Alice was just starting to get very tired of sitting by her sister in the bank, and of having absolutely nothing to once do or twice she had peeped to the book her sister was reading, however it had no pictures or conversations in it, ‘and what is the utilization of a novel,’ thought Alice ‘without pictures or conversations?’
As she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her so she was considering in her own mind (as well.
There was nothing so VERY remarkable for the reason that; nor did Alice think it so VERY much out of the real way 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 at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked.
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 think about stopping herself herself falling down a very deep well before she found.
Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was going to happen next for she had plenty of time. First, she tried to look down and then make out what she was coming to, however it was too dark to see anything; then she looked at the sides for the well, and noticed that they were filled with cupboards and book-shelves; in some places she saw maps and pictures hung upon pegs. She took down a jar in one for the 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 managed to put it into among the cupboards as she fell past it.
‘Well!’ thought Alice to herself, ‘after such a fall as this, i will think nothing of tumbling down stairs! How brave they are going to all think me at home! Why, I would personallyn’t say anything if I fell from the top of your home!’ (that was very likely true. about this, even)
Down, down, down. Would the fall NEVER come to a conclusion! ‘I wonder how many miles I’ve fallen by this time around?’ she said aloud. ‘I must certanly be getting somewhere near the centre of the earth. Allow me to see: that might be four thousand miles down, I think–‘ (for, the truth is, Alice had learnt several things with this sort inside her lessons in the schoolroom, and though this is not an extremely good opportunity for showing off her knowledge, as there was no one to listen to her, still it absolutely 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 got to?’ (Alice had no clue what Latitude was, or Longitude either, but thought these were nice grand words to express.)
Presently she began again. ‘I wonder if I shall fall all the way through our planet! How funny it’ll seem to come out among the list of social people that walk due to their heads downward! The Antipathies, I think–‘ (she was rather glad there WAS no one listening, this time around, as it didn’t sound at most of the right word) ‘–but i will have to ask them what the name associated with country is, you understand. Please, Ma’am, is it 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 can manage it?) ‘And what an ignorant little girl she’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 clearly 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 are going to remember her saucer of milk at tea-time. Dinah my dear! If only you were down here beside me! There are no mice in the air, I’m afraid, however you might catch a bat, and that is very like a mouse, you know. But essay papers buy do cats eat bats, I wonder?’ And here Alice started initially to get rather sleepy, and went on saying to herself, in a sort that is dreamy of, ‘Do cats eat bats? Do cats eat bats?’ and sometimes, ‘Do bats eat cats?’ for, the truth is, it didn’t much matter which way she put it as she couldn’t answer either question. She felt that she was dozing off, together with just begun to dream that she was walking in conjunction with Dinah, and saying to her very earnestly, ‘Now, Dinah, let me know the facts: do you ever eat a bat?’ when suddenly, thump! thump! down she come upon a heap of sticks and leaves that are dry and the fall was over.
Alice had not been a bit hurt, and she jumped through to to her feet in a minute: she looked up, however it was all dark overhead; before her was another long passage, therefore the White Rabbit was still in sight, hurrying down it. There was not a minute to be lost: away went Alice like the wind, and was just with time to listen to it say, since it turned a corner, ‘Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it’s getting!’ She was close behind it when she turned the corner, however the Rabbit was no more to be noticed: she found herself in a long, low hall, which was lit up by a row of lamps hanging through the roof.
There were doors at all times the hall, nonetheless they were all locked; and when Alice was in fact most of the real way down one side and up one other, trying every door, she walked sadly along the middle, wondering how she was ever to leave again.
Suddenly she come upon only a little three-legged table, all made from solid glass; there clearly was nothing that it might belong to one of the doors of the hall; but, alas! either the locks were too large, or the key was too small, but at any rate it would not open any of them on it except a tiny golden key, and Alice’s first thought was. However, in the second time round, she come upon a minimal curtain she had not noticed before, and behind it absolutely was just a little door about fifteen inches high: she tried the small golden key in the lock, and to her great delight it fitted!
Alice opened the entranceway 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. She could not even get her head through the doorway; ‘and even if my head would go through,’ thought poor Alice, ‘it would be of very little use without my shoulders how she longed to get out of that dark hall, and wander about among those beds of bright flowers and those cool fountains, but. Oh, the way I wish i really could shut up like a telescope! I believe i possibly 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.