By Lewis Carroll
Bored on a scorching afternoon, Alice follows a White Rabbit down a rabbit-hole ? with no giving a considered how she may perhaps get out. And so she tumbles into Wonderland: the place animals resolution again, a toddler becomes a pig, time stands nonetheless at a disorderly tea get together, croquet is performed with hedgehogs and flamingos, and the Mock Turtle and Gryphon dance the Lobster Quadrille. In a land within which not anything is because it turns out and truffles, potions and mushrooms could make her reduce to 10 inches or develop to the dimensions of a home, will Alice be capable of locate her method domestic back?
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll