Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her
sister on the river bank, and of having nothing to do…when suddenly a White
Rabbit with pink eyes ran by her. Alice did not think it so very strange to
hear the Rabbit say to itself, “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!” But
when the Rabbit actually took a watch out of its waistcoat pocket and then
hurried on, she started to wonder! Running after the strange fellow, she was
just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole. Down jumped Alice after it
(never considering how in the world she was to get out again) and she tumbled
into a curious world inhabited by the Mad Hatter, the Ugly Duchess, the Mock
Turtle, the Cheshire Cat, and more…
With his marvelous sense of the absurd, Lewis Carroll’s
whimsical, fantastical tale delighted children and adults when it was first
published in 1865 and has since become a treasured classic of literature.
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