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!~, 'WeU ~r' 'ij'b~yugh'~ j\'Hre '~O' he~"f,~ 'i'! 3.'fte:r such a r,\jlJ], :S.'5, ithi$~ 1 s:h~i ttiink '[J,othrng 'i!I:r 'llUmblir:tg .ao~, stah"s I HOlw bf3.V"e O\e2ll1 iilU thi~k' ,[Oe ~t home] Why, 'I. WQlJnChill't say anythiLng' :~bo~t ft;F, ,~m if. ~ f~l, Oirf 'the l~:p '@iF the' 'oom.e l" (\Vhkh ~'V~i)" Hke.ty ~.)

Down, dO,\VfI,. do'Wn. '\<V'ouldl the J'aU 1J~f' (orne 'liO, ,an end,? .. ,I wondet ]MiO\V' 'm~;!TIIY mi~es W"\l\e f~len !Ib[y ~whis til~:~n S!h~' sald atol!.!!d, ,j ~ :n!!:Hst be. gettir!fi,~ sotn.eWh~e neat the IC~mJtre' '0:[ the OOirtb., ~~ me see: that ''i,~olJrd ~ [null' ttLmlsandJ ml1:e-s down, 'I '~hri!l1k-II;li (ro~;p you. see; ,Alice had, !OOi'f1it 5e¥eral !Ihlrl~gs of th~s sort in her l\es.sQn:l1l1i Jill, the .sdl~dlfoom~, :[lLid i~ho~gh this, was not illJ WI)' good '(I<ppoftltlnity £01" sl\o,\fui1:g o~~f her 'k~l(!!'vtecl~, as 'Ou:R!' ''WaS ~!l) one to 'ml$ten to her" stiil.~ it ''IV3S ,~od Pl\lctroo to say' it o,v.er) i "--Jlres.. '~t's obou~ 'the right di5i3Jll~b!JJt' then I wonder wb,at latitude· ,Of l.oUJ~t~!, :~'V~, got bJ.?·· (Anc~ :~d not Ute' :s1ig'lhrtE'Stid~ '~v~t~lllt.ude was, Of ,[.o!iil,git1!.lde either. b~'~ Sil1ie' thO\igti'llt ttit~y 'were :nice grandl W'Ooo.s to ~y.)

'Presmtlry slMe '~n :ffigainl. ·'I! wmder H :1 s'~n faU ~fght, tlJ.fOJWl< Ith~' earth 1: How foollY

'U~~U ~oom, l'ol ,come Ol,lt among, the ,peopJ~ 'l'tlat' \WJk ,,~ith tb~ir heads dowft'~fdls I The A'mllti,pi!IJ~bt~, I' think-;ij (she was 'r;a~her gl~d, 'there ~ fI,i) ooe lis!tening m~s, liimc:.:il'$ ~t. dldn·~ sound. ,a.t all '~he' ri.ghl word} ji=loul 1 sh~~11 have to ,aSk tn~lfU W'h;!l)l; lhe n~1JlI1Ic.' of' the' ,oonJlIllry :is~ y(l;1J ,k1!"1ilJw~ Pr.~!! Mitlrn; 'Is this N'ew Zeoanand !Of Ai.Wralia, ?i. (and she tried. 1:0 (urtsy as ~'he; :S!pok€~f.mc:y' Cflrlyi~' as y·ou're b.m~g Uu{')ugh, the air i: Do, :VOIl 'min!k you ootl~d ErI1IJnage ;[~: (J 0,., Alld w:haJt an ~!'i!Q~;nt. HtlJe gi r'! she"1I 'lhiwdc: 'line '[m' as:~il1g!l: Nol" it'll~ ;fiev~U' do to ask:' ~laps I' shall see 'it 'wrnlt~n 'ii,Dp ~rn~wh~,re.' ...

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tc do, SO AHc.e SOO!lllI 1iJegan '~:tI!lking ~]n. ij 'Dh~mmu'mi~ :me 'very' much to=nig111~ ] sho,uld, thj;l:iIk l" ODlnah W1JS the <:lll} ~!.I. :lhiOpe ~hErJII r~m~mb!r' 'Ih€ii' ,saliCIN of m ilk at 'l:OO~tiIrl1le., D:i nah, my d,edr! ] wish )'01ill' w,er'e down here with mel There .~~Ie [no ITI'i'c~ :rrn the: a:h;~ :~ 'lin a f'rn Ld , b!lli~, yo~ mtghl catch ~~ 'oo~~, a~d that's ~(!ry il'iike a m,olu:~e; you,

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~p Do cats eat bats, ~ Do 'tll~:s eat bJl~s iI" and, sometimes. ~. Do, bats oo.t ,cats?"· 'fOt. 'you see, 3S S'lhe- ocout" n't a:1fl~v~r eLthef q~ -sI; em, ~t ' 1- n'itt mue'h matter whi-,h -way she put it. She fd 'Ilfia'~ she ~ dozllfbg '!)lit, :;,i:libdJ hlt!, just begun to di[Wm lhal 'sl'w was \"jli~kiog ~ndl in Jru:uld \Vi~b, Din!i.lh. and

MS sa,yhng to l!i.er '\'elY' ea!riflIestly ~ ,~, Now!, Dif;'laJl u, 1_e'nil 11i1l~ tllte bULb::. did you, ever ea't ~ 100t rf' wl1iienl sutJd! -nly, 'tl'T1ump I 1hmn,p I d;own s'~e- came upon it heap of sECks. and dry t~~, and '~ru~ fall '\ as ,over.

Aliue was not a bit hlilrL~ attO 5'he' jrmJi!ped u~en 1m ~lIIer feet: kl ~ :moment:: S!1"i!e' loo'ked !.lp, 'bud: :it was all dm-rrl:: o.\f,~rh~,; OOfo:f.'C' h~~ 'Was, ~V'i!o:ther ,1C).flg IJassagel and th~ While Rabbi,t was still In sigJl~,. hu.liryillg do.wllll ~t, 1ihare was inlQ'tt, :3 rnOfll'ient '1,0, be Io.~t.:: 81\V,ay' weDilt: A~kfl' ]illc,e tJhe' wind. an was jl_l.st l~ tin e 'to hear :~tt ~Y .. as it tumod a (omelf. I. Oh my' ears and whiskers. 'how lrItlli it's Uin' I'" s~, was close 'behind it when she ru~ned 'tlhe corner, Ibut til j' bbJl1' was no 'I~iiger tn 'be' seen: she found ~ih~r~U ,i~ 9, long, low ~II, 'whrlth was lIt 'UJI 'by a row of ~il!.mps

hangirng from ~he roof:.. "

There were doors aU roundtlh hall. 'Out, '!.hey \\.~. '[;1'1 ~ leek • ~lll ~ when Alice had, been all the' way dO\\'i11 one S_1d-e and U1]" 'Ll,e other. bYln,g evmy dO{l,! she \v.alked sad~y dOWf<ll the midldledi 'Yironderl1ng ho,\~' she '\\r.lS ever to ge out apil'1\.

Suddenly she came UPOI~ a H~~le 'tfuLr.ee=l~ tabl.f!~ ~II mde o.:f solid glass ~ 'l'~re was nothing on it but a ti ny told III 'key, a.nd Alice's fi rst idea '\,,';as thaI' thls

might belong to one of the doors ,of the hall: bu~ a,las,~ either the locks \wr~ tQO' larg,ej or the :lkey \\i1I/S, lOO Snililll! but a~ any mt it would nut opeany of them, However, on tlh~ SOCOtil!1 Ume' round, she '. me upon a 10","1 cur-tat!'!!, .s.h~' had 'liJot noticed heiTQfe, ami ibeh1ndl, it 'J,J)f.B.S 3 I~Ule d(tu~ .abmd flfteel':i ~ nL-:llE$ high:; she bioo 'tfue little ~old,en Iwy 1!Jt1 th~ ~'mk;, ami, to her great delli'gh~ il: fnt~~

A1k.f!' upened the' doer ~nd, fQund '~Jha'~ ~[ ~oo into a smaJI PJ~qgf'1 not rm -h ]\'IIi;,er 'LMn a rat:tiDlc'::sAl 1:t:ooJt do\-!.nl ail~ i[ooked ~~OHiq' Utl~ passap' ~nl\O the 'Iovcliest garden, ).fOU ever saw, How she longe(l ~o .~~ out of that dark ha~l; and '\-?I3,noor aboul iI.non$!! those 'beds 'cd bright Rowers and! thes c001 fountains, but she '0l!1~ IliiIot even gm her l:Je'Mi, 'hrough U,e doolJ'Virruy: .1 end ~ven if. my held wmdd go th rllugh ,"I '(hQu.~N poor Allee, ii.j' would be 0" 'V811l liute use w~lhOlJt limy shooJdcrs. Oh~ hmv I '\vish W could! shiut .::;p

Hke a telesc-o.pt.l! t ~j j,l1ink. I could. U ~ only knew

how to b~ln."" :FQ:r, yoo ~', so m.any olJ't~f=lh~ 'way' '~hlngs 'h:nd happened lartefy that Alil-re 'r.ad ~n t I thlnk that '!fery ,few' 'things indeed wer:e' rCillly impossiblie.

there seemed to 'be 'IilIO ese in \V8r]'Oj by' tl H'tU~ door, so she \wnt b:ilk 'to tl"l' ibibleJ hoif hopjng s'l e mJi~h[ find, ano her ~<e-y on il" or ~t afiy rate :ii '0001< of rule'S 'rm' ~sh1Jl~ng, ~p'e up' lik~ te-lewo~; this time she found a, IntJIe ool't~e on] it" ("\\~h[tlrt rert::IiFdy \!I3S not 'Ix.ore oofmc,,'" S::lid Ajke.) and li~ iI'OlUliild the neck. of the oottle 'iN~S a pnpe-r bW wiOl th~ words

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t!:ndJ eaJlm up by- wUd beasts, and. oth-er:' uf!lpl~l!it tlhj'n,gs", ru~ oo.:au~, tncy mJA~/d :rno1: rlfernermllift' (he ~mpl~ nJtes UwiT: rri,®nds h_M taugbt lli~mfli~ sum ,as) 'i:har~ ,[1 IrOO~hot pf]ker M~I bum ~ou :uf }roll[ hold it tuo tong~: :a:~d 'Ij~ar~ :if y.o-1:1 ,,::ul your flfl'O'Pf m " d~n.~ _ \-vuo,1':- ;' '[i(nitt!e- "t, '~Uiill: ~ bJ.ee(Js,·, _ iD"'~ ~ ,fJI -_ ....... P'y --, !i!!,~ ~ ~- _~_ -.. L -.. - _ "I - _ - _ -- ~

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sc Alice 'Vfllil11Jred. to, taste it. ,a;nd tmdll'llg: It, '!Ie'ry lli1lk.t; CIt bad; in fad:; '1;1, sort lCil\f m~xOO f)a,v{)r a.f dh.erTy'-;uut, ,~ustlrd. pin~pp~, 'w,rust ~lnkey. toffy;, and ho bntle.ircd t.OOSI,) sine wry' SOOIiil, fmished ~'t 'CJff'.

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~ W-hi1~ ~ curious feeling! H said Alk:e, ~ ,I must 'be

s'lhu tijng u,p Ukc a tc~olX'.!'

A;lrnd so it '\JJl~ i'r.~,:: she was '(now on~}.I t~l inches h~gh. and. her fare bnt'Jltened '1J.1~ ,rin 'me th.ought tha1!!il e wss 'fiJOW' 'the' right ~ze ~or gQ1ng ',- l~ Ligt! L'he Ilr~tl~ door into, that .lovely ~1rd Ill, FJ~t. liu)\",~v~rt she 'waited 'fo]' kll .,~ J1iIjmj~'e-S '[0 see if ,s,he ~, going to :!Ih~i-n1k any ftuthe:r: she 'reU a, IUtl(! aery, uS about this, ~. fer l.t :mlgh.t end, you know /~ s.i.id ,1\1[00 to ~1erself~ ;;! in my gotirng out aU-ogdoor.", lU~e it Ul!i1dlfe. I W'O - Off what' I shoUld be, :rhlire then?'· Mel she tri,ed t ranc-y w-hat the nam.e 'or a alodl ' looks Uke :dt r '[he rnndl:e is b40Wfi out" fur :she could not ~mern'bEf ever lta,virlg seen such it Ull'11B'.

Atte;r 3 'whITe, fmding toot nothing li!l1o:re llilp,pe:rted.. she <l.edded on going into the pmim lit, once, 1blll~, alas 'for poor Alioo ~ "",i:Jefli SM got. to. 'mhe' door, she!

ll00Jld ,she htl' till ten the littlle goMe:n k-ey~ al!n~ when she \li,l\el1l back' tc the table' :FQ,r ~t·. '~e. 'li!:nJj~d she co~~dl not 'possibly reach it : she could see ,It q,m!:e" p4ai illY' thrOll;gn t~e ~ass. and site trioo, h:r best. to ,dimb ~p OOIl!' Of U[!@ I~ of . he' tlble~ bu _ It was ,too slipperY, \lJ!r.1d wl!t~n she had ~~ r ed hc~lf_ ~utt \\lUh

'~ryiifig f. the poor littJ0 ithing' ~ dl1l~n 8!,d Cli~. 'I' •

~. Corne~ there·s. no use m crynfllg like Umt I srudi

AHte, t'Q lher.seif, :rnthElf shinply, .&I rn advise .YOu to ll:eav-e aft! this miniUJt,e ,I, .. 'Sh·, geJ1erral~y' pve he[sel'f' ~ry ,i~od advicE (thOUifh 50h ' v.er:t se'ldom foHQ~ ,~~~, and WmdilllleS she s.cdl:dedl liler.selif :SO ~rely as r,1jii

. ~in·- ~lI'S iinto ~h.ef eyes. 3Jl onre s'b 'remeomlJeJed. trying to box Iher own eass fo:r !having d'tealed hersdf in a game of oroquet :$h~ was piayung ,_ taLlllst h~rsellf~ "lor 'tblS cuneus chilld, was very f,ond o:f pretending to 'De'hIlJO ~o~e. ," But 'it"s ao 'IJ~ I1OW':' thought poimf' A~i:ce~ ~"till preterd to 00 t\1j.~ people.!' ,-, \~lh,y~ U1f~"S, ha.rdly enOl,llgh of me' teFlk to' maMe! Qll'~ wesped:z(ble

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500:0 her ~ fetl en ~:!lm glass, box "hat was lying: 'llncil:r the ti!!ible':' she o~ed it~ and :Foond in it a 'i.~elY small "c~ke. 01'1 which 'th~' '\vOJds Ai :EAT ,ME i. VlE're bealf iJully marked k~ IClur::m~. il Well, [I~~ €at

'it., ~ saidl AUoe-~ H and, if It IlfUllires me ~ow lllFJger, :I' can reach the :key; ;and H Jif: nrulikes, me grow smamm. J an crne,~ ~r!1oo the dlorn:;~ so eita.er wary I'U get ~I:do Ute [gar~:en; and ,I d~n'l care which haplpenS :11 ~!

She ate ,;;Il '~U-Ue bil~, 'and said 8MiD.us!y '~ ~~erself, "'WltJch 'Waiy ~ 'Whll(;h way r 'i"' ho,rding~r I'llfid onl the top of :her hIMd to' fool w:hfi(Jl ~y i1' was gnJ<w'" i!'1ilJ, and she was ~uite SLl.,~ri$l!d, to rind tll~~ s'n~ 'renr:'aJi~ 'ifle' same size.; 'to be Sure, thi5 is what nrJ,erany ha:lflpens \1/h~fIj Oi'l~ eats C91ke, but Alice had, gat :so :IJi.UdlJ into, ," 'be way' of' e>:;pdng' no~hlng ibUl~ out,of-the-w,lll.y. t~itli1lgs. to., hapjpt<fJ'n'j U\;]it U ~mtW quite, dull a:fld sl:!lJ1pLd, f(tr Ufe' to e on ,mill "he common! ~y..,

So, ,S:h@'set to worki a-nd wry' $OOJl fmislitoo, o'mr; the take.

T~"lE roOL OF TEARS, .. C~ri 'User grid cnrioU5Cf l " tr~ed Alic~ (she '!,ws. ~[j WliIjC h. :s.Urpr.iserll'l tll a t for tllte. (ill om ern she; (lwte -ro'rgo: hn'lw' to ~:.ak. good EngnitS'h): .'1 now ['m

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u1'US :~ Good!=byc. 'foot l !F (for when she '1Qokoo, down at h r rf\".t~ '~h~y seelil!d to. be aim os OiUlt. o~ sight. they \!{"eriG' ~ tlir'J,g so 'rar of€}. .. Oh~ my seer little f~t, ] wander who \vl.! I. PI..n on your shoes and sloC'klngs 'FOI yetloJ now, tl£llIfS? ]"m sure 1 ~~l:ln;'t be abl~ I ;1 smut be ;1, grE'a1t. drai t{)O

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Oh d$!", whm:t nonsense rml t-aJikIlng~' ..

Just ~l~ this ,morn~t ,her h~d s ruc!\(: 'against the rOt)r of the han: 'in :ra:d she was '1I10W :rathlN m r:e rhJn nlne f,it"et him. and sh@ ,:ilJl once [QiOk 1!lllP. the ];~lUe ~JJ~il key' ~Ild h urrJ ed orf to the p_rd:cn door.

Poor AJk~ I ]t was as, :muih ss she c uld do·, lying down on one side~ to look '~.hroi;,3gh intD the :garden '\:vitll one ey,~: 'but, to p. ~hrO-l,lllJIl was more :hope\le» than .~~~:' she W: dm;· end ~Ul to 'cry .,.n.,

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'I! 3 f;i'tf'J:l ~rl Uk-e y~U:'1 I she ~i, -In _\~ell ~y lh:frs,l ~'lO

. 1QI1 crymg tn thliS \\"3y ~ 5lo _ thIs mornen~, I ~'f'1I ~iJ ! ". \But slu~ We,rlit Of:! aill tl~~' same'. 'hr..~dmn_""." wtm'o.JlS of tears, _'l.mL~~, t~ler.c \~'_ a ~~~e '-. _all. 'found, hl!lf. ~bcut four m;clh.5 ,~p and readlln-

h~d.F dJ}wn th~ 1 all, _

-kft~ r: 8 time· she heard] a liltl~ 'patt'eri n~ Qif foot 'fin

the distance;, arnd sh~ hasUl.y dded her ,e-jlfS, lei) see wh:,d. was oomir.lg. ,I~ \:vUS fhe White Rilbbit re[u~ :i ng, spl~nd[dly dressed, \\4 h a rmir ot wh~te kid gkwcs in one ~aand and a ~'tug1.! '(aln l n the 0'1]\e~';' he cam" m:rotting along in a great hurrry~ muttering [0 hiDl<5elf as. h-ec.ame,. H-OhJ the :Duchess, the DliJih ... es - ~ Oh I won't she be SilvaJ~;e' :if I~''ve kept. her \w.lt= ing, n AI.i~~e :~et· 00 deslXlrnte' '~haJl she- ~JS f.t"lldy 1:0 ask Ihelp or any Gille: so. when !.lIe· RlibbU [came near her. she ~,~n a Io.w' 'ri~lfii] VQf~ ". [f you P~J' S-1 -_" Tile :Rfdjb:lt:smt~ed, V'rol~nUy. droppedl the wh~le kld gl ",\1CS and, the ran, and, sirurrled, a\,.~y into lhe d\;uJ<ne5S as hard as he could go.

Alice look up lh~ fj,'I1 amid ~Iove$,. and, as Ute hidl "'~.I!I5i \!~~ hot. she ~~epl '{nnniDlg '~lersetir all the time s'h~ W n~. Qil\] 'D:aIk:IIi'tI,g~ ,j, 'Dear', dear I l~(}w qtueer

'far oH to.' trouble' m,ys.el f aOO.U1~: ,ym..IJ :Y.~l~ :Ii11IlliSt m3lma;ge the best ~_JI you can ;-tut 'I' :F.r!1J$t be k~~d w' them'i':!'~ tl1trught A~iwej 'illo,r perhaps th'izy woo"t WJllk tlhe My' I~ ~l1t to ,go! lei m-e see';' i ~IU gi\!C 'lhe.iln iii n.-W pair or beots fl'very Chdstlr~s.,"

And 'sh(.': ,,\- .. mit: on ,pl~luling' to her$EU ttiow sine woufcH, ~nage' mt. ii Iney f.!fiUS - go Ib,y U1e carner .. II she thought.; ~~ and how .funl1iY it'U ern, semd.~DI presents to OOe~s own feet ~ And how' l the' 01- rer:tiom will ,IOQk:r.

bel' ~~ing a r~tt~e d~fffer,e:lilt. :~m i~' I'm nat the sam~; .:'~e' lle~~ quesl:lGril it, WhQ ill :the Wl)1i1d. 31m :I'? Ati1f, lb(lt~ tlt~ :gr;e.u ~zle,~ "~I And. ,s1:ne' '~IJ!I U'iirliklnrg' IQ'!.'fr .dl 'U1e chlMf€1l she ~n,ew! 'l~~t w.e:re of' the Simi!' 3~~ as h~rsel1f" to see U she ,~ooJC] lm~ve been changed for ;;iny o~ 'Uh@lfrl,.

~JI ~I';m sure l'm not Ad:a'il.'~ sbe saJdI, Ii 'w]' her 'lmlt," goes in SYCil~ tong Irni:flglets~ and mil1l~ doesn't go :~mI, :r:in~lets 3Jt. :~H ; ~n4 l'm :Slue II can't be Ma~'~, mr :~ 'know aiH OO'm, Q~ 'H1ii~. ~lfidl s'h~ ,ah~: she 'kll:'bill'W'S such :I ''!!elY little ~ ,Ble;sidf:~, s~d's :sliie:, and l':~1 t . and~h~ dear I hoW' 'pu;r;;:;Ung' It an ~s I 1"1.] 'U'Y if W :~IlQ'1i! all the' ~hiiiilgs I' 'L!J600, to I:JfUlIW., Let me' 500: 'fO'I.:I.1" tifilteS 1iV€' 'i~ t,~ve, anAl feur t~mr!S, :Em: is th~rtoon, and [our ttmes '~vt:.!-J1 :is""""Oh ~l~! W shmll 'neWf ~t to tilrverd,. 3ft: '~~Sit mle l' ~Jo:wev'W'i' the M~'~tn!Pljta,B' 'UOfi Tab1~' dDfJ~l. :signji'y:: lens· ttY ~ph,y,. ~n-, don is the' aj.p~!_a:'~ of' hn~ :~UiId 1P9lis is th~ rn.prrnl of Home no, f/h~!'f, s a!I~ '\\i'mng. ~'I'm eertain I ,I IlllHLlSt, 'have '~.FiI (h"ilfQ~ ,(blf ,.ttib~~: I~,U ttY af:l!d ~~. "'''i'ow ~m.~~ IJ(J. 1,1iJ.tJ-" !I" and $l~e' crossed. l~er 113!1fidis an tier 'hpl' as U she were, y:yJf.lIg ~GSOOn.s, and began lQ rr~t it!, b~t her wloo ,SO'urud~ h!oorte ifbd]

~wtyfhin8 is to...day I AUld. yest~[di1Y tMngs went. tOI'IJ just as ttS'w~. I' '"-rortdf£"~':iJf l've be€n d'mirlgw :iin, ~hi!! :fiIJg;ht ? let me '~hink:; ¥.!8S I' 'fhe seme wJi;)en J gO' u,p this, J;fUJf.fllO_g· i' ,~ S!tmosl thinl<: 1 ~1n :re;rrtem-

slrno,ge. :aUlid th~ w'O'riis did, not OOD"'te ~he S1m~ as th~y ~, to do :: ......

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Ar:ite ,;wu~h a ~d.en 'bu~t of teaf'$ ••• l do, wl~h th~y 'u.ial.tlit put Itheu~ 'heads dJo~¥!1 ~ l arn SiD \t\WjI tired, 'o;[ OO~ ~II alone :OO@' 1. i.

As :she :5SJid this. she looik:ed, down at her l~ndS:i' and was Sl!Irpns0d to SiEffi!' th8jt she had put on one of the RBlbbi~f'S ntt~g whUe ldrj .WO'Vitt'$ wh~le slt~ was lillkurng. .. How' ~~: I: '~\i,e done thM: ~ .. she 'UilOL01l;I'iL

,!"!, I must be growillg' :sm~1I ~;aJn.!11 She got 'UJItl ;)fldj went. 'iJO the' tabt~ to m@ll'Snrr@ tu~rs~U 'Dr' 'it, and 'found lhZllt. es i"le'aJri,y as she' (atl'ld guess. she was now ;ttIDut Itwo Foot h~l'l~ :fimlil. \l'as go:t~,g uTI. shrinking rn.~jdly: site SQiOn rO!!rrnd" ou~. [hJzi!t. the O:U,i$e of th~_s I was the' (;a till ~11e '\~s ~ilo]din& :)nil she dli'!U)p\pe<i, ~tt •

hast~ly!, just in time '1,0 save !terse.]f 'hom 'shri~ika[l _ a\Yay @.It.ogelll~r.

aa That 'was 3J nnrrow' ~pe: I·' :~[d .Mlc:e'. ;al' g,00id, d Bil'~ 'frlgJllenoe(l ~t 'the sedden chan~. 'but. very ,~a:d tu rmd h~~elf stm, 'in exisl-moe: 'I.~ ~ll1d :now fox the ~:_lfden 1:'~ and she. ran ""'i.th 3n~ S:lPood beek tOI d'te IiltJi2' door. tiut ~tas] the LU!tle d@t"lf 'W8S s'htni aGaij'n~, 3Jnd lhe mtl~ gol:deml trey '\1iIaS Irying on the glass tab1e ss bf.t'orC'. "and til~ings ;!lore. worse th31l1 ,!!'Vel","' thought: the poor child;, ,i., for rn never was se s.f!I1I~ilJ as [hits, b~J'Or~~ :l'iev~r! A'rrid W dK~ ufs roo bad~ tha~~; U is:~ n

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~~ I'm :sure ~~~~:~ ~Te not 1L1i1(l!' 'right \~rclls," sakl ,p!)Cf Anicl2', :lrlllcllllN' eyes nUil::d wi:th lmrs !3~ii1 as she went ,Oi'IJl .~ r mustbe I~'aooi aflm all! and ~ sooJ~, h~,Y.B' 'to g)O ,and. 'n~, '~n t'hat poky um~ house, and ha.\i\! n~t to [I'm toys to pjay wll'h, ~n cl, dl~:r w~rr SO :!llanr21 lessons to ~~.._qj'rf'j! NOli"~ 've tr!ad~ up my m~f1Id about Lt: If ~:'m.l!if~bet 1',111 S[~y cl)own 'h,~! :~t'U be no, !LISe ~hE::lr ~uUing '~he~f heads d(ri,(I,tn ~nd saying, '. Come U,P apilfl, d-eaf:' I'" I: shaJ!1 olmly look: up and :S~1Y", .' \Vho ann J, then t' Tell me' 'that: fl[Sit-. ;iil1nd t;he~", H ~: lik~ oong '~hat ~lfEon, ~'J~ COme u,p:~ 'If Wi(lit'; ,I 'U stny clJo,wn here 'ml l'rn ooiuewdy' cl&i'-- Il)'lJI:t on d~j['! .. cried

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she 5W3.ni1 abrrut, 'b'ying to find her "lilly OUlIt. u ~ shall '00 pWli~~ rm It ilulw~I.1 sU\p.p~~, by' bel rilg dm''rr\n:loo ~n my' OWi1 ttw'S I That wi'~' be a queer 'lh~f.lg" to be sure 'I Howeveri e¥eT}l1hin, ' is ,q:Uefr to-day."

Just then Sihe lti:etLrd SOl1'liethlllQ: ~]aS!hing, aJbout lim, the> pool a nmtle· 'M:Y oft and sn'li: S'Walm ~:wfe'[ to !fIlake ,0. [I what it was'~ at. fin'S~ SM tho'bight it must be a. wa~rus or ~h]p,piOpobmru,lS. buttil.en she remem~red ho\:v :.Kflrtan s1he"was now ... ;~U1Jd. she seen made ClU" . 'h::ll it. lWS O'nl.Y a meuse, ·~mat had, slipped ,in mit\? 'hefSel:r.

•• \Vf; ld it '1i:Ie ot any use: n,f>W,1I thought AUmjl ~~ l'O speak 00 this l1i1(1-u$e..? Everyt.1llng' ~ so e IlJJ t-e f· ee · lthe-'\\,raty d.own :heri~, ith~l :1 should thl Ilk ''I,Iery mu!ly mt t~11 bl~: at any' nth!, lhere"s no :h rm in LIY'~.g. I So she bepn'~ I 0 JIIr\o.~~ do you know llieo w,ay out oJ 'his .pOO~ (' rn :a:m very tired, of swlr~~jlmg about hcm~" 0 MOIo!lSeI ,. (Ance thoug'lht this must 'be u,e' - ~1~ way 0: ~in 'to ~ rnClUSl!: she had never (feme such a thiln.g llef'4JFe,• but shC!'Jem.emb.efJed Mvl,n8, seen in iter b.roth~rJ:s, lidin Gramin!lf.~, I" A mouse-of 8l -mo~o eJ mouse-.a. mo~ mouse l " rho lO~ kUlked. at her 'r,alth~r :[li1qQ-

As she sat"dl, the~e words her foot slipped. mld in nnolher moment. s.llhtsh! sl e' was 'Up to :h.N chin :~IiI, salt Wlll~er, I~ (;if nrs! idea "'3$ that sh :~d somehQW fu]i@fl 'i nto Lh_{!; goo 1 ~~. and in thtn case I. OIn go' ~k b-)I" mi:h,wliY:' s'he said to her:seU~ {AI~e. hmd been. to '[he ~de Once ,im, her life! and had come' to 'the' genef31 concluslen, tha wherever }IOU ~,o 'to the English COOS1t. yo~~ find it number o.f balhti!l , maddnes ill the ~i some children diggillg [n the sand 'wltlli, wo 11 spad.GSr" thon a \'II of Idg1!1ff, h.OtiSeS." and 'oohind them a lilIih,vay s~Hon.) "ow WI" she won made out 't.ha,~ she lJ!as ]'11 the pool ,o:f tears wh'i h she had wept when she- '!;\k'". 'n~'fbe u..et :hI~~.

,I i ~ wish ~~ hadn~t cried so m ch ~ II said AJioe, - S

Ijj,M,),'; ;amd seemed to 'het 1.0 'wink tv1lth (line' (iif Its Ri~t!@ ~~, but: ~t SoiItd ooUiljng:.

i. Perbi:lP3 lt doesflil'~t, undeFStllld :EJlg'I:l~h..," tholf.gM ~ltm: 4;~: daT.~y' :tt",$ 8l If-rench mouse, eome oQw\f' 'ii~Ul Wimam '~!li" Coi'Qquer,01'/' (For, wil'h irJJ'll~ 'h~r knowledge ,OJ history i ,AHil)~' had rur;;. '~ ,deaf' fIiotlul) 'how l.ong ,~o ~nything had 1~~)~I1lOOl,,) 50, she Degnfi :3g3inl: 'iau est rrm~, cl~lJ~te '?'!!' whic.h was the' 'fi.rst sentence' in, her Pr:eliloh l'esso:iITll"'book. 111~' Mou~ gave a gudden teal' ,out of the' mJer.', an~ S~~ til) qlUhr>e,r :lill ever -wijth ifri~ht" oi Oh, ,~ beg' :YOU2l' p;irooo~:" cried Ali~' has~ilYIl afraid t'~~t :she had nrl:!!tt 'the peer ;ru;qimrmJ 's r~~j~H~gs. ,," I: quUe' '[:o~t yo~

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0; N at :I ukG cats l U' OO(!rl] the' M~u5e', :i iii, a ~!h~III~, passionate' '1,0100. "-" ~VOILl~tl.:rm~ like ca~ H y~u, were tfl)e It ii

~! Well. pefhaps not! i; said A!i,e :im l soothing tone: 'f-' don/It be' angr-y !.lJbou~ lit. ,M~ yet I 'wL~h ~' CD~~d ~Ih(liw },OUlf our cat DirrJ.h: I thi~lk; YOlld lake a (mley' to ellis if yoU, could only ~ her. Sh~ is SIJth '3. dwr quiet thil1lg/~ ,AJke' Wf!1'li~, on, ~lIa'if '~\O :helSelt as she S\!.!8UIJ lar2~ly about ~n, the :~ooll' ,j; and she sits pUlr.dng 50 nicely by' 'the fu~ej' ~k;'kilig her pin'l-S, and

wasnimlg 'her 'ra:CiG=--ana, ~"h~ jg S~~. a. :ii'Jl~ sQ[t; tM~g to nursc-und she's seeh mJ ,ca:,pUai one fOot a!ikh~ng' mke-=-,oh. ~: beg 'YOi..lX p3rdo.[1 I'" ~rled Alioo a,gai n, 1m thi:i I'ume the Mo~ was bri~~~n,g' all ove;r, and shot' 'fie'~t: Germfin. it: :rrli!illst 00 rea1Ily' ~f1~d!ed!" II \Ve

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tf!:L-mblil1g d cwo to the end or :111.s tall, ,,,,1 As ~~ I \vnuJld t~lk en such ,:3j ~I;ubject ! Our famj~ ~,I'W:'J'y.s _ /)trldt rnts,:' 'fi'Ia.s1j,;, low ''IIuit~r thilt~~s; ~ fJOI'L 1. ]e.~ me he:l. th~ :n~rne ~run I'·

,~! 'I war{t: Indeed !I";' said )\jjce'~ :iiI'IJ a [great' hurry to c'il"!J:l,ge' 'the' :sui~ec~ of c.of;i)V:~f:'S1J.,ttQfII. '~i ,,Itme you =are yOU! IOfild==Oi~=o'~ d~6S?'" 1l!.e 'mouse' dId t'iu)'t :antSwef:. so AJi·Ye' '~venl on elilgefly ,~ "j 1'~ ls, tSUt:h a, nice !AUh~' ,dOg near iOYf ho~ 'i ~hCJi!.dclJ

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:koow. with oh I sueh h)lng ~Iilf]y' bFOII,,~11 ~'O~r I ,i\nd, it~n Jdeh Urv.ow; when you tnT{)V/t themi ::run:d it'll :sjt 'Ij~ and ~ Iff~n its dil1'li1Ier~ ;af~d. ~II sorts of' thin,gs--:I can't 11ill.~Jnefl1iber :~@U" 'o:U lhem-alild ~t 'beloogs; 'to, a ,rlrur.nill::r! you know, iilillld, he says R"s sc usefuilll' It'~ worth a :mtuoo'roo pounds! He stl)1S; ]:t kills, :~'n the ~ts ~J!~~h dear :~~' cried, i\JH,t,e in a sorrowful tone" "Ii l'm :~fr.Jllrl :1 ~V'e' ofierided n ~jn !~ I' rlOf Ute: ,Mollse' WSiS, :swum~niflg away frem h~~' as ha~d as 'U~ eeuld go~ m:1'iI~ :~Ijng q~im 3i. ,comlnotiim 'UIl1: the poo~ as i~ ltffflit'.

So, she mUM 'mrtly after m~: ~i ~louse dear!

'Do '!l;O-fnf!' 'bock. ~gaiil, and we WQn"l: 'ta~k ,aoout cats Qr dags eill1er, "if you dQI1't lHk:e' ihem :~.. 'Wh~~ the MolJS'e' heard] ~h~. it turned, f'O'und and s~m slowly ibiM',k to' ,her :i~s '(acc' \WS qUlijf,e, [pale (wn-t--u 'lMissima. Aik~' 'thollgitl). and. it sald in a ~JOw:. ~oomb1ii[),g, v(llic,~~, ,~~ llet 'Us get to the sii1Wt?, ,amtd

then ,~'II ~,cm vou my history. and you"U understano \lI, -I n' H js. I 1;~u12' ens .:lind dJ[)£!:~."

It wns h~h 'Lime' to go, fo-.r the pool was gct~ till~ qIJTtQ' ,roc'lltrtlied wit:h i he blrds and ~n:i mols that had rrt'l len inlo It; there W,;lS J Duck and 3 Dodo, ;~ lory and an Er:t.~kt" all~ seveml (Jlher curl IJlI~ creatures, A~ke' ted lh-ll" \i!/ay~, and Ule' who'le l:url\,! swam (0 Ih€" SchUTe.

~l'nd aftGI ,~f~w IT!j!~li!t.e~ 'ut seemed l[Li'it:e, iUtuml to i\1 tee to J'in:d h,i~:r~1 U'tlJlrllllg f:1lJrrlr[lli1MlIiIy' 'with

"j..~ 2115, if she had klf'low~ them ~11 ~~r life.,

UL~n!l .

I f1dm, s~£ had qui~ a long ~rgum~flt with th~ Lory, '!.~ilii,o at last t~,H'fted $Y'l.~:y:; and 'waljJ~il:l. 'Oril]Y SlY"~ Ii I am oMeu [Iun you. and must 'klurw l"e'U:er :i~ and th~s; Al'Ce w(:!(I,ld rt~l anow~ \,~ithout kllowing tlo''IA' old it was, and as the tory po?i tiv~ly refused to t~rI its :age:. '~here was no (UOTe.' ~[JI be said.

At bU the MmJse, w'ho seemed to be i) ~er.:.., son of some autli'u:ni~:y among' them, 011100 O'llt~ .. Sjil down, HU or YOU. a_nel lisk.'n tn In~:! l Sl soon

mJk~ you dry ~llolJ,gh !'P TItey ~II sat o,.own at .

o fire. in a ~Tgt; ring', 'with the Mouse in thi!' middl(.~:. . .I\Uoe ~e:P[ her eyes ;3.l]xJO!..os1y' :f~ tOI'IJ irt. for she lelt sure site would catch a bad (old,.if' she did UQl ge[ (Jry 'wry SOO[h,

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""n~1i11 sam t 11! ~!'LO~ wun an ,!,m,p ,J,I,;,,,Jh, au"

,. a re yuu ;;]11 r~y:? Ihis is the driest lUling ! know. Silence alii WLlrtO. 'if YOUl, please j • 'Willm::rml thE." Colnqu~mr", w~ose cause was, Jav.oureil by '~l!le rope. was. soon submitted to by tih~· E,ngJim. 'who \II'anted I~d~rn., mJnd Imd 'bL.~f!i o,~ nllJte m.ucb

CHAPTE.R ~: Ill"

A 'CAUCUS-RAe'51 ,AND A. :~O'NilJ, 1" ALE-,

They' l,,;ere· indeed a q]ll~er.:..'lookil'lg '~rrt.y that. assem'lbled Ortll Uhe b~f1k=4he tJil"ds "lI,rnJ;:), dX3,gglOO. 'feamers., the :s.nin:m'ts with lMir 'rUf cllflgLng dose to them" and aU drippin,g, 'weI;. cross, ~nd 'UT"~C:Qm~' 'fiolla,b'le: ..

The first question of C:0'l]~' was, how '~O ~~t oW a,gaio i they had, a consultation a'bm.lt, this,

accustcrned tIl! ~ - eo· n' -..:I ,-

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~fid M.or'~r~ the. eads!llff ~"'et~:-Jl ;21!:ad N o-rtruJllinbria_;~ P.

~~' Ugh !'~ s.:ttrl the Lo:~;" wHh a sl~'i'ver~,

i~ ill beg' your pardon r~ said '~h~ MiRD~. frown:nlmg. but veflj ~Ht,e:]:y' ,; ;; Dtc:l you sf.i!e'".ik~"

,~. Not I' I'" snidl: th~' l~ii'Y~ Ilearu~y'.

~,i I' thought y.oy did," said the l"F11t1us~,+ _ oj ,I :Pf~. • E(]w~n, and 1\1orr,cal"; th~' earls or' M~~ci?a, and ,~on'hiU!mbrl~. doclared, fm h~rn: ~_iTIld even SUglinrl, the ,~trloUc iJiFc.hbish!lJp ,or Canterbury ~ foundl ~t a{!v~s.al?lr;'-' ,.'

~~, FQui!f:!d wfmt? U' ~id, the IDuCk~,

ij Found ~"Iu," 'I~le- Mous.@ r:epUed, rn&her cross'ly': jj of tOU~ yoo klJlllJ1w wha,t. 'tt ~ :Iil~n$/j

'.1 [II know' whill ~ It ~ means well ~rtOU~~1 when I find n ·thing," sahl the ;OueJ{;: ,i, lrs generally' D, frog ar' a ~\\'mlr.n. TIle- ~!L1eEti'Ol] iSJ wha;t did the iuchbishn''p ,nod ?~'

The j\l\OUse did: not ni!J~i:c.e lhls QuesUon, hut hurriedl,Y' w~rnt en, i. i-fount!. It ~d)visa~~ [0 go 'witlMJ Ecllgar .A[be~~rJg to meet WHliam and offer hLrfll thi!' (~'wll1. "!A!l]~htm's Ic"@nd'!Jct ,til firS"~, was moderate, Bu~: the- .I:F:iSO~ce of his Normans-'t

Hmill tlre' you g€ttlog' QI1 now~ my' dl~r :P-'" ~~ COrUd[l1.k.~. turning to Allc,t!, as it. spo'k:e.

~! ,M. 'w~l as ever," ~k~! Mloe Jill a l!TIehtnQholy t!lln~: ;~ :~t doesn ~[ seem iOO dry m'e M all,"

,;! hi that ease," s,,"1id the Dooo so:1emnl'Uy. r.ismrtlg to 'its fee!~ .. 'I move' th~ll the mooting' 3!cljou:m" r'O'~ the imm~ia'te' artoptB[I(i1 ~}'U more 'i;lTIueIgeHc rei'l1CiJie!;='"

;; Spenk ,Englis.11 j'!!' S9ic1J i'11C' E..1,g'~. j~ I~ don't

ktn'J'r,V (he' mesni rt:;t 0'1' hal~ these long wo'[ds" and 'wll:ll's more, ~; d(!!n.'~t 't".lU~ve you do either'!:;'; And the 81i;t.e;t ben~ do\1I..!fI ,ns h~ I~l~ hjd~' a 2!irnlle; s,omc ~r the C!<tlre.r birds LH.t~IiM aud ibly·.

,", What I Y,~iS gOhig lo say," sr~~d the Dudo in an offt"nd~, tone. "" was, that the 'best thing to get us dwy would be ~ uucus-rn-ce.:'·

_', WI'if.!t is' 8, C.allt:llS-rnce ~'i :said A~lce ~ not Uwl ~he nluch \\'Ufit.t'tl to ~oo,w'~ lmt, the Dodo hi~id ~'au!i:l'd as 1 f it. thoL1ghl, tha~ SOIllt!M1)' ought tn 'S~ki nne! n 0 one ~&se 5eernE."d, IndEiiiled to 5..1.y anyth~f'Ig"

!"Why, sald the Dodo" "j the ~t ",,,r.ay to expl:ltin :r~ is. c.o do il'.,t.· tArtd i1S 1r'Gu might ltke to rty Ithe thin . ~11oursclf. snme \',,,initer day ~ :~ will u~u 1f'Ou bow' 'Ull!. DDd~ managed It.)

fili'st it: m~rked o.u.~ ~ 'Ii'8~YfS~. :UIrn 3 sort of (:l'rtle~ f! t~~ exad. s.lla~ doesni~[ mQlUerl,,!! it ~a:idi} and then, aU ~he' ~~rty ''JhiI~~e IP~~ al~ng tha ~li!li'Sei here and, 'U'»e.iie. 'I hcir-e was l'i(li oi Oli':l!ll!'~ h1#O, [hiree. and 8~iiI'.ay/· and ith~ I~n 'Junning' w:lileiiil, t:hey I~~ed. HIld te!',fft. 0:$[ w\hem, ttie'"y liked. so that. U waiS not ~ to kn ow when th-e'race' was ov,e,ji',. ~:ow~wr, '\V~1e,j] they 'had been running' ~~t3J~r, .. en-hcur OJ $0", '~nd were quite dJ~l :a~hl, the Dooo ,sud!den]y' c:1'Hed OU~'J' i'The rac-e ls owt I ~~, ~.nd they aJl crowded round H~ (llntij~lg'~ ~ncl, l!sikil1g', ,.! ,But who has WO!f:l, ~ , "

1l1i-S questlon th~ Dado OOltld 'not ~nSliJi!er \!tit'h<Dut :!.), ~l,~t deal ~f' '~'O'lJgh~ andl n, ,S~iIt for til, long: tiJYt!e ,\vlth one !Inger p~~ upon Its r'Qre'head" (the' '~OSB!ticn ii'n which YOIJjI IlIsvally see S11!i.tkespearell in tfil~ lP'i:ChlfeS QJ' hjm,j 'd1illile th~ rest '\\~~lltoo, in sfil,Gnue', At ,fu15!t 'the Dodo S;t~ct '" ,~",,'lxJJ; has, won, ~nd. a] must n;u ~ p:rJ~ 'r I,

•• Bu,'t who i~ lo [giw the prizes ~.. quin,e a, cnorus tv.~ voi~ as.l~ed.,

ii Why]!, :s~ of' course, ~f. ~MI (he, IDodo~ painl]ng to' ,Alice '~viJth O\[lr:' Jl11g:er: SJliId t~e whll~~ ~iI:r~Y' a~, ence 'fI?wdlffl round :I[]:er~ c]3J.ilLng aut In a ~OrtiriJrecl: warYJ' oft' ftt1ir.ES,~ IPriA'S I"

,A.UIJe 11ftd '~O M~, what: 'W' do, and ~n desp~,r she put her hilnd Lnb~1 her ~O'&et:" :a:m1 jjlu1led ouJt a ~OK of oomfil'SJ' ~~ueklly tme '&ililt \!r.!I~:Cf had. 'l'lDit got mto it,) and haJnded, them round as pF;~" 1here was e:."I;ad.l;y orne' a-piece, ai~ fO'LiiflIl1.,

., Hut ~he' nULsl have a 'pnlze' hersea, you know," saJd [he Ji.1;o!j~~' .

.. Of oourse'~ ". 'the' Dodo rlflJlied very' gF~\I\~tj!l. i; 'i.:II Ill;. '-I l' - - ,- - - - - I' ,. - ' , 'Il'-<fri~'~ n he 'W'Eliilt -"¥'n~a~ e 5e' ,;t},ve Y.Ota gQl .Iffii yom ,poe,.;,,;;_ - - - -- -

on! lLl~nJi!lg 1:0 Alia.

,lot On~y a 'thimb1:e",.iiI said Alite sadly;. i'l Hand 11 over h-ere'I"'; ~]d the DooC!~

'lhen lllB crowded :rouilild 'her once! more, 'whj~e' 'Mle Dodo ,rolemnly pr~nted the Ithjlf:ibt~Jsa.0'"g, ,,~' We, b..->g YQI;JiF aceeplance of' l'h[s elqpml 'thimbl\e! oj. Get, wnen ul h:l,d, fln'i'shed tlhis short $;~ee'h~ 'n~~:y ~n (hL:£r~dL

ABi..:£> thought th€ \-vho'ite thla.~' wry' abslJ.1.rd" bMt IUIL->y aLI. ~oQked so gru!llle t~~, :;;ihe did! not dare tc ,1~~IJ;l:hj and ns ~'~1~ ,WlJkt not 'IlhBnk of ;m~ th~~g 10 ~y, she 'Slmp'ly ba~-I\OOJi ~:nd tOO'l:i: the l'b,tm'b~e'~ I,ooi{i:r.ng as solemn !1I!S sbe c@'lIlI;,L

The n~t thll1:_g: lV'dS to eat thee ,comfits,: thls c:a~ SQLTi~ nolse 3fU.1 a,mrr\JS-l{!i~" as 'Mle ~ 'blms oom=,

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~laincd '~'h~t the, could] not la'S'te 'tilleUIi'S,I' tlnd the Simrul ones ,choked and had to be ~lalled Olll!. the oock. H()iwe'~err' i1 was over at. lasl', and 'Ihey :~t down '~gain fffil a 'rin&, !1nd begged, the 1N',o~ t,~ teU 'UhfID :wm«h~n:g' m.ore,

i~ lOI1 '~ro!lnirsed to ten me 'your history" yQU 'know,,"' saJeI ,~k~. N :Hnd '\".ih" it: '~s y0!l11 hate' - e :a:nil :lDu,u 'she :aOOed jn a whispeI'l hall ~h:,J.jd that it '\'I,fQuld, 'be' (Io:Iite:llde{J ~~in u

'" M'ine' '~ 3, ~o!i'lg ;~;iTIid a ~d t[Jjl:€-~, j.!l ~rl tim MQUS!!!i~ lUr'ning :IQ ,/%Jic®', and s'~'il!lg.,

'., lt -ts' a. long tall, cerm.ininy~ u :said. A~il:::e~ iook~ng ,do\V1l'I \vf'th 'W'(';j~loer alt the Mouae's ~~]~ ,; ,. but ~y do yQ~ call ]E sad 'r ~'I' And, sh~' 'kept on puzz:Ung :a'bioul ~;t whm~ the Mouse was s~lking~ so 'that her' id~R O'f ~hc tfl'tC WillS sorrrmthing ri~~ this ~-

j~ '(,ou are not aU~r.h1illg 1·' saki the Ao~e h) A:ti,e., rev~rcly, .. What are yOI.!l thi'~kin of ~ ~.

•• ~ '~ your pa:r:don/ ~i I Tee w,ry hurnb y: '··you had gat '[0 'dle JUth i, nd, I' lhhlk?U

,!~, I had nt:R1" m:ed 'oo,e. Mousel shatp~y and "'.rery.' ~ rlfIri'lty,

,j ',A knet Ii s.a:f:;d, ,A~ke" :always r'eSdy 0 ma~)! ~:1ers-clf' '~fu't and loo:king ~.o1!Jsjv aboue her, "'Oh, Jo let me help to, undo mU"

,j m sha:n do 'nothing Qf [I e sort," :said, the m,ot:! ,', I' ,gctlnng' up a "\Y3lkl'itg away'. .u'¥'OI,J, insuil,t me' by taJlkin such nonsense f ••

~~'I: di Int~, mean it!" pleaded 0. Of An~ II But youi"rl~ so. easily o ffm dm ,. yoo. know I'!

The ~iO'IlJse only GiTO~¥~'ed In n:~p:l'l",

- ,f" :Pi£a£I!' (orne' 'tbOCK. a nd r~IDIash your ~tolY I "

ABke called after lt: ~d t'he othm all joined ln chorus. iiVles" please' do!" b!Jilt the ~ ouse olrn~y' shook ts head ~111[p li~.I1IUy. anti 'w~keJ a nUh~' qjuicker.

'!"\j\rj'll t 9 ',Uy. l,l w'()u!tbl"'t stayl" sighoo t~ 'Lory', as soon as It 'W3S qllll~e out o,t 51 ll; ~Ild an ,~~ (rob tl)~ the' opportunity' @f ,saryi rng tOI her' d41lIJIh.t:eT:" ""'Ahr my' d~,r!l'" Let, this be, a lessen to you 'iii!e\~ ito 10Sf!' j-'()i,li" te:mpetl~~. j, Hold :ya~l~ 'to:ng;u"e'; ~laJ I ! ~

s;i ldlle 'young crab, a 'liltre sTDa~p.iimly. ~·l' 'y i:!<1.)'re Cm1lolligh 10' l~y the! ';tthmce 'o,r :in oys.te:r~: f.

'·1 wish [ had Cn.1i1' D~f1ah 'h e, [~ know :~ do'~" sUa f.\'lk:e ~1lcmd. ad " 'r'E$Sing no'body 'i iii part icuI81l',. j, Sne,'d s 011 ft~'C;hl ~. back I ['"

~"Anti, 'who is Dinah. if i :Ilntg,bt 'YElfllh,lrE! to ask th~ question ~.. !iaJld lh't" Lmy.

Alic~ 'ft-plied e~Yf fO'r she wss ~j\l,~YS, '~dy 'ro talk aOOLJ,' her pet. "Dinah's our cat ,And sJle's, s h '" capim~ ene ter ~b:hinn' mice:; :you, carl1:it think I All I I' h I I \~s;h you coojd see her adler the' blros! Why. she'~1 eat a ]jt( , b~ , as soon 8S look at it. i II'

111'is: speech caused a remarkable sensanon ::ml0ng' the party;, Some o.r the birdls, hU1rrte:j] off at enee: one (.lId, magpie ~llil wr;rnl'pi rig i~'fI up 'very' C3.1it.'""" h,dly., 're.ma~klj' ,,10 [~ Irea~~y' muil 00 gc ~irLg hom.e;: 'Ilhe night-oJr doesn~t suit my' th:raa.t1." and ~ canary ~tted lout in trembling v lee to its dliklren, 011 Come 3i,va~r. my ~ ears I U;s ~ ligh time you were aiU 1ft tk.~! '~, On Vlri us pretexts they all moved off. Sind ,Alire was

~n I~f~: alone, .

.. 11 wish rn h[\dl'li~t m""ntionm [!Dinah!" • he sand t.o.i i:K'Il'Jk If In a flldlmchilly' '[OIW. • I. ,Ncd:MX!Y seems to. :h~~e her, down here, and 1,'0'1. $l;J!fe' :5118"'8 [the' best Cit j[l In:

ii4I A CAUt:tj"Si.IE:ACE AND A. :nD~G "tIl'A".

wmrd,,11 Oh, my d~r Dtna.1l11l! :1 \lfOill~ U' .~ .5!ham~ ever see yOIU a1nl" more ~ '1 A'lrndl hetf' po!llt Alice '~n '00 c~ ~gain~ far she '~eU vefy :lQIITI~iy ani) lew~plrileil. ,I n a ml]~, whllt!" hall#~\IIt!r, she ~Jfl 'hffird, a lttHe path~rrng of rooHst'Sps ;i;riI. the dliis~n«,. and she ~ljO:koo, up mge~tY.i lun'f hoping 'tJm the Mouse had tn~f1gOO. his, mind. aad 'MS ooming baek to- finish his; soory.,

CI:1~PTER IV.

THI~ IR;:i.l3iEur S~ 00 IN A urna 91 u,

IT 'MS '(he' \"'h~te ~blllt~ trotting s]Qwly OOck :ii~l'rn;, :m.m] ~'Qoldng an:dously 3b~JiLd es it wool';, 'as, if i~. l'wd ~ost som.-.ethung ~ lnd $h~' lterr.d it mtlll~ ~~Jin~' to 'Use.l f;, j'11'Ie DUi:'hCS5 i The· ~[)uch~ I Oh my d~r ~W-S! Oh lillY '[ur and ~'imtiis'kcrs~:

She'll ge~ me e;i{eo.ol:ed~ as S'lare as fe~~IS, i~lrC f.er:r~ls! Wh£Je ta'~ I' lta.¥e dropped them, :1 \VOiflOOr' l" Alio~ guessed in a mom,efli~ U.a' U V;.~.s loo'lk~ng '~ou ,~~~. f:an ;l11ii~, the' ~if 'of wlri~~' 'lIdclj gloves! ~J1d she '\tefY' g,oooMlmooly begarn ihl1l1llDng: aoout for 'theml" but they- \Vern fi.:O\~'he:~e to ~, S;.(!Q~~ry~hl'll,g seemed to h3.ve chaira:g",ed, since' her s\;,';m in u,~ pool, "amid '~he· 1~CCi!t hiilU. 'with th~ ~Iass table :arud. thi! ~iUIJe deor; 'l~d v;il'aish@(l .completely"

'IJ'ery soon Ule' ~~lJbbil noticed AJu;, as she' 'wen'~ hunUI1,g ~aoolJl. ~mtt GlII~. out: 10 her 'un <Sin a;r;.gi'y

~ilJJUl'~, ~'" \Vh.y ~ ,Mil~Y Afin~, 'W'i1!1~~t!:if(:! you do~n. out ~~f@ 'r Run home th~ moment, and fetch me, Q,

pair oJ gloves and, a {m,l Q 'i (. nw [" An

AHre 'iI,VM :so much hlgn,t~llcd th~~: 5he. ran 0'11

1 OfiC~ ,~mJ !:he' d~na"l.il;ln I,t f,"tI'irl'te,d [0.. without hylil H ito e.!plilin the mi c'k~ ~lIa.l ~t 'had made,

.. iie tooJ.: me 'fur lflls 'hQuse.m~id,:~ she said Ie h~rself as she ran, "How mrprl$e' ], 'U 'tie when h~ finds Q!Ji who :1 arn I But I'd ooUer uike

hils, fan and ~I~ove&-U~t 'Us, 'i r I c:tn ,(.ijl1d

them:'; ,As s'tJe aJid ttlib~. she carne uJJon ~ 'rieaJt :m:u~!.? house, IOn the door of \\ hkh \WS, a, ~righl lbf;w; plate with lne rr'lar:l'l~ ,'" W, R.A B,B:~l'. IP en~

raved ''''pon it St'tc went in \:1_ ilholJ.t kf.l~d~10g. ~rli[j, hurried ~lpsMrs~,. ~fi great f~r lest he sh.o~ld meet U~ real Ntal)l Aml, and ,'. tumf\il out [;f too house 'before she had ruund til 'fan a [Jd glo.ves."

!OHm\! queer :ut sc~ms."Ji(e' sald to. h'lM'ff. to 'be going messages 'r r a rabbit I ~'~uppose Din4Jlh'~~ 00 sen ding me em messages next I" . And sh bcgaJn fan.c)'~l"It the sort of thing' t lat 1/! uld hap~n :. H ~ Mr.ss. Allee I Come bifl\:!,' - d~redl,y. and g~t ,~.adl<' for your- w\;llk]" ;'Corn!n:g In a minule~.

!"lurse I :Sut :I"v'e got to watch this mouseh.o1l.? "1m []hnh comes 108£'1\:'" 1:1 rul see 'toot 'the' W10me d~'t g '001/ On:!y'~ d 't 'thmn'~,!!' Alice went on~ Ii t'trat th "y'd, let D~n~h $top in '~b~ :OOUM': if U ~ [ord~~ in~ p:o:pl~ ~'b('m[ m~e that I ! ~

By this llme she had found he:r: '!.vay h [.0 a itid;y little t'OCJ!m. with J, hltiile in th~ ~nd,Qw; und, o:t~ ~t I(aS she bad hOJ)eiJ) a f~Hl ~fLd hiKO, 01 three p;i!irs of tiny white kid gllI;l(!S: she col{ up ltl!' m'ttlm llLnd a ~r 0" the glov5~ and was ~'IJst g1J~ng ~.o Ie.av~ the lOQIiIl. when her r(!}'e' rflU U if1 a '~~me boUle 'tJmt stood rilf'.!rr Ih~ 'Iooking-,~bs's. Them \VaS n label Lhls 'time wlth [h~ W{)T '; j~ DRINK IME:' but '!I!~vefl:h~ess she' Ullcorke. fi and put it 'to her lips" o. ~ know Wtn&'a, Uljl/0'11 in!:eresdnr: is sure to Jml1pen~" 'She said] to. hers.e~f. • when ver I eat ' r drink' a rt)U:njng; so It II jlJSl sec ,\\.,1'1 Uhis. 'bou]e ',fieS. : do hope, '~t!ll rwake m~ gro\\' 'I']fg~ ~lBn. for re;;t'~l;y I'm !Quite tlred olff befing $Llc:l1 t , ,t~oy 'I itt e 'thinl1l' ~ "

n did so' in.tlrod. and JiJ1IlJ(h ;sooner 'L1UrFl she had, e);pa.4ed. be'fo~e she Iltld d.~"mk 1 alf 'l:rlt' bottle she' I ufld her head pr,t1'S'Sln ~in~t the ceiJing, me] had ~o stoop to. :5a''I{!;' ,her. ne.ck from bciog 'b.fokcn. She tmtlly ut down the 'bottle, sayilll8 to heFi$el.f~

au 'ThatJ;s. ~yil~ ~nqugh,-l tIIope. ~I s<'t~r~i't ~w any m!D(FC:=-h 'ui is, ~I c;m l :gel OUllt at the diiJQf-~U do wish I 'Ihach:a'l dmnk, quiit~, so much II~

AIru; ~ 'It 'W~, too iaJLe '[0 \vl!5'h n~~t I 'Sh.Q! went on g;rowlil'bg an d gwowi[).u", rillild 'wry' soon, had, '(!O' kTIooJ doW[) ;OfIJ t~lle :~dQr; :i:n ~Hi'lmher 'DiOinul'e the:M W:lS '!il0'~ ~ mum lor '~Jm; and ~'he trted thE ~flf5i;:t of ~yiliig dG\l1'U1~ w.Hh one cloo,\:\I' aJs~!.'i nst the' docJ:r~ ~nd, the II)Uier arm curled rou nl:1 'her h~dl, Stul ~ she "'!ffi~ Olr.t gTQ~vlL1g'~ ::J'I'lidl, as ~ ,1iaS:l UlSOUIT.e1 sh~ put. one' :::ml'll OUi~ of the window, tllld one 'rQot 'up the ~hhnm!ey ~ ~nd said ~o herse~f i i. NO~l I: ,~~ do no fliiorej wh~;t"ev'er :I~appcru!l. ~Vmt will become (!if me-? ~"

Lucki~y 'r~u Ailice. 'th,ec '~utUi2' m-agic ootU~ tlad, nO'liN" ~lad .its. fli,lM eff("Ct~, :!i'[ld, Sl'l.ili gro\V '00' lnn."l'@r: :still n was. v.e!1l !JT!oom'fort-o:bJe •• ll:j]d~ as, t1lt€lr.e ooem-eil ~o 'bE' ne sort of e'ha'l)~' of her ever :~~Hng Oy,t Oif the room ~inl~ no \vOinM~' :she 'rt!1t U'lltlappy.'.

,j I t ~V'a1S much 'p4~firter :;il!l ~lome!,h thougf.~t p~or Albee, ;,' when one W~I1'~ ~Iways gtt'Qwlrrog l~Jfgef ~'!11d, srniilll~u', and OO'l1g: or'dGr.Gd aibout by' mice and rab'~I:S. [ aJIlllO:st wish ,I n~difl't g'OM ~@1Ii'r'1li 'Ihat mbbit:=, ~o_]~ndl ye.t-~fid yet:~il;s rn~1her c''lnl0u!i" Y'IJU ~~l1Anv ~ Ith~$; sort of: Ii~e,~ ~I do '~l;!\omier wh3!t: mtJl ~"Jave'

l'mp~noo ~o me' I 'When ~I used. to, read 'railJl'-tale.s ~I, f:lll1cioo thiU 'kind ef tlh'lng 'nev.er h~ppe.il.edli ~d :now It{!~ '~ arn in! the mtddle' Ct,!, ,~~, ~~ There O'!Jgh~ toO :00 a bOGk writte~ ~bcmtt me, that 'nh e fe' ,oLIg'ht: I .A:ra[] w'hc;~11 ~ grow u.~, I:"U wrIte on~bl]~ 1 '111'11 gr Oi!;,.V 1"11 'Iiljp now," SM add!?d~ in a 00 rfOiw J1J I ton-e, HI ~t ~~I aher,!~i's iIIo room 'ro gJQil~" ~p ~rn!rY more /jqra,'"

'4' B'li[ 'Inen ,,'" thought ,#ii!lkc; i, ~ih311 II f,~~ gel an:y l~rd@r til'~n I: u;rn 'r.i,O~lt? Thool:U l~ ~ (lOm'foT~~, O'n~ \M'3y;--nt!ver (\IJ' be an old woman - ],ut 'd1~n.~Jtv.a:J'S .+

In have ~es£ans to, learn l Oh, I sh ou'lldn 'I ~Jk~· !ball ,.

.,' Oh. you r, ~ljslil A1i~: ~ she aoswer;ed M~I1 .. ., ~Iow can you !ean lessons in here? \Vtlily, 'there's J'iliudJy loom tor }'OUt and ItO room ~t a.T~ f,fjlf ,:!IJIl,:Y 'ICSSO'r.J,-'i:H)Oks I, P.

And so she \-V~n.t on, taki'[lg first one: sidf!' ~i:fnd thtm the other. and -maki:n~: qt.dW- a roII'lV~S1Jtion .of it, ano~th~r. but ;)J(e~ a rf!~\i" minutes she' heard a ¥O!ce!' , u' ideo. nd stopped, to li&~fl'I ..

i. ~ ary .Arm I J~uy ,Ann ~ 11" _~, U;m voice,'· -fetch

me my gloves 'this mumenU '!~ 11 en came' a little pattering of feet on th~ st.:Urs" Alke Irnew 'U~ wss the Rabb~t oom~ng to ~G(lik. 'ro~ 'h-er, and she trembled, 'm~ $tl-e- ~ul(}'k the h01J~; quite :ITo.rg.eUing that she ''I,wS now about ;JJ thousand tirrnes mL'i larrge as 'th~ l~bJbit.. and 1n~clJ 1110 reason to be afrohl of ~.t.

P~"fl ty lhe [!Rabbit carne 1lJ!) to the door ~ arid 1ricd to Qpe11 ii' but . l!ii th~ nor P€n.' inwards, .. and Al!l~e's elt! rw was pressed 'hru'd aga~nst it, that altemp' proved a 'faLluf@, Alice heard it ~y to ItseU" ~. 'fhen '~';~~ go round j,l1d gf!t in ~l~ the window,"

i'" 'TJJ i: you won~I:! '" thOtl!!J1n. ,Alioe,. and, a;Fler '~ijt,= i'r.,g '~m .s!1e 'f:mcloo she heard 'lhe [t;!Jb1Jlt just under

m:G '\vtmdow, she sud "cnly sJlf~d out her. hand, ~n~. made a sna.tch in UU!!' air. Slh: di,jl not. ,ct ho~d of Wly.1hing;, but she h~f~ a little shri k and ;J rail, and a Clf::liSh of brok~n ass. 'from whtcll she- C-OJ1( ude that it 'MS i"· l possthre ~t had 'tJUen into ,0:1 (11- clJmter-fro:mei '011' something of the sort.

i"4 e.rt came an, 3fl'g!iy vaice ~ the Ra.bbit"s.,. Pall: Pat I Wn~re are ytlu ?~" And th 'B, V'Oli2 s.he, 'had never heard be'(ore. ,. 'S'.,ne then 'I'm

here:~ .Digging for 3P= pt~. y~r lholr:1ou r I ,.

~~. Digg~n~ '[Oil" apples, in<d,M 1'· said [the Rabbit angrily.. ;. Here l~ Come and heo{p m~ out, of thts!" (L.m.ds of recre broken g]i.1lss..'1

.~ Now te:n me', Pal', wharfs ' h:cJt 1l['1l tilt- 'win dow ~ n ~~ Sure. irs an arm", ~l' Jl-OIII(Jr ~ , I' (He pronouncoo It "i!rirum:!J

;j';An 3f'i111; ~~' ycm goo:w I Who ever SElJW i!lr.ig that :gi.z~ ? \V~Y'. it rms tn[t wlito~ window'~ ,.'

'~'Sm~~1 ~t does, .~r,' ho.:no.T: but it~s ami ann for O:'3Jm that'I'"

j., We'lI~ ii's gor ItO, b!JsifL~ 'the~e,. at, any rate: ,go and 'D'lruk.e lt 3.\\ray.

There was a :long salen~' ilIter this. amid All~G-'f' eould on'!:y hear Wh~s.peTs :ImQW and. then, such as, 0', Surrn . ~ ,dlHiil1t lik~ it ~ honor, at :aH et :am 'PO ~. Or) as I, leU yoo~ :you o:n~f3rd ~ •• and ai( 1'3st sj'lle E~lrre::uJl. out ,rhl:!1" haIlld. againl and '!II~de i1ffi1O'th[5F. snatch in 'the ~lr. 111~' 'Um~ there' \~r:e, tr1.J(J1 ~ijtUe $1f:I'F.,ieks;,~nd, :more ,SIU~iIlLJS of bmke.n ,I!!ltass, oj WhiiJil Sj, m.llnmbeir of cucumber "°rtmm~, (t-Jere must be I~' '~'lought: AI i:c~, OJI I wonder WhM l'~y'lll do ['I~,~t I, As, rOJ p:uUing me' out O'f the W11111d.(Jw;, I 'oflity wish th'lzy iClllilii I I'm SU~ .I don't ~t '[0 s~a:y in herre any I!l}n,ge:r I "

She ~:it.M for SOrifU! tim@' unti1Dui heaJil1g ~ny''alhing more: at las~ came a runn'bUng of Htl'l'e ~ftt,~ ~lhu1s!, an~, the SOIl,lndJ of a good, m\l.ny vcices 8~~ tal'ldl'lg to-geth:.er '; she' 'Qat out the words, 1111 WtuJ.'fe'~s the oth~r ladder ?:'==Wh:y', W ~dn~t ito bring but !J1'1~:

BlJI~'s ,got the oth~r-:Bm I fetch ~t, h@"r!l!~ lad .!'-~-le\I't"~ put .~m. up ~t rtilis, ,o:mer~N~, ti~' '~,I't:i, t~tl'!le'~ fI rs.t

~nl~Y dOft~t. rcat'~ hwf :11lJ~gh e!f10l!!g1'"n yet - 'Oh, J ~h~n do w@u enO:~l ~ domft 00 ,~rtic lllar=Hm', ,BHI! ,eat!::h holid 01 this ,r:o~=-:\\fm the roor b..,~ ~----Mjnd thal loose' ,:~bl.te-=01,.,irs. wrnilfing, dJownl Heads '~'~ow I" ~, lOll,ld crash) - ,! .u Now,;, wh~ dId 'U)!3t t=---It was ~lBiU!Jl ~' :[aWlcy -tVll0's, 'tQ go down. the chlrn ney ?'-Nay~, I ,sl1la:f.lI?t.l~

'v ~1~" IL1' ",r. ,I I -'l

j,(lll w.v It ,L- 'iI"l,a~ won'

then .I: - ,Rill's ,~ttt to go down-~~i!3TE"! BiU t the master s_vs yot1"~e got tQ gil down the dnjmney ~ .,,'

! I O'h. so s.m';':!!; got to £:;OFii€> do~ t~ dlimney', has he f ~ I, sald AUr,eo to her~

Sf~f. ~~ \liIh,~" t. ~h~lI seern to put c'v.crylhing' '!Upon BuU~! .~ w(j'Uldn·~ be in :Bm"s, pkt~ for a good desil: 't~ls. :fire-

n, '1!a.ce 'lis, '''''''''I!"n'. 'i"!lw.. I"o!'l i....... ~I.I'\O 'I ... ,I, I "~'" I:. II'

llf ! """, '" ,.... lIA:' ~u. ,,"'J WI ~ ~iltj,~~ ~, can

kiillr a ~lm~, I'~

She drew her root as 'rm' do'l.VtJl the chimney as s'tJe coul'd" almd waut~d m~ :5h~ h~ard a lit~1e ;;]IlrIima {she oOl.]ldn"~ gu~ of whtH son I:t \:w.s) scra;t.ching and scram,bUn - :11001.11 :in the c:hdmn~'y dose ~bo,,-e hill'; ~hl:!:h Silyung 'to lle["L..clf •• 'This ~s Bwlll/':she g3¥e one S;'1h3rp kick, and \vruloo to :SOO \\I'h~l would happen next,

, ,,!he first thJflg she :hea:rd. lV3S a ~nem] chnrus 0'( .. Th~ro " es ,Bill!" • hen the Rabbrt;s Yoke' alone, .~ Catch h~lll, you by the ht?f.lg~ ~ II then sil~l'ice'! and then another c'on r'Ulsion of -, -okf'S.-~" Hold up his he;i.'d, ~:Brn-f1dy JlO'W'-Dfl 'I choke, him-,H:ow was L old fel~O'"f~ WMt haP1)fned t'iJ you:? Tell 'IJS ~II about

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~~t c~me it. !it~e r'eeble 5:qelJlkin,g "01'00., ("'''That's BiM,,"t thoughl, ,AI,tee,) ijW~r!~ ] hard'l}' know~N.') m ore, thanltye 'I"m 'ID-e~tef no\\~but I'm ~ deoal 'too, :f.1uslernm to, t,~'11 yoo-ai~ ,I kfiOi\V is, someU:11'J1g coraes at me like a J'lck=in=~lIe-bo~!1 and UP ,I g-oes like Ll, sky-rock\;ll" "

J, Sf) YO~' did. old f~lfl;ow I" said '[be C)t~.

U.\V ' III ust bum tM h use d· \vn J ,. said the !bb ...

bi~'$ '\roice~ and AlJ(:f' called out as IOl~d as she ,cou) , • ;'U you d,(J'i' !,"II set lDiooJii at Yotll'!

There \WS a dead silence jnshml1y. iilfTI.· Alike tM~t. 'l'Q herse'l f ~ ... 'I wonder ''I,'';ri:1at 'th@y will do W'bextl!' If tlwy had any sense" ne-y'd, take lthe 'Foof off," Alter '111. minllJl'e 'Qr two they' began fll'iovirt abou[ ~in~ and A~~oe 1herrd the RHIbi:Jtl say, ""A" barrO\\ffu'~ will. do; to b on with.,'

~j,A lXUlOWfl,:d 0.1 'O)lu1l ,'if thouglflt Alice: lTl'It she had not liang 1D dwbt. lor ~he' IlQXlIWUj,l'nenit' ShOWd Qf m~~e~b[)l~ Ql'1Jl@' ratUin 1m at Ute window. and some of 'fihem hit h~r l:n lh~ :E01<:,e.. "i ~"II put a. s.t~ '~ this. ,. she Slid, 10, hmw~lr, arnd :s'i1mJted out, _i You;d better OCl' do that ~irL i n whiCh " roou.ad an o'the-u' d~d ~!e-mU:~,

Alice noticed with some surprise uun 'the pebbl.es. \-',I'CH," a~~ turnjllg 'iinto 'U.tt(e C:'-..tI«!s ~s they'h\l ,00 the , OO]'~ and a bright idea came 1nt hed~ead. .., "F '~ eil OIi"lJ . of these cakes," s'he U"Lllught.·· it's, sure to make some ,tinnie 11i1 my ~b:.e:: UI'1td as ~l Qin'~ pos~ibty :fIlmk"e' me' l~rg.e~, j[ rnus tnake me ~mjllef! ~; su ppo se, "

So sh~ s\:\'allo~$j one of ('he cakes, and was deligl-ned to find that s e began ~ihrlnk n.~, dirJtly. .AS

soon as. gh~' WfIS smatl: ~niJugh tD get, thT;O[~, r]Mq door:, sl-.e ran eut gf U'H!' 'MUse~, ,ftlf1ld found. qUllte ~. crowd! or IllU~ ,~n-blm~is: :xndl birds ~il'i:F:1g outside. The 'PM~' '1Ii~Ue limr~ I' BiJi, M~ in d]eo m:idd.lle;, [)clog' hletd, up by' h"lfO ~In.~,-pilgs.. w'itOl' '~~r~ giving it 8Umf1th~lITIg O'~~ o,:f a botille., They' aU made a iFlillSh ,a;[ A]]oo 'the moment she ~ppeiUOO. bet she run off as 'hard as ~iht:. ooll,M~ and soon found '~l'ff sr-JJf:e in 8, thk~: wood.

j~ 'f,he' nr~t. IiNng W'\f;e, ,go'l to; d)o,.,~' ~id. AI~e '[0 hew;.., sc,l'F~, :EI_S :::;11,'0 wandered about 'ir:1i 'HIlle' '~!\Ci@d, ,j is, 10. glHlIW 10 my ri,sh~ size ~run: ~n~ tiM!: second thing ~, to fmtl my 'way lnte '[halt ~ovel'y gard)efll. 1. tJ'ilrllk tn1~t, '~~iII be d'te best plan."

U rollJfi~, ~n ~J,t~elrent plan. no dloiJ'bt. snd ~ty n~tly D1.nd ~imply :~;mmged,: the (!lilly dlfficull,)t '\""'"8~" that sh~ had not th~ :SfIfiI~:t'mest: idea ho\y ~o set aoo~'t 'it: :ttL:ld 'whit~ she' was :peerlng: about ~1l.~ious'Vy ;t1;tyt.on_g 'tlhe 'trees. ii, :~~~itle sm~fp 'oork just ov~;r' her h~ m~de her '~ook' 'Ql,p 'in ~ gfml: 'hu!1p.,

An enormous llUiJPY "vas ~ookJlmg: down at, her' '\",n.h I!ug.e il:i'Ound e~ ar~d 'f.eebly ~r.et(:hhl,g out one 'Paw, Ih'y~n,g to itou~h. he~~ ,~~ p,Oo;[ n~Jtle tWJing t .~ said ,h1ic;e. In 'a eOO_~.hig tone, 4100, ~hili!' tried b~ITD to wh~s4le

, ,_ ·t 'k' t ,;... " ,~' .. ; "1.4JI , fnnlnenM, all the time at

W ~ , lIJiJi SuII:;' W;\iS ,e:m~ll'.6' -

the tln.QlIg1,t tn1aJ: it '1111 Lih t, be hUl~i' in wl1ldl cose ~,t \vtm'l:d, be \felJ' '1Iik~'~y to eat her 'up in ~pite of ~n ~jJer c~'(in.g,

li91Fdl,Y kF:lm\~~ng wmQ't :~ihe did." she 'picket] up' ~, m:tl~' 'b~~: or $nCk~ and, 'th'dd ~t. ,out '~D tbe ~uppy:, whereupol1l the [p!!Jippy. jumped :into the ~ur o.fi ~.'I ~ ~~s; ~~ ~t once, \!tl~h a y~l(p, of de~fgh;t~, ;:)Jnd rushed. at IJw' st[i;;k~ wl.d, ,m~.de betieve' to l?f.nny ,i~:: ilie'1l'II A'iioo dodged '~hii'f1c] a ~t '(hisl~e. 10 :keep' ~fH~rself' fmrn1l, being run O\~'I' ttiru1, '~1he' mo:menl she ~~~~~,ed Oilll lll~' other side'. the P~PP'Y made .anotmer rush '~t ~he stj.d,'", and, tu.mb~ed, ~1ie'~d QVer. ~,e~s :i iflI i~, ,tumy to ,gel hold ,of it'~ lb, n Aiioe" tm:ltd(:lrng: it was \l'€':ry. ~jke 1u,\iIn~ a, game 0'1 pby wim a (.art,='lnUIlS~. an-d ew~dhJ]g every' mOITtelllt tOI be 't:n.rnp1ed under its f~t;, rnn rcund me thIst1!+ again i 'l11~n tlh~ 'puppy bepn a. series, ~;U' s.11ortt dll.aJll}e5 at the stkk, roo-ntng a '\i'~fY Ii~'tle "INa'! f'orw~ros e:iJd'i time and 1il lQng way '~I;:lctl, ~lI'Id 'b!U'k~mJg l100rsdy all the while~ tin tlit last l,t ~[ down a. ~oo"d ~y off" pan UITI! g." wUh its tonga'@' 'hi.\lJJl,g,~og' oul of U$ moutlil! aJrLd lts ,great e'ye$ hfjt~'f shut.,

Th~, seemed, to .A.Ure ;), ~ W'port,ljfiu[y 'fo-;r maklng her esape.I' so she set off at once, and she

iii Afild yet. what a dear '~r~tl~ pUp'py it was ! ~. said.

Allc~. as $hl~ ~eal'ilt .~[lst B. 'b!Jtt~r(-fijp tn !I\."St h~rse1f" ~lI1d f:;!;!i'!ne-d. h~~e-lf ''hM~i.till ona of - the ~e-aws: II," '1 should have ~ik.ed L("El:Cll!'Lf:1Ig it '~ri(Jks v8ry' !rml.c.h!. i r:---if' I·d oll'l~y 'b€€il1 the ng,M sI~e to dQ, i~ I Oh dear'! ~ "d. lfQeil![~Y '~org,oltGnl that: l've .gcJt to '~row up Ug$n: I Let me ~how is it 'to 1.0~ 'r:n'iolnaged? I SUp:po5e :~ ought 1'0, I~t [If ;jrink Sll}]11Iethilfl~: or other ; but the gr.~t questiQn fis. ,,~.r'hiI~. i' ;;

l1~E' gr,~t 'q,ueslion c:erbkdy ms. what- r .AJ~ce looked, ~l'~ ~'Dund he:r at (he' flowers am] the 'blades or ~\I [Jut she I(Ol,lldJ not see afliyth~ng tha~ lo~iked I~kl- th~ righ~ thi!li to e-l'l: or drlnk 'II.1'nd~r ~'!i~ drcumstallces" ihl!~' was ~ 'large mushroom ,grO\ .. ~in~ near her, ·~,ba.N.l:t '[lie same' ooight as herse'if, :ITndJ when she 'Md ~ookedJ '~d€'f, Itl ~md on 'ootl'D si~ of It.. !Cill~; behind it. it oecurred 1.'0, ~1er tmal she rn~,i~:ht ilS weU tl;;lok am:] SI.."G' wtwl was Om ti't.e top of tt,

S·he"' SUe:ta1ilM. he~lf Up' on ti(p~oe. ~rl. pee,pedl Olver the edge' o.:f' the mus.:hrooW'll, and, herr eyes irnmooiat~'ly met those 0'1' ~, la:~ blue' aat~rpm~l!'~ th2i~ W3iS· ~imn,g en '~~'DC' '~Upl \~~th ~ts arms J;o I ded I' qliJlelDr smoking a ~o:ng hookah t and taking not the sm~inest notice qf heil' or ,of ,any['hlrn~ ek'se.

ra;i:l! tul shs "vas, qufl~ lit&:] and out of' l'!rc~~th. and Ilili the pU,ppy',$ tJ~!J'l~: OOl!Jtqded q,ufle faint ~['l lhe dlls-

taJlm.

r -1"-1 ,Ii, D'Tr'lC:-D '~, j' !Lr..:: jI4.r.~ ~~ ,!

This '~ ~Oct ~il e.~rn1Jrag~mlg' opening for a, cOJ1v-er= ~:tiQn. ,Alice ]'ep'nedl~ :f.'D!the-f slli1,y'ly, ". ~ -:~ hSlrdly 'knOW~1 si:t~ ]Yst it P[~~~t ~t 'I: i=JiiQ<\V' '\vho, 'I fD(lj 'wtJ~fIJ ~ got 'Uip' 'this m~rn~ng. but I 'tnijnk 'I. 'mll$t ha:ve been 'hangedi sew.~ times :sinoo then,"

,i What do you mean :~y U11l1 :r "'!' said the Dte.r:-

'It ~ r. '[i'" ~' - 'I~' ••

:pi~ltl'r: stcm_ry. ",~f.!\laJn )'OUfSe I',. ' _

!~ I ,ClU-:{!t ,expbln '~:f:Wlt:1 "!in ~rr:aldi ~ir, Ii S'lt"d .A:I1Wi iii' because ~I~m not mySd'['j you :see~.'

to' I: don't ~,.:II ,said tile Oi't~rpJnat,

i' l'm ~dif'3j~ ~: ,rnr:l~t put. n more cJeatly/, Im-oe. r~ 'plied, very' pom:el'y~, ~~ 'For' m canl'~ undeliSt:lnd, It nm1~lf' 'w begin wUh: ;'Jnd be~[)g so 'rr.tlflY ,di~tfer~nt. sUz~s in a &,y' is vj?;Ff oon:hJs.ing,,·'

e« IDt isn't," said th~ ,r..'i!~eTPirlar.

~"' WieR, 'pe~~a.ps y,otll hlii_lJVen'~ '~nuflid. ~t so Yleot~ '~' '£ai\(!

Altm: I" but when you 'hI,\IIe tD turn, j~l~Q' a ,~i$you '~/m some d~;y. )i'Ou kii:lO\v~imd then ~Im'r ·nlla~ into' a butts:rt1y.li I, :s.hould lhb:ak YOIl,l,ill :r:eel i~' a :OJttte QI.c1ew.il WQJlI'lt Y,(jJu ? ~'I'

.nn N,ol a blt,'~' ~id the arl\e".fTJi~l1ilr"

,j~' Vlle'llll, ~rlt.llpS yGur 'F'eeling'S may ~ ~] fierr~i'itjl ~il :&aMJ AUi:;e ~- " i ~'~~ I, kru:nv i$1 it tU'Q~JJd fee1 VieTf queer '1.0 1J-liJ,,"J

ADvIOe; :1f'.R}OI\\ A. CA"'EIlf!~LLAiR_.

Jhe (~JerpHhir ~ Imd AlicE" ~,ooked at eaeh o(he-;r :ff(ll~' some tHm~ in :soo,l.lai: at las~; "(he CillJ~~rpma.f' 'mL!~ 'tille heokah ou~ of ns mouth, and. :add~sedl ~.er ll!i a :l\ang~iclJ~ $I~,p:y 'VQ~oe.

,I Who ~r~ Jr.rJJ~ ? ii' SllIJid. the C.tlte:rpmall~

4"!' You, I"' said i~heo laJtelrpUi' -r n~TIptum.lrsly.,

;TF 'Who, 31J'e ,(Ju, ( ..

Which brought tbem back aga~[n tlO 'the' b@ginnifl" of U:Je convefS41tion. AJk - 'feU a. UUI'e' irribd!oo 301. . he' U!.t:erp1llii!.~·s, making sucll 'Vilry short remarks, and she drew herself u~' and ssld, very' r:;RveIYJ i. rn thul'lk ,you ~ulJht lo leii m~ W110 J~J: am" "rut"

... 'Wi'ly Ii ~id the 'OttapUhu.

H'~fe W'aS, a:noth~t pu.tzl~n 'g,L1eslliolil, ~ :and .. as Jl'I[te coUld nol tJh.1l1k of' M}' good reason, and as lhe tU!.terp]lo:r seemed to be in 3, ~~ ulITlp'tea!i3:rn Stlte of mind, s'11, urn -' away.

,1" Conm bsck l " Ih~ Ulterpillar called ;(jjite.:Jj m:er. ,~ ~'w ro:melhing jfnporianl to say I'·'

This, :S.01ntjj,ed pfOm~s;ing~ ~ P!li!~~': Ali~e tUflted and I;:: a. me back ,apin",

,0r Keep y>our lemper, ,i' sa:i" '~;he uta) Olaf.

;,;r ~ls that: all (,Ii S9Jid Aliire. S'W'altowin dctvn 'her :iing~r as wel I: as she muM.

',0 N 0.,:'" saic:1Jllhe 'CaJm.eIpi,m~r.

Ali,~ th u ,h't she m hit 'as w,€!lr!: \Vail, as she had nothin : else to du,. and we~rnP£ a t,e:r 311 J mighl, tell her- som~thini worth hearing'. For some m~n!lJtes m ,puffoo a'!ova.y \\~uthwl ~~kDng, b·ut Jt last U unroMed

its arms, too'k he hookah out or its mouth agnirliJ, and SlUi: U So you think you're- ,'tnanged, do you i' "'

OJ I'm afraid :1 ,ailin .. sir .... said . .i\Bjc.e; "l can't remernber [hintg5 as 1 ~.......and I' [1101:11 t koop':'t1,e same si~:e' [or ten m~rmres together: l "

~"' Qm'I remember wlml. th~!IiIgs. f' '" SiPid the C'!l.IJ!["" p~~~ .

;1 '\.Ve11! ,I·'.".~ '[rired to ,!illY t How'd,Qth the Intl~ b~JI' Dec.' ' •• blJtH 9!JI orne (Uffere'!'~t.l" A:llm replied lrl! 3, very nltil~n I o~y VfJl'OO.

II R.pea't . YtliU ,Q,n ,oIa, .Fnth81' W'fJlia':lJ/!!' sIDd 'tJbe Ollerpi~lar "

AU,ce fo1d!ed her hwl~, and 'began :,...-

'[,1 y,~ rlrt oIfl,f~lr iWil&lRt,·· Jlu y.tm~~ i\l'iI:an said.. '~A'I'IIJ yeN'" kail· 11M, ,oU'.tJm, ~ry 'ftVilfl ; AM,Tri:J'@ ~' in-.a:ll6mlJr iIhIlhl' q~ pili' kltld-

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,tJ;, }ftm' tld,'fll. dli ~ ngt:, 'll:' 14 nKi. .

•• In: PI,I ,;'~uj-/J~ ··16i1I" N'J-iflmm. r.¢W to Iti;; tlfll~ '! t ft~ ,i~ tl1i;rJM MJi!r~' lIP!- btDcj~ •

JJ.~ ~«U ,ihnt r« tmf«tlj;rrmtr I ftm.'f ftiHU, rrr~~ I dt'J i~ agtrin tiNt! ,ggg.iJl~·'

ij .YIIli'/ an; d:d. ,. ,.tfJrl."'_"· rWiI\I"~_ ~; ,"'~ 1· . ," ." • ..,.:..' .. -.-, . .!. ... t. '.

_ I' ". __ ~_"j" .I1'-,dN" I..... i'1.!\!'N.""'J.I~· '¥<;'1~.

Ailff ~fM,!J",!"{!!Q-fj 'fflrul ,u/FilrmJJ_I,tmijf f~(; V.ri'yml ,~1Imd; IiJI ~r.~$D'Jf.!.~r:w.ItII.·:t~ (Jubt tft»Ji= .ha-j!', :i,-Jj_'ai' i:J fk ri(l.t-tm ,rj{ ffflt~,'l"

il.l~ fflJ ~1i." /kiM futf' tav'. {u lJ't! ~',kif: IfN-;!kltc: • • , l bJiI ell Til_; lili$1 ~Y)I ~"IJf"

lJ.r ih. ,'JJ'O! ,if dih tii~ft;ttm:_!J~J.j Jfjill''!i~ i\'ii' W= Al!1;V ~\t' ~ .mlpt~' tt· ron{itf."!

dl '!I:r,.. _ _ .~J',~ I. ·f~' ""., .~ ,:r , ., .- ,; __ . __ I.

,J'mI .lilt'", '!:<I!~. 14!'~i fHf _JI"f:,'l-m .. l'1J.!u PM? Fill,. ,m~ {.W ~

flw i1N;JtJi1tJ-C ~PN ~_i'lt' ::n/R,'.-

jr{.! ';~'l ji~Mr.tl t1M J[:tNIU,;, '~J)/i, ~kt ~'f,;t .;rililf. :lJi'l ~I;.' ;" .Phtr~ Mw ilkl ;}'tm :lJN'J'If~~ -"0 do. it f ,.

0,1 ~-. , . 'f1I. II \d' Iri:r ,_ -,~- tu fe. "~Ait ."'" Iol.·~ ,;i'~=

. ;.lit n'i!}' :,JrDII..', .kl'.1\.' j;l];llli1i1'T. . ,~- i ... _fM """"""io

,;!L'iil ,n}'C~,fi1' f.l/~li' MN m1JJ. IW)I' Nt{I~ r

Alt.d f~~ MmGorilrtr :If:M~, w1lWi. il,'~~ fjJ ~ J~

U· ~ .... ~' •. r. ~ ~~ _ .. ~h"

l l4J' ~W.rftli ,1J,r .1FII!'''''I;,y' NKJ '"!.\'"".'

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'" ]~'Il an ~;f." ,mjd ,~~ J'Oftllit "1Il1J",t' .. WKi:d Aamtj ,~ft'l 'JiMJt',,)'IlIW 'l',F '~ 04. ~}'.'fX~ ~ ~Iff ~;

y,~i.' )itHI ,~l'"111QW' 4/1 ~d mr ,~i! roo' if' j~.'il." ~U' ...... , ,W.4a1 ~fi';f." PH I~' fj.~'it'{y d~" t ;-;

., Tilitil 'is· f! O( ~~d 'iJi:ght·" ~irj th~ lC'.'at'@!rpillar,.

~" Mot qlulr right. 'I'm td:mid.·· Sj:ld Alloe,. timidl~t,~ ~, rom~ of 111.(.' words have got iLl~red.:!'"

,~L It jg wrons fmnn OOgin m1Jng' to end, II. 50tdd the, C.1merril~nr' dE;'dcledlY'~ .(LllId there was silenc-'e' for :Yjilne mi'l1ld'e5.

111~ (:l~erpl~~i'l,r '?j,~S the f'r:it, ~o sp€nk'.

I, \~ hat ~i~' do you w~nt t,t~ be r ., ~1. asked,

i. Oh. l'm not pi.llI1ku'lilIJ as to size," I\li.(:t hR5~ly

l! 1 ~iniT.r d~ff~ffd tkl'u ~M;iWi$~ itltul drj]J'it {!1!.Ymf(~;" $aui nnj"fllhn; .. ~iI·l~ril.lt ;T~ntlf mT~ I

/JJJ fim t#ir!lt [,{{jii: Iitlm allujJ!y 10 41.ti!h: dJd! t

v .. .,(1:' ~ - f' " .~.:.._r.. .lI ""V':_I"

,v, ~l' or .'. ~,; """ ...... ~ tr.~n "'.u"-,,, -'

fel'l[oo ~ I olli!ly' 'one. doesn't lilke chan ~;f1 t 50 [often.

I.. ' .,

Y01J1l, I\!FlO'lW' •

•• I' 4;0,' '! t :k1nCN " said Ute: OiJerpmarr'.

AHm said 'nothing:; she· had ~ever been so rnu 'hi cD:rntmdicte.', ]1'11 all he'r me berO~'i' ~!Jnd she! 'fe4t. mhat~, s.he \\43.$ losnng her ter:nper..

j~ A'u~ )lOU COf.llte:~~ ~!ii!qW ?,' I' sald ~hl2' Ctl~elJil~lI'.

U 'Welt. I' 'si~ouUt ~ k~· 'to 00' a lI:m:,. l:u.gel, slr, tf }1(1,lJ wouJdn{t mind,' saki ,A]k.e: j~, tJ'irre inches·:~ SUo 'h ,~ \We'Ch~ h~ghl to be.'"

.. U ,~s a v.ery g :od hefghl illl~ 1" said the CaJt'erpi1hu angrily'. ~ring it~eH uprighl, as il :spok,e Ut was ~ctly three mm:hes high ,

.j ,Bu~ I'm not 'used to it I ri 'Pleaded 'poor ,N.ioo' 'irill :PllmUS l\Ort~., .And. she '~,olJgh~ to herse'~f. " [II wish 'ti1l~ CJeaJ[llJf'6 wouldJiiI"t be SO C'aiSity atF:cnd&d I .,

t« Y.o 'U·et·!USed to. it in ·lim,e',·' ,saOO t.1le Ca.terpil!ar:~ ind i :p t he hookah into Us mouth 3nd. began S'moIdng ~dln.

This time' AHce' \wited. p3!tie:ntfy UI':I 'il it chOSQ to spe-Jktft, I n a minu te or two 'Ih~· Qt~~lhu took. tllll~ '~lornk h Ot~~ of' ~t~ mouth. and yawfloo onre G,~' twice., and shook Jt.seJrf.. Then it got down ~ff the :mllshrooIDj and c:r.awl~d. aMY ~lf1I'O tll.e' gross; '!if!,oere'~y

f~lrldng as ~t \,,"'eflt~ .,1. One sl e wj,l~ m~k:e :YQ!U g~,ow taUc. and. tile other side· wiln make .you l~fQ.W shortet,,"

~~ Ooe Sl' e of 'wllo,' r TIlle elmer S]OO of m.lMd ~[ f!

th~hl A~~c . 'to nerS1eU.

"or the U!J1UrShr,oon~ !~. said, the ca;OOrplUar'! just ss if she h,,'td asK,oo. it nlaOO. ~ and in Mother moment ~~ \,Vi1S 011.1& or sight,

lidk:e fen1ain.ed loolrliiig t.l'im.l{'Jl1tfl:;lUyat the mush-· room fo(f, luiI'1J111,c;. fIY"rIg to maJk· ' [ u~: which were the tw I sid! ~ of tt; and~ as it was 'penedly mundl![ she round Ud~ ,EL 'very dMficY~1 quest~!1... HOWe\1\er at ~lSt S'1h,e SUt'tclnoo her arms round 'ut CJiS f. r is tb~'y ~'Ould go, and broke off a 'bit: ,O'~ tfue' ~ wRh altch hand.

,. And nOW \:vhkh is whk:l11,~" she sak] to. h!!.IfSe]f.,

and nibbled a lillie' of' the t~ht-~lJjJul bn to try' l1'i1e effect: . h lllextInQrn1e[1t she 'fdt a, '!llol'etU 'b1a.w undentE·~nh JiJ r'-ch~n:; :tt had struck 'he'f 'f,'ot ~

She 'was a. . ad deal flii htencd by 'this very '5udde-,'1 th8.li1gj", ~ut sh~· felt tli1:at them wss no '~rnf' to be' lost, as she v.rns s;lhrlnking rnpid~y': so sM ~t to' wor'k at once Ito f$:t: s;orn~ O'f the olber bU. Her chin 'W~ I)~. so clQ~ly :l ',a:insl her' '[oot that

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.. ., d\o.\VIiiI in to a grnre.ful :zipag, :lnal wss gnin!lr [Ch' dive In m Or!' lhe le.mVtf'S. w'hJ'd'I!, she f.ound tOI be n thi,l,l!Y but .·he 't ps r)'t the 'mT'G@S onder wlh'L '1m she had been ~~tj'Ul~fh,g. \Vh~l a 5(1]arp hl$S· made 1\" dr.;l,'wad: :11m J h~!iCY~; 8 b.u~ '~i.goon had l1owlI1 in ' her race', and was beating her violently 'w~th ~lS \ i ngs.

~. Serpent I j, scr'oomed the Pigeon.

.,j, t'm ~~oJ' 3, s@~pe~"t l' '", said Alice ~ndfgna,M~y~ ~~ Let ~ alone 1. .~

,ji Serpent. ,~ stI,Y' ~ga&n: ", [repeated, the' Pige'Cn~ lmt 'i n a more subdued tone, and ~dded wm~ 8 kl.nd of sb, "'VIll! tried e:v.e,ry way. Dl!1d oo'hil::lg seer,rlS 'to suit thern .,

~! I Mve;n't the [reas~ ldea wi [It, YCl1tre ttl king ab ,ul~" sidd Alioe.

., ~ "V'C' tried the lrOois, of ,t~~ ttt'iQ ~l've lriw banks, iIInd, t've ~rioo l'Led} " " tlte Pigeon W~l'1It on, wl,'tlhoot ;)J t I"Idi~ to her: ~.I 'but tho~ ser, D'l'ts. The:re'·s· [1l0 ~rwsif'ig H'Ie.lnll" I

AJI~e was, mere and more puuJed~, 'but sh' lliolLlD'hi there \VaS, no use in ~yinl1l' ~nJflthi rng more. tillil '~11e Pigeo:J!ll l':1ad. finished,

"liAs if it ''''J<!iSr:t"t tfm.llhl@ ~;r ough hak::llJl:lg the I~;"'

there 'i,WS h~[dly mQn1 '~D open hew mouth ,i, but silo did il at last, .and 'm<lMged L swllll.ow 8, rno~ (If u hd -hand "U.

,[II Come'; :my head's free a:~ Inst l" said MOCe in a tom.'! or deli _ M., which ch1tTl~ed into aJ9Jrm in another moment, wh en she fOlun~ that her Sh[)UI(!~Ti'$ were nowhere' 'to be fOLlind : an she could see when she lokBd. dm jjj! lW5. an un mense leli1lgth 0' n ilr" wihidl seemed '00 rise ]l~kf: a, stdk 01ll ':: 0,1 a sea of ,gn."C'1l teaves that ~ay l:u below' her.

!~ Whoot ,MlII, all U'ldt. tr ShiH be" PI said Alice',

H j'\n,u whe~;e lllQr.' rliy shoulders ,got to ~ A~d oh,

r h d I!., "'I, I Il't '\.' ,~

my 'poor nan s, HUW is :f~ Cil 11' see ;'OUIr ,\11C'

was moving '(hem altio!JIt as she s-p 0 k,e; , but no resu~~ seemed to follow I exrepl, a littBe slialklng' am I ' t.he dista:nt g~n [eriJves.

As there seemed to be no' chance 'of geUl111g 00: hands up ~o her head; she tried 10 gClt h~'r head down t.o. them, ;IfII(] \WS deli foil to fmd thClt her neck "¥ii:lyld bend ~bou~ eas:~~ in any' directt-on, Hke a serpent. Sh had jU!S~ SIJ~~. ed in clfrvllll! r~

~II

C~\TE'KI'I U.A tl

saijtl '!he figeon. ,n b~Jt :~ rnust '00 on tti'uil·loak=oot '(m' se~jj[Jts nrg'lhitt 'md cbyl WhY,I I: hawn"t, had a WU!l1~ '0,1 .slre;p these tJ1u-oo '\vee'~.s!··

.~ I'm 'very '5a:!rty YZYU"fe' IIJ)eEr1 anfllOY\:!d., I", ~~d ~I ice, w'ho was· '1begir:I'!ling' to see' its :tnea'lll~n,go

And just" as I 'd tat:,~[li the ~iQh.·'·Sl tree in '~llQ l\food.;," ·mnrtim.ood the P~~II' miSMn;f!l: ~ts ¥oice to .ill shrl@ik" ,I and jlJSit as 1 was thinklIDIg I shou'I\d. be free o.:f f em, at Ja:st; th~y rHUS -. needs come wriggJin ,d.<mn'i from. t1he sky I' Ugh 'I Serpent I 'j'

;1 ,B,y~ I !liIiD f~: aJ ~~pe:f.1t. m tell YOWl.! '" ~~d. AH(ei i. :1~.Al a- .I"m 3. __ '11

• WeU! Wllnt· are 'You? Pi sand, th Pigwn. '! I' (10 see' yo s're trying 'to :hf.1VOOt sOflmclhjng!'o

~., In-:I".m1 a. lillie girl,'''' said .Alice'. jather doubtfiLJlly. ss she :remembe'.red the number of c.hJn~s she hed 1'''00 th:r:Qugh th 1 day+

i',A, libly s lOry i~dood ! 0; stllfd the Pi~ft ~f1 a I .. ore lOX the deepes~ OOii:lteomrpt ., :1:I'lJIe' see~1J !III g.oocl. many [rime gI.rns :iQ my Jme; but never O1J,. wilh such a ~eck us '!:hatl oN 0., no ~ You' a - . Ill; and there's no use' denl"ng' ~t. :~ suppose youtJl "'ie ~~I~ill:g me n~xt :that you never W.S(al. an egg II: IU

~~.I lUJ'lX IjS1,ed. eggs., certainly," said AI ice.. who

'WitS a 'very ~rlJ.Jthf 11 ch]J~: II l~lU' nttJ1e ghls en.l eggs q;une as mliJ.c:h as se.~lil:s. do, you kn!DW.';

!~ II don~l belie'vt it.;!;~ ~d ~he :PJlteon'; ,. but :~f t.llll~Y do- .\ hy then they"rf: a . in ,f serpent, that's all [~

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II bls ·Yr.1S s!JJCJh. a new 'td~, te Ailee', [hat. she '\WS

'~Ulite si lent 'rol' ::1. mirux!e' or t'ii'k1\t)ll' which gtiJve the .P»geOIil ~'he oppofi!:ll.:rnity of iJ.ddif:lii!, hli YOl!l·~ look~l1Jg flO! eggs., m know #U1J w,~Jl en.ouW1; and '\Y11'i1al dices it matter LO me woothe:r you'll a :Iiul:e gli1 ,or a. S2~~ pe!"l!t f ~·I

,. It matters ~~ gooo dea:! 'mn :rll~,;; said Alioe hastily: i. but I'm not nOIl:l~{mflg fo'u eggs, 'as ut happ-'Jfls; butt If '~ was, [~ sliu.!J.ddlITl't want .JrotJ.TS: I rC]orf·l like' hem

13'W .....

,. W'ell" be oHI them I • .sairn the Pigeon in a stdkY' tnf;ile" as 'j' .s.e·~L~edJ d.Q1Iv.o_ a,gall1 inte its. ncst. .ruice' crouched down am,ong the trees as. wel i as she could, (\Or h~~ fiiOCk kep~ ,g,em,til1 -nt~1'I 100 ~lInO[l_g '~jhCl! branches. and eve.ry noW' arnd then she 'had to slop uru), ui'litwist it. . ·n~f a'~ h i3e: SM rernernbered halt she s till held ~1Je' pieces cd mushroom :~n. her h:rrlds~ :und she ~t to work very arre,ruuYI nibblhtg litsl tat one a;lrnd then ~I the ether, ami gr·ow~llg sometimes

~n~er :~:rmd :som~ifb"t~ shener, until :sllC hitd s.yc:c~OO~ in 'ooifiBjl"lg l:1I~1f' d.{f~ LiIjI' her usual he1.g'hiL,

H w~ so kmg $"~I](:e' she ~'Jad tiE5en ,itmJ~~th:ilill~ ft~r' the riight .size'i tool ~~ :[cll quilt!;: SU~~l~~ l1t furst. 'but she ,got 'm to it in a '[ew 'illil1!U!l~es:; snd Ibega11i~lki Il'ig t,o, herseH as usual. '" COflm~1 there's ha'~f my !p'llan d.oml@' flfOrw ~ 'H~w ~~..2nri_(li' :a;1I :these changes am' ~ I'm never sure wha;t '1'm!1 going t~ 00" frr,om ,t.,"~ :mlraun:e 'l;Q

.. I,. I lrun 1'" . 'Ik... k 1...,'h· "

anen I~U' nq~vever. _, ve :g:ol: ~C__ to my flI.,&!! ,t· s~e::

tht!' next ~'ltting is. to' get irl!~Q lli~t ~Uimu:~ ,~rdm= ho·w t$ that to be· ~lo;l1~'~ W '\;v.ol.l~r i' :.; As sh~:sa.1d 'lh]s" she came suddenly' upen an 'Il);pe-:i:'l pl'nCie, wU~ a nbtl~· house In it abo!J'~' fL1ur fee:~: higJl, ii y\!hoe\ll~rr :U'lft~s, there,' ~ 1hollght Alice,; I." it'll never do to OO111@

,'6. ,j~p;, •• 'I,.., 'I 'Ik,_~ '1'..1 ,.. 'I;.' ;!.!

upon '~.I, lern iuts Sll~': W,I 0/', S~I,iJUUJl, 'Iungll it:erll IUle'1m

out of 'tJ11e'l-~' '\l11lS ~ ,po So :itni! ~n 'mli~'blhilg;at the ~rlg'ht'-h~Od, b:~t ~~~,~ 'arU1d, djd not \~ntlJjre to go 1iI!~rfhe house til~, she had. bw\!g'ht he~lf do,wn to 'IllImne :iliilll;hes hj\g1m~

PIG ~D :PEiRPER.

'For a mirmt,e or 'hvo she :s,t'itiOO looking itlit '~h~' house, and, wU!ilde'n'I.1'ii~ 'whet '[0 do neMl~ when slll.drlcn~y '~ ",rnmm3:rlI, in il~veiY 1~.'ITIf.i' running mJlit ,of thie' iJ,YOKl~(:s!lie ooniS~'d~r'oo, him to be 3, '~QOlmiJJl bceaese he was ln ~n.vt":ry: Q'~lhe~,~~ judging, bY' '1Iws. lace ,ordy, she wo~ld, have m~lm ldm ~ flSllb]' =end rapped [Qi!ldly ~I the' door 'with his 'klllt.lddtes., U \-VS/s openNJ by ~nothet footman Emll UWF~ ~ with: a round, '!'il(C' ~nd Ia.~ ~~ :~~k,e a fl'Qg;: and. bOlilnl -[oot:meJl. Alit:~ '!f!(Jm~(e(1Ii :~dI pa''.i~dwOOJ l!:k1:Kr UWit curled aiU over Utelij; l:f1ea.ds., Sl~e: -rcJt vel)" cuoous to knl)'!,W" w'hilJl ut ~vaS :a1l abou~~ ,an1d cre-pt a Uttj~, 'IoW,r out or [he wno~ to listen.,

The f\tslf\.-'lFool.lirUan ~n ~:v prQd'Ud~ 'f'r,m~ und\er hls arm ~, g~t l~l~r~ :~ea'rny as ~arge' as hin-eU', ana, this h~ '~nd.edl OV"eJ to U~ ather. :say" tfbg in a solemn lOne. ,i For Ithe. Dut'hess. An jiIr!~

Then 1lhey 'oo~ bO'~ved I~'l!. and 'their f;uri~ ~Q.'l tl.ul,gloo. tqgcth~r.,

AJ~ laughed :$0 much ~t this that she had to' run baek irvin the wood ":01' 'f~f' of' thGii~' hearing her, and when. she ne:~t; ~~, out the F:ish-f'oolfTbolfi '""WS ~:~;()fW, and the- other' was slUing M the WO~JT:1!d m1!~f the door,. st!1!lring' ,stupidly u:p lato the sky"

Alir.e. W~lf'it ti midly tJ.]J' to th~ door, and kH!li.':kml. '''T.here'''s no sen O'f' use ,inl ~moc'king.!"· saM the Foo,tm!in;, !"':a:ndi 'l1i1U 'F'Or' two ~ns., Fi;rst~, IlJeruu~ ~~m on, the ~me side of 'the door as you are: seoorL~I.Y. because n~eir rn~ldllg: such 3, n else ~n'Sid~', ItO one COtIW, p'ossibly :If'I~lr you," A:nd ~naiin~y there mas ,~ Most 'L!~l:lrnoo'dimuy l'Io~'Se goill,g on wnth'= in-~. (.(lfi'$hljnt l'I.owU:rng ~f1d sn~jng. and e\~ry now and then ~ g;r:ea;~ 'ia~l~i as U' !;Ii, dish OV kettle' had been broked.lo, pieces,

" PI~ce" then," said AHce, ,j hOW' am [ to ~~ in r riO

" .

,i! T1~tI'u~ might 'bel' SOfllU!' :sense hi! you!" :kn{iJc:ki,~g.";

,;,'_. F -! ...... --, ,-, -,~ .. - -.'_ .li'""" -j, . j.i""",·..a'nfF'- ' .... 'i1.~T !,r j"

UllC' _,-IiJ!CiLil ~1Ia'D, WCllIli. On \-'lr~u 1,j)I!;i)t, 3!1.u,:;u [Wli i;I W ,I; 1.'I;ol!, ".

''i,~T:!: Il'!lll'll the door '~twee.i'!. 1J.Il$. For instance, if yOU! \'V:r;~ iH~jd~'~ you might i~lnodlr; ~;fld ] eould let you f)I.;I~. you kli,Ow. ,. ~~;~ was Im,king up '~F~to, the *y ilU the tl~ue he l,l~S $peakln~ and :this ,A]ioe nilO~~[

~:t:l1tjOll frown '~he.' Q~!JOOll1 to plaY' croquet," The :frog:'Foo.trnan. re~ilLied. ~'n (b~ same so:l~mn ~lQl:le, ol~ll:y d~angjng the order o:~ the \~'o,rds s lu!tth.~., .,' :r-mml the QI.l!~l. ,Ai1l1 irrvlltjlbon for '~:lfle Dumess [Q pl~y

~ til'

Cmil~I~1I;o

docidedly 1IiI'llcivl~l. H Bllt 'perhap~ he rnn't ilrn.elp lt," s'h~ ~~ 1;;} h~mlf: ,I" his eyes 3:re so ~.ry n~riy at the top ·o'ff his head. But at any rntc he Imlglnt. answer qruesthllllS=Mow am rn t,~, ~t in?' H' ~he' re'peat:ed~ aloulidL

H I' sh3U sijt h~re:i:~ the Footman rnn\'il'rkiM, ,; ~JII ~~-mOrf[F\V~'~

At 'thIs rnoment trn~ door {Df 'the' 'hou.1$e ,openOO, ~md a huge pI[;lt~ am~ :s'kImmli:lIg {;Iut, ~tralght: at the Footnani':s 'head:: iJt ,~~$t ~,oo ,hils now" 'and brn1re 'to piece_-SJ 3gaiilt'lSt one or the t[OOS behind Mrnl,

H:_________' or ~x~ &,)1',. 'm,y'b@, ,"' the footman contnnued llrl 'the same t'On:e, '&X3CUy as :~r' no(hlll,g' had ha:ppened

ii Ho\v am I to gel ira, ~~' AJ~e asked ~ifl hi a lood~r tone,

!!.;1r.1t YO~J te ,get in at 311 ,?" said 'the FoutmarD. ~'II That,'s '[he n[gt, q~tl~n, you, kl!H1W. I"

rut: '\%~S. no riioiU,bt,:' only A1ic@ did 'rmot like to 'bg told $0., .; U~ '1'l!W1y dreadfu.lll'i'i' ~e 'ft!lutt~recl to. he~lr; i'j, the w,~,y (liUI the cr~t~res :~HIUi2'. :~rs, 'i?fi(flJ,gh te ,dJf.i~ one ,~ruy l, ,.

TIle F'Ootl!iI1:iLf1 seemed 'to th~nik' 't!his 3, gQOO o,ppor-, b.lnmly for repe-J.'Ho.,g hlsu;e;rrml"kj i.ill"i(h vrnrii~tiQJ1iS., ,1;1, ~:

slmll sit here.' I' h~' saicl~ ~~ O'UlI, arlld. aft fuf' darys and jays. 'I I'

• ~ BUi~ wl'tat :;1l1il1l i 1:0, [do? 'n said ,A]'i~'e'.

"'J\nythi.ng Y{)U ]~ke,," ~id, the' Footmalill~ and '~_11 '\\~l$'mng,

',j 0111. ttie~e"'s 'no U~ Uftl iU[lk~iI:Ig ~'C} hlm," saita, A'nOCe d~rntely:, !' he's :p~r.f~ftly ~diotk l " Anlca she opened the dlDfi'F 3rUl:~1 went in.,

IhE!' Gi!Jor led righl mnin':a ~aJrge' ~dlchen~ wni.ch ~s full nf ,nuke.' from One' en.d. to ,~,~~, O'~her:: the DL1(~lI~ was, sm~nlJ' "'",:", .. '1.'1i.1I" ...... ~=I~ iI"!! ....... 1 " . t'Le.·.

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midd~e'i 'nu~lng 3, ~_h)';' 100 cook 'was le1B:ninr.r over the' nre, stining i:lJ ln~Fe c<:l!uJdrol1 wh'i'ch seellll~l t,o' be fuM 0'1 soup.

"There's ceTti1I'1lly' too much ,~p~r ~n th~.t :wu.p,~, !O AJk:~ StlnaJ fo lten:elr. as. we'lll as stle' could Jar sneezifflg.

There !;,\1lS ml1aiulfI~y' too rnlUcli o'r it 1m the aJ~r.

Even the' '[DYC:tLC'iS sneezed ~slonaiiY:' m:md as 'rot

1Ii"'" - ~

thE." 1lxtb~f" H \\;'as :~1.i!1'lg and ]Moy.d i:flig ~te:rrullcly'

wilhout a moment's :pii'W.e'. 11iI.e' ,on~y two itI~tJU~ in 'fh~ kiiehefii that: ,did. lut;!1 :sneei:e', 'w~e the (~. ,and a ~::nl,e G!.~ wl:dch was siUin,g on tlte h~lnh :md igrifif"l:h~g' 'hom ~rr ~D !2'ar.

oE 'PI lid i'>1, I II - .. ",.. "',",,~I ... ·'1'[:- m, 'I'·~i ...

, ~, 'WOIJjJ. y .... "" e mel' :~lU, ,i-'l' re, liJj, Utu";

,~' ''':1'1' 'r ... ", ",,'Ih~ ".M.., '''' ...... ' ";1 Iii"" ,::. ,_, wh~thEir ~,~. '11'''''';';:;

~nnI!~YI :Jf~. ,'I.!II, ""~ ~ n'~!.:!' ~H."~ ~I,' .. !L~ '-'l'~~,,,,, ' , ,. ,. ,LI;. .~_..

~ood, iiliiarn'fulers for her to s~ Ilrst. ,i ~!I,tiw' YOUI ~l gri'ns like that, 'r 11'.'

'!'!' :IIt~s a Ch,e.s1'lire' a.lt.'" ~ll:d (h;~ Duchess, ""~mrll that's w:hy. r,ig I' ,

She seid '~he ltl~t word w.ltl~ such :stldde.n 'y.lolen,oe D:hat ,AIJc"t!' ,(],un.eo jHm;~:; but sne ~w in (lllioth§

mO'~l;Wit tll~l'~ it was ~dd:res'S-ed to, 1M 'baJby.t. alf1clJ not 00 h~r.!$(!! s'tJ..e l,ook (lom~e;, and ''WjN~~U on nga:in ~'-

.4 ~ dk]!i1I"~: krmo'W that Cheshire' aJts :a1vraY,$ giflmJ"~ : i n J~ct. ~ di d;~"t len!)"" tJUlt cats oo~'fld' grl 11. ~ ,

"-', lhey, aJil, a.11,~~· seid the Duchess,,; ":a,r:ad moot. ,(l(Fr : d·'

o eJT.l·· Q_~ -

oj :1 dmtj':t ~nQw 'Of' any tl:lat do," i\'lice' saki vttry pcdildy'~ fe-eiing qt~ite' pleased to hi~'Lve gal iiMD a eonver..sJ:tlO1l.

~j 'YOUI do:n"llitfllOW' m:LII£h," ssid the DltCm.ess ~ u:aind

'~]i:lt:lr'~ :[;1 fao!;;I:"

,AJim did :not. at all n~c' th~' tone @i[ this remark. 'and tl:lou~l1i: 'ut woul(] ~ as. Wfll 'to '~F.'Itroou~' some othEr' subject of iConv~t~O[IiJ", \~/b]le she' was try!rig' to flJ( on one., 'the (.00\1:: took d,_e, GaltiJdJmn qf ~ClUp oH th~ fire!> ~IIld at ii)flu~ set to wm~: th rr'owlng ~wryi.'~jng 'withiln I~ reaeh ,aI, the Dur.:hess and ~'hc bab:y""-'l'bc' 6r.e--,Jr:on$, carne first; - 'then r!([lnowoo :fl1 :shOO"U of :&lUc.ep:ll!n,S, 'plates (lind dishes, 'rile D~dlless took: no, rlo'l'ioo o:f' them", even. when they hi~[ her ': and th~ baby' was howl .. ing so nmdu alre::uly~ ttnaJt ~t. 'lIlI'JS qlJH~' lilm:p~ihll!' to 'say wh~theu the 'b1mV5, ll.'l.llft ~~ 01" not .

• " Oh~ pl$(1s8 mifi'n Wl"Ulit y'Ou~ru" d~ngr' ,roed Alic~", l1

j umplng '!LIp and dowilli iln an ,mgony or 'Wtror', I! Oil. there _gCi!'!; his, jJfilr-ioN,s '[I~ :1," 3S an ~Jru.iS~ny' '~rge saUC:~:)'lUl n~· close by ~.t. ;a:!ld 'very '~rly ,~moo, it. o'f.

,I i :~'f eV~fYh~d_y m~ndc-d, their own business, 10' ~li'd the DU:lthes.s in aJ :n~ grm\'l.'I~ H the world "')JI\ol~I'd, go round a deal faster than it d(J(S.,' ,

'~Whiih wmJ;ld 1r~1 !be an OOwrn~,:· said JiJlre~' 'who J~1t very gJad to get an eppertu r1ilty of' :shm\!.-. :~~g O'Wf ;,1 ~!ttle of hew ~wowtOO_gc.. ji JU51 think what work ill would mi.tke with Ule' daly Hind l'Iligh.U Y'OIJl see the ~:rU'!l iuk-es ~.w,"nly-llCiutJ· ho~ns to tem round Q1l 'utts ::u:is.--'!·

i. T~.lklllg 0:1' axes," ~ld the DL.lcness;, "chep an her '~d,!"~

J'ttlcE' gh:lnc.eiJ, :f:'3the:r ~nlXrOi:bS~y' at 'the' ,c.(l'l)'k., to see' n she ml;.':l.nrt to ~J~e' the hint ';- 'but the: ecek was blUSily' sl:l ning th~ SOl]I\ a:rad seemed not 'to, be 'listm~ iTJg', So she went on ~iDll '; ~~'I1.1Ja!lly=i'm.ilr hours, ~ ,tn'inft.; or ~s: j~ lWeht~ ~ 1--"

"Oh, .rn.ontl ~.ath~:r.- ~JJ~,~' said the rh.1th~; "illl~ never- totdd abide fagurills,,'! And w~~;n that she b~l nu;~s~flg lIter '!l:hntt] ag3:i:rn; Si:n,g,ing ~. WIJ"~ of'

Uulbhy' to it as s'~le ,dM so" and gjvi~1g it a vl'O~~m ~uke Ht the end o~ ewry lin:e ~~

"" S~Wi JW,E!rl) ~(J'J'fN''' lir,tl" &;),'.

Jt!tff ~l' hf_[jj. ~~~ kr 5T/_~l!lit .. ll~ .aRty {mao' ,it i{.l' j;!l!\l~r,

Bno,rm ~ 1rlt,/mM. ,it lUlU,"

'c-aO'!iUJ~,

(fn 'wlliiGll ~'b~ O<ifi'i:: ,il,Utl ~b;;::ljiJlh)' lO;I~~~I), ~ •• H"t.m.l' I 'W¢'.,g! ~~& ,j .'

While 'tl,e 'Dud~ess ~n~ ~h~ second V'(!~ ~)~ [h@. song. she 'Ik~pt. tOSSing' 'I'he' 'baby VL'oh:IJ!Uy up ~md dQ<\'itfi. unci me peer nUle thlng 'ho·wloo so, [h~\'~ .AUbe ,could hardly herur the- worns,:;-=

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1 IJfflI Jim, 'il!k:1l. 1M :t...~.s; ./~ ~ "<i]!I!' ,Qi~~j ~f~)"

'rio, 'iV"~ ,~~P. - -- j;.~ ~f~, I'.~

~,r.\!! j".j.j-\f7 n!;i')!f'll '~,F'~ ... " ,

CHo~us,

•• U',@ I r.t-'U"...I!' I ~..ll'!"

"0 Be~! YOY !lni1,j' nurse it a bi~, i f ~~'OLl 1.t~~ I 'I" ,Si1Jd the Duchess io Alice', illlngjng 'Lite OOlby at h~r

~ s~e :S,~b.. "I mlLlSt go alnd .gd :~Hd..y to play' troqur::t. '\'viilh the QU~IiiI/" and .s:11te· hustled Qll~: '@If the .f'OOPiIi, TI1~ (jcok 'iJ1t-ew ,3] f~[ngp'a!!Jil. ~fl:er hew as she '\~ernt, blLllt, itt BlUSt' mlSStW ~ile~.

Ali:or:· (';lug~t l~ ba1}y' M~l:l some diffilC~n~y." as ,~ '~ a q!l!lee['~s.hi1;'Poo ~ltttc e~l!JJ re, ::;1Jli1Id Midi eet ~ls aITif:lS· :!iJJllld I~ :~Iii!. all clurootioa1:-S, ,j j~t. lik~ a star~~sht UlOl!.'\gJlt AI~e.. lhl@ poor ~~Ulle' '~'ing W:8,S saortillig Hkeal, :sle:Jrm~Jl,Qir:te when 'Si'h~ C@IJJJgJi'rIt n~, mr.ill ~~Pt: dDUblUfilt ~tselW 1111)' and, s'trnipten~ng' ilSe-H Q!!lt .11'" so t~t a.~tr~l:g~~UQe~, fOf the 'first mlfliljJt~ or t'~,o~:it \VaS

a; much as sh~ could do ,t'O hold i~,. .

M sam as sbe had :[g1adle out the :proper ""l~,y' of' '1r.I1.IIrs.ili:lg it·~, (whi'th '~ 'to twist it u,p iinto' 3" sort o:F _knot, and then li~-eep t~h[ hold ,o\f' iI~ 'rtg'lht. esr ~l[1aJ left: fQot~ se as, to ~~W!1't ,ib;;, 'undo~ng ilm1t) :she ,~rri~. :ut ou!t :i!MO the O~Ul. ,~lf., U ,I f' I d'Ofil~t' 'hl'~ this ,chilld, ,fllW3y- "",,[til 1'ii'L'e/. th~lllg'htt· ,;i\lic~'. ith(!jfile sure to 'km. 1ft fln,,~ d~y er two: \'W'oyildJn't: it tie' muf:'der to. :il~ve it: OOhirnd,;~" She said the 11'mlS!t words O'i;Dt 1:0 IUd., and U'ne' m:~~~, thing'~~ul1ted. in, 1f$p1y (it hlh.1 Jef.it 0:1 :sn~h,~· by '~hJS 'time)., .,' Don"[ grrLiflrl:J'!" ~i'id A1ioo: .,' I'~l's D1I)i]~ ,ait ,all a prn~r wa:y o:~ ~ = P'~ing' J/OilIirseJ-r;; I'

The ~flJby gmntoo :a:guiflj, .;tf;iie) AI~ce ,loo1ited 'very ::lflooaus'lty into its, '('aCe' to, see w'~I: \-~s. Ute m:wmter with :~t. T~m c~uld 'be no douib( 't~l; ~t had ~. tj~j tom-up nose, liI'iuch more UkG' ;I :imlO!IJ.t than '8, rea'i :]IT!osr: ~ '~~ i -'5 ,e.Yf~ 'W~R!' geUDn,g e~lmme'~y smaJl~~ 'ffm' ;I] b:.8'lby:: ~ltogethe;F' A~ke did not like the 'I!l}o'k of ~he thing' ~t all, ""~-rtH]~ pe:~'~ps it W\i!iS i(lin'ty so'bbing;,'" s'n(' thDught, and ~ooked '~U11o its ,eY'S ,~gain. til' S~ 'iW [tile-C'l! were ,~ny' ~rs;,

N~. there we:~e no '~rs. H ~'~ Y¢!Ij're g'!!n'ing' to rum ~nlQ a pig" my dear," sakl Alloo~ $l:riously:, ":I'~, hil''I,l'E: l!1olhing i'rHJre IQ do wu~h you. Mnnd, '1!1Iowl. ". l~le poor ~nl:Me lhiLng ~O:lDbed, ,spin. {or grrtntoo. it was irrl.iI!'"OSS'ible to s.~y wlti'lch,,) and Lilley went: on '(.t)f' .SQm~ whU~ ~\n :sU~lTbC~.

AI~oo was, just ~ru:uj'ns: to, 'l1:1cllflk t'O h,e~lf~, j4:No\v!

W]l~~ ~rn 11 to d~ \vnh '~]l~S Ul'nil'@' ,cif:'t~~.1Jre' W~l~.f:]. ,I get U :~1I;mtE'? "'. whe.n ~It. ~nJflltN, agaIin i' 50, '\1o:1:ent1y. thal. she looked dlcvwn 'into ijts; 'ia;Cre' ~[rl some alarm, 1"hls time th€~'e (ould 00 r-j\o' llnr:sta'ke' aJbij)'i,d ~t.: !t wM 'iTIle~thN mere '!!lot less than a :pig] ~nd. r$'~\e feU 'tn2li1 'it. would be quite ilIJbsLlifd f~J' her 10 carry it :allY further.

So. sh~ se:t the Ur~i'e ae'ii.'bUUie down~ :9!rildl 'r~t. qu~l~ ,~el'i~~ to see ~'t trot ~;w~.y' QlU1.etly h'Uol 'It!.e 'Wood.

,U. i f' :~tt h3i1 grow.f'i! !:'Pl;"~' s'~e ,satd to' h~~l fill ~~: ~t ~~ijJ'kI hiilive been 1l! dreadfully 'U~¥' ,child, = bUll U m~k'e.sl rn~hlZr fI, rnmdsome :P1S. m ttlitll1lk ,. ,ln~ she 'began tlu~~ing ,©~ o~~~r chu]'" d~[~, she kn!2'W'I~ '~'ItCi 'might do 'l.I'~ry 'W"elll as :~igs., and, was jwt say= 'ulllIg 101 'h~t, .• i~f one. ;On~y knew '~h~' right ~y. to ClMrJJnge' lh~m,~"" ",men. she \%1'11$ mJ, Unte startled thy' :seeling th~~' Chesn] we' Cil!t slttulTIIg 00 :1l 'bou~h of a trrl~:a few yards on.,

The C'lIt 101lly,ggtnood \vheii'l It S3.w AJi~., It '11,ooke{i goodnaltlnt .. ed, :she. IlIDuga1t.: stm :it lr!ad wry tOf!lg' claws and ~ er~t: ttuan.Ji" teeth, so she feU ill 0Ulht to 'lKt treated '\vHh respett.

•• C~sl1U'~ Puss," she '~1. :rather timld~y! 35 :~t16' did not a~ all kn~w \t/h.elher :~[ \VOiJld ~~ke the rurae: howev~(J'u' it: only ~fin,ned '~ Ili,tUe' wider, II CO\m,fJ, firs

~ea~ so Iar/! tho!J;ht Alice. {"Ind, Solie 'Went. en, " W'ctlJkll you ~I me'~ '~e:tI~~ '~vhieh ~y ~' o~l to walk {'rom here ( ~I'

.; Thlll d~ds, a :eiPOO d.:eat on 'when' you, want te ~~t tot ,~~ '!'h.e' ~t,

~; 1[';1 - 'I m,' ,,,,ib. ""'Ff;!! w .... ~re-'·· ~l!IndA!lk.e,.

,_ ~!i:i:n _' "LllIi.~ i, "'f.:lIJI'li.i' __ ~!,!; _ .-,.0

•• T~Jen U d[j1e-sn'"l l1ilatt~r whihch Wtly YQ1J, wJjUlf.t/! said I,he Cat •

•• ~ se kl:flg liS I: ~e-'t: £t}lfl~~U j i' ,Aticc addW 85

un e'xpl~J~lion..

,,' Oh. YQu·re sure to. do th~t.'· salrl nile' 10l~;, ~.~ if

1QU ol1ly 'walk. Icmg 1~lloogh. '.

JUh:~ '~elt t~t thi~ could! 'riot be denied, ~'a she '~rioo anol her. question. ;·i' 'What ,0011'1, of poo,ple H:\!I~ abou't ha-:er'"

•• hi ~/lt"rl dimc~i(m/' ,nile Ot: :s.ruld. waving 11$ ri,ghl

. - C -,,1. ..' lives '" LI..,.H--=, '~' and ·11iJ I.ho;l d lreetion :0.;

Pi.HV JlUunu" i '!'''""' !Ill I~ 0(1111."-'" ~ Ii_ _Ii..! . _ .. _ .. _ . _. I;,J!", .~v "

wavi ng the Q'~her paw ~ '" ~n~ I, r,W~R:h :Hare., Visi~ clther }.f(f'U 11 I{,e;: ~h~'·re both mad.';'

to But ~; cl~n;!t wa!ll!~ ~ g,Q mJtl,ong m~Ei poopl~:I'~'; .i'!;lice' ~,~marto:d;.

Ii 0- , .- ' ..... ~I "Ik ~ 'I" -",;a -I "'~t ;. ,;,

I.\I~" yon cant. ,~~ p mar, ~I!JI, me YJL': 'we re

:aI~ mad her:e. l'li!l n'liad. Y.ou'm mad,"

•• How e II, ,,-, ]i'l'i"l' ,-- Pi! ~., "<'li~j i'I~kil!i

_ ,ow uQ ytlU, 1i'!;11li!:iW i i.I-U mal;,il,~, :~ 'YI' ,i!'l!il .... "':.

,!~ IQU mmt. be," sa~d the Cd;. "or you. wQutdn'l :h@ve (Omilll' here •. '''~

A'n[oo dfi'dn'[ thinik that :PIrO'I,I'ed ~it at mill~: hawev~r~

'Il.,~ . .' .••• . " .~. 'b.. .' JII. i.. . "''JLI'' .•. '1-._ i' . .~

SUII;' ,:veill ;C!fi ; ana ,I,~OW uO _}'!D!!J1I, lI!!.n:o,._ !i.11!1:IIII., Y,f;lIUJ ~

:nell:? ~~

"To '~n ~th/' $~d. 't:h~ ica.tJ '~~:a d,o,g's, :Il{!!t ,~d'.

'V !. ~'k j. ') ,~.

i eu IIImh "H~\ ,r

", I S~;P,PO:5e' SO~ ",. said AUoll" .•

"~'We11 then," the Crt: ",-rei'll!: on, !~:ym;~ see a dog gMwts, '~Iiheul irs angryl and. wags ils taml 'ii,,;-'Mfil Ws

....~A 1'1.11 I~ -- I 'il-,-- 9'11-- -'II""'·o .... .a nd ,

't"'~500, I,'!IIQW. g)FQW wnen ~,m :p~=blfut;J~ an " 'wag

my WI. when ~ im a,rlgry:. Th~rof'(Ir~ :~·t:m 'mad~~

,," J' C;iiill~ It p~rrii!iilgl nOI glPO\jj,tlin&:'; sa!ld Mice'.

!~. Call -it wh~~; f!)U :~ik~/" ~d, Ul~ CIt i'l Do< y.o~, -pli;ty ,croqlIDt. ~ltUt1h. the Queeml t~y ~ '!~

u:l' s1tol!.t1d like' it wr)" much, oj ,~id A~ie~i1' Ii,. bu~

'I 'I;. "I\ii. 'b ....... - j-- - -1."" ... · ~,'\IIJi' ;"

, ,11,i;~;W[l. ~ ~I'!i l!m'!;!'" ~ .I ~II..

~~:fgl!lL'~~ see me Uil.eff",·' said the 10l~, and, vanishedA~n;Le' -~V8S not r1rntCh Sl!W1Prised, at '~JnI~I' she was ge~Ung' sf) \~~:u, used 'i;~) queer things mppenil1_,g~ 'Wh.ile she was still loo:king ai t1~~ :pl:ro~ W'h!Z!fC ut had 'been. it s.ttt1dJenl~{ ap'p~Ired. aga]iiiI"

;.;i 6y'.[1he-by~~ what became or the oo'by't'" ;s..1id the Ott. I~ I'd nearly 'ro~:otterll to ~sk'l ,~,

•• U -~:tJ!fI'Ii:d ,un'hJ< iii pig/" J-\li:te answered 'wry GI,uret-, Jy~ just as U the Cat had come back ill! a -na~1JrJiI ¥.fl1i!y.

,. ~ '~hil)'LO,gh'~ h. would, "1 said u,£!, u!. ;)nd van~_Sthed, ;E1ga-i,liiI.

,Ani~e "Iv~h'€d a 'mU~t ~:l1ili e'Jo~pecUng ~Q see mt again, tu,;ut it did no~ :.l]l'pe-.'u,. and ~fter OJ. miniJJ.te' or 1",,-"0 she walked on :iJn th~' di:=, :rootion ~in which tn...:: March

qult . slowly. ~nn;ng '!;,'io itlh the end of '~'h~ ml. ~f!d c-ndj 11Ig wilJl the ,.J] 11 1 \Vl'l~ch. rem;ri !l00, sorn~ 'li m~ .£Ifler the' rest. of it. 11m g,one.

!' 'W,ell:1 ~l'\fe often seen a ca" ~ ilholJt a glhi:le,"

~h!Q'Llghl' Atocle = .. bliJt it gn[1"I wi~'1hollJt a ('".;1t:l It's the

most LliriQUS thi!'fig I evcr SIIW in all my' life ~ ..

'ShE!! 'IM~rj not ;gon'" much r::'l!lll(i.rr 'before she cerne 1 n 5.~rl't 0' th~ 1l0Lk.;' O'f the ~rc.h H~~; she thought it must be the I(tiht hOLL p because th i'!! d"limncyys. 'V!. re shaped Ibk:e eliii and 1;00 roof was thatc~~ed. w~~h '[ur. It 'W~ so I\:rrgc a house, lhat she dt<l n 01 i i ke t go f!ea~r tm sbe had n ibblt::.d some more of L~1e left-hand bi~ ur mushroom, and ~hsed. hersel f to. :JJIJoOUjl b!i.'O reel. high: even then she wal ked l~P 't(al.'IJ':ntls ia: 'mth~r tirni dlly" s.::1y1 Ili_g to hl~lI'SI!I:~, ~ .. Snppose i shaul' be rnyjng mad finer all' [atl'f!;QlS.t wi~h I"d g 1'l-C to see th lHaIDtcli :~nstead."

Hare· was sal to H:\'Ie. '.1 .~ 've seen ~attC'rs be:fme," she said to oorseH ~ •• ~]ne ~brOO Har - \viJil .~ much lhe rl1lo.s~ ,i,~'.le-r.~!]J1Ji. and ~rl13pS as lhils is. lkt,W ~t: 'von't, be rJ,virrog mad=at ~eaSl not so mOO as it was in Mar~h,;' As she said lh~s. sh~' looked UPti and th re was the Gt :~illl" sitting' 01 the ~t:Illl(h af a b~ .

•• Old yau s'y pig, O'F 'f1!"f r' I' sill~1 'I.he Cat.

11.1 &in 'pig,' [rep] led .' ~h:E' : •• and I w~sh YO:Ill,

weuldn' 'lkoc_ ill ppttari I 3.ind v:.nis.hill~p 00 sud-

den Iy: y'Ou rna'iite, one qulte gkidy .' '.

"AU n,~tu.'· said the 011: and, 'mh.~ 'time: it vani$hed

'C~IAPI,ER '\'U.

llle'fJ'ie was a '~b:1e set OiU under ,~, tree 'UVl fnJnt of tbe' house, and. the ,l'rtal,h Ha~ and, 'n~~ ~"il!:H:~' wallie h~;~ing tea, at it: a W)ormDl;I&~ wss :sit~ing '1Je.,. 'l'i,vee!ml them. l~l as! oep , ond 'the' ,oth~f bjj!\~; 'w,~~e lj5~g it' 3S J Cll~iht'(iI11l~, re&tintg the'i:r eIOO\\1"$ '00 :~~ .. , and u]lking over i!:S nf'ait ~! Very urKOilf:l'forl~b~ '(Of U'I.e Dormouse,' 'nhQu~t AJi~.e: ii only, as it::s asnee;pj [ suppose It doesn't mind,"

11'H~ 1:i1b'1e, ~'I';ll$ 3 llilfg@.' one, but the' 'bhroo were all crowded t'o~theli' at one c'Omer ,of it; •. ; No' wom~: No mom! j'P fl!1~y r::lie{)11 cut wheii1l 'Dl1'aiE,Y ~w Alire coming" ~!' There"5 ,pJ'&J]{p ,o,:F roo III 1 .. ~.ld Alite ~nd.i~antly" and ,S!he' ~t: dO',vti. lO ,a, largc' ,~nn=dl.~ir at one end ,of the l'JJble.

;;"R'ov,e :SOfr:Ie· ~'!,!~~~/ tM Mafl/:~l H3"~ said! ln, an 'f!nOOUIa~11ig tone.

,Mice' 'looJrod aU round 'the' '~'a'Il111~p but (here 'i,mlS

noflhin'll' on ~t but. te:i. ",~ [ ,dCii'l'lt: ~ flJiily' wine!" !liM rema r:! .. e,d.

,., There isn't :~!!nYi" ~id. the L\1UICh B<1I'"e'.

"Then it wasn't V\e;[y dvU of Y'Du. to loffer :ut'/" sa til, A'I lee angrill,~'.

4' It wasn't wry' civil rd }fQ}U, I:1l sit down with01J~ be'ing jnvJtOO." ~id, the. ,1'I!\a:rd1, HlIm.

40 I didn't :l!lnow' I~ ,,,'OlS >'OtJ,r hl.bl to/' , said Alice ~ .~ 'i,["s, I:dd 'for :i .gf~~t: n:lJllljl" tl1{Jo'r,e tlb.llfi tl,.r;oo'.'··

j. '~Ol1J hair wants clJtmln,~·.~' satd '(he Hatter, H~

bad been 'I:oo~jng' et Alice (or SOfile I:inoc with ,gr-ea:~ ~urJG'S,~t.Y'~ and this was ~~i~ first: speech.

~; You :slicu;'ll(I, learn nQ~ t{), mak~' personal oomall"ks.'~' }-\irce ~[d ,%~~h some wvG:~ity: .nn it'll; v@~y :rude."

The H~ttcr opened hiseves wry wkte on :he3.rtl'1lQ: tMs,:: but aU 1he 'Sam' '!;ws~ "Vvh~l 'i~ a [lvSn llke 3, wrjtil'l ,=de-sk f ••

;~, COme; we sh~U have some fL!J1, J1liJW.lI~' Iho!l.Jgl:tt:

A'l:i.ce. II"~ ~:~'m .glad they'~ ~n askillg rrkldll\(+-~I oo.l~~\le I' ean guess that," she added aloud,

!~ 100 you [[lOOn '~,hal ym] 'tllink yeu carl find out t'lw answer to it:r" ~ 'n:i"1e' MaTl:h H~re'.

"j li,,;:~cl:ly so'," :saEd, AI ice"

,.i Then :yQll should Sii]_y '\\lih;a~ y.iJ.IU :1l1Gl1L1~" tli'e' MtLN.:h Hare \wf1lf. on,

", ~: Ido," A~r:ne h:;i:ttil'y ~p]jerl; "at least~at iea~t :1 'mea·t11 1;,\~\ha~ I: ~y--t~.t·s the ~1me thlog. you kno:vv.." ,", NQ~ U1Il.1i same ~:h~ng' it bu~ ~ ". sakl the ,I-latter., o"~Vl1y'. you mi~ll ]ust as well say thM "I ~ what I eat' 'i:S· lIMe· :same ~:hi ng ~3 ~~. eat. 'i(!i&i.at I~

i'You mi,ghl just as ~I s.1j"","i adde<d the' !DOT=mnl.li$(:'. who seemed bl be bllkirn~ io hls ~€-ep~ .. that 'F m ~:lroaU!i~ when I sI~]" i~ the ~m~ ~'li1Iing as ~I I :sleep 'when ,~ 'Ib~lthe "',~"

'''I~ i!i tll~' same thJ:llg wit~ Yl)U," seld Ute H~tler;, and here the' COiIT!veJSaitiorl droppoo. and lh~ pSJrty sal s~lC"nl' 1'01' a mjnY!~e'. whne- A1Ji(g tl~i!:I ,U, u\l'ef ;~K~ she couM rremernoor anout 'r::3,\!'~nS and. ~rril:i:n.g'-. desks, which \wsm(t: much.

The' ":l9.tt@i" was the ~~~t tQ1 break the sllenee, • f Wh~Lt. d:l,y of Ute H'lQulh ;i<s, ;ut' ?. he said, Itmwri I'lg to .i!''Uke; he hnd taken his ~l-ch out lof his 'pock:e~, and. wns ~ookinr' ~~ it t1'n~.5ij]y'~ sh;ikhli,g It every I!OW artd thM1, and hoMing: U to ~lIi~ B1:r a,

1\1 j'<L~' consldered ~ U ttle, end said" ,II The Jourth.,l;J "Two d[3,y; wrong,,~' s.ighed the Haner, "l told YOM: butter w~'!._dd!1!,~t sU!i.t: the w(uk~! ,. 'h~ added, looking

a Ilgrily ~l the ~~ r,h Hfil "'~"

Ii I 'I~ W,JJ!ji the IJGst' buner," lile Mafr..h H~re meel!:ly' 'I' _..!II

~,~p:LeO.

", Yes, but some cn~n~bs; iITl'Ul:5it hrrve got in as well," U l@' :Ht~n\(jlf' gtlJlill bled ; ,,' you shoIJM~; l hii\le put it ~'11 'wi,lh the bread-knile,"

The Mj.rt.:h Here took tht- W~lt~J~ amid IGo,ked, ~u it

1~~oO'm~ly ~ then he d~Jiped i[ :~mlli;!' has- cup of rea, and, too,i;(oo at, :ut ,~n;' IbUl~ he eould thinh~' o't- nothnffilg IMt~r to say' '~liIaJn. hls f~rs~ 'I:!emark. ;. I't ~s ttl!:' &£l buU'elf'] you, know,"

Aiioe. :h3d '~!:'Q loo]~:ing' ~1PJel his stlGl'Ildw virth so~e,' eln~o~ty., '··'Whtll.;l, JUfiliily' '\V,a.tclm I '"' 's:h~ reD_rKOO, •• It tclls the clay O"U the trJQntth. ::Ui'bdJ d~S'n·t: t:e'~~ Wl13t o~',cl~ U ~s i 'i"

,~~ '\Vhy shoeld it. f'~ mUl1e:Cif!d, the 1~laller. .;, :D~, JtMJW wateh 'tcll you wh~~ )"!!'M: It JiS, f' ;_!;

oi, Of course not," AUoe re~.ioo, ve:ry reJdi~y:, ''''but. u-.~t~ because it: .stays the' s~'me ,e-ar f'Or sud'i ~ 'lcmg: ti~ tOg~t'Mr~'~'

,',!, W}l'i.cb is Just '!he esse '~n:Ul ,,!:i~/" ~jdJ '~he' Hatrof.,

,Ante rt1lt' cll~dJ;~l~~t cputzJoo. The' Halt,ef's, :re:mJ:i1'k ~med to ~~er '110 lu.ve [NO sort 0'[ meanlng iUi, ~ti ;!'lmd, :rl!t it was c~rtajnlny EifigiHs'&h ,. ~ dO'IIl,"t ~Iuil'e un del .. ' s~alTIld :rOlJ'i"~' :she ~jd! as poriitei~y as she Qould.

~~ Th~ DomllO'IJ5e is ~ . .sleep :;agatn J" i' said l1M~ H@Jtt~r,~ '91nd he poUJrl.l(I, ~] '~~tJtlc 'hot tea on. to US :[iilOse.,

the Dor.mo~ shook ~~s head illl1P3tPefllJy!, aMId, said~ w~~h~ut opeiiiing lts ~y(lSJ ,," 0 [ OOUiifSe, of OOIJJr5}e: jUiSl what :~ was, ~oil'Vg to remark m~:[.~!

ji :&i11i11rile' YOIi..1, g.J~ the riddle yet:~" Iti.e' H~~;~r Slid. hllm~.[).g to Alice i3g3ln.

•• ,N 0; I giv,e ~t up'!'; AIEoe wfjlaied:: •• wliafs, U.Q! answer ? ,~

, I' I !ill,woOt the sl ig;h~es~ idiw,'! SJ!~d, the Hm:ter.

,!~ Nor I " saki '!tl1e' ,Ma~,l"~l 'tiJIii'j_""" •

.. . "riu~I .. 1 nc..lj~.

AJlice- slgh-E-d w,~ly~ .. :1 ithiiTIlk' you nnirght do something lJetrtet '\v;i;th aJMe' ([me,'!' sh~ ~di ". U:!~n \-vIlSa.ing, tt i1ii;J. asking' ndldJes thtlJt' hl5IJ~ rIO answers" • i~ I'f you ]knew 'lllTnle as w~U as I do;" ,said! the I-b~~er j. ",~ou 'wotJil'dnr~ italLk aoout ~ting it. n~, nhn,'~

,. I don't :know whjj!~ you me'aJI1,;" :sairl Alice'.

'" Of ceurse yuu, d:oli:J '\~' .~ d!' the H~tl'er s;g~d~ !t.ossifli!g his h~d oontGn~ptlJ.OUS~Y'. !' I dare s,,1!Y you fi~!Ve( eV!!t:'! spoke '1'0 'l~[lt~ ~ !'

,j Perhaps not," Alic.e' ctlurBQl.ASil,lIt '~'~too:: ,~',~ bul J k.iin~v I have' ~ 'beat tir.rte whiE'r.! I illeafn mesie,"

';'AIl! '[hili .aa{]:UI1 ts 'For H~~"" ~[d 1"h€1' f]~H.t~;. lin Hoe t\TOn"t :stm-(l be~tlr~g.. M'OIl;'/{, ~f you ,only ke,pl on g(!(Jd terms wIth him, he"d do aJhnosl :lJr1iylhing you ~~ked with 'IlllE dook. For instance, surp~ it '\vefe' ni tile: o'crCid~ in U'lce fliloming, jl1st time to begiCll ~~n:s: you·do Q};Jl~Y h~'IIC to \-;lhisper :~ hInt, to

'l

'Iil'iJL:e~1 :a:nd, [o'1.md, gees the' clock 'Ln a '~:win1\ding I "aJf ... ~st {m~" ~if!!ii~ 'for ~~im'ii1~r' ri I'

('.!~ Oil1Ily wiish it: was," the N\t!ifdll H;Jre :Mid 'to t~1'[ hi a whis~u:.)

- - .j ThtU W(D1l1J(lI- 'IDe gnmd.;, rerro~nly" ,,' said AliQe.

'llloughUlllly: ;; but [In;aIl1i,=~, sh(!.uld~n't be hUJllfi [\DlF

• - c, ,,~I. W' "

~t. yo !Ill, :l1I.no __ -.

,~", N.ot at flr.'S[ -, '~UMPSJ'~ s:lid 'l1 ~e HaUer;, 'U but.

)/iO'U, could 'Ik~~ ~t ~{) ha'IJ-'past (line as long as YOIJ ~l~:ed/~

oj ls that 'me wra;y >ym mm.' r "J A'Ri:m asked, The Hutter snook his h~,cl. l1FioumfuUy. ,~~, Not I /~ ~1e' repl~ed. ~~ 'Vi.f.e ~iJan:~[led ~lli$t Ma~i(h -Jll~, Ditdore lJ,~ ,"ren.t: mad, y.ou k!l!lJw~!!' (puiIllUo\g wtth his 'tm~Qn at tnt;!' M;H,r:h H3f@J) ,., ~lt was ~t '~l::l,e gueat oon~f;~ giVfn by the' Q~leen of He_a~, '~:ndl, !: h~d to Sifi~,,;~

~ ,~'l:{I. t~iiilrJdt; iiJfiJ! NIl f' ,Hflio.l M'Wltti" ~.'/:'J~i//'n' Q,f ",'

'i IIp ~ i& '~-Nt'i'd;fOlt.N.

u__'l;q ,tj: ~f.(lIm:J ilJ I/::r .Jky. r~rfNM,. nlllnJ:Jt-----' ;;

;':Oll kno~v 'I'M sHng ~;rh~~ ?""

""I've heard :SOniletm~ng: '~~k)f' lt," said AlIre.

!~ ~'. -- -,- -,,,, ... _.... -,- - - 1"'.,.. .... 0 ... P. l'Il-.~, H .. t·~\Cir "-""'n;'hl";e1i

I~~, g:oe ... , '",,~ ~j YQ~ !!f;.~ I!I,I' ~-)l'.' n,"" I(I! ~!'oi'_ ....... I!, ,1;;1 _ 1;4!i!'

'H in 'DhJS w.a:y ~ ...... ,

~]~tie fhe Dcrmouse shook 1.'tse~f, and began Sifigl!11,gin liS, s!oop ... T1JJi~kl~. ti4!JlJ~fdt;~ AM.'~'ld~~ IWJitfld~! -.~ ~nd '~iU on so ~ol!lg that t'hey' MdJ to 'ph'ldl 'Dt lit} make H~: $top~

··"",-f.,cIT. l'd h;udly fin&shed, Ute first V~~,,:H Sitld t'lhe Halter ••• \"Jbc!TII the Queen burst ~i,U~ ~ m-3:,e":s mmdering the 't~me ! OU:f ~vt~h his ~lIGiU;J; "i

"How drt'ad:ft"H~y srlV;3~];; ~.'{('Iaimed AH(J~.,

""And ever since Uliltt U~e' lH:atl~r 'M\Il~ on lin fA

I1flJiountFt.11 t:o n e, '! he worn'\[ do a thung .1 ask l' If'~ s.l'!oWys six [fellod( now.,,"

.A bnight 1d~, C9Jm~ ~ntcll' A'llials h~d. ;, ls '~hIT~ the reason 50 'many '~""t1::iif1ig5 are 'put It~U~. bettie r" 'She ~k~d~

II Y'~ Loot's; U~,"" said, ~he' Hatter wlth fl ~h ~ ~·i' il"::::!, alw,a:ys tea.~lj me" :;,a.no ''J.;!!e''~ no time' to "W1l£li, ti;,e '~hjng:s 'behveen whi~~~'

"'Thm 1mll 'keep ftnQtvftn,g, ro~.li1d.~ W ~!';!PP013C'?·' ,said

Alkt". "'"

~~, 'ExacMy' $0;1'" ~kl the H"~U~r: ,1,1, as the '~Jhings get uMd up,"

oj But 'wJ1E:!n you come to th~ begjrI'Fi~n.g· again:? H Alice ventured te iiliSk_~

i" Sup.~~ we change th~ Si!1'bjeLt," the A1art.h, H~Jre' int!)rnlptM, }~.wni~g. ~; i 'nl ~ttijn,g' 'tQrcc. of' d'llS. 1 vete 'the, yOlimlg :taJ~.y' l.ells U~ a sOOty.'"'

,. ,I 'lin :rfrnidJ ~. r1<mtl know one," said Allee. mIller alarmed iiiJ!: 'the proposal,

Ii Then the IDormouse sh8JII l" !hey both cried, jj '~Vak.e up, Dorrnoose'] j;i And 't]ley pifn~hed, lit OH bo'~'l1 sides at ence,

'11m IDo.:rm(]i~ :sta.vili.y ,ope1lCd bts ,e~. ._" ,I

wasn't ~~s1eEpP'~ h~' $.:IlItd in a hoa~" 'T.ooblc '\luke';, ee 11 he .. srd ewry' wor,d J"'QU 'frllo'lP;.tS \~~re ~YirD.g.·'

011. feU 'us a ,st~Ji'y l" sak1 the! M21Jr.a11 M~

~II, 'V'es. please dOl ri i' pleaded Alk:e.

~'.l ~I h",,- -I",h ... b. ..... 1 '1',1' !~, ,...r'II.-:I,.-..,,11 ,~,,..,,,, liUr""iJi.""f' ........ , , ,,-i;(1A,l ~ Cl,U ~Ir< CJjU'IJ'u.· .L~ 'l)lkllu,cii;J III 'I..::' nLJl1.lllUi • ," "H,

you"ll h~ asnc~p' ~gah", 'bef'ore' il~:s. dune,"

" u o,m;:~ upon iIIl time' 'Mil e I"(!!' werf' three li~tJe' sisters," the Dormouse ~n iril, iJI. ~I' ~]urr)t: " and the-~~' names were EI$i~i' laCi:e" and. l'jjl1h~"; and. they l±\fed, at thilll bottom of a weli==-°'

-- 'If

,II \<Vh:1t cHd '~hey Ih1le." (lEi. (-;~' ,~id Alke,. who, a~·w.ays

took ;[8, ,great interest :~inl CJJue.stiolITls ,of ,ent~~· ,a:~~ df1illl'king,.

•. They ,Ih~. on treacle," $1'iiiii U"I.i!i: Dormouse, {l1'terrr

'frd nlCing ~l lfIimJl~' or '~~,

0," lhey cDIil'dn(~ haw done Uwl~ y(:i~l kno,\,Y', .;, Allt:a,; gemly rerrl[~ukoo;: ,! ~ ~h~ycl have been HI. II'

.,1 So they were," S'aild the Dormouse ~ wlji iii:"

A1 i~ Ut~~ a llWe [,0 fancy '1:01 h!!Tsel:f mih:;)![ suc]fiJ an ~xtr".lordlmJ ry \vay. of lUyjn~' wotlld l~ like'. ~U!t It. ~~1G'2'It:d her too, much, so' she went an ': j~. Bt»~ why d~d 'th~y live' a'~ tlwo b:iU(l!nl ,or a ".,.rell r'·

"Take :some :more' ~;. '~he ~j(h H0Jre' sand 'lo .. "rJiC~i "~IY earnestly,

'&, ]"ve had. 'no~ij:n~ yEt,'II A~too ~e:pltw jin an aHended, tone, "so [ ~n-~t 'liI'k@' any' mere,"

~j, You, 'm~flj jfOun, ,can'~~ bll:,~· l~ saM, 't'M Hatter~; ,II :Ifs very' !~_sY' to' '1.'8Bro mOIl!.: tMn riofh.rilg. nu

!~, N1obocliy asked }'O,f,jf o p:ln len , .. S1l1Jnd AU't.e.

~'" 'Who;g IrLalkuil"lg pe.rs('jin~1 ~e-mi!lirks 1f'i00'j,1" ?"" the Hatoor ~OO. driil:itfl,pih5inlfiy"

,#\1Iij:e:e' dld, not. qudte 'know wrnU to ~.y' 'l'O' 'l.hi~ '; S(!)I S.'l"ne' helped. herseH to some' tea ,~~d brC1l!d-a!!1d~ bli.Jt.te~. and then turned 10 the :Dormoust1!' and. ro,,: rmtw, her '~jIJ~;iilln. ". Why. did th~y li~ 3)1 the. ~otlorn o:r 9, weil Pi ••

The :DorrnOli~ agajln 'HiiiD:k. a mlfn.if~ aF' 1,,,'0 '~i4l1 think a'oom It. and then ~id, .l:it: ';'NO,as a tr~de-' we~t :""

" "Tbere's '~o. SL!t'h tihil1g I" Jl;jke W',i;1;S, begjrliDllng; very an@;wily, but the lohltl'~ and the ~1~f"h fbu~' Wc"8lirl "Sh:1: sh I ;';, and the Dorm olLlm sulkily r\~· marked, !~ l~ f yoo. (rdr~"",tt be d.\lil,~ :YiJu"d betl'Cf :~n~5h the ~tOfY f~r YOlir~~f, II

,i~ NQ, ~'~e2lSe go en ~ ",~ AUt:c Silld yery' humbly: 1i:1

won't interrupt yeu aga'i.lIl, ~'dar~ ,~y there m~y t1e'

()i~~,:"' -

,'~ aile, in:iBea 1'" Si)jdJ the Dar:.rllloooe ir:n~ignal1l~J'y,.,

~Howe~r., ~.e. 'OOflsen.t'oo tin' gil) 0'11. ~. #lilld 'so these th'ree '1 ilttle sksters\-· .... ~fu~y were leiiming to draw, :yo~ kflQw=---"'" f.~

"~,I Wl1ffi.t djd 'th.ey dmw:? '!'f. saijdj Alic,e, q,ui~ 'f'OJptt-

'tiil! ~lef p~ornise·. .

". Tresde," ~Ld the' Dormouse, w1lthwl:. consider:... '~f1g at a~~ ILh~s turn~ •.

•• I 'waJiilt m dea:mI ICUP,~'" ~n.t.errul>~d. the Halter:' ,~~, ,11~.':s, alii m,q'l.l~ one: pklJce' en,"

He- moved on as he '6PO~, and the Daim'ict1JSI! 'F9l'!ow€cl him:. the! ,l'Wb:~iC'h Wi mre meved iOI() th~ DOJimouse's place, and ,AUoe iIflidher 1Jmllm~r;;Jg}1y' 'l'oo\lt the plru:e o'f " he Marth 1~laf@. T1."!e~ H:a.tte;r was the' only' Cine 'who, got :~my :adwntage· f,'mm thl;' cha:lrng,e'~ and Alice wasa good d~B WO.r.se off then before, as th~ ,~i\2fd1 1H3r~ had j~t Iyp.~e.t the mil k1yg; inti) his 'PlaID~~

An~,e did ~OItt wis.h 'le offi@'liId the DO[ffJ~~ :~mlJ' :SOL she 1:leg4)n ¥ery OlJutirus:l.y' ~ ,! IJ Bl1~ I don't under.s.l:imd~, Whero did they dna.tv the treaele from, ;~ 1 ~

,r, i 'Y ou ~rn dra.w '!ii\fateli" Clr!l.!l~: I[lir a mt:er=W€!l.:" said! tine' ~;nUe:r; .,1 'so' ~ sliouBd '[hll1'dr. roo, ,~o~Jd d.mw Udde out of a tWilt1e"'we'Ul-=ehJ, stu,pid. (' I'~

!~ But they W~' nJ the \\o"~'~." Nroo said to the' DomalJSe~ [lot dlloosing to notice '~his last re~rk'.

~. OF C01.11;r;e~ thev W""''" ;;; sru 1:] e lDoril'l 'i.~.,.-.-

-~~ ''''.1 .. ..-. ~ - ~II

·l'IlweU in~,.·~

This ~nS\VtH' so omr(lIsOO 'poor AJi~. '~h~'t she 'let 'ttie' Dormoese go. Oliil 'for' SOfi"U~' 'mime without inrerrtlp~~-o_g' ~t,

,!~ ThJ?Y \-'ltere ~eajFtlming to dra \'it ii the [[)onnOU51il! '\\!erl't on, 't.r'~lming and mb'blrli' its eyes, 'for it MS ge:ttliiill 'very sl~y': ~·and. 'l:Iwy drew 3.11 manner ,00f

'ttl1~'l/erytjhi tltnt begilflS ,~~~t 1 an M- -~.

" \<Vhy wfth:an ~- i' ~, satd #\'1 roo,

!! \Vlw not? '," said the Marrch Ha.re.,

_., .

AlBee was s~len '.-

111le ;Donmms~ had close rlS ~ by' 'tlnis time, ~nd. was going oH ifli~o a doze, but, 01'11 'being

~~ched, 'by' the Hatter, it woke u li~.fjIBn" dth it mille' shook'., ftnd went Om!: U~t'lhjt begins w,itln, ;:1111, M~, such iSS, mousetrapsl and 'the moon, ilfld In :rROfj'.f ~ ndl fii1ychness.."".you, kaow YOM Sjjl tiJ:ilings, a:rn' ~ mueh ,of a. maehness '-;dkll you ever see sUl:h n tN Ilg a'S a ani \ i [:'I of a tiIlIl.LChnes$;?"

,~~ Re:aUy ~ IlOW' Y'OUi esk me, " said Alic:l.'::, very miJC::~, ooii'lfusooi ;,1, [ don"t thi~k~F.I'

·'lhM yo ,&,1iI01J1(ln't talk,-i' said the na~~er. 1i1"ls pii"li:c' of :rudeiijes.s \V,as, more ~hdftJ A~kle '\IJ~ld . ear: she .. (r~ Up' in grot ~t. and .'I,wlked of': ~he Urn-mouse 'reU~ aslee,' :L~l5~au-nly, and. neither 01' the o~;:rs look Hll~ flaliim' of her going. '~ml,Jgh

she ~o 1000. baek OO~' 011' twice. n·U' hopl'll '(Nt th~y' would IC01I1 II [ter her ': Lb~ lag! '~me she Si.w them, lh~ werre trydng' '10 pUI the Do mouse 'iffilto th~ teapot.

'!IA't a~~t- rat~' 'wn n~.eF gOI fhere 9~inl! •• said fijiae OS she pidtod iter way thfO'lJ,gh U~e wood.

,~~ U's :the :slypld~~ Um=:pa!llt:)/ l~ ~ ~ ~t in ~~~

:mrur 'm'e! H' . "

Just. as :sJ"ie' said, this .. she' 'ri:lotked, U~.t Q'1'!.e' of 'Mle tree-s :H't.ad n dlOlDT: ~,eadjfl, rig1~t '~f!jto it ,1,1, Th:aJ"s, "fe'r.;,v ~\!Irious.ll ~~ she. U~Qu.g"hit. ,.~ :OUlt ~thtn.g~ csnous toO-day. I: ~:'ilnk I: may as w£li! go :UIiiI ,at

, , ~II jI"Jn..!l1 :'1' '" ",'I..., "0,,",,,,,,1'

Qnee~ ,HI ~~ '.I:~ ;jLi'o;;' '~''''''_I'~''.

OOO~ mO'r~' she found h.erseH in the long I~II.

UfLd ,!:I~ 10 'lhC!' ~jiUl!l!' ~'1ass ~'~e. ;, Now. ~:'II 'gng• ,age be~t,~r this titJl'l;~;'~ sJte' said to he~fi '~nd b!~pn by t.~'lf.:1ng· tllhe' Htt~e golden key! and 'llnlc:Jc.k~~g 'tlt~ door 'that led mto the :gp;rdefl, Then shE!' set to wnrk n~bbling' at the mu-shi~'QOim (she' bad ~~pt a, p~e,.of :u~ ~n her pock'et) tm $he 'w:,as aboyt at foot' l~~~h; then she walrked ~Q,wn '[I;w '~ifu~e' JP',twg: ~il-d tlM:Ii:~--she f.tJ.tlfl;d, heJse~:f :lllt last in, the bea.u~'ru'l p:rden. ~'~l~n,g' the' 'brlgbt. ~O'wer.beds and [he' (-00'1 'fO"l1lll1t;;:)ri ~ s"

'CI~A'P1'Ell vrn Il

1,HE Q.iJEcN·S CaOQUitl ""OltOU~,D.

A :I~rge rose-tree steed near U~ ~mh'illna of the gardenl: ,the' roses ~jrO'\lI;it,['!ig on it were-, whim, 'but there' were three. g;Jrd'ene~ at. :i~I' b!USull, l~ifllMng them red, Alim thought t'nl$ 3, \rell11' ~Yri!olJS thifillg;; and she \\'Ient nearer tc w,atih them, anti jli:...LrSI as she ca:me' 'il:q, 10 them she' 'nm[rl OWIe!' ,of Uleln ,sa}!" .. u .. Look' ou~ now, .FIve I ~Ofl·t ,go sp4:3JShir:ag paln.t ever me like '~hat ! "

"] t:ouldI1't hel fJ.' i~j:I" ~id :Five io a fi'U!lky tone',: ~f SeWli'I1 j~(] liI~y c~bow.!~

On, ''W;ilrdch seven looked 'IJ~ ~nd said, "'1'T.illat's ~'~liIt~ f1r\1\e ~ Ah.%-ays la,y the blame' ~n others, i ..

!! l'oil(J: be:tter not 'tlDk 1" ~id, Rr¥e_ H:I :hea~d.

th~ Queen S;;tll only' yesterd3y' you d~J:i!led, t~i !bebehe;tdt'd! ;'!

i. 'What -ror?" sald th:e' Me li\'lho had ~po;ken ,Iirst.

•• JlbJl's; none of J'IJ'l,r business, l\''i;!lo,l'· ~Id. $e'ven. ~. YesJ it I;s, hls bust= ness I·' sal d fl'll,el, ~! and ,I 'm t~1iI' hirn~n li~S :Fw b:nln.ging I:'h,e (;"0011: til.l~j'p"'f(!Qts., i 11= Mmd ,(rF. O:rlIhms.·'

S~~ '~ur'llg dow~ hits bnsh, rand had 'ust bsgu 1fI1~, !~ 'W~i, ol all the tU1JuM rhjogs, ~"'. when b~s 'e'ye ~,h~n;c~ b) f::JJII upon A~Jre~ as she stood watch!I1' them, and 'he th~ked' hintse~f suddenly'; the 01 hers ]ook'oo rouad ~Iw., and 3J~ (l!f them bowed low.

~"%Vou~d yOIJ, ~e'li me, please," said Aik~. a iiliti~ ti'mJdlly,. i "wi ~y Y(liU are IPlintins tho:seo rOSes,?H

HVe. and, SC'v~n ~id ~othili.g!, but ~Qilked· ;nl Two.

Twe b~~IWI. io a Icm~ voice, ,I Why", the fad ls, y'OU :see!, ,- liss, t'his ]!lCIFC' ough~ to have b«n 9, ;Fm r(o~:6tr-ee. allld 'Wf,; put ,~ \'!thlh~' ene in by mishdwo,. l!nd ~ [ the QU!.fen 'W35 to t.lnd, it oul" '~!e should ,~~ h~Vf' lour' heads CliBlt G:liiltf! 'Y'OIJ :!UliO\.V. SQ you 'see, Miss. we're doing GUll' besl:, :IIfo'f'e' ~hi1!' Gomeil:) 00-" At this ~:miQ!i!'i.ent Rve. who ]~d '~f1I alf.!Xili}us'ly ]oi)ldn~: across the :~rden. ~l~~d. out "Tbe QU~l1ll. l'he, QU~I:I] ,;~ an·d. 'the thr~ g:a'rdm~rn ijn!liL:111't1y' lIliir~ n1ernse'~ve~ nial ~POilil thei r r~u:~. Tht.~ was a sound 0:[' Jii'l~ny '~oO'~step&" i1Iiflrl, J!J]c.e, Il'Qilked :rou.nd. eage\r to see '~he' Ql.l!:en.

F~rs( (ElJlue ten soMi~~, ,arrying dubs :;, these 'WffC' ~d~ .slll~l,~, 'Ilt~, [h~ three ~rdl2:m~I:'S·. (kblon,g' and rFla4, with 'bh~i r: hands. ,am!!] (iOO[ :GUt tiro eomera: IlU'xt U~ tet! cmurtfier,s,; ~ill~ wc.r;c' ornamented :l!J~ over with diamonds, @jtld '~w]Jkoo '~WO and two as, the soJdi~rs ,dld. Mter tI'i.~ ClIlrrtli: 'bhe rtJ,~1 c'I'rI~ldreU1 ~ lh~l1~ were 'bm of '[hem, sad the U~;tle dears came j UJmp. ins; m~mly rruJonR 'hood in '~1fi{j.. in eouples: Urey were ali Omii'I1TIMled wUn tarts.. Next' carne U'Qe

'1111

g~. moslll,y. ~ings. s.'nc1J 'QUeED1i$~, and ~m~ng Ile-,m ~AJ ee :r~E\lled UU~ '"fhtte Rabbi": it was tttking I~~ a ~ume(J,.nervous manner .. S4Tljjjjl" at ~Mlilg ~at 'Was said.. and. we nt by wfitl'LQI!Ut 11 O~D!l: ing: 'h-er. 'iIJlten fl)l(o.w'e<j the Knave or Heans carry tn, , Ul,@

.K~Iii,t:'S crown on a Cln mson ~vel\fet t~shlon i ,aJi1d. last of' all ':~is. grand Pr04!:~.s40!lj1 ceme T.HE ,KING ,A . D QUErEi,,' OF HEARTS.

, A~k.e, was rather dmlblfWll whGther she, ought 'lITJot to ~Ie down on h r l!:tce' ~i~, U1e three gil rdeners, bUlt she wlJild 'rlO'I rememoor ever M.vil') IleardJ of $'LJ(h a. rule, at 'prQressicms:' '~and be.s!de5,; what

'''''v:olJi1d 00 the use of "' procession .... she 'thOU.~tl .... d ~O'p~ I~~li all to Tfe down on thel r faecs, 'so th·· they' cc uldn~l ~' it?·' So she stood wi E-lie she M~ ;!nd w.1'itoo., ~

'\VlMen ~~ 'P~~IOIl came oppo~le to ATI£e" they aU stopped ~dJ looked ~ IWf" and. the Queen said severely.!! \Vho is th~, r .. She' said it '~Q the K~1'l [oi; Hearts ... who o~ly bowed and smil:OO in r~ply.

" ~ - lot J~' SJ'id, the Qu 1'1,. tossing her he8;d m-

palhmtly '~ (lllId,J. l'l.tmini 16 Alic~.!! s'ne' went [on, ~uWhat s your narne, child ( Ij

!' My name is Alke~ 00 'p.1~' you u Mi!lJ ' ty/' : aid A~I(e' '-relY ~alil:cly: but she added", to herseLF ".1 \Vthy', th~y'1:'t" Q.TIily a pack Q! c:3rds~ a:r:lle,r all. I '!i!eedn~[ '00' a:firaj oJ them 1 ,!

j~,~_ ... l h ,~','" ':a .. ",!II 1'1,,; - 'Q' ~ i'~

,....w1u W~JJ are i-um ii' 5alu '';~Iell!l.ee:n .. 'POUI"II~lng

to the three gard.e ~rs who were lying i~oml', the m~LTeE!';' 'for '''1 U see. us 'th y were Iyun OJrn their laces, ;rnd, the pailtem on their 'backs, \-vas the same as the rest or the P:J.d:;", she ((ruld] not ~I w'h~the:rr they were g,ard.efl£il'Sl or $J)'ldi~f:".5~ or oonrUerSi.. or three ' ,1' her own chil'{lUln.

~"I How s.houid .I know r 'If. ~.id AI~ce! SUJ'!Pr~sed, ;at her own oounJge. 'FE II's '11],0 01 siness of ~-m'l ."

The Q.'l.JeCrL tum~ cnmson "~!,.-fnh [m},. and, af,l)e:Ji glaring' at her for a, f.1l 0 men t like 8 wUd, beast;, ~n screaming" 'Ii Off' ",lith her "mead [II Off-~P'

.,' Nonserilseli!, said Alkej, very loudly' amd I~ eidro.ly. and '[InE' Queen was, si~ent

The 'King htid tlis 'lund up· Iii her arm. lll:l1d 'c~:rrddly S3"d, ., Consider, my der: she.' is ,on&y aI churd,~ rl'

U::f

The Queen: MmM, iil;1lg;ri~~,. a'~-ra,y' i'r.t1m iiI]m" :aJiil(l 'sale] 'In 'th~' ~'n~,'Ve', "Turn 'IDh~m ,over I"'"

The KM\i'~ did, S'Q,~ verY' caI~ffully. "wirth, ,~n~ fOO'~. II Get t]~ I ;'. said '~he Queen ~'1iI1 a shrill. lQud '~. and the threo '~_Jclcners ~'I:lI~IlfLi]Uy jlJl!'n~, 'LJ~, and '~n 'bowing to the King;, lhe Queen1t. 'the roy.aD, ,ch~td_r~~ and ever~lbody else',

!~ Lesve ,o:ff '~h:::l!~I'" scmarned thQ! Queel'L. 'Ii yo~

- - .

mak~ 'Due gidd.:r'." t And then. turning to the rose-

tree, she 'w\~lll on, i; ~l:lt ii(JJ1J,B' you been do~ng' h~'F.1C':? II

!II, ,M[;J.Y it please '¥Oil~' iIt\aj~~y /~ S=a!id Two, In, a \~' 'humble tone, gO'~[f:J,g ,clowmI, O:~, one :~nee as h~' S:PlJ!ke, ,~~ we were '~rl-liji1Ji-""

;~.l see t ,;,~ ~d! lhe iQ.u:~nl~ who, had meanw'mj~~·

been ~x<)m~niffilg the roses, .;.r O~ff wi(ln theIr ~,eadl$ ~;i Mid Ole 'pro(:e-S5j~rn rnove.:;] 00. '(h~ee' ,of t1'te SCllale~ 'mm~~ni'!1g behin.d ten '~XKut~ the' 1<:l'nfoiflllllrl'ille ,ga'~-' deners, who ran tt:J1Allte· lor ~rnt&th]I:'I.,

;; Y'OL.1. .s.b_an~t be beheadedl" ~1Jid. Allee .. ,a,mu:1 she :pm tht.:'iITm inlc a hug~ nO\vet~pQ't tt~t sk/od tQe>"all'., The Uuee ;soldier.s ~~;iLl.'ldc.'tTOO about fot fa mhiUlte' er

h.vo, looking 'for them" ;imlJ lhleL1l qlJJjeU~l ~lrChGtd of~ ~lfi.er the ethers,

"'An~ 'their hoods qff t'" shouted. the Q;u~nl"

;~ Their head's :3Te gone, :~f it 'please YO'I;:f M1ijesty :~ ",~, th~ so~cl!ie~ shouted in :reply+

;, That's :righ~ I " shoYl~ '~h~' 'Q~fl., ,mi ~n YOIill :p!;:!i,j,I' c:roCljUl~l,~ ~"

The ~Lldi~rs 'w~r,~ S[lMt~ and loo~~, at Alic~'. as the quest jon 'l;:v.lSl evilder:nt!y me~Jn~ 1'or 'her"

'" Y,'e; 1 rI' sh{Ji~.iltoo Ank~'.

"I Come on thenl ~~' milrOO th~ Queen I' !1iind ,Am:oe joined. [he' pr~DOrIJ.l! ~nde~ih!1g '\~1f)" mwJ;; \\rru~J; weuld :h~ppefi 'n~x~

!!, Ui:s-U's a very Fmc clltty' I ,; satd. a tim[rl, va'roe

a~. her s.klle;. Sh~ w,~s 'wa~kil1g ~,y the Wh[lte ,F.a'bbitJ' l;vl1fi wJS peeping ~.nxjo~~y· '!:iii!Jto her l~ce,

•• Very.!~ ~Ikl, Ali!l:€ ;-," wf!ter®"':S, ,t1j~' [)uch~ 'r .,

LL H ush l Hush i ;~ said 'bhe' Bl'bbijt ~ii ~, ~iI)~v:~ hurrioo tone" He< 'Iookoo anxiQus1y' {!I\-'eT his s'Mul'd~ as h~ spoke; and then raised hi~1 f IUpoUil tipto~ 'PU~ his ii!ilOUUl dose. WI hell" ear, and w:h1i$.p¢~edJ !1;~5he. 'lmder ~[I~~rli!~:~ o:ff ~wtiOIll;1

a

.. '\-Vha& 'for?·; ~id. tmcce .•

!;. Dl'd .!I,au. Sly • \~htat. ':11 p~ty ~ ~. ? I"" 't1il.e Ra!bb~t ~dl. ". N~. I dtdni"~ U mid Alitjel:' ! U I dom't think l~"s ~t

~]~ .a p:tty,. I SIl~ld .: 'Nh~t ·tOlf? ! ,~

.~ Sine' 00::<00 th~ IQueen's '~ilr.s= •• t'h~ :RtJb,t)ut began. I\li~ JP.ve '::1i- ~~tf~e scream of ~ilMlht~r. ·,··In,.... !l"'~n.~.·· th~' Rabbit wbi''Si'i'Pred l'~, 8J ·fn~'hl=·

....... pl~. u 'lc_o;:;!_ _ _ T'~

oo~. torte, j~ The QUefffl win. ~~e:aT yO'Ll'~ '" Y'ou,

':iee< she CLune 'mll1i,er J:i'~~i and 't~i1e Q!.leen ~'~d_i"

~~ G~ to Y(I;ur 'pbces 1'~ snulU'led the' 'Queen 'in a, "lOlol' ~f 'lhtlfli!er. and. ll"];f' ~.p'te ~p1 runrlillnllg abou~ in m;1~ dir@ctbo~, t'!Jm~li~. 'l1:P ~niS~ ~ch other: h-m""everr', th~.Y go~ settled. dlown ·In. a minrure orr' tW-~i' and thl.!! ~me '!J~~

Al~ thought sh~ had. fi~ ~n such 11, ~1jriiDlUS ,eroqu~t-grOlJrt;d, in her iife: it \V,iS ~II rikli,ges. and: fu~~'o~vs; the craql!le~,-mIl3 w~t'e live l1I~~l~ogs, ilJfld the mallets live 'flilmingof's, and '~heo so.1dier,s. i~d ~o double thLimselv.es up snd stli!.nd on 'i'h'l!l::ir '~Ulruls ~nd. ., oot, to rn~dre' th~ ~jCliles..,

11:l~ chief dufnci!;ilty AJke round, ;at 1liirst W3$ in :nwJiOO.lj!;~lI'Ig her 1tl11l1h~o ~ sh~ stlooeeded in letung,

i"~ body h.ldlted. s!~wY. (omfol'1l1lbly enough.~ under 'her arm; '\lJfuth, 1:1:s legs hanging (!OiWI1, but gene-t.1l1y;, jluast as s'he' had g.o~ ns niUk nF.ec~y ~t~]jli:hle:fllOO out. aria. \~,.!"3$ going to give the hect~hog a blow 'with ~~S hood, it ~#~4 t.w.~f\!t ~a_s0H nn!.T1d ~nd ~Q~k YP ill1t~ her fuwli, wh~lh such .~" puzl.l@cl cxpresslon that she' (!OIllfd not he·~.p' burssing O:U~ 'I~ughtrng; ar:u1l. when she had gut Us i'tea.d dowllJ. and was go--' ili1g '10. begin ii~~1"i1l ~t was, wry pnwok~l!'Ig to rmd U1IDJ[ n~e h~dgehog h!d i!lnrolled :Hse'H~ ~l;[)d was 'UIn llhie-a,l orr cr:-lwlililg: aw,~.y'::' 'resides n1J ~h~$. there 'was genermJ~y a ~fAjJge or a :ffm!l'ow In lhe\vay whereve~ she "ranted 'to send the Iiledgeihog to, ,[u"jd~ as, 'I:he dt1iuiDled-'up gOld~ers wi1!'t'e- :il ~ffly-.s, getting 'LIP .t:llfld 'lll,a]]~in,g off tID other parts (Ill 'Ihe' ground! .#liJice SiflOF:U. carne to'

'MillE coalclwit;m that· n was a 'wry dlmw~t :gD.lrnu~' 'indood.

'The 'pjayers 811 pl~~ at once WiUl;iJU~ w il1ng' 'For 'rum~ qw Ir:elnLng all tll~ w~,jJ~1 nd II. lrting "for 'Ih(l! hoogeh-ogs;: ar[1.d. in a 'W[Y short time "l.Jh~ QUlIeeTI '\5 in a 'fUri01JS passlen, and. W'E:rn starn i:lflig', oout" 3Jiid shouting, ,! ~ Off WiOl his h~ad ~ " or u Off witlm lWT hl2ad.·' :aboott onoa in ;9, mhllut.e.

Alice began to 'f~1 wry 'uneasy:- to 00 Sti~!, :s.he had not 9S ~.' -I J,~d, :tI1Y' iHs:pure 'wilh the QlJe'elli bu" she kne'w that it m~&hk happen :t.tfiY. minut~fi 'i;jJnd! th~n/" 'thought she ii what wol.1ld bceeme of me ? TIl.eyre d readiflJJ~y 'fond or betteadi.!Ilg' ~p.I~' here ~ the great wonder ts, th1't there"s 3:iiI}~' ene ~e:fr alh ... -e ~ "'~

She' was looking about fDII" $Ome 'ilwy IQlf est"9lpe,. and wonderiing whethe-~ she co-uk] gel a ~'I3y 'Ii,~ritl!1,.., out bern seen, \'\!h~j;lI, she llQtked a culious ~pp.:,~aneM. in the a~r: it lp,iu-zliM her very' reueh at fjrst. but alter watdring it aJ. IilIlil"lut, or two sh made llt out to 00 EL. grur.J" and she sald t . herself, II It's the C1~~hire Cat ':' now I s'h::dl ita:.e someobody to taU;: to."

,j How are }~O'IJ gettl.ng O'~. ~ II $.'1~d dw Cat. as soon as th~e was mouth enough lor 'It to speak ,,,1th.

Alice wah~:e;j till 11.e le_yes illpeafe~ and, then nodded" • i ~t's nD use s:peakin tOI n," she ~houg'ht, H tLU illS ,ears have come, ox :lilt 'Ieas.t one of the":' ln an ther 'rmknJw too 'I,~ Mte her.:ld appeared, and 'then A!I:ce put. down: her nan:i1ing-o. and. begin tl'!l 8~Co.lJnt o.f '~he ~e. 'rlOO-iing v,e'!)" ,W~dJ shl! had some nne '00 :lli:stro to her, TIh~ Clt seemed, te Uli'l1k '~'fjrIt ther.e. was len,o.nglh o'~ it naw ill $1~.'it., ~r:Jd no IDIli'e of ~.. ~:ppe~;roo..

'li I don't lhi~k '~he-y :p~tly . it ~dl f~~;My,'!!I' AUoo ~an, in ra.'~lller " comptainrng tone, •• - 'nd tjl~Y ~iV quaJurei so dreadf'Ii.]I~V IDn~ can't hEair one":5-----self s,peak-and.

- - ....

they don't seem to have '~J;llY fulb in pa:rlkular; ;at 1€"l -", H ihere ~~', nd_1o'~y ;!lJtlie'fldl$. to 'tilliem~oo. youTcVC1!' no idea how (jon ,'UShl . it,~ I the ithinp' b i nt'l dl.i.v.e: for inst:lru;;e. there's the arch :1 rye got to go 'thrQugh :ffile~t. \wlking ~bo'll1t ::1'~'he other end! of the grol,lnd.".",.:uul t Sl1iOll~d have L';JI"O;C!u· 00. 'Ute' Ql;.:!fCII s hedgeh~ just now, 'on~y it nUll away \\I' __ f'[1I i saw rnlo~ lI".o.rnlin II'~

i. How db y(]U l~J..ie the Q~.eenl t~' S3ltd LM an in ZJJ t.ow V03e ,.

~!l INot at aU I'" Sild AJice: .". she's so' lexlll'€'m~ly-..'· Just. the:1i'! s'tJ.oe Ilotb:ai 'thai the Queen was close 'behind, her, lis~;enin :: SO she went 011 ·".......Jikely 'to will. til;at il~,~ ha:rdly ~nh while 'finishing tlw

game,"

The Queen smiled and P1is~ Olii.

~j \I'IIlQ .Q:fd you IaIkli'F~g: '10 ? ". sdd 'the 'K i~g, com 1 OJjl' 'Ii;!:p to Alice. ~m1J t.tD~king 3Jt, tine CIt's. l'lOOdi, \v1th great c~ r.losfly.

",j,~,s a fr~ell' of mine---a Clleshh'l! 'C"'n,'· S1I1id AI_ice ': !~. a.~~Ow me [,13 introd.ucLe lt,"

II I d!l)'Jl;~ lik-:e the Jo.ok of it at ~n.·· '~idl, the J.(j t : ii" however, U nmy kiss my hand U it: Uk.es. 1"

oj lid, :l'"Jtbt:,~ nat, '! 't'tLf!' Cn :~rmgi~,oo.

.i D(m,~! 00' imperl:lrU!lllt/" ,said. the 'Ki~gl ·'and dQn'l ~o@'k at me' '~Iik,e tba;t I 'I' He g>il[ oohi,nd Alice. as 1i ' ~po'ke.

RIA cat may l.oo~ aIt a Idllii ,~'" Sf111dl Allee'. ,[~ J 've

ra-dJ thm1( iill some book] 'but I' don~t r~m,~mttc.t where."

j~ Wei~l it 'mst be rernoved," said 'tJI'Je K.lrfJ"lg vLery d~dd~ly t iflod he caJr~ed, ['iDL lh. Queen, wlno ''''''''tIS piIl$j'l1 . at 'he mo.mef1i~i' • ~l\y deart I 'wL~h you wwld '~."Ja thls cat Rlilnoved l"

The Queen had Q'UIIly' one '\.\-'8:y,0,1 Sf t;ng 3JU diff~~, CL!l~ttes~ . ~rea'[ Of :smil~n. 1 ~ Off with his hood I h~ she said Witho t even lookling rmlllldJ.

.. :~ 'II 'fetch ~ ~x:eclUtjoner fDTIyself! II said the K~ng ~e'r~y, SJUid. he 'huni~ off.

Alke thlD'tI~t slle ml~ht as wren 0 bad< aiild see. how the game 'W.as going 0'11 as she h~d the' Queen'svol ~ in the ·'-is-t~f1oe" screaJlling '",1th psssiQn. She had n~dy in -wd her sentence illil1ree o:f lh~ p1~yers' be executed for h~I/.\~tlg mls:se.d their turns, ami sh.e- dld not ,m~e the look, of things. a aU. as 'the' game '",,. •. S in ~iL:U:h OOllltu 'jon 'U at: sllG ever kne",v whBthe-:r ~[ \WS her turn at 'no ~ So she WeJilt, iJ,:f:f in search Q,f' her hed~eb,og.

The hcdg,ehog was engaged, ;~1l'I ~, fi 'hit w1th

another hoogehQg~ l'Vl\icch seemed to Alioe an e:x~ (J~!ent oppon.1.miLy 'for croqnostjng one or them W1ith the other: the oni~'y diffk:ulty' was, Hut he-r 'tlarrnvngo

t~o:m.s gor:ne seress ~o 'It:le O'thEf skit! oW the i;;;ard~r,tl where AI Ice enuld ~ it trying in a, h;~[pless ,SflIJit 10J' wary l,O, Wly up ~nro a tree.

By 1:1' . ~ime she bad, caug'l1;t the flallflii ngQ and! brought H !biltck. too fig11~ '~lI,ros over, and. both the 11,e.dge'~ W@J'e out ()~ s;jght:: •• but tt ;lcesn~t ma~ttr mueh," thought Aliee,. ,U 8.'$, all 'the arches are g:o:oo hom ttlfs ~kk olf t'h~ gr.ou1l~.' So she' l'tJ1ckOO it 3:'livay Ulrrtd~, her arm, th:H it migll 00' eswpe' iig~un; and went, back '~;1] hta.v~ a lillIe, mOM COllversatrolll 'with her rrie-mld.

Wh~11 she' go~ 'ba.t::k. to' the Che..'lire (".at; she '!WaS sumprise.d to find. q[ulte a IB! e crowd, collected 'WOliilt] U: there W"".;J$ a dis.~IJ:~~' [going on 'Ibel~~f.li U1e EXe.. cutiofief;~ the' King ,md the QL1ccn~ who 'were an ta'i ~ing a~ once" whU~ all tl1e rest were qlJlle 5dlemlt'~ an' 'looked very uncomfortable.

The Inomen~ Alioo Qppeared, sbe was. appea'red] io 'by. all three to seUle the questlon, and U:~e-y 'r~~~ed, thci'r arguments, 10 her, though, as they' aU spok@ t once, she 'found i-' very hal'(] to make i}.uf ~'xa.dJ1}~ what they said,

'The xecufloLl~r's. ar f!J.LI'ru~nt was, th;tl '!l U oo!JJlldlJ'·~ rut off' a ~d. unl.ess 'there was a body to cut it o , 'Tonil: 'U"lSli~ he' Md never had to do such :1 [il~ Il~ be"fQ'lfe; and he wasn't goIng to 'begin. at. ~h,

i me ,or life.

The' KI'I~~s .a~:gumefllt was, '", at anyllhing tbat

had ai, head (ould be beheaded, aJrad that you ,veren~t 'lQ ta~k; nonsense.

The. Q 'C<lf1;"s argummt ,W~ 't1h~t If solinethii'og wasn't done' about it in less '~lt.iJa:rri no. tnm.e. she'd 'ha'!,.~, ev~bacliy ,e:X&tlte(L i3J1I :round. (]t was this IbSit Jrel1ilark ~hat 'ho~ ro;;l,de the 'whole ,p;lIJriylook se gillt\re ar:i!~ ~ndOt_tS.)

Alioe could think ()i~ nOlhilll,g else 'to ~J but II 'It bela 19s 'to U~e Duchess: '~m:I'd betl:cr ask lit$' ::llbout mt Ii

Bi Slllle'S tn prism," the Quoon said io the ~ecIJtianer i: ,'" ~e~dl her here. 'J' Aml l'he erxecu~nne"r went off Hke an ~rrow.

T1,e Car:s head '~ f,ta~i[l.g aN.-'3.)" '~he '~norllle111, ~e ""11IiS g,one~ 3nOl .. by Ute thne ~,~, 11~d, emIlie back, W1th Ute Du hess, it hald en Hre3}I" disa~red,: S!l Ul~ Kimlg and 'the executioner ran wi~dny 'U,P aJnd' down 'tooknng for lit. ,;vhsllte the :r :r (he party wenlt back 'mo the ,grune"

CHA', ~iI!:'r' I~!if' :, ·lll l~ l[;'I·", ,~At-

t~ e3 MOCK ~i'lJRTIl.~;"oS STOR,V.,

•• !fOUl carl t Lhlnk h(m.f r,gia. '" :1 3.m to see you ~ni you dear old thing I" ssld the Duthess. as, sM 'I:;IC~ed ter arm :afr«Hol'Istely :mnto Alike'~~ ~d,

lFiey \WJked oft ~ogellher. ..

Alil-e W~lS. very' Ilad to :i!inrl 1hler Un, such 8, ~e'.lI . .silnl t~mper, and thou!:ht 'ttQ he:cseU tl1at ~~b~ps ~t ~as 00.11' t~te pepper 'that, :1'IRclJ :m~t~ her Sal sa;wge_ wh~ lhzy met ~n 'I:'be kitchen. '~Whlm r,n a Dudiess,' she ~jd 'w herseUi (not in a wry hopefwl tone the . 'h.) I., ~ won" have ::1I:I'IIY 'pe,p. r in my kitchen nt a'll. Soup does very" wen wit"out----t\bybe, it's a1lw~fs :pe,l,'per 'lh~l makes pOOiJle lli;Ot""'temp~rOO~,: s1fie' \vent 011'1 .. 'very' 'm1J!'h pleased al havifll found out a new kini! of ru'~~ !! a[[)d \l'i;Im@,~aJ 1hat m~ them seur--ead cauu)'m,Ue, lihitli~ liL'ia:k~ 'ti'heuL mUer

11'1,5

~ilIImd=-and barley-su r ~n.~ s ch things ~UiJt ftIfmkc' c'hUdJrilm sw~t='tetiJl~red; ~l O'rn~y' wilSh ]JeQ,ple ,knew t,l_j,Q.t; I hem, they 'I,\I:ouitd.n't w'e, sostiliilgy

a b o uj "I'" '

~.' !"I .... "",I Ii. l i .'!I I;;} U

know~·J

She' had qufte' -row ... , gOl'te~ th,~ DlIJch~J by Ulis time! aad w,as. a I~We sm1l1~oo: \vhe.~ sihe ~~eatd he~ v[Iok-e dose to' her: m!':"

U 'Y' , ,,'10..' . M":

U re u dOmd a-

bcul sCl'Jlje~1l1in&, rn.)" dear, :ttfhll U'llit mal~es you fOfJ'lt to 'tlJk.

I~ can't 'le'l~ yau Ul;lt is. b1.J~ I s haU

Lhi,n,K"s ,got a mor.a!Ji if ordy you ca_n find ito'· Ami, "be' &J.1.K"e1ed, hersen'f up dOSN t,o Alice's rudle as she spok:e.

Aliee did no[ much II" ' 00r k'iN:!pin,p;: so elese to Jne : 'flrnt. because t,he Duchess. was DOry U;gly r an d $~ondlll'~ 'OOcause S!e ,:vas e-.xnc.Oy lh~ 't1;IDht. h~ighl 'to rest her (hilil on ,Mice's s.1i1oulder. an· 1 ilt was an UflCOMr'Ol'lably sharp ~lin. H(!i'iNe~T, she elhd not likr.;: to be' rude. SO she' ben ' u( ss \\I'e"li as she could.

"The gamCfl's ,going on rnthttr 'better ifUl\V/" sheStlid. by' ,~.y Q,f 'ke.t!pjng, up 'tM' GOllVf1fSatlon a fi[too. 'i 'fks, so," sru.d Uw: Duchess ~ ,. :alllld the mO'~1 'o,J Ih ,. is-f Oh" 'Us. love,; "tis 1 !Jt\~~, tth(~l rruaJ.::,e-s the \Vor1d go., round J f. ••

.~ SQi:f!.eibody said .. n AJice 'whl~'p~rOO, ji ~ha'i:W's done by everybody mindj;ng thei ~ own bltSlness, I .~

HAll. \~~ f U means m:~- Jl1 the same lhillg/~ S3Jd the Du I~J digging her s'httrp ~tl11r.;' chin ~Ilto AJiCe"s sho.u'IIIeu' as ahe' added!! • !1]n>iJ the 'fi'Ionfll of ,ihn,t, is _, Take care or th S!1Il!5e., and ~1,: :sounds will Lake care of th "'mse1.ves. 1 11'

just now what ,tl1~ m'Ot~J. of remember it 111 I blt"

... Perhaps it hasn't one'; ~~ AU,ce \!\entured l.o re:mark.

•• Tu't III I,. i"1-"'~I4I,.1 f. -dl h 'D

- ~ '" u Y! u sal te' ud :e'ss. j! Eveo:ry=

~ How {o.md sh~ ~s o.f iiMding: morals in [I'll~ ,f " AUee' 'nhought 1.0 ,herself.

~j:~ ~resay' you"re wondle:rlil'lg why [ dani, put, my arm TClUfid your ''INIII" st," sa- d, the :o.udt-ess, ane-r' a 'pa~,se ~". th~ r $fin is", that I'm tdoWl,'btfu'~ albo.ut the temper of you:r flamlngo. Shalli i .try the ex: pe-Mi illeliit ( I!~

~,I ~~'e i!iliight bu~e" ii; Jiillke tStJJDlOUs;1r ~plied, not r.~li[)g :1~ all anslous t,o h ~~ tile e;:q}clmoot Hioo. ~'Very tme," ~J:d tile :O'lJchess: j. flamingoES and] mustard tmth bite,,, And th.e mossl of '[lMa[ is•.. mrds of a f~t'I'ter flock t.ogether. ~ ;.

III 01ll~Y mustard isn't a bird," Afr~ r,ernarked ..

~ R~gh~. as Ym~'i~ sai~ U~e' Duche-~: .,' W:~l a dear 1/!!lllY. yo~ h', ire ,of pumng 'things! '"

'II! It's ~ mmfif'fa'I~, I ,tin:rlkl' ~ &1i!1, ,Mire,

~i Of eeurse it ~~ •• :sald 'U1e' ~[lLi'hess, who seemed fHdy W. 'agree to everythIng th.ljt ,.N,ic~ sjidj; "':'~hH~r~'s, ~ ~!. lYe mliJst~rd~nlineo near here. Md the moral of tna't ms--"The Jnore there lS oOf ftnErlil~'. Ute le-s~ lh~re I"" of lfou·rs..' ,.

4~ !Qtt, [I: know]!' ftXlC~ainled MJct', who, had 'not

:attended to tills ~t rem:lf~. U It's a, v~tahl~, U

dOOSfil'l ~c[Jk 'tilik ., ~~mt ijt is.

;':~ QU1.t~. agree with .y,OUl:f. sakll 'the· Duch~, ;; OJrld th~ moral or that isr=-' Be 'what you ~o~~dJ seem 'to ~ ~'-or" ~'f y u'd ~tke ~t put nnore' ' 1mp1.y ~~ ~ e\l'~r im~ne YOlurrstlf fIl1~i '[G' 'be othen~se ~hiimt wi\3~ n might ~~~r '[I() 'OtherS ~hat wham: ~Otl were or mlght have been ,~ not otJ~l!.l"W'~ than what :Yicm Il'iId been wO\I~d have appeared to them to be 10 therwlse. ; i.

"1, think ~i sho1Jld l.JndtefSt:and li11al tJe'lte;r.~'! Alice 'sald YQf1 pmitely'. ;.J; ~f '1 had It' wfi:tlten .00\\,>1']1: IIDt '! , n't qu3te f,o'liow 'it as; you, Sty it"

"'ha~'s :no1hing te what ~~ eoulld, say l'f l~ chose," tile' 'D~Clhess rep4ied in a 'pleased 'lome.

•• Pmy don't l~.ro~bte Yf.nJrself to say.it any lonpr

U\;IIn U~li"" srud ,AJic~.

",1 0'1'1-. ,~I""n~M- WII{ :;]bourl 'tliOll,'ble I I smd the lIJuch1l'SS.

1,1.1111 Ylu~ ~ ~ .

'~'I m.aibce you a present '!tif ~verytJf1jng l've ·~rid U

'yet'·

..II-.. 1>., A~': ii ',II'onl

;~,A., cht!.IIp sert ot' ,rest2'llIt l " ~ ~OUgl"i~ . ~~~~ 'IJ~"

glad tl'·f!!J don't giw birthday 'presents. like that Iii';' 8\1t s'h-e dIed not ve.nrull' "0 StlIY' r. eu loocll.

IIITh11f]'kfiJ,g 3ga~1l ,'" 11:J1e DlL hess ash~~ Mtll moth@( dfg of' '!tfir sharp ~iiute chin,

,~! :1 !V~ a right to, thlnk .. •• sa:iej AIiC[i s'~i1iiJrp.1Y'i f Of' s.1lt!' ~!!i; 'OOgiru1'ing to f€'fl ,8, ntUe worrf:edJ.

'~~ Just I!lbCl.u~ ss much :rigilt."· said ,th~, Du'C~~ "as -pigS na.ve tOo Oy; and 'tbe' m-,"

But here, 'k,) ,AJic.e·s groal surprise, I he 'Ilrn.c:h~·",ok. d' - I ;lWaY,i' even :~i.l, the 'mi·'-dle ,of hmi favurl1e' 'word • moral,' and Lhe arm '~halt was. IIlltk,iNj htLO he.rs oogan to tremble, AJlia"' looked up. 'a[ld tnere s~;ood lh~ Q~ee:n ln fmrnt (}'ff them,~ with 'h,a' arm 'f.,old:ed, fn:rwnlng' ~ilk"e 8J 'L1i1JUnder5t~ffIl1I.

""A, ~]m~ ~by. yOoUf M.aI5!y,~" the :D'lIchess b~ '(f,i ,a l,a'iN" l'I\,;~~: VQ~i:.e.,

,.,1 Now. II give you 'f1iJ' wa.rl1ll'fl,. ,"shouted the' Queen, st. [l1ping' 01'1 the gte '~~d as she spoke; ~i ,~the.r yO!JL or )'0011" h~d m~t b~ QH,• '~l1Id that. to ;abolll!t I~l'f no' time! Take yom droic~! n

The Du:.r'tt.ess took her c'h,lJioe" ~nd, was ,1IWr:Le ill a, mO'~lt.

~'Ilel"s, go On '~ntJ1 thLf galile/" the 'Q em sajd to Alice. ,(J'Jjl' Alice· \VaS too much :fngl moo. to say. ;;L ,voRi" - ut ,5'10'. I'y iFollowed her 'aek to the CrO= ,queli;1Ou nd.

Th€ other guests had ~ advtmm~ of t'lt~ 'Quoon's ;a~TICie,~ and 'were 'fles~'I1G; in 'ta~ :s_h.ade': 1:iUl\'l~-or" rtlw nlOftO~t they' saw her, 'tlle'Y' hYif]'ied 'b3(:k: t.o the ,pme; ~h~' Queen Iii· ~el:l" remaildng U13l a moment's diZlay would cost tti1:eJ11 their. Il~.

.r\1] tl e time 'iliey were pl Ill)' in . tl:e QUeM n~~ Ie'lt off quarre'!Jli1lg with Ute 'OUt : ~:"IlI~. and .shOUUfDg "Off 'with h~, h~d, I 'J or [; Omf WiOlIl tt« head 110 Those' WIlO[lll slte 'selli~fOOOO were t:ike:n ~nto custody by' the soldiers, ~,lj,I'll@' o~ course Iw, h1 leave ,o,£f 'being' a1C'h,es to do nti~ sc 'tt-at by' t.h~' end! of ooU an hour lor SO (I]ere 'were no arches left. and 811 the p:1:a.yers~ lexrept rhe King, the QUC'afl, and AUce, were io custody. and under sentence of e~pcu(jon.

Then Ut:l2' QLJ!Wn left Qft. JI!uite QIJ,t .of: bfOOt~, nnd ~id, to ,AHIlE!, ~; H~w' Y01J, S€elm the htac'k TurtJ'e yeti'''

~,

•• No," :sa.~d. AIOCe. ,,11:1 donf'~ even ·kno.w ''IJ,lfrnd a

nlock TufUe i£i."i'

; h's '~~Iiii' Uliing Mock - Juil:)!! Soup iis ma(J@ hom,'" stlit! the· QIUOOIm.

!~. W never ~,W Olll~, 0;1" heard rf one," said AJio~'. ," Corne on, then," satd the Quam .. w.nclJ he shan _II you his hi$l:or}~'i i;'

As they 'w,[dked [r;PH 't_ogetheYg, Alice :hearrd Ith~ [King say' ill a. low \i\oi()~. to 'tJile' Gompmy ,generolly r ii You are ~~U :~:rd~medl." •• Corne, lli'o' s a good thing!;'i she Sitia to ]!,!.erse~'f~J ~~U she !la.d, felt q!.lli~e u:rnhappy' ,a.t fu~ m moor of' e;~ecutions the Q~.een had ,orderW,i.

They ve;~y S'OOfi came upon 8" Gryp]tOIm~, ~Ylng fos-i. ,asreep ii, Ute sun. (If ytn dor'l."'~ know whst aJ Gryphon is, 'loot at the 1P1ctl,lre.) "Up" lazy thing ~ om ~ild I:'he Q~I1J~ ~I: and hike -[hils, you:n,g lady tIC see ~h~ '~ock. Turtle', ailld to ~r his n~[ory. ,I rnest go back ~nd SBe 3n~~ some ,e.:\.@ooli,Dm; ~ hiB.v.,e mel, Ted,. ;~, Rna she VI.~etI ofI,~ l~_ .~ng AJke do,ne w.ith 'the' Or::ypitOI:!.. Allro did [not quite Ulil'ie the IIOOlk. of' tile creatuf,e but 011 the w1"lDYe shethought

it \i!,.-'OI1Jld tie' rulme as sa-r~ to Sii:ay wtth iO[ 8S 10 go :.I F~N 'hat s;~v.Lge QUG'en: 00 she ",~iledl

The ary~hl'J{fl Sl;11 up ~fi.{I. rubbed its eyf'S: UH~11 ~t wak'liloo, U e Queen 'tilD~ she was WlJ t r s.ight: 'hen n chm~kJed'" io What fun i o. said Ihe [Gryphon" luH In itsellf. hal] t • AH~",

•• lV,hal is I he fu n '?~' ~id A nice.

., \,Vhy-. slR.·~'" said n~~ Gr.yphQn+ .. I ~_"'s, ~J] met

fill1(Y. lh:l:n: they neVEr 'e.\~U1t[CS nobody, you 1: nQ-~\~. COfl11!t1 On 1'''

~j, ,Everyiborly says ; rome on II' here," ithoil,gl- t

3'

TUFt T~,I s 'g'f10av,.

AJiOO'" as. she wen~, slowly afte;r U '; j~ I, fte¥er ~ so ordered aoollJt beFore ln sH rilv lifej never 10.'

ih~y had noL gone' [far. before they' S3.w the Mock Turtle in the d,istanoo" siTting sad, and lo-ndy on a liUJe' l:«I~ IQf. ~I and, as U~:ey eame nearer, A1ilce COu!~ 'hear him. stlJ:dng as ~ f his hmr'it, wml1d ~rmk. sbe 'pmed him d,ooply~ i. What is his soriF;rOW? i'i she ~s[l:ed ,th~ Gzyp:rnoJ1ii and ~l1e Gtyp-hon answered, wry nearly' un, t'llte sarriu~' words IS bEfoml IIi U·s. a~~ 'his r~arncy', tha'l; he ~·t, got no ,sorr-o,w I' you know. Com~ orJl II

So they ,vent, u-p to ich~ M~' Turtlc. 'w:~o ~,oolmd at, '{n-em wilt. Jawge eyes 'Fun .of '~I ut smd ltilothing. !!This here' young llady,·i &dd the' (iryphool "she wants fOl to know your hnstmy, she de, ji~

"1,"11 b:.-'lJ jt her," S3Jid the ,l't\ock Turtle 1'f'! a deep, 'hollow lOM ': •• S~" down both rof ,you, :aodi, dor!"t

.............. 1.... ~ . - ....... 1 1-11i ]t '. fi - -1"..!k ........

:~Ql'!, a W'UI u. Ulil ye' _'U'J ~I :11I::I.l_.

So '1h!2''y sat dO\Vfl!; :iElid riO'bOOy spoke 'for sC!m~ mir.I1.Jld.. AUoo thought IQ 'lMel'SeH~, !"'I den't see' 'how' hti!' tan a)(!f '[jn~h~ i:f he' doesn't, bEgili!"~' Bu~ she 'W8itoo p3J1ie ·Vy.

.. Once,' I said. the MUh:k Turtle al 'ktst~ wllth a

deep si~tl~ "I W!iLS [real Turtle .. '1'

11 E'.Se words \'·'t!'r~ oll!Dwed by a "IIery Co' '

,sil€flce', brG~n ordy by ~n eeeaslonal e1J;damaJtio.n of ,," .Hjduh • II, f.rom the (lry ph 0111 , and th~ eon-

SlaI1lt h~\1)" sobbing of the 10ck 'lunte., AI~ was very 'nearly ~E1tl.. up ,and ~ng'l "111aJlk you. sir, for l our il1tereslJng :story',"' but S1he oou111, not' he.]':p [th~nklng t~£~ marl 'tte' mor~ 10 Gome'" ~ she sst stm, all"ld S3kl '~othiflg.

'Pi When "lJj,~C \Vern ~nlre/' "ha- - ~oi::k' "'~.rl1!le' -went Gill ;It last, lIl'lorre c~J!mJl)· .. th-OllIgh still robbing , ,Aliette n"'11/! mull ihen •• we W,~f;lt l[, :sd'oo~ min, tlle Sf& T1:1~ master lvas an old Tb'rtle-'we used 00 call hlm ']"'0 ,ho'j~'

I"i 'Why d i'd, ,you call him T or.tors~~ n lfIe' wasn l on~ f'·' ,A.:l.i:re ,asked ..

;; [W'e CI:Illt'ld liIim ir:ortm~ 'becaU!Se. he t:aught 1J!I~;;i' said th " Mock: turtle' angrilly.: .. reaJlly )"0.1..iI, <11ie ~~ dull ~ .i - .'J

"You 'ugh~ [0 be 31sJ amed 0 yourself f:()f ,as'king' stic.h 3, sA:rllP'~ questtO!1'j>·· added the Grypho.n; lIllFiO then they both sat ~Ient am - T'rPoJ\t~d. at :poar Allee; 'lIVll0 're] t ready to sill1lk ~nh:ll the eti!.'rrlih. At l:ilS~ !'t!e Gryphon ~!d '1'0 [he Mock Turkle, .~. ,D,r"iw oo~ old

'J'clIO\!jT IDem t be i:lill day about it 1, ~i i31IliIQjJ b.e "~l' on Hi these wen:!:;.

I. Yes. we \\~~lIT!t to sd1o~. ~fi til@' sea, tnough yo Ln.

mayrn't, bel !eve it_;"

4 "rn lI'Ievcr Sl~d [I: dldn"t! j' i rderru,rpt:ed ~\lk_e.

,,' 100, did/' s,.'tld U"He' M.od{ l'Uirt]e.

n Holdi ymI!" ~ongu't.' t "added, he· Gryph,Qml, b~fo.Te' ,:\~ke cotiltl speak a!.g)ll11. The' Moc'k' lurtle \Vent (rill. ;i W'. had the best llf [edU'G:l.tron,s-'il!1ll :Jad, \V€ \\ 'i,,":n;t t schocil er'Y'ery [day-~'

.1 .I"w boon 'to. a day-sihoo tee," said AUc-e: ~i -you needn't 'be SO proud as all -.'hal/'

U With e.X'tlrast ~" ~$.~.ed th~ M~, l'W!fige,! a nt~e' ~:nxlousl~;I'.,

~," Ye:s,~·· SlM ,l\Iioo~, ,. we loorn.ed :Frert<:h ~JJld,

m1Js1(~"

,. Mel '\ 'ash~ng'?I'" Slid the Mock Turtfe.

.. Cert:iinl_y naIl. I. sgfd Altice ~ndi,WlantJ.Y"

• Ah t Then :ymJlf:S, ,vasn,'[ s r,ealljf' g'oOO srJI€!o:ll/1 ~~id. ~he Mock Turtle in 3 tone O'f grea'~ reli~r.. ;;1' N orw ;;Ill olin U;..ey 'had at th'f end uf 1Jlle bill~,'~ 'P.r·eT1icb~ music" {wit' ~ s'b.fIJ~X!tra.··'

·""¥ou, ,cwld'ra"\~ '!la,w 'W:t'!.l1!Iiloo it, much," SilkJ ,AJke'~: ,I! ~i.viJll1Ig at the ooH'01in ,of "the sea,"

U I' couldn't, ~ff\ordJ. to ieam lt," s~ld the ~\OCk Turtle \y[th a sigh, ,i" 'I QOiy took the ~'~.u' OOl]~:~

'ii w'~rMt wars U~l:( ~'~ e-Jiq,uirtoo A'Ilm.

,~r. Reelumlg tall!i1clJ Writhl!l'D,g. Qf .course', '~O beg~il '\I'1{~)~"I' the :Mock T-urt'le !~p4DOO,:, ,. a;~d 'lJ1~enl ~he diff,erel11~ britl'Jches 4!,ff Al'~!hmelic-Ambj1ioni IDlst~ctlO:!i1~, U'gH:l1mLioll1", ;Ilf:!d, D'erisiorn,_';"

'~II I 'n~~r ~~[d ~'F .., U,gIinrntton, i ii Alire vtnl1Urea

,I'A """'Lr,_ ,. U 1!lI-.",~. is ],~. ~ "

!L.v ~,rll'! ~ y~~~d}~l _~ _I~ r-

TIle GfYiP'hOD'IJ lHted: ·!..!l,P' 'bo'hlh hu!) ~'NS i!rn surprlse, ,I! M'ever h~NJ 'Of 'Ugli(~i!1ig I ~. :it e~dalm~, i" y(r~ Jknow '\lim:ai. tn '~eaul~fy is~, :1 i$UPPll$.e?'~·

I~' '¥~/' sa'~d. ,AUoo;" doobtffuUlI ': H it nl'eElifl~-to:lfblIDcec---R l!iI.Ytljj~.g·~p~t.tle\Ii,:' I'

,I'" 'W~1n. UW,[ii,,'" lim QI',YpiMr!, wli!nlt iJn, ,. if yQu (him"'t lk.iOW' '~~li~aJ~ to ug~~iy ~~, you nr6~ a. slmpl:eton/'

A~tl(e did not 'feel me:,ooraged. to' as'k. ~:fiy more qil,ie5ti.ons about it, sc she tUimet] to the Moo1< Trurtl:e~ and sairl, ~! 'What BI:se had Y011 to learn ~ l1'

H \V~I~ IInCrEl' was 1ht\rys~'."! th~ Mock T-urU\e re-

~~oo, w'jjjlllIiiJfl~: 'off '~he 5Ubj~Cts 'on hl~· :na:p~rs.~ i; It.ii. d, - :l"'Fioo~ and modern with. ~.fiiirI'nt:phY'::

¥~~,y;:nery~, !.!c!l~""_ _ _ , "'';;;' _ .if

then ~)r:n.wlirlg---the Dra;~il&n,fL~=maslet wns a [J1 old oonger~~. 'Mlal USGd to ~Ome once n w~k~ ht 'taU!.1~t' '!J$ Dlill,'\YiHog, S~rntdil:lg·. aUld [fa!ruln~ in. C!l13I$..'"

., \'Vh_@1, WllIIS ,tlint like'? ~' saM Aiice,

i; Wen, ~~ '30"'~ :li1:"L(Jw 1.It 'tOI :y<DlIi. m.,yst!~f/i t~~ Moc~:

T 041 . -. ,')1. ;[, n' -- - ~'.nh sU,ltt_,ii;,,..,,!11 UII:' Gr'ltli"lhoril '!I1!eVf:f

Ulll~i; ~'1'hl! , ~, m I~ ........ _ llilll:ll. MI ~Iid! _. - -,;t ,F

!eaml U .. ,'"

,I" Hoo[]I!\t HFJnoe~ '"' sakI the G:UYP]10!f:i ~ "j I '\Vent to

~h!l.' Cll8ss!cJl iiTiasOO;r", U1oli.J@h. 'He' wss an old (rnb~

- .

~ !~'

I;j~ was,

,~! I~ neWf went to him," Uw ~io('k Turtte $Uk] with a Sllh ~ .";1' 'he ,tavghi~ la~'h1'l'~g and Grid~ theY' '1!'I&eO. :00 say,. ~"',

.. So 'he did, so be did/~ said the Gryphtln, s:lg.h~ iflg in h'~ tum.!., and both Cr~lUlf6. hid. t1he'~r' 'faces in tll@ir pa ws.

~~'And ill)'W U13i1'i'y moors ti, 'Ulll1' d~d you do. ler roilS.? jj said l~Jl~:e', un a huny tlO ~_hHl:"lge' the sl1,bject ,n Ten hours t.lw fIrst d:llY, ,. mklJ the J)1!Xik, Turtle:

II m nc the' f;ie~~i and so (U1\,,"I'

'tlI~ Jl,tOCK T'IJ!t~[·.LI~·S STORY .!.;J8

jj ~1ha.t a cllniious :~Ian l" e;«1,lirmeO Ali'e'~

~. That's tl1e reason theY'lre ,called bsens/· the Ci:ry.p11ion rernali. , •. ~·~use !they lessen 'from ,day to (lay.~'

This "vas qutt:e a new idea to AIOCe,., and she thought ~t' ,over [IJ Ii~tle' 'before s.1he made Imr fle';d f"l;nliI1.rk. !!'Then 'U'1I12' cl~Vflllh dalY mu : ha.ve 'DeeI1 ,:3, holiday ~ II

'10; ecorse it was," said the ~'.od(. Turtle .. ii.And, how dLd you mana~ en the' twellftll'L1.' 'J' Alice went O:i1:~gerly.

!~ IIn{JJ 'S eliilough ~~'ijt ·Cess.onrS." the G,typhon i'r~~ temlpted ln a ''fIery {]ecfded. tone: "tell her SOIm.e= thing .aoout tlho' pmes, t:Q0lV. ...

CI-IA PTER X.

. - .

111 E 't.lOllS'fER; QlJA llll.! .a

',he 1'10,1( TUlf(l~ .~lghed dooply, and. d~~v too b~tek ,o,F one Wbpper across; 'his eyes. He :~ook~ at ,lUk@ and 'lT~@d to speak, '--., for J min~te' or l \\<0' S S choked his vo[(;E'. .", arne as j r he Iud ;,1 bone In '!hits tl'lMal," StI.' U.· OrY'J ~ 0I'h~ 'and it set ln \"'fO~k Slhaldng hdm and pumr.hill1g him in the oock', At last the N\o-ck Turtfe recovered his voice, and" wil:h, t~rs runnullf,t ~O\\!11 hi$· cheeks., he ''!,''«Il o.'rI a.gal:n:-

'I ~ 'You may no[ ha;v.e U'VIed much 1I.lI11(~(!r the s.~- n. (~'! I ltavt;'n"t., ~ld .Alke)-"iand perhaps ~y(ru were never e'V>e1l1l introduc.ed to a ·~oo.ster-·' C.Alk!l! bewUl. to SiLy U ~l once ,taslOO·_1I bu ch«k-ed her~IfMsti~y', 311101. said. •• No never- ~i _0. so ~ roll. rnn haVte :1:1.0 ~dea wool il d~lighi[ rul ~hi'ng a loabsterQu:.drille Vs I .,

oj No... indeed," said Alire. ~I W'hal sort Q'f a donce is 1t~I"

i~ 'WI~y ." sak] [the (iryp110n, ~. ]/'OIJJ. must ('Oml in.t@ :8. UI1C 'B:Bong 'l~ e seashore-"

~~ l't~a, Hfi;es I ,. cried the N~ock' T1J.rtle, u Se3;lL~

turl1.es., s~dm(!n! .arnd so on;:; then, when Y'O'u~ve' c;lea:roo all 'lite jE.";11y=fis.rn 'OU~ of thr 'w,y~'1

,~~ Tn' ~ generoJIy- takes SQIJ.I£' til11e-t liJ1leffi.lpted Ute (:;ry phon •.

ii_yolU, ad,"4I'3nce''(1\-1ce---1I

Ii Eac1:itJ ;;,yith a lob£ter' as [1 PInner! " u~ed 'lfue G~hon,

4~' Of OCiUlfS\e. 'I the. ~'or:k: Turtle ~ltl ~ ,. tldwllOO

twic!2'- set 'to partl'lers="

"Ii~hllng,e lobsters., and retlre hl same liln~le-cf.[t' oonitjnu~ tl,~ Gryphon

"Then, jO'u, know, ,i the ,M«k Tl.l1rb11.l!' we:f.lt on.

I! you throw' 'the-'"

II TIle' [lLO't~s.1e~! ,I ShctilOO the G:w.h(.lln, With' a,

'baund into the aJir.

i"'~S fEli.r Gut to SI23 M you. c-nnr---"

II Swim aner thellf1l t" screamed th o ryp'l1Oli. "'T!.IIF~ a; so,nmeml11lt into the sea l" uioo the Mock

Turtle C8J~riJnj!; 'l,vilclly- ;jlbout

!I' Chal1~' lobs.t~[s ~;['i~n ! "" yelled, the GFyphon at the to:p' o:F his voice,

~ ~ Sack '~il' 1:.a:GiId aga;inll ,aJ.nd-t'i'!!iiJ1"s, :a1JJ 'the tllFSlt figure I" sai U e ,1\10(;1( Turtl~. suddenly dro:-pp-j~ 'm 'l,l'OIic"e. 'and the tWOI ~rerJ,tlli\.'"S. 'who, had been Dumpln;g ~:baut ~ike' m d llijngs all nliiS ti!me~ .sat down apt) Ye'f1J' S3dlty :~;nd rt;!ttlieUy f and '~og}ked. ~;t ,Alllbe.

,~i '~'t must be a lIery pretty dance," said .AJke ti fllidl,y",

..• 'WolJl~d, you Uk£' to see a liUlf it 1 I!!, $:iiid ~l,e fJi,oo'I< T~'r,L1e.

i V[~ry mu eh i 111. --eedJ" MBa 11.1 ice.

~~ lCo.tLe, let's try' iIDhe 'first :fi iI,I re I " s.r1\l-d, the Moc'l( 'JUJrtJe '-0 the GlyphQil. 'PI 'W,f~ alJ11 do :fIt \yitnolJit lobsters, you know. H W'h!ch :shali~ sl rig ? ,~

1M. Oh. J'Oli slim ,Ii sati:d the GiWhDn It I 've f~rgoUm:n, the words.'·

,So th ;.. began solemnlliY damc:j[flg rou.nd 31'1 d roulrnd ,AlBee,! eVI~~y noW' and th,en 19ciill1g en her toes '\ij,ihen they passed. [,00. close, and wa'\i'~ng '~1i1"ir fQ«-pa.w~ to, m' rlt U~e ~ime, 'whille the Mock TurrUe ~ this;, very slo\\-fiy and, sadly';

II u.rt:11 :p.iI. ~~M'}JA a: Il..tl-i". f~N" 'f" nil iI'I WJ)~1rg ,u (.!I !f'lMil",

.. 'l7~YI'(!#' n Mt'poir~ dt14~ h-ki"d ~I' tlQd It_illFt~;;g' ~ ''!IJ ,mil,

SIt A¥iw tlJpr/;1 tlu. I4D$SWI "if~l/~~~' mnil$ all .(i~~'l

Lj,

H V.ttJI tll'n 1'«J11~' .rigJJit '-._- :- ".M ku::il ddig1llftd iJ. ,~ ~ Whi;1 tlJ,zy ,(glt If.iT II-} {1ij;(j thow' r 1', ~! fA;; ifJJ#t"". tWi ,£"

"'~ t"

B~ if;" 5f1~.,il j'~pJUJ' .'. T'oi.lO fol'~ /«J..IM' f' fll!d' ,P', ,tf. ItJ~

o~~"Ut-·

SairJ At mar:Jrtd h. rrJ,-.ltll~·~ klmlq. ~1 k~ umulrl 'NfJ jfna ,rht! ik «.

r,~ '~r4 ~t. €OiIlif ,'ijfJt.. ~rl !J'Wi; c~iJ' .N'i.W~ 't.f;-'{]fJd ~ J~il ,~~ il.f1lUj.

,Wtmld Wit, tffJdd LrrmJ, ~J, n,. etmld mt'~, ,wd'd mJ

foil~' iIM' itp_~.

,. ~1'i",IltlJ 11h11''tfI'~ it krrl'/ far Wt' pI" JjitJ 1(Yl:/.! J'Ii.l.Nd ~'i'Jllld. "11lU:t!' is tN4~mfl' m'OFt. ~ ~'li7:ij,', 'MjM;r :~~I I!/_JUT ;rid,..

'nit JI~T-iirN ~ /f'mPoJ E!~tl{tiItf W ~ il ~Pl' 1Ui!.~ 11'd-n IlI1"T1 w.n ,14k, ~/~ l;ijfti!. 1r1J~ .mtJ11 aM i(J/~ rtJi~' JaMiI'.

Wit.{ jWJ. i~l ~j, will ,1M. ~/tt ,~1J~ ';JJ,ffl Jilm foi'fJ t. '*'11#_

n"'ifl )'1m. 'l,wn't ~~ 'Will ~', WIffl'/J' ;ftm. 'WQ.,ll ~ pM! ilu ,cf:ON~~·

,n.,. Ol',t- W(Ji'li¥ mil ,ril'l' flfin#~ill ,),fjIj. ~Ii!' mM; jot" tiM da'IU.t"

raw JiI1lY'; i'i ;(,1,' JW~ '!;L!lll' 'j(JIiI. ~'DII! I- yo:;t. 'f11iJJ ~n ,itNl1i l/f~ ,rIntJ(~"

W~VHl ,)liJ.'l, 'fI.'tffll pm. 'lulll ~'. w):'t )~~ if~"',~ jI.iiit' IIAt' dt/~'

·"'Thank :YOOli' lt's a \i'\!'ry ~nre,~stifl a®n(e ~n l\rot.c'h," srud AJicei fee'~ln. very gt~ll t ';'\'3£ ove.u ~t tast: 'nd I: do $0 like "bal (u[:'Jous s n_g' ~oout the whltin~ til.

U Oh, [IS to the whiliing.·i ~td the htoc'k Tortlle:, .' '~hey~)l'ou'Ve seen ~hcrn" of OOUIJfse ;?I'I'

ii 'Y€S.'~ S.1~. AJ:I~~, on ~I·ve or'~ seen ['hem at dfwml~'~ she che::·k~. Ile:rseJf ha§tHy;

!·,I don't know '~~ilhete :D~ml 'rn.'il.y be,' SliOJ U~ MOcd·: turtle" i; bUit, if: yOI!l."'ve .teemll 'them ~ Oftelflii (Iif course j;l\!J!u lmow what they're :~~ke:, ~",

!~~ beHeve. so,'; Mtoo r~pl~oo, tho~htfu}[y •. , '!' TIl~ 'have their tall's ~n th€'ir momhs ::~nrl th~'lrei ani 'ovcct cr:ul!]]'bs.}'

i"'¥ol1'te wr,O'ng ~b[~lUt. the crurnbs." ~Id tJ:-ne' .lloc·k: l\nLl'e:' i. cru mbs wDuld all wash ,off In the sea, B!Jt. '~~hey It{t_WJ, 1:'heil' tnils Tn fhelr mouths; and the 'rMSOl1 ·is,~·i' ~~er!! '!ht, MfiC'k Turtle ya.wn 00, 8Jnd shut :his ~y~._'ii'TeU het Olbotll the ~Ofl .fH'tcl, all '[ha~"" 'he sald to the G~yp!hon,

"The reason ls," S[id thO' GrylPhQ~; ""tint: Hiley ff;Oj~lll~ go w~U"Q the lobsters to the dar:lr~ So t'hey go'~ thrown {)ul '~.(],~. Sa ll'l~y hfld to faJ I a I(JIFlg ~.y.. So' they got Ul.'cir Llil:lb :f.~~t .in their mouths. So tJw-y couldn't gel them out ~gain" TIil~["~ :lI.'I'I.."

'!~Trunk .yOU," ssld Amite .. "lt's '~(ery :unte~ting, [ l"~Rr. 'c..,,~w so much about a whiting before, ~~'

~., [ ca rn. tel ~ }lOll. mare '~har.t mat, ~f )~ou 'like," :said. th€ Gryphon. "; Do, )1'Oll L-;:no.w ·w'h.y· it'~ caiILttII a whutjng i";

I·r ~ never thought: albout lt," ~&G, Alke. .,.. WhlY :r" i~ 1t (/vr:$ In·t_: ,hooh ,tiUJ>tl s~'On/' tlrn~ '!QrypruJiIfli repHM '''Ief'1j' :5o~emjii~y"

I~!i(e' 'was ·!hor'Qugh~.y' p.jJ~l;oo", !i'~ the boots and shoes l" she re,pB1J~ 1m! i1IJ. '~OO~ring tonG:.

" ~~ \rV',y'~ what OR Jrt;w.~t51hOe'S done· wl'th, r~.!' said t'he:

Or~iJhan. "I rn~.m; wh1it j]Qn'~~s, '~hem sa s'hin.~{' r"~ At'bee looked down :at them, Sind C'Q:iiilsld@"FOO Q, lit(~e

. . "'TIl' ~.~ "'Ul

1oefore' she gave her; all ft1$,!;1I'er" - . i2'JtiFf' l!JLVrI!~' WI "'"

'b:la-c·k]ng. '~ \je'l'i~.·~

.~ Boots ;'InO shoes 'U'n~i 't1n"~ SC:a,,""' ~he OryphofIJ went on ~Jfi.::ru d~ 'VolU-" "are dane M[h wlhitnng. Now YOiJll, kn !!)\V,." 'f. "

'~'.A;nd wh~l am !they' made' ~f r' A1ic~ n~i-::ed. inl ~ tom:!! o'~ ~root cUlr~osity.

~;S6Ies and eels. Q'[ t.¢ur.se;/" the O:ryplh,oi:l replied. rather :~W!ipati~[btly: "'. :iiJl~{ shrimp oould have tokl you t:h!lL.'·

·'!·If I'd been the whil~D'lg!'i' said Alice" wh~· thlJugln.'t:5 w~~ sm~ runn i,ng on 'the SQ1Ilg', .,,~ 1."dJ ]l:!)~ S£I.M to t11e' po.;rpojM. i Keep ~a(k pHeEIlse ::: we' ,a;oni"l 'Wt1jl1~J'OR; '\1ti!t~';l, us I' "

'~'They' 'were ~bl~ged to hIli.w h:im w~th them," the ~lock TurLle sttic1; ~"' no wis-e fi&hl would! go al1ywh~ue wilh01,j( n :P'iJrpoj~,/·

~,O

;;. '\Vou~dln.·t it. u,e>.1illy (';'~ SiJi~ .f\1~!k:' 'in a lone or

gr~d :s1Jrp-rise. . ..

;. Of WIJIT'SC not." Slitd the M'Qck Turn ,': .• ·1 ·why·.

if a "(ish rum:eo '10 "18, arnd '[old, me' he was gO!lmg: a ] ou_mey'l I should. 'SO:Y '" With wn~. porpniS€ ~' i ~. DlQfj'''tt you. 'm~n Ii I}U~? i I, said] A~lre. .. . 0.1.~: mean 'wmt ~I, ~w, I, t'h_e Mock' T~ii'itl~ :r~nd ~;r:Ti an offe~ded. ton~.. And th GorPl1!Dn :added

U Come, tet,'s h~f sn.n'W or j<'()It., ad'l,!!'CrIi~!I.U"f'S.~·

~i II could] tcll }-lIOU rl1.y rua.ve:lmtures,......'lxginrdng "hom (his rnloming •. '" said Alive a little timidty: ~. _b. ,t j' 's no. 'me' g(ldJl,g 'oock tn yeSter&:lY,. ~yse ~ lV'a:S, a different person litten.'·

ri i Exp:1' in ail that." sruti the Mock Turtlie..

•• N O~, no.! '~h~· adventures rU's.t.·' ~id the GryI hen :hn, an jimpa~l€!lllt 'to~; •• ~X,pIJlID~tlQmiS take, ueh a dreadful tint!. I~

'So Alice began 'tenin° .'lh~ Il:lIef adwntures :From

he nne when ,Si1~e ':I'[;lit sa.,\v· the WliiL'e L~b~t.~ she was ml '~Lttle nervous ~b~nl!~ II jus~ at. 'first. the two e.reatUI"eS, ot so dose to her, one on eaeh. s~rle', and. o.~ned thai r eyes ~n~. mouths so w.,J' wide. but she gained (o.n:l:i[~ as Slteo w~nl an. Her' :!i5WJle:rs 'W!'m perf~t1yulet till she g.q~ to

til pall about her 're~eoaUlITlg "_,' r~~j" rt rtild~ FalJu_r' Ul:ilUmJt," to 'bh.e IQterp'tl1al, and the wards ,~t'~~ (i ming ·d~Henmt. and thenl "heioc'~: Turtle drew a I(]f)g bream ... saul said. '~"fI\:t1.!I very' curleus, i.

Ii I,' rs aU 'a'lhou.t as

. .. \,,~ .~

cunous as. '~t CilUl! ee.:

said the Gryphon.

~:~ I:t :al1 li:afllle' diff' r~ enl l 'I; lhe' ,Mij('Il:: TIJ.1~ repe~ned tho14giUfully~ "I 5t1iDIIIlJd HJke Ito. 'heafJ hell by and ~peat. :5!lmethilrn., I: IiD'W. "ell h!!!!f to begin.'" H@ h~Qked ,t the GI]iphotu as if: he' thought ~t h~ad some :I<~nd of authority over Allee.

•• Sl41fid up ~l!l'ld repert ~"Ti$ tiJl wicec( III~ 51~nJ/;' :5aldthe Gryph~1i1., 0;, How I:he crea.tL1T:'CS order one ,aJoo~t. and m.ll«!: ene rnpe:~t ~ns! J" thought ,AJIk.e. .1 ~ mlghl just as \ve~i]be, ut scl1oo11 at once," H W~~ she got. 'IllPJ'

,r,.11e WIBSTER

'QUA Dln.u~ ,n .. ?

'~Go an , .. 1th 'mJhe 'flm verse," the' (hy'~in.on :repeat.ed impartienUy'; U ~~ 1D~hlrls 'II j JM'S£M ,by Ilts,

l-Ji ~ III

gtlJiI'j( 1J~ _

A'~llJ:e did 'not dare' to disolte,Y, ~h()ugh she :reft. sure it w uld aJi come' wrong;, '1ilVld, she 'went O!IT! iFli, a trt:'fltlbilng voice '-

and! began to J~t it, blllt ~F head was so full of U~ Lob~ter-QLJ~H.iri:ll~J t'~al she hardly knftv' what she was saying, :and d'ttl' words eame very cgt~r indeed ':----..

!~, ''Ds dt~ ":.~,t' tf Ott! Iq&JU.'l lli';:ft!'d' hi~ fi'«ln~,

~ Y;i:W iJ.at!e oohd ~,.,t f41@ lNvt.vn. I Fft1isi !'lIJ,""IF my pair." As. a dllr.1i w/fh, its, 'f',Ytlitb" $I} It ~: IlB NfMj'

,TrimJ.· nig hiJ: tJluJ liM 6rl'lt"'~. (J,IfJ ilfl'7lt ,(Nfl: his 1«-./1',"

!~ Tha-~s d~ffe~ent ho,m \Vihal.l used 1:0 s.!];y when I, '\lraS aJ. chv1d.~~ ~id 'the Gryphon.

i! W' II, [~ never Oea'rd it 'beforeJ '" S3ic:~ 'lhe MO(k l"uu1Ie: !; bllI~ it sounds IJ.lnwm.I!TI!C!11 nonsense,"

A~k~' sald 'nDthlJiI,g; she 'had s.1it ,d!O~",n ~~g1Jin .. \'~tl1 hi!~ :rao!' irn her hands. '\'J,ronderif1~ if anything 'i,V01l~d t.~r happen '~n Ill. Fl'3 'uml \\'3,Y' jphl.

;~ I should, Ilke 10 have ~t expb~ned;; II $:aid 'U1e NlO(:k I urtle

",, She QID.'t ,f;!XpGairQ it," said the Gryphon h:t.,~tUy'. ;;; Go an u.1th the' l1-eI"Jt verse,"

; i Bld about his t~~?"' the ,1l.~!Oi~: ]"urlle pe.rslsrl;,OO. ;,' 'How amid' he tum -r'llertil LJut with brls nose, Jl(Yld, know (' ~~

~'I Irs th€' first 'lD(i,sl~ion in dllncing,';' Alice ~id,;, but she. ~.$. dJreadfu'l1y puazled b,Y the '~vhol~' '[hiilg~, and longed W ,'tsli1~~ 'n~e' ,subjeet

"'V~hrut i the' use ,I/)if r~tjf.g, all that 5tuffll"~' 'thl? .~tcxk TurtI-e ~nlc!liUpted~, '~'if :y.QU (tOfi/'t e~pla~[1J it as 'you go' on~' lrs by fa]' '~ln~ mos!: c.on'fusii1l1,IJ 'l~irJg J e'!.rer' heard ,I~·

"'Yes, ~ think you"d k ·tel' lea.v~ (li~.'· said the

i[irypl"nQH. ll-r"ld Alice '~S, o~!Y' too ,glad, to do so, _

'1111 ShZliU ~I'e uy. anoU'ler rrgun' of th,@, !lcibsler:'-Qu~d,= rm~ ,OJ the G'ryplton WEfIi[ on, .,' Or wouklJ :you, mce Ute Mock iIIlFrtle to sing you. a song r"

~. Oh. a son- e. :Pl~$ei if 'lh~ Moe'1\' 'furtte' 'Il{ouWd: be so kind;" Allee replied, SO eag'e'r'bf. that the OtyfJh()I1j

~jc], in a, rather' off,endcd :!o.!11IeM .. 'HIm.t No ,;1wo1JnlIDg

ror tastes! S~l:Tlg her • Turll~ 5(111)'/ ,vlil'~ llOUj1 o1d fellow?"

!" ,lJ~'iiJ~i Stm}, I" :r:kh, r:md ~ffl~ W~ih~~ .in ,a ll;qi.' "umill

~Vlt-li' -'fir ,fllt/j; ,dirdnfk5 rrJ.tf}1j1,1 ~~ ~p'.t SOriP oJ ~J.i t.tfNnr!n;f!i' &au.tfld tfm~'l ,~!.I,~;i';" Qii/' ,~f1i~'O' lu;tJ'i/I'>iiiJ'.· \cll; ~

,I' ":i/' ;:" I ". ." ~ •. " liOli".~·

B~~JijH_t S~jJ.l JjM.~·;r:Plf if' ~'i~'~ .... ~!:f'!··..l!~r!·

'f" ~ _.~".,. (' ,,(J! •

,~'p 'V ~u\ii' ,it-rifi-r,~!1r,

,IJ'M/~ttj'ltl. hl£liy'iri ,~I!

Clry 'Oiff Ii The I~lf:ia'ill~:s 'l:tefJ~lliqg· :~" was ~~Ilid :i!'!J 'the dtsttnre.,

i. !Co:f:fliG O<~ I ~~ med the Gryphon. :a;~d., btkiill Alkl~ 'I"" .. "/k-, 'L .... ~,;;I it ~ ~., .. ~' -~~_ . ,'.'II",~. '" 'Ii! ·"lti· f,t ~h-"

IiY ~~!e ,~I.\t!IIM". .1.,\11 I ~11,;'t,II, o;i,U~1 WUl!I,w.ll.!h. .w __ lJ1!g .'0. II ~

I!ll1d ~(f the song.

•• Wha.t uta I is it:~ ~~ Al1m p:a:ll1Iloo as sm,e ran, bu~ the 'O~Pr'nool onDy i:l11ls,\lrtn,ed. ",II Co:riIlte' ~Il 'I '," SJf:ld ran 'the f:a.st~T" while ~Oi'ie and, mO~ Iaif!illy ~m,e~, (,arnJedJ

ji. b; '1:1", - ~ ("II ....AI 'ruJ].m-- ~lke mel<!iii'i;.""'k. - 'n .

on 'L;I~~' 1U!~'ooze' ·~II~al!. 'J:J. 1l!W'1I;1;J! I_ .,.elm" Il!l!f_ '" •.. ~.!l;..lIi~Q.y

wo:r.dS!~=·

ThE MOi~k Tmtl'e' sj.~J1ed cl~ply~ and ~ml. in i!lJ 'vok,e' so~u!~h:f1€s ,d~O:j(edJ with sobs, '['(!II sing' this ;'"'=

!. ~:P qj' :i!it ~J ........ ·~J,"""'''i&imillg~. 1J.~~~ &alltijili SWup..!'ii' -

"11 ID'~ - .... "1',..0'1' "'-,q .... j' IU"',i1~ i'. rIi If.

. ~~~trm; ~ ,w/w' mr-~/J' J'"' ,.I,.'!f,J~

Giw.4!'~ or Q,I'f' ItN'Ji(7!' ,rfWl: f

~~II',;io ~ Wi zI~'t all clu f01' :fw :P .m~J~~ ~ ~ /:wid}1iil SfJN:" An,rir~"lj i1:i1fJi ,t?J' !JM.u1'Vitl &.p,p"

~:;;."", .. --"", ... "t~.,J or __ ~ '" .' R.!n.!!~~ViI::t·Ilij; ~~I(i

,1J"i1U~f!:uJ .s~~ I .~ o/I'h t-l-~.W!:··ldl(g •

. B~l?Jftif;'4. .&-~Ili-i-=Fa:l. SO'(]Jj,,"'

ii' Ohorus :~~jn l" Ctl£iCl the.' 'Gryphom andl tbe ~toclr:' l\artli2 :~iid ]U:it '~mt to ~.pe.ru:. It ~/hen a,

of 'ru?~u~y everything there, i. 'That"s the jlJdte/' she 'said' to h~f" .. OOCiil}!J3e' of hh; greBt: wi.g .. " The' Juage:;, by t}')e' \~'LIJ.y~, was the' Kin~;-. anQl SiS,

, - N· - "Ii&"...· -( I- ~!-, :m:~ the

he wore IllS >crown ,r ... ~i\~~ u ~ W~~ , {li1J,ffl; c_ _ _

lmntisp:l«(1! i ff y~u '\~nl to 'see how he: dk} :lL~) he did not look at a~~ oomfll},ttable', 3J1d it was eer-na~ii1~y' riol beuoming"

'~'AAclJ 'lhut.":; th.e jlliry=l~,j)~I'~ 'cj'llnugjn AJi,ro~ 0,' and.

'rn.ose t~'Vel\l'e (:t'~rufe:s.·· (5100 was QbHgOO, 10 Si'l}i" ~. orea'!,urres~;· J!OIJIJI see, 'ooct:llttse some 0[' 'Ulofltl wli'1i'e :Ii:t:I~lml~lils. and some welf,e tiird~,) "I ~ Sll81PQ$f' "Ihey are the' [urors, .;, She ~id this :ldst word h~~o M thr~' times ~J\liE'r to helfSe'n, tieJng, r.:lth~r proud of lt~: for she fhou_ghlJ, and rightiy' tao. that vi;ry '[ew lHlle ~rls 'D't her age' knew "he- m~inf' of it at all. l~l["riw.c-¥cl. HjL:lrymem;' w!l}u~d, ~u""e ~Oi1e' jll!M' as w~ll.

The twelve juro'FS were ~n wtitifijt very ~!lJ.si~y on slates, I. 'Wb~i m~' they doiilff r '" pdlke wihis;-, jJe[,e(l t'O the Gryphon" ~J, They' c.~n'IK h~~v,e 31'111= 01inJl; '[0 'put ~own yet. ~'~o~ '(be I~~.,J~S begun:'

"lh.e)f·re. pM:ultinl do'WiI their names," tho G~y= p'i1!Oll wh~pered, in rrcply~ •• rm re-Jf tb~y should "or~[ fhem 'befo~~ 'lh~ end o:r tile tri_a]/~

WHO' S1iQitJ:: !!FtH)!]: T A~T5 ?

'Tine :K:iing' ;a:od (~UeeLll of Hoorts were seal~ O~ the,i~ th~QI1e when th~y ,aJniwd. with ,~ grewt cr,LjiliWldj assembled abou~ tl1l®m-a1l sorts of' little ~jrds and beasts, as wo&lll ss 'the whole IXick of ClrO&: the Krw,\'e 'W2I5, slPmding before !lh!em, illl ehains, with t1, mr,~ierr' on, ffi{J ~ ~Lch!=' ;~Q if!J;,~,nl h~!1Il: an~ 'liitOO;r the:

Khlig was the 'Whitt, l-trBbblt. wii,h a trumpet lin ~fte' hand" ~nd ~ scmH of paKhmen~ li'n 'the other" 1'1'11 the' ~'middle o~' Uu~, court was a ta~I~,!, \-vlth a, I~r.ge' d[sh of '~t1tS upon :ut;' ther' Irn!!l~ed so ,gpoo 'n~t' U made AIi(1!;! {BlUu!e hlUngry' tn ~ook [lJ1 U~m-"":~ wish th-ey"d. ~~[ tile bild dOlW,," she ~hough~~ "and harrld, round the ~fljil?:!iihilJlool:s Il\. .But n~~re seem:ed 1:0 '00' no d,an'C-e. of' this, so :::00 ~fIJ frOokl'fiIg llU: Ie'V:erytl'1]ng 300~ her to p~"'S ,:;1'!.\.ray tJt:e tinle'.

,~Jic,e' bndl J1e'II,e.f' 'been in ;;I; ceuet O'~ jusU;:e 'bdo~'~ b~t' she had 'read 3boy[ 'them in books, and. she was quite ~~eased, to' nn~ [thaI she 'm~w the n:arne

;~ Stupid 'lhif:lgs I i~ A'~ke bet-:aUlI I'll :t1 1'o.ud 'indig-' nant vo-jGe; but 51 " slopped llersel'f hiSl;_l)"~, fox too ~Vhitte bb'bit criM. ,out;, .11, snen.o~ ln lhe' court l" and, fue' Khlr Pl,mt on his Spect:a'd5 ;)tlol looked! arurion'S'~y rOIJTlId. 10, 'nnoke out who was 'bnk1»g"

AlIice oolt'~dI see! as w'e.t1 as H she' were loOll:ing O¥ef their s'll1Ju;lder~ th'llt. an the jurors '''~&e wri~'rng down. H slupid tlnings l: ,I on '[h~jr siaw~ nlll" she 'c:Q1Ldd even rnak:e· OU.1Jt that one of 'U:1!2,1ln didffil;t 'know' how tID spen n slupld/" and that he J ad. L9 as·~. his 'If.I~ighbor '~ ten 1mlm. ~"A. :raire t.Jlu.'dd~e theIr slates 'II be inb€fure the triar:s. O\I\l!f J ~~ '~hough't Alire

One ,o,'F the jurr:ors haJJ a pendl 'tna· s([rueaiked!.

Tlliis .. o\r eourse, AUoo (iou.1d 11m stl:~d; ~:fi!~ 8'M ~nt :ro.ijifld th~ court and go'[ behBndil'nJrn and 'very soon

jI!'..lI .......,J;" t <if; 11.oll - COli.. d"AI 'I

·1(l!'lUfiy. a:f:l O~pMl'i.Ym: y O,li 'tl":Jng U ~ .Wily'. ,~;IJ! l!oli ~t

so qukkl1y that me poor little juror (it ''MIDS .smr the Ijzam II oo~l~d not :make out. at ;aH what had be(.OMe It;: SO. a'Fte<r' hun in,g' aU ~ooui for It. he was obl'iged, to' 'write, whh one' l1.ngc.r for t!he rest off the d.:..y ~ and this \VaS ,o;f yery Utn~ usc. as ~l [eft no mark IOn 'the s:13Ie.

!~. H@fi!J]di,;, read the ~(;cusation I Jot. said the 'Kung.

On U ls, 'Ib~ 'While: i~1b1bit 'b]ew 'Ih~ bl~ en the trumpet, and then Ullro~!:i(l"(he ·par.chment semill, a nil.

read ss f04Jo'WS : .

j~ n, '1~ ~ HMTlJ, iAff! mark smu ,~, .JW !;!J.I~ a itmt.!,"-, JtzOI~"

1m K~m .: if' !inuh. !AI' iflilll' 1'1J~n mil.

And t~ ~ Fit., ~Vf;!

U Co:rn ~'..l. . .. ,,,-iI •• ......, lib!' .,h ...

. "ISLYe"f :yQ'l.IIf ~r\lll'kfl tl ~ Kifli sald to the

jl]lY~

nNot, yell nat yet! ". 'the bbb1', Il~Sli;II,Y 11!l~~mJpted. ~jTheie"S a ,g,-ea,'t deal to cerne befor~ ltJat I·~'

,.tC:an~ the filrSt witness, n sa:1:d the King ~ Md 'the.' \Yhl:te RaibbU blew throe' 'bJasl!'! ~n Ul ~rnnpet" and cal:led out, .,' Pii~st w.l~fIless,I·~

1l1D flrs~ w'itne5S '\w.s tile' :H3iUIe'i'., H,~' ame i~ w1th ii, 'l.etlCUJ,p ttl! O:(;l~ :~nd~ :!Lfh!:l a, 'pit'Ve or bread-and~lIit~er. ~n the gtoo. ,j1i ~ beg parden, j'm;PF li.bj~lYII'·" ~e 'bega'n. "', for 'lbrlngif.l.g these In: . lilt [ mdlEft ~uite finiished my tea \I 'hm ~ was: ent for,"

"~'Ylouo~ht to have ·rnis.hOO,"3 sa'id the Ktr~g. ,n'When dfd youheginl i'"

lhe Haner looked, ,at the lI'b:rdl Haff'. wn,o hi1d f'O]lo~vet1 :hil.m, '.111,1:0- the eeun, arm-ln-arm wilth 'tlil!' 'Do.l1il1ouse. H' ,F{R!lrt~~th of I\\1trch I I ~hrHk it was," he said.,

,., F1 ftOO'ntll:" ~d the M[uin Hare, ". Sixt' nh:t" ad(loo, the Do m.OiLISe.

!~ Write that dOWi'll~'~ tlllE [King .. lid to the jury', -aJIC) the jliJry eager:!y' wrote dOWIl ,~~~ three ~tes, on th~ir slates, and then added them llP, and rodu:ced 'tile answer to shimI[ngs .:l'txl 'pence.

;~ -r::ili:e off your hat," the King sidd, to th~ 1~I~l~~r. ~~ II lSi1l"\t mnrJe';~' said tile 'HaUer,

,'; Slnl~~ J'. the. lI(ing excblmed. tumj n~ I l~e jury, whiO' in5tlnUy made a memmundllIm or th~ ral~t

j, ,I keep them to sell," til ~ Ua[l.e'r adOfd ~5i i'l!1'JJ eJorpl':31\:ltjpl1 ~ '·1 've 'llltiOliIU!!' [of nil)/-' own, ~'fIii!~. ~Uet .. &iere the Queen put en her sped:8des. and ~n &'Jrr1Jr.'(g; hard, at, fh H~t~ri who ltlIlmed 'p~le lilll!id rt{l!;l;:cted.

U Give your evi' eaee." :smd the Kin, ; j~ anm i'fOfi'l be MfVOUS", or :~'lll haw 1'00 ex' uted, Ol'!l the $pot.~!'

This did not seem to ei:lcour:tge the' 'i/,vrr~ness. a't ,~II ; he kept sttLrtin f 'n:nn -Of' 'foot t .' U'le other, looking un~.s~ly ~'t lhe Queen, end in his confusion he bit a ~~' pleoe out or Ihis '~l1 :~lllste3d (li,~ tit.· 1b.md~ 'an~-tliJ,tlter.'.

J1Js.\ at this mom,ent Alice '~en, 3, 'orelY curi'oilJs sensalion, whtctl 1PU!ll~~, her a ~ooo deail [I not she made out 'what it ',~"ras.: she was ~nni[l1g to, gro~v larger 3gain., and she '~hlj}ught ~[ fi'rsrt, she' wouild IT~~ up and leave Ur court; bu on sec:o.n _' 'tihough'ts she decided to rernaln Where she was as long' as. here was room for her,

•• I '\w.~sh ·you. \'Ilouldf:fl squeeae so,,·' s1Iidl the Dormouse', 'I;;~fhlJ was i::i~tting n~l 1:0. h.er. "I can hu(H.y

- .

brC1Uhe,.·~

!~':~ cani't :help :It, II ~d ,~I~e' 'very m~!Y:; i r~m

r'I __ !Iii

,growang.

U 'You've no righ[ to g,ruw Jj#f;tJ'~ ~'. sand the Do~lifiOwm. ~., :DOUD:'t OOk nO~~J;·· said Alire moue oo[ld~y: ~! yO'~, ~1i!Q'w' yO'I,tlife ,~'\!;IiJug

ii ~1'fIfi aI poor '~ni YOIiJ!r N\:j)j~y~!'I\. th~' H:aUe'u ~n in ~ trE'n~lbt~lmg voke, ",U ~V1d I hadflj~t: butt j~t beg~n n~y ~:ea=fml sbeve a '\'~'k 0'1' se il~d. w'i:'di. \v.lth '~h€ tJ~d""all1d-butl~r ~tni.fil: s~ th~UtI:~nd. th~ tMnk-' ~nq o~ tfl1e 'lea.~H'

'~'lhe t.winikHng of' 'mlMt? 1I.~ Stljd '~e 'Kr!1g. ~! U ~~~ \Vi~h UiJe' ,teaJ,~11 the Haner rep1i~d!.

.!' or cousse t~vio'kHng ltJegjn5,.Wtilh a 'if! " Slld 1'he, :l\~n,g' s'hsrp'~y. 1.111)0' you, hLke' m,e fOJi' a d,tlflre? Go on t" .. ,I;m a poor 111l{iln;,"'!' the li:mtlrt went 'Oft! ,,' alrnd :w'j,Qst things twinkled, :at~~r '~lnlt=O'n~y th,e; N.1i.u,y:h [i~ue s..1id!-!·j'

'~Il,~ dirjn'!\t ~~' the ~J\arrih Haw interru,pb~ ff:il,:;1 ,gl'~~

]trur~)i'.

,ii, YOI!.II did, ~.~ ~d the H8lt~er;

'., I~ deny it I·' said the ~\b_rch Hare.

".11 He c1cnie:s lt," SlIld Ute KUmlg ~ ;. ~'~ve o~ft: 1ib~l part,"

'!" Wclt tilt: lilJ'n)" '[i}te. '~t;;l, IDw:mo:Ulse :5aid,--:'~ 'the [~'aU]Iir went on. ~oo;ki~g :a[l~ro~ly f{rWtd t,~ see iiI' he W(lU!:d deny Ilt: '1001;: oot 't.he Dormouse dealed nill'th~f1g, 'llleiID,g [:ast, ,asleEp..

"Alter that," CDr:ltin:lJIed the Halt:er~ ., rn rut some' more br:~td and tru)tt~f-!!fi

., VI~, 'iYut .I ,grow :S:I - a iIf~oniilNC!' PI.'lOO~ ;,;, said! ·th,~ lDo(r1'fi O~ ~: ,~! not. [n ithit lMirlil:lllou!:l. ~jo:n"'~ And :~~ ~1' 'UP v-ery' 'su;l~iI¥ and CIJ1'OssOO OWl ~:o the. other side o:f tb~; court,

AU '~hi~ Ume Ule Q,I;,g~en had never left off ~ttllring· I '~It the 'H~Jtt€'rj, ;'ll1d~, Dust as the Dalfmooo~ CT~, the court, sha sand m one o:f l~ l~ offlceru of 'me (joU!r[~ ,f, B'f;1'ng rli:le. 'the iTst ~ff' the

silngers ~t, d:'lC' '~st, ~Cin~t~ '!" on wh[ch Ute 'Wr.e'tched H~'M:c~ ilJcfnibloo so, that he shook !both hi~ shoes off~

.. G:i,\I'~' jI'OlJ..1'f' evid~lla'.·· the' King l~~d '£lingrHy;, !! or ~ i~1 have you le~eG'l),IIt,edi 'whe:Ul'Br YOll,"re' iIlU'hi"OOS or '~10t';';

jj But \v:t''itJ~ did th~ Dermouse i\ay ~ "i' oiille Q( trw ,j[Jjy ~d"

!~ 'That I can't 'rt"meflliOOr,~'I'. ~ld 'IDhc 11~~tte:r;,

!,!, '¥OIi1li ~mllt rem eflidJer,"I' r:~~rkad th~ King" ',II or I'H~ have y01J c.'«<~.df:.d, !~'

T~,e mi~[;ilbl~ Hatter dropped his l\JMa(tlp' i3Jn:d: bread-and-butler, and went down On 'One kFbet • • ,1, 1"1lTI :!l puor men, your IMajcsly",l~' he ~n.

,., l'QlII!re a WljI poor $'Ji.tre~It~f'! "I' Soakl the K~ng., 'H~re' one 'Oil the glDin~-'lljgS dI'nee:red~ snd was immedhlt:e'ly Sl1!pP:~ 'by' l~e officers af 'M~e court. (:As ~llll:illt is; mLher a ]~}lrd W{!fCt ~I wm .iI!lS~ ,e:xpl:llJin ~o you .I'lOW ~[t 'was dO:l'lIe'. Th~y h;ld 3 l~fgI;' canvas trag;, which. ti:ed 1ll]1 ~lt 'U"i_e'moot'h \v1th strings:: inoo, this th~y :~jIiGl~d the gJJ.l1:nei!!-pig', 'head, H~, and, then Silt upon it}

~:~ tm, ,~acli j'w seen 'tJlIat done," thoughit ,M~ce;. 'U :~ !',w_;, so' o(l.erl, 'F.ea.a, in ~he 'Iilews,~pers, ~~ ~h~ e~d. of tjda'~~ ; llleT;8' was some :iititleIT:lpta~ applause, which was imli!ledi!j!t~'~y suppl;\.~sm by the officers 101' 'I:he court,' and I: never: undet~£t,om1 wbaJt mt. ~nt 'lUj now'."

i~ If' 't:hnt"s, aU you know about it, yQiU may :S~~ dewn," COI1l~nrnJf.'tl tll.@ !King.

~; I (a'WI"lt :go. no 'Iowe:r::.;' :ooid 'Ul1iI2!' H';L'tUw ~ li:1 f'o;. en

- '

'tl noo'" c'''' :I:['t-· -I""·'

le' _ - .~;, ~'I!:· ::!.

'ii 111el!lJ 'Y!lJtl may sit dawn/" the tt:ing' 'rfpl~ed.,

Here ,th~, oUn~~' gui~~'~g (l'iIee':ted~, aJlf.!d was su,p~F,,~,

""Omne" U~t '~'Ilish~, llr!e gu.tvua!p'~~,! ~~ 'thou.ght Alt'ca. Oll, No,w ;W€ :s'M'1I get on '~lt,e,lr,n

~I, I itt 'FlIth.~r fill ffsh 'Ilny tea, i.' 'sa'i'd ll,~ ~~hl'~t~r~ miU~ :.In ;1nx..iQUS look at 'U)~ QUeetll' w'lho 'MS Ir~ing the list O'r s1nge~s,

i~ YOY Ili!~Y go," said, the King~ ~nd tile HaUer hurr:k,'Cl:~lf hdt the oour1~, wlthou~ even wmt~mJg t~ put 11k'S. ;~cI06 M.

II:

j~~l1d just 'hlb tds. head on outsid,e·t :the· QoeefiJ added to Oll~ ·olF the o.ffic~ : bll!lt the· :Ehlltter '\VaS O'Ll~. of 6iigh~ beMfe ~e offiter 00 IJJ d. .~t to t'ne door:.

~~I Ca.111 the next 'witliQ~ ,.1 &1tld. 'the' :Killfbg~

TIMe· :I1l~1:d: 'w~tness was '!he· Duche$S" ,coo·k·. :Sh~' au-ned tllt.~ ~ppw=lN}X ~ rl her hand; and AJiQ.~· ~rnl wh{li· :i;t; was, even l!e~Gr.e she .got illlro the ,c:oun. by the· v.ta~1' tn~~ ~ple ne-ar the door begin :sn~~og aU :i;lit O'!!'!(;e.

;;. G1ve YQUlf e~doo'e'." saiid (he Ki:n.,g. i~' SIUBfiI~tj··· ~d dle !Cifi{lii}r.

The· ~ln,g ~o~ a1U:hnlsly' at the· 'Whu~ ~bbit~_ w'ho ~d in a low v-oic.~, ". y'~ur Majesty fil'UJSl. I~~ o;ss-e~iii!ili;e this witili$$...~~·

!~ W· ".". :I~. 'if ~ -'. i~l ~. r :·i·~t. ! II ~he ~·]n.f:T , ..... ~d 'wi!th. s

. ell •... m·~., •. m,~_, ... _.'''0 ~_ ...... ,!!!,

melanehaily [liir, ,~l!1ul.. a'fiter 'f;oldirig ~iiiS! arms ~nd; foo\!tilling at: ·~lh~· conk ·Hm. his ~~ \\ff)~' T!I~itr~:y' out ,af .si,~J'd:j h2' said :in a dee PI vo~re~ ,"" ~Vh9lt 1!lm' tarts made of?"';'

Ii P~pper~ mLlstl.y~·" S3~C] tl!ii! cook.

j~ Tre-ade .• ~' $~Jd. a sleep-y 'tO~(;e behind her,

!~ Coilll'iu Ul~t Do:rmi@~ :I! !~. '(he QlL:lee~, ~rui.e·~~d. !ou't~ !~ 8eh~d that .Dmmnou.se! Tum U1!at D~r~

mouse' 0111 of~ (·(Juri I. Suppress him~. Pinclh. hiflm i ON \~~h h~s whiskers ! !!,

FiQ'f soma m~ifll]'tes '~h~ whol~ ceurt ',vas ~'Il ,r:GfiiI = 'Us.1m1" g;e:t.t.ing th~ Domo~ rumoo o'Yt. and", Iby tlil@· :Ume they haC] :se~tJed. d,m"n agilln, the· emil!: 'had disaPP€1ued,

·Ii Ne\l~' mind.:~~' ~[d. th~· IK~ ;~~Hh .3irll. ;S:UU' ,of

g~-eil!t fell\eif. ~~ ,CLU. thil.'! '1TI~~l M~JlC'SS.:~ And he added. in, sn '1!J!I:'Ider-~ofle to tlle! Q~n, .. :Rellly;. :rny dear, j,(}J~ must ,crOS$~el<~ITI~L1e '[he ne'Xlt 'wu~nts& ~.~ qruit,e m~kes my' l'or€!hem :aihe:r "

ABll(1l-l' wHb::hecl th~ 'Whu~e :R:abhutt 3S :he fUlIl'l.lMoo, o~r the 'li~I:, rlOOling: '~~ry c!:unoy~. '[0' ~ W'h~.t the next: ·wU'rteS.S won1d.·oo like", i··--·f(lf; l.he-y lkll\~'t got much eVidMce J1:til! "i' .s1':i~ sMd. to '~rscl:f. l~.glne her surprise, when [I'u!' Whi~ bbblt ~d {rL~i' ,~i~ U~ top !:i[ his Sh~.II,~ :uiJtJH~ \~oic~'! 'lll~ llla.m~ • ".Alk.e, 'j'

(]E-l;lITER XI]., AUCEtS ~~IDFNlCE.

ii Here! "" cried, ,,Mke. <iI,u~te' forgetung '~r'l U~e fbltrfj oU 'the moment ho~v la(g~ she 'hail gtolW'l1 :~Iil, the la:s[ ~ew minu~'@Sl. and shs jU11I1p@d up in SII:Il:h a hurry tlh.3i1 sho' '~i:ppecl over t~,e jmy-'oo:x wi~h [the' eclp ,of h-er :skirt, 1.l.1'~t.tifi$ ':l1J1I 'tli'te j[U~flTIM 0.11 to, 'tlhe ~ ~f 'Ule' (rm?!lid Ib~':~l)w'; ~lIi!d there' 'Uie'y ~~Y' spraw'li!iilg ~JboliJt, re'mindjng 11IN \l\c;ry maeh of ~, :gl~b[" of ,gdld, .. 1:iiSIh she had ilc.ddentiJl~y' 1JJ!psct the 'l,veek before.,

~I~ Oh, I kg YOl1J p3NOfl! I ~~ shell' ~:db.imed, in a, 'tone o:f ,~t'tat dh~:m!::lY'. and oogan ~kkh[lg lmf:rn up ~nJ as ~!JiLldly ,as ~he' !l'DLlki, for i'he ~ddel'ii~,ij)f th~'go:ld= (Ish ilke:pt :rurl'lrnirlg' :j[n her head, 2IJl'id ,S11~ 'i'md n wgtL~ 'SilJrt~ o'~ idt"3, l'Ih~1 tlley mU$iT be ,~ol ~ech~!!] at 'o-l\ce and put mcl\[ inoo th~' jUIY·~I»)l;i er they wau'ld ~fe.

~!fh~ Hia] eannet l~rooood,l'J' ~~d the ~tng 'in ~ ve~ gra,ve 'Voice~ !~ un;m, all the jllJJ)lm®n are' ~ck in ~hel.r pftiper r:i[ate.S==QSJ~ !'i he' fepetillJM w~lh ,great '~LTI""

.. ' ...... ,_._;: Ii 1{. - ,'I-. .... ".!I -~~] - --: ~']e' -lid ',_' iIJl~~SJ~, o (tJog, !!liIXY a~ M_-_ce ~~ _" __ S$! _ so.

AH'ce took~d at th~ j ury}='OOx~, and, saw' (Ju.lt'" 'in her h:1!Sn.e~, s;'tw had put UlIe' U1~m in h~d dowf)~td~ .. and the JXl>Or littl~ thlng, ,~~ 'i,W,vilng its 13Ji~ lIDou~ :~Iin, a, m'datl ch~ly' 'IN-3.y, 'oormg; quite un~b1e '~Qil rnove, Soo soon got, n eut agalrFII .~nd putlt :ngM:: ~'F. filot 'thait fI~ StlgtlHnes much," she ~lid ,to ~~rsel~ ,j 1i:1 ~'tlO'U~d 'l~lilrd, i~ would be' (j~ik as much ~ 'in the '~lflail Qne ~y as '(he' nlher, II

As soon ,;;).5 the jury' 'nadJ 3, liule, r:eoo,~dJ from the s'hocilf of' Ibe.~[lg 1J~'; and their :s!Lr~ffi and 'pencil'll had been found ~fid handed oo~k to 'th~m, '~e:y set, to wo:r'l\t '~ry dmg:e'ilt~y to wnm' out :~ :hl.~tO'.ry j)f 'the arcklent, all 'E}DQe'pl 1J_M~ Uza:rd\J who seemed '~ mu.th owr:come to dOl' ~y[l'~n:g but ,Sc~t: tvill1, JI;S, mouth ope:I!1I~, 'galH[(g up 'in:!.tu lhe 'r,~ij\f O'f the (:0011"

I,i W~,a:a: (Iff) YO[l kreOiW' aoo~t: ,(lmi~ busb]e~$S'~ 'Pi 'lh~'

'&i:jng saJdl 1Q Alnce.

., Notnin,g.n said AJke.

u Nothing ·W1K~f~T (' u pe~sted t~ King.,

jj FiL~ """" - - ",~ -'L" ... i'''c'''1U" !" ''''~i'~ .· ... 'k_e.,

~'II IIJ]~qg 'i/V,I,I'l!]'~~'!mY I!' ~IIJ! ~_ ... _

~,i, That·'~ \l'ery important, !~, the King' saUd, 'turning'

to [h~ jury.. 'fJ'te,y '~'Ve. just '~fl1~ln,g l,Ci wrRe' this down - (1) their $'I~I:e$; when the '\¥.hI~te 'Raib'bit

J"I1(-'''''''''''' "TIlj~· a u U·'''"lmlliiln+'ii'nl' '~,ffill!l..i'vi"n"""l'!L!' m-.,ti'iiil~

_' ~II'II' !r.J\~u!\1 ~ 1._ -iI'II] . ~I~-~~ I! !,-.6.!_ ~ ~i i·· ... · _~, ~~~kti!l!'~ l:tii' . .I!.r:~ .;I!,~

of' COllirse/~ he sald in a W~f' respe:U~l ton~'I' m.l"; f~w.ryi~' ~ndl makIng faees iiU litlm as h~ spD~~ ..

,j UiJ~mp!lnML of course, ] meant," the Kifll fuasUiry salfd ,and '\V~t on '00 hlffl:seH in an und~r:' tone", II impo'Jtlj.nt-lIJrdmrpo.'Iita:li1It -unin ,po,ntalfnt-ilill,,;, porta~t_;" as, i;f he 'were '~i;n,~ whh:h word. sounded best,

Som~ u.f ']he' j'ury wrote i.t d,o~, ,~~ j mpertanl," arnd ,some' '~unimpoi1anet ,.lUce oolJlld see thi~, as site was near enou, h to :loC!k owr their slat€S:

U' bkl,t ~~Alru?"'" ~i' ""'.,""l'i'.· ... · -, ~ Ib.'~ ~'I' 'Ih" ;,~ , nih, :

Y""",,..a~ ~ I. J,u~!;!i;.J a Ili'h~, s e I!..!IlQlli!i' ~t to,

herselt -

. At thfls, 'mome-I!:J,t 'the i((jn.g' who had ~n forsome 'ti'me bJl.1Stl;Y writil1g in btl'S m,ole .. book, ,caHw (lIut ~~ SUe.Ju:e, III'~ and lead Oi;mt from his, bo.o~:. ~~ RUll!:'

,Fo,n1'y-'~, All' ,PtT~I:'S mtm~ Ik~uJ ,'mll~ li~gb to /IIJ1Ji lite ,W/ifL pi

E:verybodfy looked et "~Jic:e'.

• i p"~ net ,8: :m.rlle higll./' :sa:id, A'~i)re., .,1 Y OUI are Ii" said Ute. King.,

~~ Nearly' Iw:o' mj]es ~ igll," ~dcled th", 'Queen. ~~Well, .r snan'l go at, any 'rote," Slid ,lUke; .1 be-

~ld\e5:;J,tm.fs not: 3, reg:utiiJ.r ru~e: you J.ii1\tE'nte.d it just: ll"I.Q'W,;

,~: U"s Uw ,oldest ru~~ in the boo ",It. S3a~ Ithe Kiog~ '" Then 'il Ou.ghl to 00 N'il.Uf:I,ber One,' Slid Mke., TIle King bllme'(). :pa1e, m:nd. '5bu~ his !lQ.l~'ooo'k

Imslilr'. ~'Ctmsid,er :ycmr vef:dkt/· he said 'm. tJ1:11e ju~y, ',~r'1I a tow tre"!lIlb~tng voic>e"

.~ There":!; mere &\rid~llIce :t_o OOt:1l1!2' :yd.! please your M-!ljesty~;':1 Side. 'the 'Whi~' .bmt, jlnqpjng up, In a grteal hun,,: .,. 'lhjs. p3p!f: has jil!,lst been 'p.~l(ed, up'n

If' What's 'in it;" r " saId tile 'Q;u~.

,.f I 'M¥l!n'l IOpe!rJiI..:J{] ut y'e~;i~'" said th~ 'W'hU,e Rabbit', ~lb~~,~.t ~fJil5; to be a lelwr, 'W~Uen by' the, ~pfironer l'O~to somet;ody."

n :It must have 'been that .. ." said the 'KiniL ~~ 'm:tless lit ,vas l!fr.i:tten to nobooYI which '~n ~t usm'!., yo;\:) kno'lr'li.'.'·

.0" '\'r/lho is it lii,rectai, 'to r Ii said, tom: of th~ jlJ1ty~

mCmI.,

fi/ [i:t lsnil d]~'"i~tled '~t: ~~I I"~ 5a1d. t~, While b'b~.t;

,~, in fad, tbeJe"S 't'IQthi~ w:ti~ter.l (In lliLe Ofl,~ !!' He u!iiJrOld .: the paper as he S'poke,! arnd ~dded~ \~ [[ jSI'I/t a tetter aft,e.t ~)ill: Ifs iiII set ,O'f V,E![,s!!'S.'~

... AIi~ 'U:l~Y. in the p~~oo.l')s '~n.d,writill:ag (.., as'~d

alllothf! qf the jurylnw.

Ii N'o_ '~;he:yJre' 'lflot,,;":sa1d '~he \-Vhit~, Rabb-j[" u :a:fI~ (haIrs 'the qU!~tes.t thing about ~t:. "i (fhe ju,1Y at~

~o.oked puszled.) .

,€Ii He' nlllJJS[ :~ar,,'!' [:mij"ta;ted rome;bod,Y else's hand," $lid the King. (lhe jury all brigh:teii'lled IIJI) ,~~nn.,,) " Pl~se YOIlrl!l' MaJ~J!I' said, the Kna;V€'. "'I dlidf)~t write It,, :and :th~' C!rft ,piro'!,l\e [ dlf.d,: ith::nis no I1tB,rn~

si.gTloo at the e.;!i1d4~j .

;; ! ~ you didn't sip lt," said 'f~l~' 'Ki:fl,~ f~ mat 01111,), makes the maUe:~ worse. You 'fJUJS~ have mesnt some mischief, or else }'Q.1ll1'd nov .. signed you fl. me ~Jill<,e an hOfleiS[ man,"

There was 'a gen~1 ,'hi ~:pin of bands rut '~hi:;:: lt WEiS iWhe ,~r.sl rea'~ny dewr 't'hJ:J:'lg the K.in Mrj,~rd tl19t daJl'.

~~ Tt·_·, p, 'ms hi: g!l!!rtlt." ~jd ''fIf:' Queem.

u M, '~m~ nnth~ifjg ~f th~ so:rt I" said, A]lc~ ~. 'Why; you den't f!vtm kn,o\,v what thl2y"r-e :a.bout"~

, ~

ii R'ood them," :said U1e, :Kilng.

The W.1'l]t~ ~bbit' put on his. SI~r.attes" ,~ \\~e~@ s'~wll ] ~ni p'l:etse your MajestY?":M ttslu_~"

,,' Be.;gfn at the begirmlimg." the King ·'.id., grnwly" Ii I, and go on 'Hm you co.me to tlje' lend ~ then :si:opJ. '"

T:h~' -were the verses '~h~' . hirte' Imbbirt read :-

ll" Thy. i:t.t!!d 'tNt ~ J/(ui ,&tin ,f,o !tN, .Ami ft«1Ifiq/fftl ,I~~ iI'b ~im:

SiJ'I gtI!lN' f"~ Q, ~ MariTeli'1',j .1 ,mid I iiiim/:fi mil' ~:WIl1'.

,I:lll u-~l flUn ' ~ I Had Mi enl' I ~ ~'fJ it '" h o&w1!'}~

If ~jll! ifJtiNlld' pm Ih~' mn.rctil'l' (m', Wimt. wvlild ~~t: o/"~,"

':l'~ t liN ,,"W, ,~ gmii! lrim ,~ YCJ,Ii ,£lJ:rt: ,ru 1'Awt' OF mar.t'1: '11tirJ! ,«11' rdMr:nm jl"Ml kim fIJi )11'11,

.= .. , .. ijl' ..... .Ii ..... , ... ,- ....... """"l' J.~~- .;. .i! ~:~d ~ .l!JW, ~-!Il II ~·L l~lqn.,

,1/.1' W' 8.11.1 9llmtM d,tJ1J(,t: ~ l,., liliiwhrfd i ' r,Ilil ~m";

B:t ~rolt1 '_(j j47Ii. ,trJ ,.d lIumff;u, bit1~d.! r TW 'lW'Y.l'.

,M_? ~~ iWW:I fli4t)YlU liM i'tljj (&~ !If~ Inhf tlli~ Iii)

AN o&Jm4t llM1 C!1m~ 1Mtw.'m ,/:fiHJ.J. (!~~l '@'i'J~!PU. U'i/A. i:,

})oll" 1.",Aim RIlPi.,' JJ,,. lilw/ tlm'l !J.~sI;, nor' IA~ mlJUJ (,?MT Dr

A............. ..:. .. /ioJ .......... ,' all .i..~, ';¥"~

IlIIill .. ~._ .... !" !I-I!~ ~rr. J r ~!"-I! i!!f-f.:._ • - !!I'II

~c. J }VJ.tw.utj" dJltf mt.1J

ira

lD'j'l

.~ 'rOOt's. the most 'import _nt ieee oJ evit:HeJl!lce' we've heard y~ n s.1id the Ki'. ru:lbb~fjg hils hands; ;. so '['lOW ~€!t tlUt juljl"--;:;'

~. li 8J 'Y om' of then an ex,' lain i:tli n' sti!d, A1jce~ {SM had ,0 _ n so large in llhe la5t f'CW minUl~es 'that she '\1i.i<lSi"lI')t II bi~ !fnlijd o.;f l [It,~mlpH~g hmlfrl,~) ,u. ,I ~m, give' himn ~~np~nm~ I dOIn"t oonev@' 'ruhe'~er!'s ,iflllll i1!.lom {rF me.an~ n,g in At"

Ths jury ~!lll WIot~ do,wll on 'their' s!:;J;t5. ,~, SIlldoesn it 'nel', 'v,., lhe're:s Etr!IJ 'uwm ,,·r mcanhl~ Gn r~'" blJt ncme of r!te·i'I1I a tempt - ' Lo'~plain th~ paper.

Ii If 'Ulere's no. rflf!'Jning i it,' safd lhe K~ng. i. that. saves 3 \.¥ rld of trouble, :ym:~ ]{now; as we.· noodlli"l l~y to :fi.lldl ~ny. And yet I c;1iU'I'tt· know," ~me went Ol!'l •. s:preftt:;ng out the v.C'1:'Se'S on 'his knee, ~HdI looltlng ~u: them with one ~y@.: •• I SOC':m. to see somt.! mean~ng in '11, ern, after an" ·~$Aid I" ((mM ~wt wil1l~~ you can't s;\Viinls (:111 you,!?'! be' ad dcd I' turnii1g to lh . Knave.

The KniJ.vt!. ,5hook: hts, head sadty.. ;. Do I look: like it?' he said, (\Yh kh he' cermiil"lly d,ld nol, beJng mads r~nti!r'lil.y or mrnboa~'d.)

~ ~ AI[ rig'l1tH' So' bx;" said the K~ng, and he went on murl@'f.illg. over the verses to hirnsclf': .~. /If/8 ~N'OW fl;'

IiJr be Iftl~' ~~ '~f S U\~ jury. rof course--« '~I ga~ II . m;,c'~ IbOI' JY1t~ ,b.~'lii t~· wh.y" lhtlt. ITILlSt ~e' 'wli1l!l he did wil'h 't~1~ tarts, you :Ili:now-~'

n But U: g.oes 0['1 ,I t~:~I' (J'Jl ,~dmw~u fmm .I1i~TI to )'(m.'·' said A'li.ce,

"'\'\fh,y, t.here 'they 3m, I! suDd. I.h~ Kln~

· kfou slic .h,ad IIli,'FI 11'1-' ,YQY TIe'. 'r h'-J n~ mry d~r", '~ think. r ,~ he said 'to '[he Q 1..1 een,

~.! -, ~ver ~ .~ said lhe Queen, furi)t]l]slrYI OiH~wing an iltkstand at '[me ul':l.rd, ,as 'ShG' Sl,poke. me 'Unfor~ ll..lnate HLtl~ Bill had ~erl[ o:ff"' wriHn1g on his slfIJ~e' 'J)JI.I.~I fie lIluer. 85 he faura I ,it rna e 'flO 'l'Il!a:rk: but 're '[Jow ~'!IlSlily b~~111 ag:ruo, usl f]~ the :ink., tha:t WM, 'trlcldi ng dawn hIS fac@'. as long as i[ ]ru;tOO.}

"Then the wo ds d n't fit' you /' SJJkl the Ki'p'~ looking. round the court \¥~!h l'1 Sll'EUe. l" he re ~s a den] ~il, nee,

~; lt's :::1 pun II '" the Kin flddt~ :in tm angry tone,

and e'vtl'fybod.y bU-I!!rmed. , • Let the lUlY consider;

'nn~tr \ilerdii~t-" the King, said. ( r ~buiJ.t the t,WEn-, l~ieth UIlnE tnitt day .

. I No, no!" Si,I:d mhe Queen, ~~ Sel!11tencc' 'first-, verdict RfL'ClVil:ud~:"

.. st.un [i:nd nonsense] i! saki, Alice loudly, • The ldea or :hmnio_g 'mha seolenc' fJrs(. ti !;

i; Held your longue I" So.""tid U~ Qi..l.el~-n; b.JJ1m hlg' purple,

'[II J w.on'ft l .. sai ,] Alke.

i. O:ff '\~i~J1 h~rr' :I~~ml j t. the Q~Eell shoutM It the to' 0'[ hi:'r- vokr.:. L Q_ dy move J"

At titis the' whole- pack r;ose 'UP i.IIi!, the aiff;", ~f1d.

Caine 'l'Iyfitlgdlown. upo.n l'ler~; she gave So nt~le s.;r.~mi I~ f of 'fll'light ,2Lf:ltl luJr of ;al!l(~r, md It&e'd 'II) beat: tJ1.e:m o:r~fg, ~nd :found herseltf lying om, Che bank with her h~d in 'Dh"" hp of lrt r ~$teri who was cemJy bJilJslrllog aW'tiJIy smn:e dead leaves ~hitt 'l~nnuU~red dOWln rroln tha t~ O:r:II ~o her 'f'Sce.

.n Wb~kc 11,;1,1)'. Alke &":.ar!·· sald her ::iistcr:; ""'Wth~l'; what a (ang s!ee: you've kld:t ~'I'

.. O~~ I've had SU(h a euri ous clfieilf1fi]~" sai' ,Alic:,e~ ,aliild :she ~iilM ~ef siSfter. M w'e'li~ ss ~e' o~Uld" lemember t]lIelil)~ a~ 'these slnuiI,ge Ad~trture.s of.' :hers. (~~t }I!Q'~, MV;l! boon eat'Ung ~ ut: 8ll'tcll WOOl

'b~, 'Ii.~,"ll " • I~...... 'a • '11"'_~...1 'Il" ~'AI

sne i IltIUi nus 11.."u. 111£!1I' Sj, ter ,!i'ioI~""Y ner, .atll!,.ll sa,I~.

•• lt [M'S a cuaous dI~iJlj. dear, ,c~~lain'l:y: '!but: mow :11111 'in to your tee: il"s, getti I"Ig ~.mr~E". ,. 50 AUoe go.l lIIP and r.m off, 'thiniki ',wfiiH'e she [(ID~ as weU soo mrgmt. what a. WOiiil:~ _ rrul dream 'tit had, beelrn~

Adventures. ~m S1he '[1]0, i)ega!l1l, dlie"alliling aft« a f:ash:l:Oiiil!, and this was her dlream :,-

,f-im~, she dtre:l:1iI1\ed o,f I~tt~e Alke herself :-once' ~in the tiny hands \YC'Ft:" das:p::d lilpon me knee" and 'he "'right ~_g r eyes wer~' 1oo;!dm up Into h~,.....-sh~ oouJd 'he-J_r the! 'Vel'j/' lOIITl!!'S at her v(lice'j' ,;tl:'hi see Ui~t qi!J:eer' ~ime' 'toss of h~r h~" to ~~ back nne' '\vafidenn,ri hair (hat 'W'.1~j!d 3h,~ys g~:t' Dnto her eyes-and s'ill '- s she !l'is.lene(l~ or "ern-ed 10 Ilistm, tho 'Whole place around h~ became ~lH,l~E ''Ivtth d\e gJtll:];Fhg~' cf'N,liures of hc.-If llttl'e slster's dream,

Tile long gntss ru~tWd at h~~F 'feet as (lhe 'M'n'tt!

Rabbit h,l.Inied, by-the highter.l '.' 'usc splashed hls WillY throug~ the neighba i'llg po.DI-sh~ ~ould hear th mHil~ of the Le:llClJ,pS as the ~\illr.ch Hare ~m:I, 'hils 'hw lds :d~:lred theiJ: ne'!ler , nd.ing meal, and the shrill YOke ,_f the QU{·!~:iiil or etlllg , 1.'t her unro:r~ 'ltln[lR- ~'1.I~ s to ~}fCCt1U r--enee m.oro the pi~-ha'bY' was snee~dl1g on Ih~' ,[)nc'twss' knee, while p'la.t~,s and dishes crushed ;t.1!~(m,nd :it-onc ' r.tl©fe' 'U"lEl' shnek: of tne G han, the squ~klrng Qr the u~~ l's S:I~ pen'CiI~ and 'the cMklrng 0 f ~I1e suppressed . ineapgs rl!lled the' aJr,. mixed lIP win~ th~ distant :!SO;D 'OJ Ole rnisera'b!e' Mock'Turtle.

Butt her, sister Sil!t stiU just as :!liM lert. her, te:!!J[lifli( ~er head on her h~rncll. w~t(bl ng lme' sel1jng sun(, and thinking' of' 1 ilt~ A'ntu ~I:nd aU her wofbderfUilJ

50 sh~' sat 00, w~th d0500, e,ye.$" and. 11IaU ~'Iltevoo 'tl.eW£rn:~ in 'Waoo~l1aJ'c]. 'IJnO III gh, she' ~fie:W' ,~dw had hul~ Ito opel1l them ilgm,tii] and, all 'woufd oh[llnge- to duU ,rttiiUly........the gn1:~ would 'be 'on~y Ifl]JsHing; in the w,~m!d~ and the' poo'~ nppUng' to. the ''I;va.vi~g; of' [he '~Uie fil'~tllng lct!!rn,ps would !C'hl~ '[0 '~jokllij!ig sheep-bells, ud ,~u~, Q ueen's S!hrm, i!:ir'ie3 'to the voice o.f 'too s,he'p~~cml, boy--=:ancll ~he Sfl~.l£ ('if the liJaby~ the shri~:k ,or the (;ryphafli, and ~II l~le ether ~OO[' nelses, \vould iLh:lifigf!' {slile, 'knew) to th~' oonlfu_s:ed clamor Q~ th~ busy rtlnll,-YJtd-whlil~ the' 'rowing af the Cj:~de hi the dJ~t3ne_~' wou~d '~:ia~ the ~:ilaoe of the

,~'~' Turtle's ha1,'Y sobs. .

LastJy.~ s'h,e pidurM tOI h~~If' :hQ'w lhis; ,~me ~Jtt1'e :sister o'f 'OOTS t,mi.l1Id~ ~'il t'he ~fb::lt-!th;:H~::'. '00 h~rs~H a! grown ''i;vt''J.rnan: and haw she '!;.vlOukli 'ke~,r. th,r1(!luwlri, j~~ her riper y~oJr$,. the sim,ple' al1eW ~QVhll,g' 'I~ul!l)f :b~r

"hi~ .. I'I"'i'l.r'vI. ~nd '1-.,,' "n . ' w" ~'ci ",j,~ '<!! - .... , - -I' n '

c:. ,,~UJ ,I~,. ill. . d ,I~ :S.le .. GUm ,~ruL~l~r U,vOU, i1)i~~r

'O'tOOT ~~t~e- ehiM~IliI, and nUl'ke IJut.r ,eyes t!i'igh~ ;ifLIIlO 'eage:r with [)~~rny ,tt s~,l:'3nge tale, 'pedmps eveH vij;th lJ'i~ dl"E'.3m of 'Wr)~lQerl:;i nO. of iOH:g-llbl'O; and, ~10W :she '\l1,fotH,uTd. ree'~ 'with ~.'I ~ theilu" simpte :sQrtaws~ and! find ~ pleliSLIlr:e in ~.~l, lh~~ S'lmr.~~ joys" ~~mooting 'her O\W~ ch.i1d-lif~. and the h~P-l y Sl1'IlHIJB days.,

THE END"

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