Alice In Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland – Down the Rabbit-hole

 

 

So she (Alice) was considering in her own mind,(as well as she could, for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid,) whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain1 would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a white rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so very much out of the way2 to hear the Rabbit say to itself,

“Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!”

(when she thought it over afterwards, it occurred to her that she ought to have

wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed

quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually

took a watch out of its waistcoat3-pocket, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started4 to her feet, for it flashed across her

mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket or a watch to take out of it, and, burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and was just in time to see it pop5 down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.

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

 

Glossary

 

  1. Daisy-chain: a string of daisies linked together.
  2. Out of the way: (here) strange.
  3. Waistcoat: a piece of men’s clothing with no sleeves or collar usually worn over a shirt.
  4. Started: (here) jump up.
  5. Pop: (here) Jump down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit

One pill makes you larger

And one pill makes you small

And the ones that mother gives you

Don’t do anything at all

Go ask Alice

When she’s ten feet tall

 

And if you go chasing rabbits

And you know you’re going to fall

Tell ’em a hookah smoking caterpillar

Has given you the call…

Call Alice

When she was just small

 

When the men on the chessboard

Get up and tell you where to go

And you’ve just had some kind of mushroom

And your mind is moving low

Go ask Alice

I think she’ll know

 

When logic and proportion

Have fallen sloppy dead

And the White Knight is talking backwards

And the Red Queen’s off with her head

Remember what the Dormouse said

Feed your head (x3)

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John T16, Insegnante di inglese a Milano

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