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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 1 Summary

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Chapter 1 Summary

The story begins with Alice sitting by her sister on the bank of a lake. Bored with the looking at her sister's book because it has no pictures, she grows sleepy. At that moment, a white rabbit dashes by, consulting his pocket watch and fretting about being late. At the time she sees nothing strange about this, but because she has never before seen a rabbit wearing a coat and carrying a watch, she immediately jumps up and follows him down a deep rabbit hole. Soon Alice is falling down what seems to be a bottomless pit.

It appears that "the well was very deep or she fell very slowly." So Alice has time, while falling, to study the sides of the well. These contain shelves with books, maps and various edibles that tempt her, but a jar marked "Orange Marmalade" turns out...

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