Down the Rabbit-hole

Alicewasbeginningtogetverytiredofsittingbyhersisteronthebank,andofhavingnothingtodo: onceortwiceshehadpeepedintothebookhersisterwasreading,butithadnopicturesorconversationsinit, ‘andwhatistheuseofabook,’thoughtAlice‘withoutpicturesorconversation?’  

Soshewasconsideringinherownmind (aswellasshecould,forthehotdaymadeherfeelverysleepyandstupid), whetherthepleasureofmakingadaisy-chainwouldbeworththetroubleofgettingupandpickingthedaisies, whensuddenlyaWhiteRabbitwithpinkeyesranclosebyher.  

Therewasnothingsoveryremarkableinthat;nordidAlicethinkitsoverymuchoutofthewaytoheartheRabbitsaytoitself, ‘Ohdear!Ohdear!Ishallbelate!’ (whenshethoughtitoverafterwards,itoccurredtoherthatsheoughttohavewonderedatthis, butatthetimeitallseemedquitenatural); butwhentheRabbitactuallytookawatchoutofitswaistcoat-pocket,andlookedatit,andthenhurriedon, Alicestartedtoherfeet,foritflashedacrosshermind thatshehadneverbeforeseenarabbitwitheitherawaistcoat-pocket,orawatchtotakeoutofit, andburningwithcuriosity,sheranacrossthefieldafterit, andfortunatelywasjustintimetoseeitpopdownalargerabbit-holeunderthehedge.  

InanothermomentdownwentAliceafterit, neveronceconsideringhowintheworldshewastogetoutagain.  

Therabbit-holewentstraightonlikeatunnelforsomeway, andthendippedsuddenlydown, sosuddenlythatAlicehadnotamomenttothinkaboutstoppingherselfbeforeshefoundherselffallingdownaverydeepwell. 

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