Essay on the subject of Alice, Chapter 1: Down the Rabbit-Hole
CHAPTER I. Down the Rabbit-Hole
Alice was just starting to get very tired of sitting by her sister regarding the bank, and of having absolutely nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped in to the book her sister was reading, nonetheless it had no pictures or conversations in it, ‘and what is the usage 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 clearly 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 will be late!’ (when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she need to have wondered only at that, but at that time it all seemed quite natural); however when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH AWAY FROM ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked over it, after which hurried on, Alice began to her feet, because of it flashed across her mind that she had no time before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out from it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to notice it pop down a sizable rabbit-hole beneath the hedge.
In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how on the planet she was to get out again.
The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, after which dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to take into account stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well. chi tiết