Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

In another mome…

Down The Rabbit Hole

In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.

Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with cupboards and book-shelves; here and there she saw maps and pictures hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she passed; it was labelled `ORANGE MARMALADE’, but to her great disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar for fear of killing somebody, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as she fell past it.

`Well!’ thought Alice to herself, `after such a fall as this, I shall think nothing of tumbling down stairs! How brave they’ll all think me at home! Why, I wouldn’t say anything about it, even if I fell off the top of the house!’ (Which was very likely true.)

Down, down, down. Would the fall never come to an end! `I wonder how many miles I’ve fallen by this time?’ she said aloud. `I must be getting somewhere near the centre of the earth. Let me see: that would be four thousand miles down , I think–‘ (for, you see, Alice had learnt several things of this sort in her lessons in the schoolroom, and though this was not a very good opportunity for showing off her knowledge, as there was no one to listen to her, still it was good practice to say it over) `–yes, that’s about the right distance–but then I wonder what Latitude or Longitude I’ve got to?’ (Alice had no idea what Latitude was, or Longitude either, but thought they were nice grand words to say .)

35 thoughts on “In another mome…

  1. Susanne D (@dennasus)

    Welcome to the blogging world! It’s a fun one, I say. At least I have fun with my blog, though I’m lazy with posting right now.

    This excerpt made me realize that I’ve never read “Alice in Wonderland”, at least not as a grownup. I might have had read it as a child, but I don’t remember any of it… I really should remedy that quickly.

    1. emac37

      I enjoyed falling into this blog with Alice! No idea what so ever about blogging so feel a bit like Alice but I am here now feet firmly on bloggers ground. Looking forward to the mysterious unravellings of whatever comes this way next. It’s a long time since I read Alice or maybe never? It was probably the film version…. Might be good to listen to on talking book.

  2. sjmais

    Your first blog post?? Keep it up! I have one and mean to blog but, well perhaps for Lent I will give up making excuses and just do it!

    I don’t believe I’ve read it either, how sad is that. I came to the love of reading late! Yet another tome to add to my endless TBR pile.

  3. jgreen0768

    Hi Terry. Interested to see how this works for you. I just set up a blog here too but not confident I want to share it yet. l love the 18th century so its a bonus for me! I’ll follow along and learn!

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