
pickingthedaisieswhensuddenlyawhiterabbitwithpinkeyesran
closebyher
therewasnothingsoveryremarkableinthatnordidalicethinkitso
verymuchoutofthewaytoheartherabbitsaytoitselfohdear
occurredtoherthatsheoughttohavewonderedatthisbutatthetime
itallseemedquitenaturalbutwhentherabbitactuallytookawatch
outofitswaistcoatpocketandlookedatitandthenhurriedon
alicestartedtoherfeetforitflashedacrosshermindthatshehad
neverbeforeseenarabbitwitheitherawaistcoatpocketorawatch
totakeoutofitandburningwithcuriositysheranacrossthefield
afteritandfortunatelywasjustintimetoseeitpopdownalarge
rabbitholeunderthehedge
inanothermomentdownwentaliceafteritneveronceconsideringhow
intheworldshewastogetoutagain
therabbitholewentstraightonlikeatunnelforsomewayandthen
dippedsuddenlydownsosuddenlythatalicehadnotamomenttothink
aboutstoppingherselfbeforeshefoundherselffallingdownaverydeep
well
eitherthewellwasverydeeporshefellveryslowlyforshehad
plentyoftimeasshewentdowntolookaboutherandtowonderwhatwas
goingtohappennextfirstshetriedtolookdownandmakeoutwhat
shewascomingtobutitwastoodarktoseeanythingthenshe
lookedatthesidesofthewellandnoticedthattheywerefilledwith
cupboardsandbookshelveshereandthereshesawmapsandpictures
hunguponpegsshetookdownajarfromoneoftheshelvesas
shepasseditwaslabelledorangemarmaladebuttohergreat
disappointmentitwasemptyshedidnotliketodropthejarforfear
ofkillingsomebodysomanagedtoputitintooneofthecupboardsas
shefellpastit
ofthehousewhichwasverylikelytrue
somewherenearthecentreoftheearthletmeseethatwouldbefour
thingsofthissortinherlessonsintheschoolroomandthoughthis
wasnotaverygoodopportunityforshowingoffherknowledgeasthere
wasnoonetolistentoherstillitwasgoodpracticetosayitover
longitudeeitherbutthoughttheywerenicegrandwordstosay
throughtheairdoyouthinkyoucouldmanageitandwhatan
downdowndowntherewasnothingelsetodosoalicesoonbegan
begantogetrathersleepyandwentonsayingtoherselfinadreamy
sortofwaydocatseatbatsdocatseatbatsandsometimesdo
offandhadjustbeguntodreamthatshewaswalkinghandinhandwith
didyouevereatabatwhensuddenlythumpthumpdownshecameupon
aheapofsticksanddryleavesandthefallwasover
alicewasnotabithurtandshejumpedupontoherfeetinamoment
shelookedupbutitwasalldarkoverheadbeforeherwasanother
longpassageandthewhiterabbitwasstillinsighthurryingdownit
therewasnotamomenttobelostawaywentalicelikethewindand
wasjustintimetohearitsayasitturnedacornerohmyears
turnedthecornerbuttherabbitwasnolongertobeseenshefound
herselfinalonglowhallwhichwaslitupbyarowoflampshanging
fromtheroof
thereweredoorsallroundthehallbuttheywerealllockedandwhen
alicehadbeenallthewaydownonesideanduptheothertryingevery
doorshewalkedsadlydownthemiddlewonderinghowshewaseverto
getoutagain
suddenlyshecameuponalittlethreeleggedtableallmadeofsolid
firstthoughtwasthatitmightbelongtooneofthedoorsofthehall
butalaseitherthelocksweretoolargeorthekeywastoosmall
butatanyrateitwouldnotopenanyofthemhoweveronthesecond
timeroundshecameuponalowcurtainshehadnotnoticedbeforeand
behinditwasalittledooraboutfifteenincheshighshetriedthe
littlegoldenkeyinthelockandtohergreatdelightitfitted
aliceopenedthedoorandfoundthatitledintoasmallpassagenot
muchlargerthanaratholeshekneltdownandlookedalongthepassage
intotheloveliestgardenyoueversawhowshelongedtogetoutof
thatdarkhallandwanderaboutamongthosebedsofbrightflowersand
thosecoolfountainsbutshecouldnotevengetherheadthroughthe
doorwayandevenifmyheadwouldgothroughthoughtpooraliceit
foryouseesomanyoutofthewaythingshadhappenedlately
thatalicehadbeguntothinkthatveryfewthingsindeedwerereally
impossible
thereseemedtobenouseinwaitingbythelittledoorsoshewent
backtothetablehalfhopingshemightfindanotherkeyonitorat
anyrateabookofrulesforshuttingpeopleupliketelescopesthis
timeshefoundalittlebottleonitwhichcertainlywasnothere
beforesaidaliceandroundtheneckofthebottlewasapaper
labelwiththewordsdrinkmebeautifullyprintedonitinlarge
letters
itwasallverywelltosaydrinkmebutthewiselittlealicewas
littlehistoriesaboutchildrenwhohadgotburntandeatenupbywild
beastsandotherunpleasantthingsallbecausetheywouldnotremember
thesimplerulestheirfriendshadtaughtthemsuchasthataredhot
pokerwillburnyouifyouholdittoolongandthatifyoucutyour
fingerverydeeplywithaknifeitusuallybleedsandshehadnever
forgottenthatifyoudrinkmuchfromabottlemarkedpoisonitis
almostcertaintodisagreewithyousoonerorlater
howeverthisbottlewasnotmarkedpoisonsoaliceventuredtotaste
itandfindingitveryniceithadinfactasortofmixedflavour
ofcherrytartcustardpineappleroastturkeytoffeeandhot
butteredtoastsheverysoonfinisheditoff
telescope
andsoitwasindeedshewasnowonlytenincheshighandherface
brightenedupatthethoughtthatshewasnowtherightsizeforgoing
throughthelittledoorintothatlovelygardenfirsthowevershe
waitedforafewminutestoseeifshewasgoingtoshrinkanyfurther
shefeltalittlenervousaboutthisforitmightendyouknowsaid
candleislikeafterthecandleisblownoutforshecouldnotremember
everhavingseensuchathing
afterawhilefindingthatnothingmorehappenedshedecidedongoing
intothegardenatoncebutalasforpooralicewhenshegottothe
doorshefoundshehadforgottenthelittlegoldenkeyandwhenshe
wentbacktothetableforitshefoundshecouldnotpossiblyreach
itshecouldseeitquiteplainlythroughtheglassandshetriedher
besttoclimbuponeofthelegsofthetablebutitwastooslippery
andwhenshehadtiredherselfoutwithtryingthepoorlittlething
satdownandcried
gaveherselfverygoodadvicethoughsheveryseldomfollowedit
andsometimesshescoldedherselfsoseverelyastobringtearsinto
hereyesandoncesherememberedtryingtoboxherownearsforhaving
cheatedherselfinagameofcroquetshewasplayingagainstherself
forthiscuriouschildwasveryfondofpretendingtobetwopeople
soonhereyefellonalittleglassboxthatwaslyingunderthetable
sheopeneditandfoundinitaverysmallcakeonwhichthewords
sheatealittlebitandsaidanxiouslytoherselfwhichwaywhich
wayholdingherhandonthetopofherheadtofeelwhichwayitwas
growingandshewasquitesurprisedtofindthatsheremainedthesame
sizetobesurethisgenerallyhappenswhenoneeatscakebutalice
hadgotsomuchintothewayofexpectingnothingbutoutoftheway
thingstohappenthatitseemedquitedullandstupidforlifetogoon
inthecommonway
soshesettoworkandverysoonfinishedoffthecake
curiouserandcuriousercriedaliceshewassomuchsurprisedthat
openingoutlikethelargesttelescopethateverwasgoodbyefeet
forwhenshelookeddownatherfeettheyseemedtobealmostoutof
andshewentonplanningtoherselfhowshewouldmanageittheymust
justthenherheadstruckagainsttheroofofthehallinfactshewas
nowmorethanninefeethighandsheatoncetookupthelittlegolden
keyandhurriedofftothegardendoor
pooraliceitwasasmuchasshecoulddolyingdownononesideto
lookthroughintothegardenwithoneeyebuttogetthroughwasmore
hopelessthanevershesatdownandbegantocryagain
yououghttobeashamedofyourselfsaidaliceagreatgirllike
youshemightwellsaythistogooncryinginthiswaystopthis
tearsuntiltherewasalargepoolallroundheraboutfourinches
deepandreachinghalfdownthehall
afteratimesheheardalittlepatteringoffeetinthedistanceand
shehastilydriedhereyestoseewhatwascomingitwasthewhite
rabbitreturningsplendidlydressedwithapairofwhitekidglovesin
onehandandalargefanintheotherhecametrottingalonginagreat
hurrymutteringtohimselfashecameohtheduchesstheduchess
desperatethatshewasreadytoaskhelpofanyonesowhentherabbit
therabbitstartedviolentlydroppedthewhitekidglovesandthefan
alicetookupthefanandglovesandasthehallwasveryhotshe
keptfanningherselfallthetimeshewentontalkingdeardearhow
queereverythingistodayandyesterdaythingswentonjustasusual
overallthechildrensheknewthatwereofthesameageasherselfto
seeifshecouldhavebeenchangedforanyofthem
seefourtimesfiveistwelveandfourtimessixisthirteenand
londonisthecapitalofparisandparisisthecapitalofromeand
handsonherlapasifsheweresayinglessonsandbegantorepeatit
buthervoicesoundedhoarseandstrangeandthewordsdidnotcomethe
sameastheyusedtodo
howdoththelittlecrocodile
improvehisshiningtail
andpourthewatersofthenile
oneverygoldenscale
howcheerfullyheseemstogrin
howneatlyspreadhisclaws
andwelcomelittlefishesin
withgentlysmilingjaws
ofbeingallalonehere
asshesaidthisshelookeddownatherhandsandwassurprisedtosee
begrowingsmallagainshegotupandwenttothetabletomeasure
herselfbyitandfoundthatasnearlyasshecouldguessshewasnow
abouttwofeethighandwasgoingonshrinkingrapidlyshesoonfound
outthatthecauseofthiswasthefanshewasholdingandshedropped
ithastilyjustintimetoavoidshrinkingawayaltogether
thatwasanarrowescapesaidaliceagooddealfrightenedatthe
suddenchangebutverygladtofindherselfstillinexistenceand
nowforthegardenandsheranwithallspeedbacktothelittledoor
butalasthelittledoorwasshutagainandthelittlegoldenkeywas
lyingontheglasstableasbeforeandthingsareworsethanever
asshesaidthesewordsherfootslippedandinanothermomentsplash
shewasuptoherchininsaltwaterherfirstideawasthatshe
railwayshesaidtoherselfalicehadbeentotheseasideoncein
herlifeandhadcometothegeneralconclusionthatwhereveryougo
toontheenglishcoastyoufindanumberofbathingmachinesinthe
seasomechildrendigginginthesandwithwoodenspadesthenarow
oflodginghousesandbehindthemarailwaystationhowevershesoon
madeoutthatshewasinthepooloftearswhichshehadweptwhenshe
wasninefeethigh
beingdrownedinmyowntearsthatwillbeaqueerthingtobesure
howevereverythingisqueertoday
justthensheheardsomethingsplashingaboutinthepoolalittleway
offandsheswamnearertomakeoutwhatitwasatfirstshethought
itmustbeawalrusorhippopotamusbutthensherememberedhowsmall
shewasnowandshesoonmadeoutthatitwasonlyamousethathad
slippedinlikeherself
woulditbeofanyusenowthoughtalicetospeaktothismouse
wayofspeakingtoamouseshehadneverdonesuchathingbeforebut
inquisitivelyandseemedtohertowinkwithoneofitslittleeyes
butitsaidnothing
afrenchmousecomeoverwithwilliamtheconquerorforwithall
herknowledgeofhistoryalicehadnoveryclearnotionhowlongago
wasthefirstsentenceinherfrenchlessonbookthemousegavea
suddenleapoutofthewaterandseemedtoquiveralloverwithfright
notlikecatscriedthemouseinashrillpassionatevoicewould
youlikecatsifyouwereme
takeafancytocatsifyoucouldonlyseehersheissuchadearquiet
thingalicewentonhalftoherselfassheswamlazilyaboutinthe
poolandshesitspurringsonicelybythefirelickingherpawsand
aliceagainforthistimethemousewasbristlingalloverandshe
weindeedcriedthemousewhowastremblingdowntotheendofhis
conversationareyouareyoufondofofdogsthemousedidnot
answersoalicewentoneagerlythereissuchanicelittledognear
saysitkillsalltheratsandohdearcriedaliceinasorrowful
awayfromherashardasitcouldgoandmakingquiteacommotionin
thepoolasitwent
soshecalledsoftlyafteritmousedeardocomebackagainandwe
mouseheardthisitturnedroundandswamslowlybacktoherits
facewasquitepalewithpassionalicethoughtanditsaidinalow
itwashightimetogoforthepoolwasgettingquitecrowdedwiththe
birdsandanimalsthathadfallenintoittherewereaduckandadodo
aloryandaneagletandseveralothercuriouscreaturesaliceledthe
wayandthewholepartyswamtotheshore
theywereindeedaqueerlookingpartythatassembledonthebankthe
birdswithdraggledfeatherstheanimalswiththeirfurclingingclose
tothemandalldrippingwetcrossanduncomfortable
thefirstquestionofcoursewashowtogetdryagaintheyhada
consultationaboutthisandafterafewminutesitseemedquitenatural
toalicetofindherselftalkingfamiliarlywiththemasifshehad
knownthemallherlifeindeedshehadquitealongargumentwiththe
youandmustknowbetterandthisalicewouldnotallowwithout
knowinghowolditwasandasthelorypositivelyrefusedtotellits
agetherewasnomoretobesaid
atlastthemousewhoseemedtobeapersonofauthorityamongthem
dryenoughtheyallsatdownatonceinalargeringwiththemouse
inthemiddlealicekepthereyesanxiouslyfixedonitforshefelt
sureshewouldcatchabadcoldifshedidnotgetdryverysoon
ahemsaidthemousewithanimportantairareyouallreadythis
theconquerorwhosecausewasfavouredbythepopewassoonsubmitted
tobytheenglishwhowantedleadersandhadbeenoflatemuch
ughsaidthelorywithashiver
youspeak
foundwhatsaidtheduck
founditthemouserepliedrathercrosslyofcourseyouknowwhat
itmeans
archbishopfind
itadvisabletogowithedgarathelingtomeetwilliamandofferhimthe
toaliceasitspoke
drymeatall
thatthemeetingadjournfortheimmediateadoptionofmoreenergetic
theeagletbentdownitsheadtohideasmilesomeoftheotherbirds
titteredaudibly
thebestthingtogetusdrywouldbeacaucusrace
whatisacaucusracesaidalicenotthatshewantedmuchtoknow
butthedodohadpausedasifitthoughtthatsomebodyoughttospeak
andnooneelseseemedinclinedtosayanything
whysaidthedodothebestwaytoexplainitistodoitandas
youhowthedodomanagedit
firstitmarkedoutaracecourseinasortofcircletheexact
alongthecoursehereandtheretherewasnoonetwothreeand
awaybuttheybeganrunningwhentheylikedandleftoffwhenthey
likedsothatitwasnoteasytoknowwhentheracewasoverhowever
whentheyhadbeenrunninghalfanhourorsoandwerequitedryagain
thedodosuddenlycalledouttheraceisoverandtheyallcrowded
rounditpantingandaskingbutwhohaswon
thisquestionthedodocouldnotanswerwithoutagreatdealofthought
anditsatforalongtimewithonefingerpresseduponitsforehead
thepositioninwhichyouusuallyseeshakespeareinthepictures
ofhimwhiletherestwaitedinsilenceatlastthedodosaid
everybodyhaswonandallmusthaveprizes
butwhoistogivetheprizesquiteachorusofvoicesasked
whysheofcoursesaidthedodopointingtoalicewithonefinger
andthewholepartyatoncecrowdedroundhercallingoutinaconfused
wayprizesprizes
alicehadnoideawhattodoandindespairsheputherhandinher
pocketandpulledoutaboxofcomfitsluckilythesaltwaterhad
notgotintoitandhandedthemroundasprizestherewasexactlyone
apieceallround
butshemusthaveaprizeherselfyouknowsaidthemouse
ofcoursethedodorepliedverygravelywhatelsehaveyougotin
yourpockethewentonturningtoalice
onlyathimblesaidalicesadly
handitoverheresaidthedodo
thentheyallcrowdedroundheroncemorewhilethedodosolemnly
presentedthethimblesayingwebegyouracceptanceofthiselegant
thimbleandwhenithadfinishedthisshortspeechtheyallcheered
alicethoughtthewholethingveryabsurdbuttheyalllookedsograve
thatshedidnotdaretolaughandasshecouldnotthinkofanything
tosayshesimplybowedandtookthethimblelookingassolemnasshe
could
thenextthingwastoeatthecomfitsthiscausedsomenoiseand
confusionasthelargebirdscomplainedthattheycouldnottaste
theirsandthesmalloneschokedandhadtobepattedontheback
howeveritwasoveratlastandtheysatdownagaininaringand
beggedthemousetotellthemsomethingmore
youpromisedtotellmeyourhistoryyouknowsaidaliceandwhy
wouldbeoffendedagain
mineisalongandasadtalesaidthemouseturningtoaliceand
sighing
itisalongtailcertainlysaidalicelookingdownwithwonderat
aboutitwhilethemousewasspeakingsothatherideaofthetalewas
somethinglikethis
furysaidtoa
mousethathe
metinthe
house
letus
bothgoto
prosecute
youcome
denialwe
musthavea
trialfor
reallythis
nothing
todo
saidthe
mousetothe
cursuch
atrial
dearsir
with
nojury
orjudge
wouldbe
wasting
our
breath
bejury
said
cunning
oldfury
trythe
whole
cause
and
condemn
you
to
death
youarenotattendingsaidthemousetoaliceseverelywhatareyou
thinkingof
aknotsaidalicealwaysreadytomakeherselfusefulandlooking
anxiouslyaboutherohdoletmehelptoundoit
awayyouinsultmebytalkingsuchnonsense
youknow
themouseonlygrowledinreply
pleasecomebackandfinishyourstoryalicecalledafteritandthe
othersalljoinedinchorusyespleasedobutthemouseonlyshook
itsheadimpatientlyandwalkedalittlequicker
outofsightandanoldcrabtooktheopportunityofsayingtoher
daughterahmydearletthisbealessontoyounevertolose
yourtemperholdyourtonguemasaidtheyoungcrabalittle
lory
alicerepliedeagerlyforshewasalwaysreadytotalkaboutherpet
thisspeechcausedaremarkablesensationamongthepartysomeofthe
birdshurriedoffatonceoneoldmagpiebeganwrappingitselfupvery
onvariouspretextstheyallmovedoffandalicewassoonleftalone
anymoreandherepooralicebegantocryagainforshefeltvery
lonelyandlowspiritedinalittlewhilehoweversheagainheard
alittlepatteringoffootstepsinthedistanceandshelookedup
eagerlyhalfhopingthatthemousehadchangedhismindandwascoming
backtofinishhisstory
itwasthewhiterabbittrottingslowlybackagainandlooking
anxiouslyaboutasitwentasifithadlostsomethingandsheheard
itmutteringtoitselftheduchesstheduchessohmydearpawsoh
momentthatitwaslookingforthefanandthepairofwhitekidgloves
andsheverygoodnaturedlybeganhuntingaboutforthembuttheywere
nowheretobeseeneverythingseemedtohavechangedsinceherswimin
thepoolandthegreathallwiththeglasstableandthelittledoor
hadvanishedcompletely
verysoontherabbitnoticedaliceasshewenthuntingaboutand
calledouttoherinanangrytonewhymaryannwhatareyoudoing
outhererunhomethismomentandfetchmeapairofglovesandafan
quicknowandalicewassomuchfrightenedthatsheranoffatonce
inthedirectionitpointedtowithouttryingtoexplainthemistakeit
hadmade
hetookmeforhishousemaidshesaidtoherselfassheranhow
cameuponaneatlittlehouseonthedoorofwhichwasabrightbrass
knockingandhurriedupstairsingreatfearlestsheshouldmeetthe
realmaryannandbeturnedoutofthehousebeforeshehadfoundthe
fanandgloves
howqueeritseemsalicesaidtoherselftobegoingmessagesfor
beganfancyingthesortofthingthatwouldhappenmissalicecome
heredirectlyandgetreadyforyourwalkcominginaminute
beganorderingpeopleaboutlikethat
bythistimeshehadfoundherwayintoatidylittleroomwithatable
inthewindowandonitasshehadhopedafanandtwoorthreepairs
oftinywhitekidglovesshetookupthefanandapairofthegloves
andwasjustgoingtoleavetheroomwhenhereyefelluponalittle
bottlethatstoodnearthelookingglasstherewasnolabelthistime
withthewordsdrinkmebutneverthelesssheuncorkeditandputit
itdidsoindeedandmuchsoonerthanshehadexpectedbeforeshehad
drunkhalfthebottleshefoundherheadpressingagainsttheceiling
andhadtostooptosaveherneckfrombeingbrokenshehastilyput
drunkquitesomuch
alasitwastoolatetowishthatshewentongrowingandgrowing
andverysoonhadtokneeldownonthefloorinanotherminutethere
wasnotevenroomforthisandshetriedtheeffectoflyingdownwith
oneelbowagainstthedoorandtheotherarmcurledroundherhead
stillshewentongrowingandasalastresourcesheputonearmout
candonomorewhateverhappenswhatwillbecomeofme
luckilyforalicethelittlemagicbottlehadnowhaditsfulleffect
andshegrewnolargerstillitwasveryuncomfortableandasthere
seemedtobenosortofchanceofherevergettingoutoftheroom
againnowondershefeltunhappy
alwaysgrowinglargerandsmallerandbeingorderedaboutbymiceand
ohyoufoolishalicesheansweredherselfhowcanyoulearn
foranylessonbooks
andsoshewentontakingfirstonesideandthentheotherandmaking
quiteaconversationofitaltogetherbutafterafewminutessheheard
avoiceoutsideandstoppedtolisten
maryannmaryannsaidthevoicefetchmemyglovesthismoment
thencamealittlepatteringoffeetonthestairsaliceknewitwas
therabbitcomingtolookforherandshetrembledtillsheshookthe
housequiteforgettingthatshewasnowaboutathousandtimesaslarge
astherabbitandhadnoreasontobeafraidofit
presentlytherabbitcameuptothedoorandtriedtoopenitbutas
goroundandgetinatthewindow
sheheardtherabbitjustunderthewindowshesuddenlyspreadouther
handandmadeasnatchintheairshedidnotgetholdofanything
butsheheardalittleshriekandafallandacrashofbrokenglass
fromwhichsheconcludedthatitwasjustpossibleithadfallenintoa
cucumberframeorsomethingofthesort
diggingforapplesindeedsaidtherabbitangrilyherecomeand
helpmeoutofthissoundsofmorebrokenglass
anarmyougoosewhoeversawonethatsizewhyitfillsthewhole
window
therewasalongsilenceafterthisandalicecouldonlyhearwhispers
handagainandmadeanothersnatchintheairthistimetherewere
twolittleshrieksandmoresoundsofbrokenglasswhatanumberof
shewaitedforsometimewithouthearinganythingmoreatlastcamea
rumblingoflittlecartwheelsandthesoundofagoodmanyvoices
godownthechimney
shedrewherfootasfardownthechimneyasshecouldandwaited
scratchingandscramblingaboutinthechimneycloseaboveherthen
sayingtoherselfthisisbillshegaveonesharpkickandwaitedto
seewhatwouldhappennext
thefirstthingsheheardwasageneralchorusoftheregoesbill
silenceandthenanotherconfusionofvoicesholduphisheadbrandy
usallaboutit
soyoudidoldfellowsaidtheothers
roofoffafteraminuteortwotheybeganmovingaboutagainand
forthenextmomentashoweroflittlepebblescamerattlinginatthe
whichproducedanotherdeadsilence
alicenoticedwithsomesurprisethatthepebbleswereallturninginto
littlecakesastheylayonthefloorandabrightideacameintoher
sosheswallowedoneofthecakesandwasdelightedtofindthatshe
beganshrinkingdirectlyassoonasshewassmallenoughtogetthrough
thedoorsheranoutofthehouseandfoundquiteacrowdoflittle
animalsandbirdswaitingoutsidethepoorlittlelizardbillwas
inthemiddlebeingheldupbytwoguineapigswhoweregivingit
somethingoutofabottletheyallmadearushatalicethemomentshe
appearedbutsheranoffashardasshecouldandsoonfoundherself
safeinathickwood
aboutinthewoodistogrowtomyrightsizeagainandthesecond
thebestplan
itsoundedanexcellentplannodoubtandveryneatlyandsimply
arrangedtheonlydifficultywasthatshehadnotthesmallestidea
howtosetaboutitandwhileshewaspeeringaboutanxiouslyamong
thetreesalittlesharpbarkjustoverherheadmadeherlookupina
greathurry
anenormouspuppywaslookingdownatherwithlargeroundeyesand
feeblystretchingoutonepawtryingtotouchherpoorlittlething
saidaliceinacoaxingtoneandshetriedhardtowhistletoitbut
shewasterriblyfrightenedallthetimeatthethoughtthatitmightbe
hungryinwhichcaseitwouldbeverylikelytoeatherupinspiteof
allhercoaxing
hardlyknowingwhatshedidshepickedupalittlebitofstickand
helditouttothepuppywhereuponthepuppyjumpedintotheairoff
allitsfeetatoncewithayelpofdelightandrushedatthestick
andmadebelievetoworryitthenalicedodgedbehindagreatthistle
tokeepherselffrombeingrunoverandthemomentsheappearedonthe
othersidethepuppymadeanotherrushatthestickandtumbledhead
overheelsinitshurrytogetholdofitthenalicethinkingitwas
verylikehavingagameofplaywithacarthorseandexpectingevery
momenttobetrampledunderitsfeetranroundthethistleagainthen
thepuppybeganaseriesofshortchargesatthestickrunningavery
littlewayforwardseachtimeandalongwaybackandbarkinghoarsely
allthewhiletillatlastitsatdownagoodwayoffpantingwith
itstonguehangingoutofitsmouthanditsgreateyeshalfshut
thisseemedtoaliceagoodopportunityformakingherescapesoshe
setoffatonceandrantillshewasquitetiredandoutofbreathand
andyetwhatadearlittlepuppyitwassaidaliceassheleant
againstabuttercuptorestherselfandfannedherselfwithoneofthe
questioniswhat
thegreatquestioncertainlywaswhatalicelookedallroundherat
theflowersandthebladesofgrassbutshedidnotseeanythingthat
lookedliketherightthingtoeatordrinkunderthecircumstances
therewasalargemushroomgrowingnearheraboutthesameheightas
herselfandwhenshehadlookedunderitandonbothsidesofitand
behindititoccurredtoherthatshemightaswelllookandseewhat
wasonthetopofit
shestretchedherselfupontiptoeandpeepedovertheedgeofthe
mushroomandhereyesimmediatelymetthoseofalargecaterpillar
thatwassittingonthetopwithitsarmsfoldedquietlysmokingalong
hookahandtakingnotthesmallestnoticeofherorofanythingelse
thecaterpillarandalicelookedateachotherforsometimeinsilence
atlastthecaterpillartookthehookahoutofitsmouthandaddressed
herinalanguidsleepyvoice
whoareyousaidthecaterpillar
thiswasnotanencouragingopeningforaconversationalicereplied
changedseveraltimessincethen
whatdoyoumeanbythatsaidthecaterpillarsternlyexplain
yourself
myselfyousee
differentsizesinadayisveryconfusing
havetoturnintoachrysalisyouwillsomedayyouknowandthen
notabitsaidthecaterpillar
isitwouldfeelveryqueertome
yousaidthecaterpillarcontemptuouslywhoareyou
whichbroughtthembackagaintothebeginningoftheconversation
yououghttotellmewhoyouarefirst
whysaidthecaterpillar
herewasanotherpuzzlingquestionandasalicecouldnotthinkofany
goodreasonandasthecaterpillarseemedtobeinaveryunpleasant
stateofmindsheturnedaway
tosay
thissoundedpromisingcertainlyaliceturnedandcamebackagain
keepyourtempersaidthecaterpillar
isthatallsaidaliceswallowingdownherangeraswellasshe
could
nosaidthecaterpillar
alicethoughtshemightaswellwaitasshehadnothingelsetodoand
perhapsafterallitmighttellhersomethingworthhearingforsome
minutesitpuffedawaywithoutspeakingbutatlastitunfoldedits
armstookthehookahoutofitsmouthagainandsaidsoyouthink
differentalicerepliedinaverymelancholyvoice
repeatyouareoldfatherwilliamsaidthecaterpillar
alicefoldedherhandsandbegan
youareoldfatherwilliamtheyoungmansaid
andyourhairhasbecomeverywhite
andyetyouincessantlystandonyourhead
doyouthinkatyourageitisright
inmyyouthfatherwilliamrepliedtohisson
andhavegrownmostuncommonlyfat
yetyouturnedabacksomersaultinatthedoor
praywhatisthereasonofthat
inmyyouthsaidthesageasheshookhisgreylocks
bytheuseofthisointmentoneshillingthebox
allowmetosellyouacouple
youareoldsaidtheyouthandyourjawsaretooweak
foranythingtougherthansuet
yetyoufinishedthegoosewiththebonesandthebeak
prayhowdidyoumanagetodoit
andarguedeachcasewithmywife
andthemuscularstrengthwhichitgavetomyjaw
haslastedtherestofmylife
youareoldsaidtheyouthonewouldhardlysuppose
thatyoureyewasassteadyasever
yetyoubalancedaneelontheendofyournose
whatmadeyousoawfullyclever
thatisnotsaidrightsaidthecaterpillar
havegotaltered
itiswrongfrombeginningtoendsaidthecaterpillardecidedlyand
therewassilenceforsomeminutes
thecaterpillarwasthefirsttospeak
whatsizedoyouwanttobeitasked
alicesaidnothingshehadneverbeensomuchcontradictedinherlife
beforeandshefeltthatshewaslosinghertemper
areyoucontentnowsaidthecaterpillar
saidalicethreeinchesissuchawretchedheighttobe
itisaverygoodheightindeedsaidthecaterpillarangrilyrearing
itselfuprightasitspokeitwasexactlythreeincheshigh
offended
hookahintoitsmouthandbegansmokingagain
thistimealicewaitedpatientlyuntilitchosetospeakagainin
aminuteortwothecaterpillartookthehookahoutofitsmouth
andyawnedonceortwiceandshookitselfthenitgotdownoffthe
mushroomandcrawledawayinthegrassmerelyremarkingasitwent
onesidewillmakeyougrowtallerandtheothersidewillmakeyou
growshorter
onesideofwhattheothersideofwhatthoughtalicetoherself
ofthemushroomsaidthecaterpillarjustasifshehadaskedit
aloudandinanothermomentitwasoutofsight
aliceremainedlookingthoughtfullyatthemushroomforaminutetrying
tomakeoutwhichwerethetwosidesofitandasitwasperfectly
roundshefoundthisaverydifficultquestionhoweveratlastshe
stretchedherarmsrounditasfarastheywouldgoandbrokeoffabit
oftheedgewitheachhand
andnowwhichiswhichshesaidtoherselfandnibbledalittleof
therighthandbittotrytheeffectthenextmomentshefeltaviolent
blowunderneathherchinithadstruckherfoot
shewasagooddealfrightenedbythisverysuddenchangebutshefelt
thattherewasnotimetobelostasshewasshrinkingrapidlysoshe
settoworkatoncetoeatsomeoftheotherbitherchinwaspressed
socloselyagainstherfootthattherewashardlyroomtoopenher
mouthbutshediditatlastandmanagedtoswallowamorselofthe
changedintoalarminanothermomentwhenshefoundthathershoulders
werenowheretobefoundallshecouldseewhenshelookeddownwas
animmenselengthofneckwhichseemedtoriselikeastalkoutofa
seaofgreenleavesthatlayfarbelowher
whatcanallthatgreenstuffbesaidaliceandwherehavemy
shewasmovingthemaboutasshespokebutnoresultseemedtofollow
exceptalittleshakingamongthedistantgreenleaves
asthereseemedtobenochanceofgettingherhandsuptoherheadshe
triedtogetherheaddowntothemandwasdelightedtofindthather
neckwouldbendabouteasilyinanydirectionlikeaserpentshehad
justsucceededincurvingitdownintoagracefulzigzagandwasgoing
todiveinamongtheleaveswhichshefoundtobenothingbutthetops
ofthetreesunderwhichshehadbeenwanderingwhenasharphissmade
herdrawbackinahurryalargepigeonhadflownintoherfaceand
wasbeatingherviolentlywithitswings
serpentscreamedthepigeon
tosuitthem
hedgesthepigeonwentonwithoutattendingtoherbutthose
alicewasmoreandmorepuzzledbutshethoughttherewasnousein
sayinganythingmoretillthepigeonhadfinished
seeitsmeaning
shouldbefreeofthematlasttheymustneedscomewrigglingdownfrom
theskyughserpent
inventsomething
thenumberofchangesshehadgonethroughthatday
alikelystoryindeedsaidthepigeoninatoneofthedeepest
egg
childbutlittlegirlseateggsquiteasmuchasserpentsdoyou
know
thiswassuchanewideatoalicethatshewasquitesilentfora
likethemraw
wellbeoffthensaidthepigeoninasulkytoneasitsettled
downagainintoitsnestalicecroucheddownamongthetreesaswellas
shecouldforherneckkeptgettingentangledamongthebranchesand
everynowandthenshehadtostopanduntwistitafterawhileshe
rememberedthatshestillheldthepiecesofmushroominherhandsand
shesettoworkverycarefullynibblingfirstatoneandthenatthe
otherandgrowingsometimestallerandsometimesshorteruntilshehad
succeededinbringingherselfdowntoherusualheight
itwassolongsinceshehadbeenanythingneartherightsizethatit
feltquitestrangeatfirstbutshegotusedtoitinafewminutes
sizethenextthingistogetintothatbeautifulgardenhowisthat
placewithalittlehouseinitaboutfourfeethighwhoeverlives
hadbroughtherselfdowntonineincheshigh
foraminuteortwoshestoodlookingatthehouseandwonderingwhat
todonextwhensuddenlyafootmaninliverycamerunningoutofthe
woodsheconsideredhimtobeafootmanbecausehewasinlivery
otherwisejudgingbyhisfaceonlyshewouldhavecalledhima
fishandrappedloudlyatthedoorwithhisknucklesitwasopened
byanotherfootmaninliverywitharoundfaceandlargeeyeslikea
frogandbothfootmenalicenoticedhadpowderedhairthatcurledall
overtheirheadsshefeltverycurioustoknowwhatitwasallabout
andcreptalittlewayoutofthewoodtolisten
thefishfootmanbeganbyproducingfromunderhisarmagreatletter
nearlyaslargeashimselfandthishehandedovertotheother
sayinginasolemntonefortheduchessaninvitationfromthequeen
toplaycroquetthefrogfootmanrepeatedinthesamesolemntone
onlychangingtheorderofthewordsalittlefromthequeenan
invitationfortheduchesstoplaycroquet
thentheybothbowedlowandtheircurlsgotentangledtogether
alicelaughedsomuchatthisthatshehadtorunbackintothe
woodforfearoftheirhearingherandwhenshenextpeepedoutthe
fishfootmanwasgoneandtheotherwassittingonthegroundnearthe
doorstaringstupidlyupintothesky
alicewenttimidlyuptothedoorandknocked
possiblyhearyouandcertainlytherewasamostextraordinarynoise
goingonwithinaconstanthowlingandsneezingandeverynowandthen
agreatcrashasifadishorkettlehadbeenbrokentopieces
theremightbesomesenseinyourknockingthefootmanwenton
withoutattendingtoherifwehadthedoorbetweenusforinstance
hewaslookingupintotheskyallthetimehewasspeakingandthis
saidtoherselfhiseyesaresoverynearlyatthetopofhishead
repeatedaloud
atthismomentthedoorofthehouseopenedandalargeplatecame
andbroketopiecesagainstoneofthetreesbehindhim
asifnothinghadhappened
questionyouknow
dreadfulshemutteredtoherselfthewayallthecreaturesargue
thefootmanseemedtothinkthisagoodopportunityforrepeatinghis
daysanddays
anythingyoulikesaidthefootmanandbeganwhistling
perfectlyidioticandsheopenedthedoorandwentin
thedoorledrightintoalargekitchenwhichwasfullofsmokefrom
oneendtotheothertheduchesswassittingonathreeleggedstoolin
themiddlenursingababythecookwasleaningoverthefirestirring
alargecauldronwhichseemedtobefullofsoup
aswellasshecouldforsneezing
therewascertainlytoomuchofitintheaireventheduchess
sneezedoccasionallyandasforthebabyitwassneezingandhowling
thatdidnotsneezewerethecookandalargecatwhichwassittingon
thehearthandgrinningfromeartoear
pleasewouldyoutellmesaidalicealittletimidlyforshewas
notquitesurewhetheritwasgoodmannersforhertospeakfirstwhy
yourcatgrinslikethat
shesaidthelastwordwithsuchsuddenviolencethatalicequite
jumpedbutshesawinanothermomentthatitwasaddressedtothebaby
andnottohersoshetookcourageandwentonagain
thatcatscouldgrin
pleasedtohavegotintoaconversation
alicedidnotatalllikethetoneofthisremarkandthoughtitwould
beaswelltointroducesomeothersubjectofconversationwhileshe
wastryingtofixononethecooktookthecauldronofsoupoffthe
fireandatoncesettoworkthrowingeverythingwithinherreachat
theduchessandthebabythefireironscamefirstthenfolloweda
showerofsaucepansplatesanddishestheduchesstooknonoticeof
themevenwhentheyhitherandthebabywashowlingsomuchalready
thatitwasquiteimpossibletosaywhethertheblowshurtitornot
anagonyofterrorohtheregoeshispreciousnoseasanunusually
largesaucepanflewclosebyitandverynearlycarrieditoff
ifeverybodymindedtheirownbusinesstheduchesssaidinahoarse
growltheworldwouldgoroundadealfasterthanitdoes
whichwouldnotbeanadvantagesaidalicewhofeltverygladtoget
anopportunityofshowingoffalittleofherknowledgejustthinkof
whatworkitwouldmakewiththedayandnightyouseetheearthtakes
talkingofaxessaidtheduchesschopoffherhead
aliceglancedratheranxiouslyatthecooktoseeifshemeanttotake
thehintbutthecookwasbusilystirringthesoupandseemednotto
andwiththatshebegannursingherchildagainsingingasortof
lullabytoitasshedidsoandgivingitaviolentshakeattheendof
everyline
speakroughlytoyourlittleboy
andbeathimwhenhesneezes
heonlydoesittoannoy
becauseheknowsitteases
chorus
inwhichthecookandthebabyjoined
wowwowwow
whiletheduchesssangthesecondverseofthesongshekepttossing
thebabyviolentlyupanddownandthepoorlittlethinghowledso
thatalicecouldhardlyhearthewords
forhecanthoroughlyenjoy
thepepperwhenhepleases
chorus
wowwowwow
hereyoumaynurseitabitifyouliketheduchesssaidtoalice
croquetwiththequeenandshehurriedoutoftheroomthecookthrew
afryingpanafterherasshewentoutbutitjustmissedher
alicecaughtthebabywithsomedifficultyasitwasaqueershaped
littlecreatureandheldoutitsarmsandlegsinalldirectionsjust
likeastarfishthoughtalicethepoorlittlethingwassnorting
likeasteamenginewhenshecaughtitandkeptdoublingitselfupand
straighteningitselfoutagainsothataltogetherforthefirstminute
ortwoitwasasmuchasshecoulddotoholdit
assoonasshehadmadeouttheproperwayofnursingitwhichwasto
twistitupintoasortofknotandthenkeeptightholdofitsright
earandleftfootsoastopreventitsundoingitselfshecarried
murdertoleaveitbehindshesaidthelastwordsoutloudandthe
littlethinggruntedinreplyithadleftoffsneezingbythistime
yourself
thebabygruntedagainandalicelookedveryanxiouslyintoitsfaceto
seewhatwasthematterwithittherecouldbenodoubtthatithad
averyturnupnosemuchmorelikeasnoutthanarealnosealsoits
eyesweregettingextremelysmallforababyaltogetheralicedidnot
likethelookofthethingatallbutperhapsitwasonlysobbing
shethoughtandlookedintoitseyesagaintoseeiftherewereany
tears
nowthepoorlittlethingsobbedagainorgrunteditwasimpossible
tosaywhichandtheywentonforsomewhileinsilence
thatshelookeddownintoitsfaceinsomealarmthistimetherecould
benomistakeaboutititwasneithermorenorlessthanapigandshe
feltthatitwouldbequiteabsurdforhertocarryitfurther
soshesetthelittlecreaturedownandfeltquiterelievedtosee
ittrotawayquietlyintothewoodifithadgrownupshesaid
toherselfitwouldhavemadeadreadfullyuglychildbutitmakes
childrensheknewwhomightdoverywellaspigsandwasjustsaying
treeafewyardsoff
thecatonlygrinnedwhenitsawaliceitlookedgoodnaturedshe
thoughtstillithadverylongclawsandagreatmanyteethsoshe
feltthatitoughttobetreatedwithrespect
whetheritwouldlikethenamehoweveritonlygrinnedalittlewider
thatdependsagooddealonwhereyouwanttogettosaidthecat
enough
alicefeltthatthiscouldnotbedeniedsoshetriedanotherquestion
whatsortofpeopleliveabouthere
inthatdirectionthecatsaidwavingitsrightpawroundlives
ahatterandinthatdirectionwavingtheotherpawlivesamarch
callitwhatyoulikesaidthecatdoyouplaycroquetwiththe
queentoday
yet
alicewasnotmuchsurprisedatthisshewasgettingsousedtoqueer
thingshappeningwhileshewaslookingattheplacewhereithadbeen
itsuddenlyappearedagain
forgottentoask
itturnedintoapigalicequietlysaidjustasifithadcomeback
inanaturalway
alicewaitedalittlehalfexpectingtoseeitagainbutitdidnot
appearandafteraminuteortwoshewalkedoninthedirectionin
saidtoherselfthemarchharewillbemuchthemostinterestingand
itwasinmarchasshesaidthisshelookedupandtherewasthecat
againsittingonabranchofatree
didyousaypigorfigsaidthecat
vanishingsosuddenlyyoumakeonequitegiddy
allrightsaidthecatandthistimeitvanishedquiteslowly
beginningwiththeendofthetailandendingwiththegrinwhich
remainedsometimeaftertherestofithadgone
shehadnotgonemuchfartherbeforeshecameinsightofthehouse
ofthemarchhareshethoughtitmustbetherighthousebecausethe
chimneyswereshapedlikeearsandtheroofwasthatchedwithfurit
wassolargeahousethatshedidnotliketogonearertillshehad
abouttwofeethigheventhenshewalkeduptowardsitrathertimidly
therewasatablesetoutunderatreeinfrontofthehouseandthe
marchhareandthehatterwerehavingteaatitadormousewassitting
betweenthemfastasleepandtheothertwowereusingitasa
cushionrestingtheirelbowsonitandtalkingoveritsheadvery
thetablewasalargeonebutthethreewereallcrowdedtogetherat
onecornerofitnoroomnoroomtheycriedoutwhentheysawalice
downinalargearmchairatoneendofthetable
havesomewinethemarchharesaidinanencouragingtone
alicelookedallroundthetablebuttherewasnothingonitbuttea
themarchhare
manymorethanthree
yourhairwantscuttingsaidthehatterhehadbeenlookingatalice
forsometimewithgreatcuriosityandthiswashisfirstspeech
youshouldlearnnottomakepersonalremarksalicesaidwithsome
thehatteropenedhiseyesverywideonhearingthisbutallhesaid
waswhyisaravenlikeawritingdesk
doyoumeanthatyouthinkyoucanfindouttheanswertoitsaidthe
marchhare
exactlysosaidalice
thenyoushouldsaywhatyoumeanthemarchharewenton
notthesamethingabitsaidthehatteryoumightjustaswellsay
youmightjustaswellsayaddedthedormousewhoseemedtobe
itisthesamethingwithyousaidthehatterandherethe
conversationdroppedandthepartysatsilentforaminutewhilealice
thoughtoverallshecouldrememberaboutravensandwritingdesks
thehatterwasthefirsttobreakthesilencewhatdayofthemonth
isithesaidturningtoalicehehadtakenhiswatchoutofhis
pocketandwaslookingatituneasilyshakingiteverynowandthen
andholdingittohisear
aliceconsideredalittleandthensaidthefourth
theworksheaddedlookingangrilyatthemarchhare
itwasthebestbutterthemarchharemeeklyreplied
yesbutsomecrumbsmusthavegotinaswellthehattergrumbled
themarchharetookthewatchandlookedatitgloomilythenhedipped
itintohiscupofteaandlookedatitagainbuthecouldthinkof
nothingbettertosaythanhisfirstremarkitwasthebestbutter
youknow
alicehadbeenlookingoverhisshoulderwithsomecuriositywhata
whyshoulditmutteredthehatterdoesyourwatchtellyouwhat
yearitis
staysthesameyearforsuchalongtimetogether
whichisjustthecasewithminesaidthehatter
understandyoushesaidaspolitelyasshecould
thedormouseisasleepagainsaidthehatterandhepouredalittle
hotteauponitsnose
thedormouseshookitsheadimpatientlyandsaidwithoutopeningits
haveyouguessedtheriddleyetthehattersaidturningtoalice
again
timeshesaidthanwasteitinaskingriddlesthathavenoanswers
hinttotimeandroundgoestheclockinatwinklinghalfpastone
timefordinner
notatfirstperhapssaidthehatterbutyoucouldkeepitto
halfpastoneaslongasyouliked
isthatthewayyoumanagealiceasked
twinkletwinklelittlebat
youknowthesongperhaps
itgoesonyouknowthehattercontinuedinthisway
upabovetheworldyoufly
likeateatrayinthesky
herethedormouseshookitselfandbegansinginginitssleeptwinkle
ittomakeitstop
head
howdreadfullysavageexclaimedalice
teathingsareputoutheresheasked
exactlysosaidthehatterasthethingsgetusedup
butwhathappenswhenyoucometothebeginningagainaliceventured
toask
supposewechangethesubjectthemarchhareinterruptedyawning
proposal
thenthedormouseshalltheybothcriedwakeupdormouseand
theypincheditonbothsidesatonce
tellusastorysaidthemarchhare
yespleasedopleadedalice
onceuponatimetherewerethreelittlesistersthedormousebegan
whatdidtheyliveonsaidalicewhoalwaystookagreatinterestin
questionsofeatinganddrinking
theylivedontreaclesaidthedormouseafterthinkingaminuteor
two
havebeenill
sotheyweresaidthedormouseveryill
alicetriedtofancytoherselfwhatsuchanextraordinarywaysof
livingwouldbelikebutitpuzzledhertoomuchsoshewentonbut
whydidtheyliveatthebottomofawell
takesomemoreteathemarchharesaidtoaliceveryearnestly
takemore
morethannothing
nobodyaskedyouropinionsaidalice
alicedidnotquiteknowwhattosaytothissoshehelpedherself
tosometeaandbreadandbutterandthenturnedtothedormouseand
repeatedherquestionwhydidtheyliveatthebottomofawell
thedormouseagaintookaminuteortwotothinkaboutitandthen
saiditwasatreaclewell
hatterandthemarchharewentshshandthedormousesulkily
yourself
daresaytheremaybeone
oneindeedsaidthedormouseindignantlyhoweverheconsentedto
goonandsothesethreelittlesisterstheywerelearningtodraw
whatdidtheydrawsaidalicequiteforgettingherpromise
treaclesaidthedormousewithoutconsideringatallthistime
on
hemovedonashespokeandthedormousefollowedhimthemarchhare
theplaceofthemarchharethehatterwastheonlyonewhogotany
advantagefromthechangeandalicewasagooddealworseoffthan
beforeasthemarchharehadjustupsetthemilkjugintohisplate
alicedidnotwishtooffendthedormouseagainsoshebeganvery
from
thinkyoucoulddrawtreacleoutofatreaclewellehstupid
buttheywereinthewellalicesaidtothedormousenotchoosingto
noticethislastremark
thisanswersoconfusedpooralicethatsheletthedormousegoonfor
sometimewithoutinterruptingit
theywerelearningtodrawthedormousewentonyawningandrubbing
itseyesforitwasgettingverysleepyandtheydrewallmannerof
whynotsaidthemarchhare
alicewassilent
thedormousehadcloseditseyesbythistimeandwasgoingoffinto
adozebutonbeingpinchedbythehatteritwokeupagainwith
mousetrapsandthemoonandmemoryandmuchnessyouknowyousay
thingsaremuchofamuchnessdidyoueverseesuchathingasa
drawingofamuchness
thispieceofrudenesswasmorethanalicecouldbearshegotupin
greatdisgustandwalkedoffthedormousefellasleepinstantlyand
neitheroftheotherstooktheleastnoticeofhergoingthoughshe
lookedbackonceortwicehalfhopingthattheywouldcallafterher
thelasttimeshesawthemtheyweretryingtoputthedormouseinto
theteapot
mylife
justasshesaidthisshenoticedthatoneofthetreeshadadoor
shewent
oncemoreshefoundherselfinthelonghallandclosetothelittle
andbeganbytakingthelittlegoldenkeyandunlockingthedoorthat
ledintothegardenthenshewenttoworknibblingatthemushroomshe
hadkeptapieceofitinherpockettillshewasaboutafoothigh
thenshewalkeddownthelittlepassageandthenshefoundherselfat
lastinthebeautifulgardenamongthebrightflowerbedsandthecool
fountains
alargerosetreestoodneartheentranceofthegardentheroses
growingonitwerewhitebuttherewerethreegardenersatitbusily
paintingthemredalicethoughtthisaverycuriousthingandshewent
nearertowatchthemandjustasshecameuptothemsheheardoneof
that
elbow
blameonothers
yesterdayyoudeservedtobebeheaded
whatforsaidtheonewhohadspokenfirst
bringingthecooktuliprootsinsteadofonions
sevenflungdownhisbrushandhadjustbegunwellofalltheunjust
themandhecheckedhimselfsuddenlytheotherslookedroundalsoand
allofthembowedlow
wouldyoutellmesaidalicealittletimidlywhyyouarepainting
thoseroses
fiveandsevensaidnothingbutlookedattwotwobeganinalow
voicewhythefactisyouseemissthishereoughttohavebeena
redrosetreeandweputawhiteoneinbymistakeandifthequeen
wastofinditoutweshouldallhaveourheadscutoffyouknow
momentfivewhohadbeenanxiouslylookingacrossthegardencalled
outthequeenthequeenandthethreegardenersinstantlythrew
themselvesflatupontheirfacestherewasasoundofmanyfootsteps
andalicelookedroundeagertoseethequeen
firstcametensoldierscarryingclubsthesewereallshapedlike
thethreegardenersoblongandflatwiththeirhandsandfeetatthe
cornersnextthetencourtiersthesewereornamentedalloverwith
diamondsandwalkedtwoandtwoasthesoldiersdidafterthesecame
theroyalchildrenthereweretenofthemandthelittledearscame
jumpingmerrilyalonghandinhandincouplestheywereallornamented
withheartsnextcametheguestsmostlykingsandqueensandamong
nervousmannersmilingateverythingthatwassaidandwentbywithout
crownonacrimsonvelvetcushionandlastofallthisgrand
processioncamethekingandqueenofhearts
alicewasratherdoubtfulwhethersheoughtnottoliedownonherface
likethethreegardenersbutshecouldnotremembereverhavingheard
ofsucharuleatprocessionsandbesideswhatwouldbetheuseof
aprocessionthoughtsheifpeoplehadalltoliedownupontheir
andwaited
whentheprocessioncameoppositetoalicetheyallstoppedandlooked
atherandthequeensaidseverelywhoisthisshesaidittothe
knaveofheartswhoonlybowedandsmiledinreply
idiotsaidthequeentossingherheadimpatientlyandturningto
mynameisalicesopleaseyourmajestysaidaliceverypolitely
andwhoarethesesaidthequeenpointingtothethreegardenerswho
facesandthepatternontheirbackswasthesameastherestofthe
packshecouldnottellwhethertheyweregardenersorsoldiersor
courtiersorthreeofherownchildren
businessofmine
thequeenturnedcrimsonwithfuryandafterglaringatherfora
nonsensesaidaliceveryloudlyanddecidedlyandthequeenwas
silent
thekinglaidhishanduponherarmandtimidlysaidconsidermy
dearsheisonlyachild
thequeenturnedangrilyawayfromhimandsaidtotheknaveturnthem
over
theknavedidsoverycarefullywithonefoot
getupsaidthequeeninashrillloudvoiceandthethree
gardenersinstantlyjumpedupandbeganbowingtothekingthequeen
theroyalchildrenandeverybodyelse
leaveoffthatscreamedthequeenyoumakemegiddyandthen
turningtotherosetreeshewentonwhathaveyoubeendoinghere
mayitpleaseyourmajestysaidtwoinaveryhumbletonegoing
offwiththeirheadsandtheprocessionmovedonthreeofthe
soldiersremainingbehindtoexecutetheunfortunategardenerswhoran
toaliceforprotection
flowerpotthatstoodnearthethreesoldierswanderedaboutfora
minuteortwolookingforthemandthenquietlymarchedoffafterthe
others
aretheirheadsoffshoutedthequeen
theirheadsaregoneifitpleaseyourmajestythesoldiersshouted
inreply
thesoldiersweresilentandlookedataliceasthequestionwas
evidentlymeantforher
yesshoutedalice
comeonthenroaredthequeenandalicejoinedtheprocession
wonderingverymuchwhatwouldhappennext
walkingbythewhiterabbitwhowaspeepinganxiouslyintoherface
hushhushsaidtherabbitinalowhurriedtonehelooked
anxiouslyoverhisshoulderashespokeandthenraisedhimselfupon
sentenceofexecution
whatforsaidalice
didyousaywhatapitytherabbitasked
whatfor
screamoflaughterohhushtherabbitwhisperedinafrightened
tonethequeenwillhearyouyouseeshecameratherlateandthe
gettoyourplacesshoutedthequeeninavoiceofthunderand
peoplebeganrunningaboutinalldirectionstumblingupagainsteach
otherhowevertheygotsettleddowninaminuteortwoandthegame
beganalicethoughtshehadneverseensuchacuriouscroquetgroundin
herlifeitwasallridgesandfurrowstheballswerelivehedgehogs
themalletsliveflamingoesandthesoldiershadtodoublethemselves
upandtostandontheirhandsandfeettomakethearches
thechiefdifficultyalicefoundatfirstwasinmanagingherflamingo
shesucceededingettingitsbodytuckedawaycomfortablyenoughunder
herarmwithitslegshangingdownbutgenerallyjustasshehadgot
itsnecknicelystraightenedoutandwasgoingtogivethehedgehoga
blowwithitsheaditwouldtwistitselfroundandlookupinherface
withsuchapuzzledexpressionthatshecouldnothelpburstingout
laughingandwhenshehadgotitsheaddownandwasgoingtobegin
againitwasveryprovokingtofindthatthehedgehoghadunrolled
itselfandwasintheactofcrawlingawaybesidesallthistherewas
generallyaridgeorfurrowinthewaywherevershewantedtosendthe
hedgehogtoandasthedoubledupsoldierswerealwaysgettingup
andwalkingofftootherpartsofthegroundalicesooncametothe
conclusionthatitwasaverydifficultgameindeed
theplayersallplayedatoncewithoutwaitingforturnsquarrelling
allthewhileandfightingforthehedgehogsandinaveryshort
timethequeenwasinafuriouspassionandwentstampingaboutand
shoutingoffwithhisheadoroffwithherheadaboutonceina
minute
alicebegantofeelveryuneasytobesureshehadnotasyethadany
disputewiththequeenbutsheknewthatitmighthappenanyminute
leftalive
shewaslookingaboutforsomewayofescapeandwonderingwhethershe
couldgetawaywithoutbeingseenwhenshenoticedacuriousappearance
intheairitpuzzledherverymuchatfirstbutafterwatchingit
aminuteortwoshemadeitouttobeagrinandshesaidtoherself
howareyougettingonsaidthecatassoonastherewasmouth
enoughforittospeakwith
speakingtoitshethoughttillitsearshavecomeoratleastone
oftheminanotherminutethewholeheadappearedandthenaliceput
downherflamingoandbegananaccountofthegamefeelingveryglad
shehadsomeonetolistentoherthecatseemedtothinkthattherewas
enoughofitnowinsightandnomoreofitappeared
itranawaywhenitsawminecoming
howdoyoulikethequeensaidthecatinalowvoice
thatthequeenwasclosebehindherlisteningsoshewenton
thequeensmiledandpassedon
whoareyoutalkingtosaidthekinggoinguptoaliceandlooking
introduceit
kissmyhandifitlikes
hegotbehindaliceashespoke
wellitmustberemovedsaidthekingverydecidedlyandhecalled
havethiscatremoved
thequeenhadonlyonewayofsettlingalldifficultiesgreatorsmall
offwithhisheadshesaidwithoutevenlookinground
hurriedoff
alicethoughtshemightaswellgobackandseehowthegamewasgoing
passionshehadalreadyheardhersentencethreeoftheplayerstobe
executedforhavingmissedtheirturnsandshedidnotlikethelook
ofthingsatallasthegamewasinsuchconfusionthatsheneverknew
whetheritwasherturnornotsoshewentinsearchofherhedgehog
thehedgehogwasengagedinafightwithanotherhedgehogwhichseemed
toaliceanexcellentopportunityforcroquetingoneofthemwiththe
othertheonlydifficultywasthatherflamingowasgoneacrosstothe
othersideofthegardenwherealicecouldseeittryinginahelpless
sortofwaytoflyupintoatree
bythetimeshehadcaughttheflamingoandbroughtitbackthefight
mattermuchthoughtaliceasallthearchesaregonefromthisside
ofthegroundsoshetuckeditawayunderherarmthatitmightnot
escapeagainandwentbackforalittlemoreconversationwithher
friend
largecrowdcollectedroundittherewasadisputegoingonbetween
theexecutionerthekingandthequeenwhowerealltalkingatonce
whilealltherestwerequitesilentandlookedveryuncomfortable
themomentaliceappearedshewasappealedtobyallthreetosettle
thequestionandtheyrepeatedtheirargumentstoherthoughasthey
allspokeatonceshefounditveryhardindeedtomakeoutexactly
whattheysaid
therewasabodytocutitofffromthathehadneverhadtodosucha
remarkthathadmadethewholepartylooksograveandanxious
alicecouldthinkofnothingelsetosaybutitbelongstotheduchess
andtheexecutionerwentofflikeanarrow
bythetimehehadcomebackwiththeduchessithadentirely
disappearedsothekingandtheexecutionerranwildlyupanddown
lookingforitwhiletherestofthepartywentbacktothegame
theywalkedofftogether
alicewasverygladtofindherinsuchapleasanttemperandthought
toherselfthatperhapsitwasonlythepepperthathadmadeherso
savagewhentheymetinthekitchen
shewentonverymuchpleasedathavingfoundoutanewkindof
ruleandvinegarthatmakesthemsourandcamomilethatmakes
thembitterandandbarleysugarandsuchthingsthatmakechildren
shehadquiteforgottentheduchessbythistimeandwasalittle
abit
shespoke
alicedidnotmuchlikekeepingsoclosetoherfirstbecausethe
duchesswasveryuglyandsecondlybecauseshewasexactlythe
uncomfortablysharpchinhowevershedidnotliketoberudesoshe
boreitaswellasshecould
theconversationalittle
tissosaidtheduchessandthemoralofthatisohtislove
tislovethatmakestheworldgoround
theirownbusiness
ahwellitmeansmuchthesamethingsaidtheduchessdiggingher
ofthatistakecareofthesenseandthesoundswilltakecareof
themselves
howfondsheisoffindingmoralsinthingsalicethoughttoherself
hemightbitealicecautiouslyrepliednotfeelingatallanxiousto
havetheexperimenttried
verytruesaidtheduchessflamingoesandmustardbothbiteand
themoralofthatisbirdsofafeatherflocktogether
rightasusualsaidtheduchesswhataclearwayyouhaveof
puttingthings
ofcourseitissaidtheduchesswhoseemedreadytoagreeto
themoralofthatisthemorethereisofminethelessthereisof
yours
simplyneverimagineyourselfnottobeotherwisethanwhatitmight
appeartoothersthatwhatyouwereormighthavebeenwasnototherwise
thanwhatyouhadbeenwouldhaveappearedtothemtobeotherwise
apleasedtone
alice
birthdaypresentslikethatbutshedidnotventuretosayitout
loud
thinkingagaintheduchessaskedwithanotherdigofhersharp
littlechin
feelalittleworried
justaboutasmuchrightsaidtheduchessaspigshavetoflyand
intohersbegantotremblealicelookedupandtherestoodthequeen
infrontofthemwithherarmsfoldedfrowninglikeathunderstorm
afinedayyourmajestytheduchessbeganinalowweakvoice
groundasshespokeeitheryouoryourheadmustbeoffandthatin
abouthalfnotimetakeyourchoice
theduchesstookherchoiceandwasgoneinamoment
toomuchfrightenedtosayawordbutslowlyfollowedherbacktothe
croquetground
restingintheshadehoweverthemomenttheysawhertheyhurried
costthemtheirlives
allthetimetheywereplayingthequeenneverleftoffquarrellingwith
theotherplayersandshoutingoffwithhisheadoroffwithher
headthosewhomshesentencedweretakenintocustodybythesoldiers
whoofcoursehadtoleaveoffbeingarchestodothissothatby
theendofhalfanhourorsotherewerenoarchesleftandallthe
playersexceptthekingthequeenandalicewereincustodyand
undersentenceofexecution
thenthequeenleftoffquiteoutofbreathandsaidtoalicehave
youseenthemockturtleyet
comeonthensaidthequeenandheshalltellyouhishistory
astheywalkedofftogetheraliceheardthekingsayinalowvoice
thingshesaidtoherselfforshehadfeltquiteunhappyatthe
numberofexecutionsthequeenhadordered
theyverysooncameuponagryphonlyingfastasleepinthesun
thingsaidthequeenandtakethisyoungladytoseethemock
thegryphonalicedidnotquitelikethelookofthecreaturebuton
thewholeshethoughtitwouldbequiteassafetostaywithitastogo
afterthatsavagequeensoshewaited
thegryphonsatupandrubbeditseyesthenitwatchedthequeentill
shewasoutofsightthenitchuckledwhatfunsaidthegryphon
halftoitselfhalftoalice
whatisthefunsaidalice
executesnobodyyouknowcomeon
everybodysayscomeonherethoughtaliceasshewentslowly
theyhadnotgonefarbeforetheysawthemockturtleinthedistance
sittingsadandlonelyonalittleledgeofrockandastheycame
neareralicecouldhearhimsighingasifhisheartwouldbreakshe
pitiedhimdeeplywhatishissorrowsheaskedthegryphonandthe
sotheywentuptothemockturtlewholookedatthemwithlargeeyes
fulloftearsbutsaidnothing
thishereyoungladysaidthegryphonshewantsfortoknowyour
historyshedo
sotheysatdownandnobodyspokeforsomeminutesalicethoughtto
shewaitedpatiently
turtle
thesewordswerefollowedbyaverylongsilencebrokenonlybyan
heavysobbingofthemockturtlealicewasverynearlygettingupand
sayingthankyousirforyourinterestingstorybutshecould
nothelpthinkingtheremustbemoretocomesoshesatstillandsaid
nothing
whenwewerelittlethemockturtlewentonatlastmorecalmly
thoughstillsobbingalittlenowandthenwewenttoschoolinthe
wecalledhimtortoisebecausehetaughtussaidthemockturtle
angrilyreallyyouareverydull
yououghttobeashamedofyourselfforaskingsuchasimplequestion
addedthegryphonandthentheybothsatsilentandlookedatpoor
alicewhofeltreadytosinkintotheearthatlastthegryphonsaid
andhewentoninthesewords
youdidsaidthemockturtle
holdyourtongueaddedthegryphonbeforealicecouldspeakagain
themockturtlewenton
asallthat
withextrasaskedthemockturtlealittleanxiously
yessaidalicewelearnedfrenchandmusic
andwashingsaidthemockturtle
certainlynotsaidaliceindignantly
atoneofgreatreliefnowatourstheyhadattheendofthebill
frenchmusicandwashingextra
thesea
onlytooktheregularcourse
whatwasthatinquiredalice
reelingandwrithingofcoursetobeginwiththemockturtle
repliedandthenthedifferentbranchesofarithmeticambition
thegryphonliftedupbothitspawsinsurprisewhatneverheardof
yessaidalicedoubtfullyitmeanstomakeanythingprettier
youareasimpleton
alicedidnotfeelencouragedtoaskanymorequestionsaboutitsoshe
turnedtothemockturtleandsaidwhatelsehadyoutolearn
welltherewasmysterythemockturtlerepliedcountingoff
thatusedtocomeonceaweekhetaughtusdrawlingstretchingand
faintingincoils
whatwasthatlikesaidalice
stiffandthegryphonneverlearntit
hewasanoldcrabhewas
laughingandgrieftheyusedtosay
sohedidsohedidsaidthegryphonsighinginhisturnandboth
creatureshidtheirfacesintheirpaws
andhowmanyhoursadaydidyoudolessonssaidaliceinahurryto
changethesubject
tenhoursthefirstdaysaidthemockturtleninethenextandso
on
whatacuriousplanexclaimedalice
becausetheylessenfromdaytoday
thiswasquiteanewideatoaliceandshethoughtitoveralittle
beforeshemadehernextremarkthentheeleventhdaymusthavebeena
holiday
ofcourseitwassaidthemockturtle
andhowdidyoumanageonthetwelfthalicewentoneagerly
tonetellhersomethingaboutthegamesnow
themockturtlesigheddeeplyanddrewthebackofoneflapperacross
hiseyeshelookedataliceandtriedtospeakbutforaminuteor
twosobschokedhisvoicesameasifhehadaboneinhisthroat
saidthegryphonanditsettoworkshakinghimandpunchinghimin
thebackatlastthemockturtlerecoveredhisvoiceandwithtears
runningdownhischeekshewentonagain
lobsterquadrilleis
noindeedsaidalicewhatsortofadanceisit
whysaidthegryphonyoufirstformintoalinealongthe
twolinescriedthemockturtlesealsturtlessalmonandsoon
thatgenerallytakessometimeinterruptedthegryphon
eachwithalobsterasapartnercriedthegryphon
thelobstersshoutedthegryphonwithaboundintotheair
swimafterthemscreamedthegryphon
turnasomersaultintheseacriedthemockturtlecaperingwildly
about
changelobstersagainyelledthegryphonatthetopofitsvoice
turtlesuddenlydroppinghisvoiceandthetwocreatureswhohadbeen
jumpingaboutlikemadthingsallthistimesatdownagainverysadly
andquietlyandlookedatalice
itmustbeaveryprettydancesaidalicetimidly
wouldyouliketoseealittleofitsaidthemockturtle
verymuchindeedsaidalice
wecandowithoutlobstersyouknowwhichshallsing
sotheybegansolemnlydancingroundandroundaliceeverynowand
thentreadingonhertoeswhentheypassedtoocloseandwavingtheir
forepawstomarkthetimewhilethemockturtlesangthisveryslowly
andsadly
willyouwalkalittlefastersaidawhitingtoasnail
seehoweagerlythelobstersandtheturtlesalladvance
theyarewaitingontheshinglewillyoucomeandjointhedance
youcanreallyhavenonotionhowdelightfulitwillbe
whentheytakeusupandthrowuswiththelobstersouttosea
butthesnailrepliedtoofartoofarandgavealookaskance
saidhethankedthewhitingkindlybuthewouldnotjointhedance
wouldnotcouldnotwouldnotcouldnotwouldnotjointhedance
wouldnotcouldnotwouldnotcouldnotcouldnotjointhedance
whatmattersithowfarwegohisscalyfriendreplied
thereisanothershoreyouknowupontheotherside
thefurtherofffromenglandtheneareristofrance
thenturnnotpalebelovedsnailbutcomeandjointhedance
aboutthewhiting
ofcourse
hastily
washoffintheseabuttheyhavetheirtailsintheirmouthsandthe
aboutthereasonandallthathesaidtothegryphon
thereasonissaidthegryphonthattheywouldgowiththelobsters
tothedancesotheygotthrownouttoseasotheyhadtofallalong
aboutawhitingbefore
itdoesthebootsandshoesthegryphonrepliedverysolemnly
alicewasthoroughlypuzzleddoesthebootsandshoessherepeated
inawonderingtone
makesthemsoshiny
alicelookeddownatthemandconsideredalittlebeforeshegaveher
bootsandshoesundertheseathegryphonwentoninadeepvoice
aredonewithawhitingnowyouknow
andwhataretheymadeofaliceaskedinatoneofgreatcuriosity
solesandeelsofcoursethegryphonrepliedratherimpatiently
anyshrimpcouldhavetoldyouthat
theywereobligedtohavehimwiththemthemockturtlesaidno
wisefishwouldgoanywherewithoutaporpoise
ofcoursenotsaidthemockturtlewhyifafishcametomeand
explainallthatsaidthemockturtle
nonotheadventuresfirstsaidthegryphoninanimpatienttone
explanationstakesuchadreadfultime
soalicebegantellingthemheradventuresfromthetimewhenshefirst
sawthewhiterabbitshewasalittlenervousaboutitjustatfirst
thetwocreaturesgotsoclosetoheroneoneachsideandopened
theireyesandmouthssoverywidebutshegainedcourageasshewent
onherlistenerswereperfectlyquiettillshegottothepartabout
herrepeatingyouareoldfatherwilliamtothecaterpillarandthe
wordsallcomingdifferentandthenthemockturtledrewalongbreath
shouldliketohearhertryandrepeatsomethingnowtellherto
beginhelookedatthegryphonasifhethoughtithadsomekindof
authorityoveralice
standupandrepeattisthevoiceofthesluggardsaidthe
gryphon
howthecreaturesorderoneaboutandmakeonerepeatlessons
gotupandbegantorepeatitbutherheadwassofullofthelobster
quadrillethatshehardlyknewwhatshewassayingandthewordscame
veryqueerindeed
asaduckwithitseyelidssohewithhisnose
trimshisbeltandhisbuttonsandturnsouthistoes
latereditionscontinuedasfollows
whenthesandsarealldryheisgayasalark
andwilltalkincontemptuoustonesoftheshark
butwhenthetiderisesandsharksarearound
hisvoicehasatimidandtremuloussound
gryphon
uncommonnonsense
alicesaidnothingshehadsatdownwithherfaceinherhands
wonderingifanythingwouldeverhappeninanaturalwayagain
verse
butabouthistoesthemockturtlepersistedhowcouldheturnthem
outwithhisnoseyouknow
puzzledbythewholethingandlongedtochangethesubject
goonwiththenextversethegryphonrepeatedimpatientlyit
alicedidnotdaretodisobeythoughshefeltsureitwouldallcome
wrongandshewentoninatremblingvoice
latereditionscontinuedasfollows
thepanthertookpiecrustandgravyandmeat
whiletheowlhadthedishasitsshareofthetreat
whenthepiewasallfinishedtheowlasaboon
waskindlypermittedtopocketthespoon
whilethepantherreceivedknifeandforkwithagrowl
whatistheuseofrepeatingallthatstuffthemockturtle
onlytoogladtodoso
shallwetryanotherfigureofthelobsterquadrillethegryphonwent
onorwouldyoulikethemockturtletosingyouasong
ohasongpleaseifthemockturtlewouldbesokindalice
repliedsoeagerlythatthegryphonsaidinaratheroffendedtone
fellow
themockturtlesigheddeeplyandbeganinavoicesometimeschoked
withsobstosingthis
chorusagaincriedthegryphonandthemockturtlehadjustbegun
distance
comeoncriedthegryphonandtakingalicebythehandithurried
offwithoutwaitingfortheendofthesong
whattrialisitalicepantedassheranbutthegryphononly
answeredcomeonandranthefasterwhilemoreandmorefaintly
camecarriedonthebreezethatfollowedthemthemelancholywords
beautifulbeautifulsoup
thekingandqueenofheartswereseatedontheirthronewhenthey
arrivedwithagreatcrowdassembledaboutthemallsortsoflittle
birdsandbeastsaswellasthewholepackofcardstheknavewas
standingbeforetheminchainswithasoldieroneachsidetoguard
himandnearthekingwasthewhiterabbitwithatrumpetinonehand
andascrollofparchmentintheotherintheverymiddleofthecourt
wasatablewithalargedishoftartsuponittheylookedsogood
trialdoneshethoughtandhandroundtherefreshmentsbutthere
seemedtobenochanceofthissoshebeganlookingateverythingabout
hertopassawaythetime
alicehadneverbeeninacourtofjusticebeforebutshehadread
abouttheminbooksandshewasquitepleasedtofindthatsheknew
herselfbecauseofhisgreatwig
thejudgebythewaywasthekingandasheworehiscrownoverthe
wiglookatthefrontispieceifyouwanttoseehowhedidithedid
notlookatallcomfortableanditwascertainlynotbecoming
shewasobligedtosaycreaturesyouseebecausesomeofthemwere
thislastwordtwoorthreetimesovertoherselfbeingratherproudof
itforshethoughtandrightlytoothatveryfewlittlegirlsofher
ageknewthemeaningofitatallhoweverjurymenwouldhavedone
justaswell
thetwelvejurorswereallwritingverybusilyonslateswhatarethey
feartheyshouldforgetthembeforetheendofthetrial
stupidthingsalicebeganinaloudindignantvoicebutshestopped
hastilyforthewhiterabbitcriedoutsilenceinthecourtandthe
kingputonhisspectaclesandlookedanxiouslyroundtomakeoutwho
wastalking
alicecouldseeaswellasifshewerelookingovertheirshoulders
thatallthejurorswerewritingdownstupidthingsontheirslates
oneofthejurorshadapencilthatsqueakedthisofcoursealice
couldnotstandandshewentroundthecourtandgotbehindhimand
verysoonfoundanopportunityoftakingitawayshediditsoquickly
thatthepoorlittlejuroritwasbillthelizardcouldnotmakeout
atallwhathadbecomeofitsoafterhuntingallaboutforithewas
obligedtowritewithonefingerfortherestofthedayandthiswas
ofverylittleuseasitleftnomarkontheslate
heraldreadtheaccusationsaidtheking
onthisthewhiterabbitblewthreeblastsonthetrumpetandthen
unrolledtheparchmentscrollandreadasfollows
thequeenofheartsshemadesometarts
allonasummerday
theknaveofheartshestolethosetarts
andtookthemquiteaway
consideryourverdictthekingsaidtothejury
dealtocomebeforethat
callthefirstwitnesssaidthekingandthewhiterabbitblewthree
blastsonthetrumpetandcalledoutfirstwitness
thefirstwitnesswasthehatterhecameinwithateacupinone
yououghttohavefinishedsaidthekingwhendidyoubegin
thehatterlookedatthemarchharewhohadfollowedhimintothe
washesaid
fifteenthsaidthemarchhare
sixteenthaddedthedormouse
writethatdownthekingsaidtothejuryandthejuryeagerly
wrotedownallthreedatesontheirslatesandthenaddedthemupand
reducedtheanswertoshillingsandpence
takeoffyourhatthekingsaidtothehatter
stolenthekingexclaimedturningtothejurywhoinstantlymadea
memorandumofthefact
herethequeenputonherspectaclesandbeganstaringatthehatter
whoturnedpaleandfidgeted
youexecutedonthespot
thisdidnotseemtoencouragethewitnessatallhekeptshifting
fromonefoottotheotherlookinguneasilyatthequeenandin
hisconfusionhebitalargepieceoutofhisteacupinsteadofthe
breadandbutter
justatthismomentalicefeltaverycurioussensationwhichpuzzled
heragooddealuntilshemadeoutwhatitwasshewasbeginningto
growlargeragainandshethoughtatfirstshewouldgetupandleave
thecourtbutonsecondthoughtsshedecidedtoremainwhereshewasas
longastherewasroomforher
too
ridiculousfashionandhegotupverysulkilyandcrossedovertothe
othersideofthecourt
allthistimethequeenhadneverleftoffstaringatthehatterand
justasthedormousecrossedthecourtshesaidtooneoftheofficers
ofthecourtbringmethelistofthesingersinthelastconcerton
whichthewretchedhattertrembledsothatheshookbothhisshoesoff
thetwinklingofthewhatsaidtheking
itbeganwiththeteathehatterreplied
takemeforaduncegoon
youdidsaidthehatter
hedeniesitsaidthekingleaveoutthatpart
anxiouslyroundtoseeifhewoulddenyittoobutthedormousedenied
nothingbeingfastasleep
butwhatdidthedormousesayoneofthejuryasked
themiserablehatterdroppedhisteacupandbreadandbutterandwent
hereoneoftheguineapigscheeredandwasimmediatelysuppressedby
explaintoyouhowitwasdonetheyhadalargecanvasbagwhichtied
upatthemouthwithstringsintothistheyslippedtheguineapig
headfirstandthensatuponit
inthenewspapersattheendoftrialstherewassomeattempts
atapplausewhichwasimmediatelysuppressedbytheofficersofthe
king
thenyoumaysitdownthekingreplied
heretheotherguineapigcheeredandwassuppressed
comethatfinishedtheguineapigsthoughtalicenowweshallget
onbetter
queenwhowasreadingthelistofsingers
youmaygosaidthekingandthehatterhurriedlyleftthecourt
withoutevenwaitingtoputhisshoeson
officersbutthehatterwasoutofsightbeforetheofficercouldget
tothedoor
callthenextwitnesssaidtheking
herhandandaliceguessedwhoitwasevenbeforeshegotintothe
courtbythewaythepeoplenearthedoorbegansneezingallatonce
giveyourevidencesaidtheking
thekinglookedanxiouslyatthewhiterabbitwhosaidinalowvoice
yourmajestymustcrossexaminethiswitness
afterfoldinghisarmsandfrowningatthecooktillhiseyeswere
nearlyoutofsighthesaidinadeepvoicewhataretartsmadeof
peppermostlysaidthecook
treaclesaidasleepyvoicebehindher
collarthatdormousethequeenshriekedoutbeheadthatdormouse
turnthatdormouseoutofcourtsuppresshimpinchhimoffwithhis
whiskers
forsomeminutesthewholecourtwasinconfusiongettingthedormouse
turnedoutandbythetimetheyhadsettleddownagainthecookhad
disappeared
nevermindsaidthekingwithanairofgreatreliefcallthenext
witnessandheaddedinanundertonetothequeenreallymydear
youmustcrossexaminethenextwitnessitquitemakesmyforehead
ache
alicewatchedthewhiterabbitashefumbledoverthelistfeelingvery
gotmuchevidenceyetshesaidtoherselfimaginehersurprisewhen
thewhiterabbitreadoutatthetopofhisshrilllittlevoicethe
namealice
herecriedalicequiteforgettingintheflurryofthemomenthow
largeshehadgrowninthelastfewminutesandshejumpedupinsuch
ahurrythatshetippedoverthejuryboxwiththeedgeofherskirt
upsettingallthejurymenontotheheadsofthecrowdbelowandthere
theylaysprawlingaboutremindingherverymuchofaglobeofgoldfish
shehadaccidentallyupsettheweekbefore
beganpickingthemupagainasquicklyasshecouldfortheaccidentof
thegoldfishkeptrunninginherheadandshehadavaguesortofidea
thattheymustbecollectedatonceandputbackintothejuryboxor
theywoulddie
thetrialcannotproceedsaidthekinginaverygravevoiceuntil
allthejurymenarebackintheirproperplacesallherepeatedwith
greatemphasislookinghardataliceashesaiddo
alicelookedatthejuryboxandsawthatinherhasteshehadput
tailaboutinamelancholywaybeingquiteunabletomoveshesoongot
itoutagainandputitrightnotthatitsignifiesmuchshesaid
onewayupastheother
assoonasthejuryhadalittlerecoveredfromtheshockofbeing
upsetandtheirslatesandpencilshadbeenfoundandhandedbackto
themtheysettoworkverydiligentlytowriteoutahistoryofthe
accidentallexceptthelizardwhoseemedtoomuchovercometodo
anythingbutsitwithitsmouthopengazingupintotheroofofthe
court
whatdoyouknowaboutthisbusinessthekingsaidtoalice
nothingsaidalice
nothingwhateverpersistedtheking
nothingwhateversaidalice
justbeginningtowritethisdownontheirslateswhenthewhiterabbit
interruptedunimportantyourmajestymeansofcoursehesaidina
veryrespectfultonebutfrowningandmakingfacesathimashespoke
tohimselfinanundertone
whichwordsoundedbest
someofthejurywroteitdownimportantandsomeunimportant
alicecouldseethisasshewasnearenoughtolookovertheirslates
atthismomentthekingwhohadbeenforsometimebusilywritingin
hisnotebookcackledoutsilenceandreadoutfromhisbookrule
fortytwoallpersonsmorethanamilehightoleavethecourt
everybodylookedatalice
youaresaidtheking
nearlytwomileshighaddedthequeen
regularruleyouinventeditjustnow
thenitoughttobenumberonesaidalice
thekingturnedpaleandshuthisnotebookhastilyconsideryour
verdicthesaidtothejuryinalowtremblingvoice
rabbitjumpingupinagreathurrythispaperhasjustbeenpicked
up
letterwrittenbytheprisonertotosomebody
itmusthavebeenthatsaidthekingunlessitwaswrittento
whoisitdirectedtosaidoneofthejurymen
nothingwrittenontheoutsideheunfoldedthepaperashespokeand
aboutitthejuryalllookedpuzzled
allbrightenedupagain
namelikeanhonestman
therewasageneralclappingofhandsatthisitwasthefirstreally
cleverthingthekinghadsaidthatday
thatproveshisguiltsaidthequeen
readthemsaidtheking
yourmajestyheasked
beginatthebeginningthekingsaidgravelyandgoontillyou
cometotheendthenstop
theseweretheversesthewhiterabbitread
theytoldmeyouhadbeentoher
andmentionedmetohim
shegavemeagoodcharacter
weknowittobetrue
ifsheshouldpushthematteron
whatwouldbecomeofyou
yougaveusthreeormore
theyallreturnedfromhimtoyou
thoughtheywereminebefore
involvedinthisaffair
hetruststoyoutosetthemfree
exactlyaswewere
mynotionwasthatyouhadbeen
beforeshehadthisfit
anobstaclethatcamebetween
himandourselvesandit
forthismusteverbe
asecretkeptfromalltherest
betweenyourselfandme
ifanyoneofthemcanexplainitsaidaliceshehadgrownsolarge
meaninginit
atomofmeaninginitbutnoneofthemattemptedtoexplainthepaper
hewentonspreadingouttheversesonhiskneeandlookingatthem
knave
certainlydidnotbeingmadeentirelyofcardboard
allrightsofarsaidthekingandhewentonmutteringover
butitgoesontheyallreturnedfromhimtoyousaidalice
whytheretheyaresaidthekingtriumphantlypointingtothetarts
onthetablenothingcanbeclearerthanthatthenagainbeforeshe
queen
neversaidthequeenfuriouslythrowinganinkstandatthelizard
asshespoketheunfortunatelittlebillhadleftoffwritingonhis
slatewithonefingerashefounditmadenomarkbuthenowhastily
beganagainusingtheinkthatwastricklingdownhisfaceaslongas
itlasted
withasmiletherewasadeadsilence
letthejuryconsidertheirverdictthekingsaidforaboutthe
twentiethtimethatday
nonosaidthequeensentencefirstverdictafterwards
stuffandnonsensesaidaliceloudlytheideaofhavingthe
sentencefirst
holdyourtonguesaidthequeenturningpurple
offwithherheadthequeenshoutedatthetopofhervoicenobody
moved
whocaresforyousaidaliceshehadgrowntoherfullsizebythis
atthisthewholepackroseupintotheairandcameflyingdownupon
hershegavealittlescreamhalfoffrightandhalfofangerand
triedtobeatthemoffandfoundherselflyingonthebankwithher
headinthelapofhersisterwhowasgentlybrushingawaysomedead
leavesthathadfluttereddownfromthetreesuponherface
had
sisteraswellasshecouldrememberthemallthesestrangeadventures
ofhersthatyouhavejustbeenreadingaboutandwhenshehad
finishedhersisterkissedherandsaiditwasacuriousdream
alicegotupandranoffthinkingwhilesheranaswellshemight
whatawonderfuldreamithadbeen
buthersistersatstilljustassheleftherleaningherheadonher
handwatchingthesettingsunandthinkingoflittlealiceandallher
wonderfuladventurestillshetoobegandreamingafterafashionand
thiswasherdream
firstshedreamedoflittlealiceherselfandonceagainthetiny
handswereclaspeduponherkneeandthebrighteagereyeswerelooking
upintohersshecouldheartheverytonesofhervoiceandseethat
queerlittletossofherheadtokeepbackthewanderinghairthat
wouldalwaysgetintohereyesandstillasshelistenedorseemedto
listenthewholeplacearoundherbecamealivewiththestrangecreatures
thelonggrassrustledatherfeetasthewhiterabbithurriedbythe
couldheartherattleoftheteacupsasthemarchhareandhisfriends
sharedtheirneverendingmealandtheshrillvoiceofthequeen
orderingoffherunfortunategueststoexecutiononcemorethepigbaby
arounditoncemoretheshriekofthegryphonthesqueakingofthe
filledtheairmixedupwiththedistantsobsofthemiserablemock
turtle
soshesatonwithclosedeyesandhalfbelievedherselfin
wonderlandthoughsheknewshehadbuttoopenthemagainandall
wouldchangetodullrealitythegrasswouldbeonlyrustlinginthe
windandthepoolripplingtothewavingofthereedstherattling
criestothevoiceoftheshepherdboyandthesneezeofthebabythe
shriekofthegryphonandalltheotherqueernoiseswouldchangeshe
knewtotheconfusedclamourofthebusyfarmyardwhilethelowing
heavysobs
lastlyshepicturedtoherselfhowthissamelittlesisterofhers
wouldintheaftertimebeherselfagrownwomanandhowshewould
keepthroughallherriperyearsthesimpleandlovingheartofher
childhoodandhowshewouldgatheraboutherotherlittlechildrenand
maketheireyesbrightandeagerwithmanyastrangetaleperhapseven
withthedreamofwonderlandoflongagoandhowshewouldfeelwith
alltheirsimplesorrowsandfindapleasureinalltheirsimplejoys
rememberingherownchildlifeandthehappysummerdays
theend
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