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Alice in Wonderland
By Lewis Carroll
Alice, the little beauty,
once decided to go on a trip to a beautiful valley nearby. There
she roamed and played the whole day. When she got tired, she
fell asleep in the shadow of a tree. All of a sudden, Alice saw
a rabbit running. He was carrying a big watch in his hand.
"He is smartly dressed. I think he is going to a
party. Let me follow him," said Alice to herself. Alice followed
the rabbit, without coming to his notice. He continued running
for some time. Then, he reached a tree which had a big hole in
it. He entered into that hole. Without any hesitation, Alice
followed him into the hole. As soon as she stepped in, she began
falling down deep. Alice followed the rabbit, without coming to
his notice. He continued running for some time. Then, he reached
a tree which had a big hole init. He entered into that hole.
Without any hesitation, Alice followed him into
the hole. As soon as she stepped in, she began falling down deep.
After some time, she found herself standing in a
beautiful garden where flowers could speak.
"Have you seen a rabbit coming here?" asked Alice.
"No!" replied the bright flowers.
Alice went ahead. Shortly, she met the March Hare
and the Mad Hatter. They invited her to their place. She
accepted the invitation because she wanted to take some rest.
They served her hot tea and tasty dough- nuts. After taking tea,
Alice asked them if they had seen the rabbit round there. They
replied in the negative.
She said "good- bye" to them and went in search
of the rabbit. She foumd him running towards a house made of
playing cards. She chased him saying, "I shall not let him slip
Alice saw the rabbit entering into that house.
She also went in, chasing him.
In the house, she found strange people
surrounding a queen. She was the Queen of Hearts. The rabbit was
also there. When he saw Alice there, he was alarmed. The Queen
was angry at the sight of Alice. She shouted to her servants, "Arrest
this girl and turn her into a playing card." When she heard the
order of the Queen, Alice was frightened. She began to perspire.
She moved with a jerk… and she was wide a wake.
She found herself sitting where she had been
before she fell asleep. Though she was nervous, yet she was
happy that it had been a dream only.