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ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

RETOLD IN WORDS OF ONE SYLLABLE

By MRS. J.C. GORHAM

FULLY ILLUSTRATED

A.L. BURT COMPANY PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK COPYRIGHT 1905

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

CHAPTER II. THE POOL OF TEARS

CHAPTER III. A RACE

CHAPTER IV. THE RABBIT SENDS IN A BILL

CHAPTER V. A CATERPILLAR TELLS ALICE WHAT TO DO

CHAPTER VI. PIG AND PEPPER

CHAPTER VII. A MAD TEA PARTY

CHAPTER VIII. THE QUEEN'S CROQUET GROUND

CHAPTER IX. THE MOCK TURTLE

CHAPTER X. THE LOBSTER DANCE

CHAPTER XI. WHO STOLE THE TARTS?

CHAPTER XII. ALICE ON THE STAND

CHAPTER I.

DOWN THE RAB BIT HOLE.

Al ice had sat on the bank by her sis ter till she was tired. Once or twice she had looked at the book her sis ter held in her hand, but there were no pict ures in it, "and what is the use of a book," thought Alice, "with out pict ures?" She asked her self as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel quite dull, if it would be worth while to get up and pick some dai sies to make a chain. Just then a white rab bit with pink eyes ran close by her.

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That was not such a strange thing, nor did Alice think it so much out of the way to hear the Rab bit say, "Oh dear! Oh, dear! I shall be late!" But when the Rab bit took a watch out of its pock et, and looked at it and then ran on, Al ice start ed to her feet, for she knew that was the first time she had seen a Rab bit with a watch. She jumped up and ran to get a look at it, and was just in time to see it pop down a large rab bit hole near the hedge.

As fast as she could go, Al ice went down the hole af ter it, and did not once stop to think how in the world she was to get out.

The hole went straight on for some way and then turned down with a sharp bend, so sharp that Al ice had no time to think to stop till she found her self fall ing in what seemed a deep well.

She must not have moved fast, or the well must have been quite deep, for it took her a long time to go down, and as she went she had time to look at the strange things she passed. First she tried to look down and make out what was there, but it was too dark to see; then she looked at the sides of the well and saw that they were piled with book shelves; here and there she saw maps hung on pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she passed. On it was the word Jam , but there was no jam in it, so she put it back on one of the shelves as she fell past it.

"Well," thought Al ice to her self, "af ter such a fall as this, I shall not mind a fall down stairs at all. How brave they'll all think me at home! Why, I wouldn't say a thing if I fell off the top of the house." (Which I dare say was quite true.)

Down, down, down. Would the fall nev er come to an end? "I should like to know," she said, "how far I have come by this time. Wouldn't it be strange if I should fall right through the earth and come out where the folks walk with their feet up and their heads down?"

Down, down, down. "Di nah will miss me to night," Al ice went on. (Di nah was the cat.) "I hope they'll think to give her her milk at tea time. Di nah, my dear! I wish you were down here with me! There are no mice in the air, but you might catch a bat, and that's much like a mouse, you know. But do cats eat bats?" And here Al ice must have gone to sleep, for she dreamed that she walked hand in hand with Di nah, and just as she asked her, "Now, Di nah, tell me the truth, do you eat bats?" all at once, thump! thump! down she came on a heap of sticks and dry leaves, and the long fall was o ver.

Al ice was not a bit hurt, but at once jumped to her feet. She looked up, but all was dark there. At the end of a long hall in front of her the white rab bit was still in sight. There was no time to be lost, so off Al ice went like the wind, and was just in time to hear it say, "Oh, my ears, how late it is!" then it was out of sight... Continue reading book >>




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