Essay on the subject of Alice, Chapter 1: along the Rabbit-Hole

03/09/2019 in Uncategorized

CHAPTER I. Down the Rabbit-Hole

Alice was beginning to get very sick and tired of sitting by her sister regarding the bank, and of having nothing to once do or twice she had peeped to the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, ‘and what is the utilization of a book,’ thought Alice ‘without pictures or conversations?’

So she was considering in her own own mind (as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether or not the pleasure of creating a daisy-chain could be worth the difficulty of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran near by her.

There was nothing so VERY remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so VERY much out from the real option to hear the Rabbit say to itself, ‘Oh dear! Oh dear! I will be late!’ (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she need to have wondered only at that, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); however when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WRIST WATCH AWAY FROM ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked at it, after which hurried on, Alice began to her feet, because of it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a wrist watch to obtain of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran over the field after it, and fortunately was just with time to notice it pop down a sizable rabbit-hole under the hedge.

An additional moment down went Alice she was to get out again after it, never once considering how in the world.

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not an instant to take into account stopping herself before she found herself falling down a really deep well.

Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had the required time as she went down to appear about her and to wonder the thing that was planning to happen next. First, she attempted to look down and then make out what she was arriving at, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked at the sides of the well, and noticed she saw maps and pictures hung upon pegs that they were filled with cupboards and book-shelves; here and there. She took down a jar from one associated with shelves as she passed; it had been labelled ‘ORANGE MARMALADE’, but to her great disappointment it was empty: she did nothing like to drop the jar for concern about killing somebody, so been able to put it into one of the cupboards as she fell past it.

‘Well!’ thought Alice to herself, ‘after such a fall as this, I shall think nothing of tumbling down stairs! How brave they’re going to all think me in the home! Why, I wouldn’t say anything if I fell from the top of the house!’ (Which was very likely true. about this, even)

Down, down, down. Would the fall NEVER started to a finish! ‘I wonder how miles that are many’ve fallen by this time?’ she said aloud. ‘I must be getting somewhere near the centre regarding the earth. Let me see: that might be four thousand miles down, I think–’ (for, the thing is that, Alice had learnt several things for this sort inside her lessons into the schoolroom, and even though it was not a tremendously opportunity that is good showing off her knowledge, as there was no one to tune in to her, still it was good practice to say it over) ‘–yes, which is in regards to the right distance–but then I wonder what Latitude or Longitude I’ve surely got to?’ (Alice had no clue what Latitude was, or Longitude either, but thought these were nice grand words to state.)

Presently she began again. ‘I wonder if i will fall all the way through the planet earth! How funny it will seem to turn out among the list of social people that walk making use of their heads downward! The Antipathies, I think–’ (she was rather glad there clearly was no one listening, this time around, I shall have to ask them what the name of the country is, you know as it didn’t sound at all the right word) ‘–but. Please, Ma’am, is this New Zealand or Australia?’ (and she tried to curtsey as she spoke–fancy CURTSEYING as you’re falling through the atmosphere! Do you think you might manage it?) ‘And what an ignorant girl that is little’ll think me for asking! No, it’ll never do in order to ask: perhaps it shall be seen by me written up somewhere.’

Down, down, down. There was nothing else to do, so Alice soon began talking again. ‘Dinah’ll miss me very to-night that is much I should think!’ (Dinah was the cat.) ‘I hope they’re going to remember her saucer of milk at tea-time. Dinah my dear! You are wished by me is legal were down here with me! There aren’t any mice in the fresh air, i am afraid, but you might catch a bat, and that’s very like a mouse, you realize. But do cats eat bats, I wonder?’ And here Alice started to get rather sleepy, and went on saying to herself, in a dreamy type of way, ‘Do cats eat bats? Do cats eat bats?’ and quite often, ‘Do bats eat cats?’ for, you see, as she couldn’t answer either question, it didn’t much matter which way she place it. She felt that she was walking hand in hand with Dinah, and saying to her very earnestly, ‘Now, Dinah, tell me the truth: did you ever eat a bat?’ when suddenly, thump that she was dozing off, and had just begun to dream! thump! down she come upon a heap of sticks and leaves that are dry while the fall was over.

Alice was not a bit hurt, and she jumped up on to her feet in an instant: she looked up, however it was all overhead that is dark before her was another long passage, while the White Rabbit was still around the corner, hurrying down it. There clearly was not an instant to be lost: away went Alice such as the wind, and was just in time to know it say, because it turned a corner, ‘Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it really is getting!’ She was close behind it when she turned the corner, nevertheless the Rabbit was no further to be seen: she found herself in an extended, low hall, that was lit up by a row of lamps hanging from the roof.

There were doors at all times the hall, nonetheless they were all locked; so when Alice had been most of the way down one side or more one other, trying every door, she walked sadly along the middle, wondering how she was ever to leave again.

Suddenly she came upon a little three-legged table, all manufactured from solid glass; there is nothing onto it except a little golden key, and Alice’s first thought was so it might fit in with among the doors for the hall; but, alas! either the locks were too large, or even the key was too small, but at any rate it might not open any of them. However, regarding the second time round, she come upon a reduced curtain she had not noticed before, and behind it absolutely was just a little door about fifteen inches high: she tried the tiny golden type in the lock, and also to her great delight it fitted!

Alice opened the doorway and discovered she knelt down and looked along the passage into the loveliest garden you ever saw that it led into a small passage, not much larger than a rat-hole. How she longed to leave of that dark hall, and wander about among those beds of bright flowers and those cool fountains, but she could not really get her head through the doorway; ‘and even when my head would go through,’ thought poor Alice, ‘it could be of very little use without my shoulders. Oh, how I wish i really could shut up like a telescope! I think I could, you see, so many out-of-the-way things had happened lately, that Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible if I only know how to begin.’ For.

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