Alice in Wonderland. Алиса в стране чудес.
By Lewis Carroll
Alice, the little beauty, once decided to go on a trip to a beautiful valley nearby. There she roamed and played the whole day.
When she got tired, she fell asleep in the shadow of a tree. All of a sudden, Alice saw a rabbit running. He was carrying a big watch in his hand.
"He is smartly dressed. I think he is going to a party. Let me follow him," said Alice to herself. Alice followed the rabbit, without coming to his notice.
He continued running for some time.
Then, he reached a tree which had a big hole in it. He entered into that hole. Without any hesitation, Alice followed him into the hole.
As soon as she stepped in, she began falling down deep.
Alice followed the rabbit, without coming to his notice. He continued running for some time. Then, he reached a tree which had a big hole init.
He entered into that hole.
Without any hesitation, Alice followed him into the hole. As soon as she stepped in, she began falling down deep.
After some time, she found herself standing in a beautiful garden where flowers could speak.
"Have you seen a rabbit coming here?" asked Alice.
"No!" replied the bright flowers.
Alice went ahead. Shortly, she met the March Hare and the Mad Hatter. They invited her to their place.
She accepted the invitation because she wanted to take some rest.
They served her hot tea and tasty dough- nuts. After taking tea, Alice asked them if they had seen the rabbit round there.
They replied in the negative.
She said "good- bye" to them and went in search of the rabbit. She foumd him running towards a house made of playing cards.
She chased him saying, "I shall not let him slip away now."
Alice saw the rabbit entering into that house. She also went in, chasing him.
In the house, she found strange people surrounding a queen. She was the Queen of Hearts. The rabbit was also there. When he saw Alice there, he was alarmed.
The Queen was angry at the sight of Alice.
She shouted to her servants, "Arrest this girl and turn her into a playing card." When she heard the order of the Queen, Alice was frightened.
She began to perspire. She moved with a jerk? and she was wide a wake.
She found herself sitting where she had been before she fell asleep. Though she was nervous, yet she was happy that it had been a dream only.