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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Microbox LbNA #70948

Plant date:Feb 21, 2017
City:San Jose
County:Santa Clara
Planted by:Lightning Bug
Found by: Nature Hikers
Last found:Mar 5, 2017
Last edited:Feb 21, 2017
The following, is a passage from Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.'

chapter 7 - a Mad tea-party

There was a table set out UNder a tree In front of the house, and the MarCh Hare and the Hatter were havIng tea at it: a Dormouse was sitting between them, fast asleeP, and the other two were using it As a cushion, resting their eLbows on it, and the talking oveR its head. `Very uncOmfortable for the DormouSe,' thought Alice; `only, as it's asleEp, I suppose it doesn't mind.'

The table was a larGe one, but the three were All cRowdeD togEther at oNe cornr of it: `No room! No room!' they cried out when they saw Alice coming. `There's plenty of Room!' said Alice indignantly, and she sat down in a large arm-chair at one end oF the table.

`Have sOme wine,' the March Hare said in an encoUraging tone.

Alice looked all rouNd the Table, but there wAs nothing on It but tea. `I doN't see any wine,' she remarked.

`There isn't any,' said the March Hare.

`Then it wasn't very civil of you to offer it,' said Alice angrily.

`It wasn't very civil of you to sit down without Being invited,' said the March Hare.

`I didn't know it was Your table,' said Alice; `it's laid for A great many more than three.'

`Your hair wants cutting,' said the Hatter. He had been looking at Alice for some time with great curiosity, and this was his first sPeech.

`You should leArn not to make personal remarks,' Alice said with some severiTy; `it's very rude.'

The Hatter opened his eyes very wide on hearing tHis; but all he said was, `Why is a raven like a Writing-desk?'

`Come, we shall have some fun now!' thoughT AlIce. `I'm glad tHey've begun asking Riddles.--I believE I can guess that,' she aDded Aloud.

`Do you meAn that you think you can find out the aNswer to it?' saiD the March Hare.

`Exactly so,' said Alice.

`Then you should say What you mean,' the MarcH Hare went on.

`I do,' Alice hastIly replied; `at leasT--at lEast I mean what I say--that's the same thing, you know.'

`Not the same thing a bit!' said the HatteR. `YOu might just as well say that "I See what I Eat" is the Same thing as "I eat what I see"!'

`YoU might just as well say,' added the March Hare, `that "I like what I get" is the same thiNg as "I get what I like"!'

`You might just as well say,' adDed the Dormouse, who semEed to be talking in his sleep, `that "I bReathe when I sleep" is the same thing as "I sleep when I Breathe"!'

`It is the same thing with you,' said the HattEr, and here the conversation dropped, and the party sat silent for a minute, while Alice thought over all she could remember about ravens and writing-desks, which wasN't much.

The Hatter was the first to break the silence. `What day of the month is it?' he said, turning to Alice: he had taken his watch out of his poCket, and was looking at it uneasily, shaking it every now and then, and holding it to his ear.

Alice considered a little, and then said `The fourtH.'

`Two days wrong!' sighed the Hatter. `I told you butter wouldn't suit the works!' he added looking angrily at the March Hare.

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