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This time the Cheshire Cat vanished quite slowly. First its body went, then its legs. Then all of it vanished, and there was only its smile. 'There are a lot of cats without a smile, but a smile without a cat! Sow that's very strange! 'Alice said. One hot summer day, Alice and her sister are sitting under a tree. Alice sees a white rabbit and runs after it. The rabbit goes down a rabbit-hole and Alice follows it. Down the rabbit-hole, everything is different. Alice is in 'Wonderland'. Her size changes all the time. Caterpillars can talk and rabbits have watches. The Queen wants to cut off everybody's head. When the Queen sees the Cheshire Cat, she wants to cut off the Cat's head too. But there's a problem. The Cheshire Cat hasn't got a body ... What strange things happen to Alice, in Wonderland ? And how will she get back home again ? Charles Dodgson was born in 1838. He went to Oxford University and then he was a teacher there. He was a quiet man and did not talk to people easily. He wrote Alice in Wonderland in 1865. For him, Alice in Wonderland was not an important book, so he did not use his name for the book. He used the name Lewis Carroll. But the book sold very well and it was quickly very famous. At that time, children's books always tried to teach something. Lewis Carroll did not try to teach anything. He only wanted to tell a wonderful story. Carroll wrote a second story about Alice in 1871. He died in 1898. Today, Alice in Wonderland is one of the most famous children's stories in the world.
Down the Rabbit-hole
Alice and her big sister sat under a tree one sunny day. Alice's sister had a book, but Alice had nothing with her. She looked at her sister's book. There were no pictures or conversations in it. 'Why is she reading a book without pictures or conversations?' she thought. 'I'm bored. I know! I'll look for some flowers.' Then she thought,' No, it's too hot for that and I feel sleepy' Suddenly, a white rabbit ran past her. It took a watch from its jacket and looked at it.' Oh! Oh ! I'm going to be late!' it said. ' That's strange! A rabbit with a watch!' said Alice. She jumped up and ran after the animal. It ran down a large rabbit-hole, so Alice went down the hole too. She didn't stop and ask,' How am I going to get out again ?' Alice fell down and down. But she fell very slowly and didn't feel afraid. 'What's going to happen next?' she wondered. She looked round. There were cupboards in the walls of the rabbit-hole. Some of the cupboards were open, and there were books in them. Sometimes she saw pictures. She looked down, but she couldn't see any light. Down, down, down. 'When will the hole end?' she wondered. Perhaps I'm going to come out in Australia! I'll have to ask the name of the country. " Please, madam, is this Australia or New Zealand?" No, I can't do that. They'll think I'm stupid.' She thought about her cat, Dinah. 'What's Dinah doing? Will they remember her milk tonight? Oh, Dinah! Why aren't you here with me ? Perhaps there's a mouse here and you can eat it!' ♦ Suddenly, Alice was at the bottom of the hole. ' That didn't hurt' she said and sat up quickly. She could see the White Rabbit and she ran after him again. They were in a different rabbithole now. ' Oh, my ears and nose!' the White Rabbit cried.' It's getting very late!' He ran faster and vanished through another hole. Alice followed him through the hole. Now she was in a very long room. She looked round for the White Rabbit, but she couldn't see him anywhere. There were four doors in the room, but Alice couldn't open them. Also, she couldn't see the hole anywhere.' How am I going to get out ?' she wondered. Then she saw a little table. It had a very small key on it. 1
' said Alice. stop it this minute! Don't cry!' she said. 'Perhaps I'm one of them. 'I was Alice yesterday. The key was on the table.' 2 Chapter 2 Alice's Tears 'Oh! What's happening?' cried Alice.' she thought.'Perhaps it will open one of the doors. I don't want to be my friend Mabel. Alice looked at it carefully. and in one hand he had a white hat.' she thought. The key was too small. she shut the door again and put the key back on the table. but could not open it. 'Everything is strange here. But she couldn't stop the big tears and after a time there was water everywhere. 'Alice! Alice!' she said after some minutes. There. Then she understood. She tried to climb the table legs.' she thought. But Alice was too short and she couldn't get the key. She put her head down and looked through the door into a beautiful garden. 'Will I go up or down?' she wondered. ' Alice. the Duchess!' he said. She went back to the table. ' Do I know more ? Let me see. Or perhaps I'll get smaller. She looked down and there was the White Rabbit again. Then she went to the door and opened it. 'I'm in the sea!' she thought. Perhaps I'm not me now. ' Is it all right to drink ?' she wondered. She opened it. The little girl sat down and cried. Am I smaller than the table now ?' she wondered.' she thought. was a mouse.' thought Alice. But it was no good. He had his best clothes on. There was a little bottle on it. the Duchess.' she thought. Oh! I can't remember!' And she started to cry again.so perhaps I can. Sadly. She was smaller than the table. Then I can get under the door into the garden.' She looked at the table. She had to swim. She put the hat on. sir — ' she said very politely. 'Am I different?' she wondered. . She took the key and tried to open each door with it. Eight and eight is sixteen. but it was too difficult. The bottle had ' DRINK ME' on it in large letters. She sat down and began to cry again. She went to the door. ' I'll drink a little. On it. she fell into some water. 'Yes. But this time her tears were small tears — she was small again! ' Why ?' she wondered. Alice was more than three metres high.' She ate some cake. 'Perhaps I'll get bigger and then I can get the key. .' I'm getting smaller and smaller!' . The little key opened it. ' This key has to open something.' She'll be angry with me because I'm late!' Alice wanted to ask him for help. So she finished the cake. Stop now!' Then she saw a little box under the table. ' I want to go into that garden!' she thought. Perhaps it can speak and understand me.' She began to think about her friends. She had the White Rabbit's hat in her hand. ' I'm smaller because I've got the hat in my hand!' she thought. 'Goodbye. ' Now I can go through that door. I'll have to send them to you!' In a short time. The White Rabbit jumped. she saw the words. Alice took the hat. So she had some more. I will eat it. Because she was very big.' I'm not Ada because her hair is different to mine.'Alice said. 'Don't cry.' she thought.The water was her tears. very near her. She looked round. feet! Who will put your shoes on for you now? I can't do it! I'll give you some new shoes for Christmas. 'Why can't I get smaller?' thought Alice. ♦ She heard the sound of small feet. She tried to put her feet on the ground but she couldn't. But nothing happened — she stayed the same size.' I'm going to vanish!' She quickly took the hat off. but she was too big.' I'm getting smaller all the time!' she cried.After a short time. and she started to run to the little door.' This is a very strange place . her tears were very big too.' Perhaps it's a big fish or sea animal. So who am I? That's the question. she was only 25 centimetres high. but everything is different today. But it wasn't the sea.' Then she thought. 'I'm getting taller and taller!' She looked down.' Please. Then she saw a very small door about 40 centimeters high. I know more than she does. 'I'll speak to it. She went to the table and stood next to it.' EAT ME'. There was a cake inside. She felt the top of her head with her hand. ' That bottle was not on the table before. ' Oh. But she was too big and couldn't go through it. ♦ Something was in the water — Alice could hear it. It was the right size for her head. Sixteen and sixteen is .' thought Alice. It isn't going to help you. He ran out of the room and his hat fell from his hands.. because she doesn't know very much. But before she got there. She took the little key from the table. ' Now I can go into the garden!' thought Alice.' This feels strange. She tried to walk through it. She had some and it was very nice. What's four and four ? Eight.
' Come back again and we won't talk about cats or dogs. When they finished their chocolates.' He put the animals and birds in different places in the room. ' Where is my cat ?' she asked. He turned to Alice. I'm Alice.' 'And who is Dinah?' the Dodo asked. Some of them cried. She's very quiet and good. But the chocolates were too big for the small birds. somebody usually says. 'Who was first? Who was first?' they shouted. After half an hour. they sat and looked at Alice. 'I forgot. She catches a mouse every day .' I haven't got any chocolates. go!' But the Dodo didn't do that.' When the Mouse heard this.' Everybody . where is Dinah ?' said Alice. Of course I don't like cats!' 'No. Alice loved to talk about her cat. The Mouse moved quickly away from her. so you don't like cats. She's very nice. Everybody started to run at different times and stopped at different times too. She can catch a mouse in the morning for her breakfast and a little bird in the evening for her dinner . The birds and animals came and stood round Alice. my dears! It's time for bed!' They all spoke politely to Alice and left the room.' Oh Mouse.' But then she saw a box of chocolates near her feet. but she's the best cat in the world.'Alice said. 'No.' ' No. There was one chocolate for each bird and animal.' she said.' he said.' said the Dodo and Alice gave it to him. And very clever and fast. ' Oh.' the Dodo answered. three. 'I'm a mouse.' They climbed out and Alice looked round. ' Do you know the way out of this room?' The Mouse didn't answer.' One. ' Hello. ' What am I going to do ?' thought Alice. There were a lot of animals and birds in the water. so she spoke to the mouse in French.'but I won't. Then he said. and they had to eat them very slowly.' said Alice quickly. ' I can tell you.' What can you have ?' he asked. He sat for a long time with his finger in his mouth. ' Please take this beautiful box.' 'Don't like cats!' cried the mouse.' ' We!' cried the Mouse. The birds and animals started leaving. they got out of the water too. the Dodo cried. In a race. ' I can have the box. ♦ The animals and birds ate their chocolates noisily. She took the box and smiled politely. One old bird said. 'Everybody was first. but she smiled politely.' We all want to get warm. 'Oh.' she said. It gets so cold at night!' Another bird called to her children. It likes playing with children but it works too.' Nobody likes Dinah down here. She remembered some words from her schoolbook. ' Of course.' said Alice.Oh! I'm sorry!' It was too late. 'I'll talk to you. Dodo. She is a nice.Oh! You're angry again! We won't talk about Dinah any more .' she said. Perhaps it's a French mouse. The largest bird spoke to Alice. The big animals and birds wanted more. 'Perhaps it doesn't understand English.' Alice thought.' 'What is a Caucus race?'Alice asked. ' But Alice has to have something.' Come away. ' Give it to me.' I never speak about cats! Our family hates cats! I don't want to hear any more about them.' I want her with me. After a time. it turned round. why did I talk about Dinah ?' cried Alice. 'I really have to go home. ' She will. ' Here we are. So everybody can have a chocolate. but let's get out of the water. no.' I am the Dodo. and the Dodo gave her the box. Perhaps I'll never see her again!' She sat down and started to cry again. ' This is very stupid. and opened the box.' it said loudly. I'm sorry. The Dodo had to think about it. 'All right.' the Dodo said and looked at Alice. When they saw her. stop!' All the birds and animals stopped. chocolates!' they cried. you know. I'll show you! That will be easier.' Dinah's our cat.' it said.' thought Alice and she wanted to laugh.' ' But who will give us the chocolates ?' the Mouse asked. Then they all came to the Dodo and stood round it.' said the Mouse. two. You're a mouse. ' Oh. So let's have a race — a Caucus race. she heard the sound of small feet and 3 Chapter 3 A Race Alice and the birds and animals felt cold and wet. ' Chocolates. But I think you will like Dinah. ' I have an idea.' said Alice sadly.' said the Dodo.' said the Dodo. They all stood round Alice again. ' Dear Mouse!' said Alice softly.' Perhaps — perhaps you like dogs ? There's a very nice little dog near our house. It kills all the m — Oh! I'm sorry!' The Mouse looked angrily at her and swam quickly away. But she didn't. dear thing. It swam slowly back.' 'What is a Dodo?' thought Alice. ' Good afternoon.
in the country. I know! Oh. Everything was different now.' I'll eat it and perhaps I'll get smaller again. was a hat and a little bottle. ' Pat. ' Coming. ' Perhaps it's the Mouse. my ears and nose!' he said quietly.looked up. 'When I eat or drink something here. 'Oh no. But he couldn't because Alice's back was next to it.' Mary Ann.' She felt too afraid. She wasn't in the long room any more. ' I'll climb in through the window.' Run home this minute and bring me a hat. When she could hear the Rabbit outside the window. ♦ He came inside and ran up the stairs to the room. She stood up tall and looked over the top. ' I'm never going to get out of here. The White Rabbit saw her. ' I have to get bigger again. Then she thought. Pat. 'What are you doing out here.' the Rabbit said. The White Rabbit saw her. I don't like being small. where is it ? Where did it fall ?' 'He's looking for his hat.' One white mushroom was as big as Alice. 'Well. Above the door were the words 'w. But after a very short time she was too big for the room. It was the White Rabbit. 'I'll eat some mushroom and perhaps I'll get bigger again.' she thought.' said Alice.. outside the window. Perhaps somebody will write a book about this place — and about me! Perhaps I will. She wanted to help him. She went in and ran up the stairs.' thought Alice. Some were white and some were brown. She looked round. It was a little cake. Alice looked down. She was tired because she was very small now. but it is an arm.. what's it doing up there ? Take it away!' said the Rabbit angrily. First I get larger.' ' Well. She ran fast and after a short time. sir. that's good.'I eat mushrooms for dinner. on a table. then I get smaller. She ran out of the house as quickly as she could. Something came through the window and fell on the floor. but she couldn't see the hat anywhere. ' Oh.' It was much nicer at home. I'm getting much taller!' she cried. you won't.' Then she remembered. He came slowly into the room. but she drank from it. One of her arms was outside the window. Why am I bringing a rabbit his hat ? Perhaps when I get home. sir. RABBIT'. ' Oh no!' she thought. she came to a pretty little house. There were some mushrooms near her.' I hope I don't get taller!' She sat down. He ran after her but Alice ran too fast for him.' But I'm bigger now!' She heard somebody outside. 'I know something interesting will happen.' she thought.' she thought. ' This is very strange.' thought Alice.' I hope I don't meet Mary Ann. There. 'Don't be stupid! How can it be an arm? It's too big!' ' It is very big. but the question is — what ?' That was the question. It didn't have the words' DRINK ME' on it. 'Oh. she moved her arm up and down. then something hard hit her arm.' What will happen to me ?' She waited for some time. Quick.' Oh!' Her head hit the top of the house and she put the bottle down quickly.' she thought. where are you ? Come here!' shouted the Rabbit.' somebody — or something — answered. ' It's an arm. I can't get bigger!' So she ate the cake and two or three minutes later she was small again. it always does. Mary Ann! Where are you ? Bring me my hat!' The words came from the garden. ' I can't do any more.' she thought. I hope I get bigger this time. There was a little cry. He tried to open the door. 4 . She was outside again.' I'm not Mary Ann. Oh. Alice moved her arm again. Now there were two little cries. but she didn't get bigger.' She drank half the bottle. but she couldn't see anything with 'EAT ME' or 'DRINK ME' on it. when I'm bigger. ' That hurt!' said Alice. I'll do things for Dinah. Mary Ann ?' he asked angrily. She had to put one arm out of the window and one foot in the fireplace. After some time. she came to a wood. sir. then larger . It was the White Rabbit. and there was no table or water.' she thought. Alice took the hat and looked at the bottle.' The Duchess! The Duchess! She'll be angry! They'll cut off my head. 'A cake ? Why did they throw a cake ?' she wondered. But then she tried to move and couldn't. ' What's that in the window ?' asked the Rabbit. She looked all round her.' she thought.' Pat answered. now!' ♦ Alice didn't say. Everything was quiet for a short time. She didn't feel well and she was very unhappy. why did I go down the rabbit-hole? But it is interesting here.' But how ? I have to eat or drink something. She waited and listened. Perhaps I'll watch mouse-holes for her!' She went into a small room. Chapter 4 The White Rabbit's House It was not the Mouse.
'It asked me that question before. but first.' said the Caterpillar. After some time. and my size changes all the time.' I'm really small!' She quickly ate a little from the white mushroom in her left hand. I know! I'll eat some of the brown mushroom.' I will tell you.' What shall I do now ?' she wondered. ♦ Alice looked at the two mushrooms and thought for a minute.' . Now what is the answer to that ?' ' That is not right.' I can't remember things.' You see. This was another difficult question and Alice could not answer it. she walked to the house.' Seven centimetres is too small. Then she ate some from one hand and some from the other. ' Is that all? 'Alice asked.' Alice said. 'This caterpillar isn't very friendly. then it said. And she thought. Who are you ?' ' Why do I have to tell you ?' asked the Caterpillar..' said the Caterpillar.' said Alice. She felt quite strange. "You are old. 'I don't know.. Do you think at your age it is right ?' ' You are old. 'I .' it said.' ' What do you mean ?' the Caterpillar asked. She stood very tall and said.'Alice answered.' said Alice. Eat from that brown mushroom there and you'll get smaller. So she walked away. ♦ 'Gome back!' the Caterpillar called.' What size would you like to be ?' ' I'd like to be taller.' said Alice.There. She started to get bigger.' said the Caterpillar. She ate some of the brown mushroom. but it is for me. you tell me. So why do you often stand on your head — . I'm too big.' 'Well. She felt very angry with the Caterpillar. It did not speak for some minutes. are you ?' 'Yes. It's very difficult for me. ' It's a good size for you. perhaps it's not difficult for you.'You see. Then it asked.' ' I don't understand. She went to the brown mushroom and did the same with her left hand. It started to move away. she came to a little house. ' No. I'm not me now.' she thought. It was about one metre high.' said the Caterpillar. ' I can't go inside. It was quiet for a time. I don't really know. ■Alice felt angry. 'So you're different. and got very tall.' said the Caterpillar. Repeat.' the young man said. 5 Chapter 5 The Caterpillar The Caterpillar looked at Alice for some time before it spoke.' The people in the house will be afraid of me.' said the Caterpillar. sir. ' For you ? Who are you ?' said the Caterpillar and laughed. ' Oh!' she cried. I change all the time. she was her right size again. it vanished behind a flower and Alice never saw it again.' ' Why ? I can change very easily. Then it said slowly.' the young man said. said Alice. 'I'll try and tell you. 'I was Alice when I got up this morning. but not for me. She opened the door and went in. Suddenly. Father William.' I know! I'll look for that beautiful garden.' Alice thought. Father William. ' It's wrong from beginning to end. ' I know. Then she went to the Caterpillar's mushroom and broke off some of it with her right hand.' 'Seven centimetres is a very good size. 'Eat from my mushroom and you'll get bigger. Then it climbed down the mushroom.' Alice turned and came back again. But you jump up and down and turn round and round. ' Don't get angry. Father William. She ate some more.' she thought. 'You are old and really quite fat.' said Alice. was a large green caterpillar. A minute later.' She began to walk through the wood.'Why does it get angry all the time?' The Caterpillar was quiet for some minutes. her head hit her foot. sir.' When she was 18 centimetres high.' Who are you ?' It was a difficult question. I am."' Alice put her hands behind her back and repeated: ' You are old. Sometimes I get bigger and then I get smaller again. on top of the mushroom.'Try this.' 'So you can't remember things. In a short time. 'And your hair is now very white. 'I want to tell you something important.' said the Caterpillar angrily It stood up very tall. Some of the words are different. But then I changed — and then I changed again — and again.' said Alice.
She began to sing to it.' 'You'll see me in the Queen's garden. I'm going to see the Queen. that's why. A man lives there. ' You don't know much. but the baby started to cry. 'Walk that way and you'll come to a house. I don't want to meet strange animals. ' Its face is changing. 'It wasn't a pretty baby. She took it outside. but the baby was now a pig. ' It changed into a pig.' repeated the Cat.' the Cat said. cups. 'Please. or they'll kill it!' she thought. ' Oh. We call him the "Mad Hatter".'Alice said.' said the cat. but not very strange. He's really not your size! The cook sang the song too. The Duchess didn't move.' thought Alice. The baby made a strange little sound and she looked at it again.' she thought. When they finished. louder sound. can you help me? I want to go somewhere new. ' Please. He makes hats and he's very strange. they sang it again. It was a strange little thing and not very pretty. But the Duchess did not say anything to her.' said the Duchess. ugly woman sat with a baby in her arms.' Alice said. you can have it now. 'Somewhere different. Near the fire.' ' How do you know I'm strange ?' asked Alice. ' Somewhere different. and I cry when I'm happy. 'I think that woman is the Duchess.' thought Alice. Are you going to see the Queen today?She's quite strange too.' The cook threw another plate at the Duchess. Then it said. it's a pig!' It was very strange. ' Cheshire Cat. the cook threw a plate at the Duchess.' thought Alice. 'but I haven't got an invitation. She looked at it very carefully. The pig made another. ' Perhaps it will come back again. I'm very strange. but perhaps it will get angry.' she said. so Alice asked. It said. don't throw things at the baby!' cried Alice. The Duchess did nothing. Alice stayed under the tree for a short time. 'Everybody's strange here. ' I think I'll go and visit the March Hare. ' What happened to the baby ?' it asked.' You'll hit its pretty nose!' ' You be quiet.' ' But I don't want to meet a strange man. The Cheshire Cat was up in one of the trees. ♦ Alice looked at the baby. 'We're all strange here. The cook threw more things . Suddenly. It didn't hit her. ' What am I going to do with it ?' Alice thought. ' I knew it!' said the Cat and vanished again. But it didn't. ♦ 'That's strange.' said Alice. I laugh when I'm sad. The Cat smiled at Alice.' 'Oh. They all get angry in this place. dear. ' It looks kind. ' So Cheshire Cats can smile.' 'But I told you. The cat didn't answer her. it isn't your baby!' the Duchess shouted. I'm strange.' said the Duchess. And hit him when he cries: He has to know that he's a child.' Alice said. 'Where do you want to go ?' asked the Cat. He's strange too. and vanished. but she left the room quickly.' 'I'd like to see the Queen. ' That's not very polite. there was a large cat with a big smile. She started to walk to his home.plates. spoons. ' Its nose is changing!' she cried.' said the Cheshire Cat. So she spoke to it very politely.' thought Alice.' said Alice. I didn't know that. The Duchess started to throw the baby up and down.' said Alice. 'Here. she threw the baby to Alice. She started to say something. 'I have to get ready. The Cat's smile got bigger.' Walk this way and you'll find the March Hare. you can't help that. After 6 . everything is changing! Oh! It's not a baby any more. but it's quite a pretty pig. why is your cat smiling ?' ' Because it's a Cheshire Cat.Chapter 6 The Duchess and the Cheshire Cat Inside. a large.' said Alice. and the Cat came back again. Alice put the little animal down and it ran happily away into the wood. These were the words of the song: Be angry with your little boy.' thought Alice. Some of them hit the Duchess and the baby. At the end of the song. It thought for a minute or two. ' Of course you are. This smile went from ear to ear on its face.' she said. There was a cook by the fire and there was food on the table. You're strange. ♦ She looked round her and jumped. That's strange.' I'll have to take this child away from here. She waited for two minutes.' Can girls speak to Duchesses ?' she wondered.
the Mouse was asleep with its head on its plate. but you put it in with the bread knife. you can't sit here! There isn't a place for you!' 'There are a lot of places.' said the Mad Hatter. Alice thought for a little. ' Have some wine. and there was only its smile. ' Oh. ' Have some more tea. and there was the Cheshire Cat in a tree — a different tree. ' My watch says Monday. one minute you vanish and the next minute you're there again. they cried. no.' Alice answered. ' It's a long story. I think. There were a lot of teacups on the table.' she said politely. I don't like it. 'What day is it?'he asked. and Alice began to walk again.' 'I see. Alice looked round the table but there was only tea. She sat down in a chair at one end of the table. Then all of it vanished. ' No.' the Mad Hatter said. He took it out and looked at it again. Alice ate some of the white mushrooms. The Mouse sat between the Mad Hatter and the March Hare. First its body went. ' Thank you.' said Alice and smiled politely.' the Mad Hatter said.' But they didn't say anything.' said the March Hare.' Alice said angrily. ' There isn't any. but it doesn't tell you the time.' Alice said.' Time was my friend. ' But it was the best butter.' said the cat. He took his teacup and put a little hot tea on the Mouse's nose. ' I hope the March Hare isn't too strange. Chapter 7 A Tea Party There was a tree in front of the house. the March Hare and a large brown mouse. 'Then why did you say. Under the tree was a big table with a lot of chairs round it.tea party!' 7 .' said Alice. In a short time she was about 60 centimetres high. we don't have time. It was asleep.' ' ' So ? Does your watch tell you the year ?' asked the Mad Hatter. ' I don't see any wine.' the Mad Hatter said.' said the Mad Hatter. She looked up. Slowly. When she looked back. be quiet. She got bigger again. But she didn't really understand.' he repeated. When they saw Alice. but a smile without a cat! Now that's very strange!'Alice said. Then he put it in his tea.' answered the March Hare. So how can I have some more ?' ' You can have more.' said the Mad Hatter. ' Did you say " pig " ?' asked the Cat. Cut your hair!' said the Mad Hatter. It woke up and started to sing. So he doesn't do anything for me.' He looked angrily at the March Hare.' It's a strange watch!' she said. 'We move from place to place. ' Don't you wash the cups ?' asked Alice. look! The Mouse is asleep again. "Have some wine"? It wasn't very polite of you. but he said nothing. it wasn't. And this time it vanished quite slowly. Then she said. the Cheshire Cat's smile vanished too. But he and I aren't friends now. ' Then don't speak. Alice looked at the watch. so they talked over its head. She felt afraid.' It was the best butter. and the Mouse stopped singing. I was right.' the Mad Hatter said politely. ' We didn't invite you to tea.' It tells you the day.' said the Mad Hatter. Alice got up angrily and walked away from the table into the woods. but you came. ♦ ' Oh. ' Why not ?' asked Alice.' 'And my watch doesn't tell the time because it's always tea-time. It was bigger than the Duchess's house.' she thought.' ' I don't think — ' Alice began. She saw the March Hare's house through the trees.' but it's the same year for a very long time.' No.'Alice thought about that. ' No. ' Perhaps they'll call me back. Butter isn't good for a watch. you see. But there were only three at the table: the Mad Hatter. Then he took out his watch and looked at it. but I haven't got any tea. 'Yes.' You see. That wasn't very polite of you.' The March Hare took the watch from the Mad Hatter and looked at it sadly.' You can have more than nothing.' she thought. then its legs. ' There are a lot of cats without a smile. 'No.' said the March Hare. but walked to the house.' Wednesday. 'And then they'll be nice to me and give me some tea and bread-and-butter. ' Be quiet!' the Mad Hatter said very loudly.' she answered. And I don't have time for anything.' I don't really understand you. 'I'll never go there again. Perhaps some bread got in. 'Yes. She looked round the table. you know. 'That was a stupid .some minutes. 'Cheshire Cat.' ' I know.' the March Hare said to Alice.'Alice said.'Alice answered. she heard a sound. The Mad Hatter opened his eyes very wide.' she said.
So he smiled and said nothing. 'Yes. The Knave of Hearts came next. not very politely. ' Did you say.' said Alice.' The Queen turned away from him angrily. She'll be very angry and cut off our heads. 'Help us!' they cried. ' Well. The White Rabbit was there.' said Seven. She was back in the long room.' I see. She took it and opened the little door." Oh no!" ?' asked the White Rabbit. There were ten of them. I can get through the little door into the garden.' answered Five. ' No.' Why ?' she asked. There were three gardeners by the tree.' What's your name.' The King's men looked for the gardeners but couldn't find them. He said quietly. ' Very.' The Queen! The Queen!' The three gardeners fell to the ground. The Queen turned to the little tree and looked at it carefully. 'What's wrong with these flowers ?' she asked the gardeners.' Alice answered. She looked at Alice and shouted. near the little table! 'I'm small now.' What are you doing ?' she asked. Seven.♦ She looked round and saw a door in one of the trees. 'A door in a tree ? That's strange!' she thought.' The key was on the table. Then he put his mouth near to Alice's ear.' she said. The Queen stopped shouting. I said. with their faces down. the Queen wanted trees with red flowers on them. but he didn't see Alice. good!' she cried. She didn't feel very afraid of the Queen. They were on the ground and she couldn't see their faces.' one of the gardeners said.Two.'Don't be angry. Alice put them behind some trees. Then she ate some of the brown mushroom. 'They're not going to cut off your heads.' shouted the King's men. The three men looked unhappy. The gardeners ran to Alice.' Cut off her head! Cut -' ' Oh.' Five said. Five!' one of them said. She's only a child. The Knave did this very carefully. and — and —' The Queen looked from the flowers to the men. And she opened the door and went inside. she thought." Why ? "' 8 . Madam.' They were white. be quiet!' said Alice. ' Oh good!' she thought. Madam. ' Why ?' asked Alice. Chapter 8 Inside the Garden Near Alice was a small tree with flowers on it. ' It's a very fine day.' 'Well. 'Don't ask me\ I don't know.' Now I'll see the Queen. Alice turned round and there was the White Rabbit next to her. Alice went to them.'Who is this?' The Knave of Hearts didn't know.' she said. After them there were a lot more people. She started to get smaller. ' Oh.' They're only cards'. and they had red diamonds on their clothes. ' Be careful. 'They're going to cut off her head!' he said. Seven. ' Get up!' the Queen shouted. ' Stupid man!' shouted the Queen. When she was about 30 centimetres high. The Queen looked at the gardeners. So we're making the flowers red before she sees them. Most of them were Kings and Queens. Next came the King's men. with one foot. I didn't.' somebody said. my dear. they all stopped. child ?' ' My name is Alice. ' No.' Where's the Duchess ?' ' Quiet!' said the Rabbit and looked all round him. ' Good!' shouted the Queen.' Cut off their heads!' Everybody started walking again. M — M — Madam. Alice heard the sound of many feet and turned round. ten men with clubs in their hands came into the garden.' Turn those men over!' she said to the Knave of Hearts. When these people saw Alice.' answered Alice.' ' Oh no!' Five shouted suddenly. She turned to Alice and said. ' You tell her. you see. ' That's strange!' thought Alice. The King put his hand on her arm. all with red hearts. 'Don't be afraid. But this tree's got white flowers! We don't want the Queen to see it.'Who are these men?' she asked. The Queen said to the Knave of Hearts.' You tell her. she walked through the door into the garden. The three gardeners jumped up.' said Two. ' We're making the flowers red.' Are their heads off?' shouted the Queen. ' I'm always careful. Last of all were the King and Queen of Hearts. Miss. ♦ Everybody started walking again and Alice walked with them. The Queen's face got redder and redder.' ♦ First. The children of the King and Queen came next.
I read that in a book.' Read the paper!' he said.' The Queen isn't angry with me now. you know. The Queen smiled and moved away. He had a paper in his hand and looked very important. 'I can't do it and I'm not going to.' 'Are you thinking?' asked the Duchess. Alice said. I think. ' Do you like the Queen ?' the Cat asked.' 'All right. There was the King and Queen.' said Alice. she's nice.' My dear. Then the Cheshire Cat's head started to vanish. When I'm a Duchess. All the cards were there too. and a man with a very long knife in his hand. She looked hungrily at the tarts. or I'll cut off everybody's head!' said the Queen angrily. ' I hope they finish the trial quickly' she thought. Alice waited. The Duchess didn't answer and started to run.' I won't speak to it before it has its ears .' ♦ She looked round. 'A cat can look at a King. The King smiled happily ♦ After a short time.' said the King and got behind Alice. the Queen shouted very loudly' Cut off their heads!' 'Who's going to lose their head now?'Alice wondered. The White Rabbit wasn't there.' said the King. She was very near Alice. She thought. ' What is it ?' she wondered.' In another minute.' 'Well.' Perhaps when the cook isn't there.' Quiet please!' The King looked round the room. 'You have to talk to me. the White Rabbit cried. There was something above her head.' said the King. you dear thing. I would like to speak to somebody about it. 'Well. Chapter 9 Who Took the Tarts? Alice and the Duchess followed everybody into a house with one very large room. She watched for a minute or two. ' Oh no.' said the King. they never cut off anybody's head. She could hear the Queen at the other end of the garden.' ' Oh yes you are. the Queen said —' Suddenly. ' That's not polite. she could see its ears and eyes. But the King saw the Cat's head and came to Alice.' But it will happen. so Alice ran too. You see. Near the King was the White Rabbit.' the Duchess said to Alice.' She hit the Queen. there were a lot of people round the Cat. the Duchess came late. ' I know a lot of the animals and birds here.' Suddenly. ' What do you think ?' the King asked Alice. ' I don't. Alice found a place and sat down. ' Quiet!' said the Rabbit again.' thought Alice.' she thought. Alice started to laugh. ' Cut off her head! Cut off his head!' she shouted. I don't like this cat. ♦ ' Come for a walk. 'Will they cut off your head?'Alice asked the Duchess. She looked up. It was a smile! ' It's the Cheshire Cat. But now there was nothing above Alice's head — not an eye or an ear or a smile. She didn't look at the Cat. ' The Queen will hear you.' said Alice. It was his trial. I'm going to be kind to my children. When she arrived. In the middle of the room was a table with a large plate of tarts on it. ' Who are you talking to ?' he asked. every two or three minutes. She put her arm through Alice's and they walked through the garden. 'How can I cut off its head?' asked the man with the knife. But then she saw the Queen. He stood between two men and his head was down. The King looked for the Cat for some time. she hears everything.' the Rabbit said. this cat has to go. Ask her about it.' It's got a head. Her arm was in Alice's. The King and Queen were there.' ' Bring the Duchess here. The White Rabbit stood up and read from a very long paper: 9 . ' She's very friendly to me.' said Alice. Then she said.' ' How are you ?' the Cheshire Cat asked. Somebody came back with the Duchess. The King looked carefully at the Cat.' It's the Duchess's Cat. Alice thought for a minute.or perhaps one ear.' I don't like it. ' It's a friend — a Cheshire Cat.' answered Alice. She looked round.' Now I can talk to somebody. The Queen likes saying it. She began to feel afraid. They sat on big chairs above all the animals and birds.' she thought. but he couldn't find it anywhere.' She's wonderful. He called to the Queen.' the Queen said. The Knave of Hearts stood in front of the King and Queen. I don't like you' said the Cat. but she never does it.' The Queen had only one answer to problems.' Cut off its head!' she shouted loudly.' she thought. so you can cut it off.' 'Do something now.' Alice wanted to ask more questions but they heard a cry: ' The trial is beginning!' ' What trial is it ?' Alice asked.' Then we can eat the tarts.
He got up and sat in a different place.' Call the next person !' Alice looked round.' said the Queen.' said the cook. so you took it from somebody.' said the Mouse.. ' I'm not more than a kilometre high —'Alice began. but not as fast as you.' he repeated. ' I'm not a bad man!' the Mad Hatter cried. She was between the Duchess and the Mouse.' said the King to the White Rabbit. The White Rabbit looked at his paper and read the next name: 'Alice!' Chapter 10 The End of the Trial ' Here!' cried Alice and stood up quickly. 'What do you know about these tarts ?' he asked. He took them all away. ' When did you begin your tea ?' asked the King. 'Ask her some questions.' the unhappy Mad Hatter began. ' Oh. ' You mean. ' That's very important.' I cut some more bread-and-butter.' said the King.' ' You can't get bigger here'. ' You can go. The Knave of Hearts. It was the Duchess's cook. 'All right.. I'm not leaving this room. ' Call the next person!' said the King. He looked at Alice carefully. ' No!' said the cook.' said the King. all right. ' What do you know about these tarts ?' ' Nothing. 'or I'll cut off your head.' the King said.'Take off your hat. One lovely sunny day. ' I can't remember.' she thought.' said the Mad Hatter.' said Alice. I'm a Hatter. 'Cut off her head!' shouted the Queen. tables and people fell here. Alice did not feel very well.' What was in those tarts ?' ' Fish.' said the King. Alice put them all back in their places. said the Mouse. Two men ran after him.' I'm getting bigger again.The Queen of Hearts. ' Unimportant — of course. The Mad Hatter came into the room. ' Don't be stupid. But the Mad Hatter ran very fast and they could not catch him. The Mad Hatter thought for a minute.' said the King. and chairs.' said the March Hare. no. ' Write that down. The March Hare and the Mouse were quite near him and he looked at them for ideas.' said the Mouse.' answered Alice.. 10 . you bad man. 'Yes. He had a teacup in one hand. Sir . ' I can't do anything. ' Important — unimportant — important — unimportant. ' You are. Nobody moved.' You're hurting me. Then the King asked. The next person came in.' said the Rabbit. Call the Mad Hatter!' said the King.' I'm getting bigger.' But the March Hare told me —' ' I didn't!' the March Hare said quickly.' said the White Rabbit.' he said to the Mad Hatter.. But the King wasn't interested now. 'No.' March the fourteenth . Then he said.' ' But what did the Mouse say ?' asked the King. no! I sell hats.' said the King.' The Mad Hatter stopped and looked at the Mouse.I think. 'Take his head off outside!' shouted the Queen. But she was tall now. 'What's wrong with me?' she wondered. But the Mouse didn't say anything.' answered the Mad Hatter.' ' Fifteenth. ' More than two kilometres high.' he said.' said the Mad Hatter. The King's face went white. 'Alice is more than a kilometre high. ' No. The cook didn't answer. ' Sixteenth. The King looked at her. and ask them questions.' the White Rabbit said to the King. the Mouse said . 'After that. 'Well.' said Alice. ' Put everything and everybody back!' said the King loudly. he took those tarts. she made some tarts. He looked very afraid. because he was asleep. 'We have to call people into the room. 'Who can it be?' she wondered. 'Don't be afraid or I'll cut off your head!' said the King. ' Speak!' said the King.' said Alice. and some bread-andbutter in the other hand. He took a book and read from it. I can.' ' I'm a good man. So she has to leave the room!' he said. 'Cut off his head!' cried the Queen.' said the King. 'You're getting bigger too. And then she understood.' the Mad Hatter said. Then he said to the Mad Hatter. The Mad Hatter ran out of the room. there and everywhere. ' Why did you call me ? I wanted to finish my tea. unimportant.' the Duchess said.' ' It isn't mine. Sir.' 'All right then. 'You have to remember. 'Well.' 'Yes.
a big old tree. 'Don't be stupid!' Alice said. and then she understood. She felt afraid and angry and started to fight them. 'Wake up. When she finished her story. Alice dear.' said Alice. her sister laughed. Then she opened her eyes .' her sister said.' It's getting late. 'You slept for a long time!' ' Oh!' said Alice. ♦ She saw a tree.' 'Oh yes! I'd like some tea!' cried Alice. 'Who's afraid of you? I'm not.' she said. And she got up and ran home. She was very large now and she wasn't afraid of anybody.. next to her sister. ' Cut off her head!' shouted the Queen. ' Let's go home to tea. She was under it. You're only cards!' The cards — all fifty-two of them — came down on top of Alice. Her sister's hand was on her hair.' You stupid woman. 11 . She sat up and told her sister about the White Rabbit and the rabbit-hole..
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