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Alice's Adventures Under Ground

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Author: Lewis Carroll (C.L. Dodgson)
Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 16,312 / 52 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.3
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 12,638
Added to site: 2006.08.08 14303

This e-book has been transcribed from a facsimile of the original handwritten manuscript of Lewis Carroll. 

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nly look up and say 'who am I then? answer me that first, and then, if I like being that person, I'll come up: if not, I'll stay down here till I'm somebody else--but, oh dear!" cried Alice with a sudden burst of tears, "I do wish they would put their heads down! I am so tired of being all alone here!"

As she said this, she looked down at her hands, and was surprised to find she had put on one of the rabbit's little gloves while she was talking. "How can I have done that?" thought she, "I must be growing small again." She got up and went to the table to measure herself by it, and found that, as nearly as she could guess, she was now about two feet high, and was going on shrinking rapidly: soon she found out that the reason of it was the nosegay she held in her hand: she dropped it hastily, just in time to save herself from shrinking away altogether, and found that she was now only three inches high.

"Now for the garden!" cried Alice, as she hurried back to the little door, but the little door wa

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****

This is a story you will be telling your children 'that nestle near' with an ' eager eye and willing ear' and are surely 'pleased a simple tell to hear'.

This is a story every child should hear from the parents. A tale that will be enjoyed by both the parent and child alike. Great fun and great way to learn nuances of nonsensical thinking. Once you know what is illogical, logic follows. Simply a masterpiece!!



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