Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland
Down the Rabbit-Hole
LICE WAS beginning to get very tired of sitting by
her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to
do: once or twice she had peeped into the book
her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conver-
sations in it, “and what is the use of a book,” thought
Alice “without pictures or conversation?”
So she was considering in her own mind (as well 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.
There was nothing so
very remarkable in that;
nor did Alice think it so
very much out of the way
to hear the Rabbit say to
itself, “Oh dear! Oh dear! I
shall be late!” (when she
thought it over afterwards,
it occurred to her that she
ought to have wondered
at this, but at the time it
all seemed quite natural);
but when the Rabbit actu-
ally took a watch out of its
This edition is based on the public domain text and drawings
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Typeset by Andrew D. Birrell, 1994.
Set in 11 point Nofret, using Adobe Illustrator.
waistcoat-pocket, and looked 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.
In another moment down went Alice after it, never
once considering how in the world she was to get out
The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for
some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so
suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about
stopping herself before she found herself falling down
what seemed to be a very deep well.
Either the well was ver