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The Nursery Alice

The Nursery Alice by Lewis Carroll. Illustrations by Tenniel. Published by Godfrey Cave Associates Ltd, 1985.

Hardback first edition in this version: with dust jacket.

ISBN: 1850070512

First published in 1890 by Macmillan, 25 years after the original Alice, this is a shortened and simplified version of the story, adapted for younger readers by Carroll himself.

You can read the whole text here.

ONCE upon a time,  there was a little girl called Alice:  and she had a very curious dream.

Would you like to hear what it was that she dreamed about ?

Well,  this was the first thing that happened.   A White Rabbit came running by,  in a great hurry;  and,  just as it passed Alice,  it stopped,  and took its watch out of its pocket.

Wasn’t that a funny thing ?   Did you ever see a Rabbit that had a watch,  and a pocket to put it in ?   Of course,  when a Rabbit has a watch,  it must have a pocket to put it in:  it would never do to carry it about in its mouth—and it wants its hands sometimes,  to run about with.

Hasn’t it got pretty pink eyes (I think all White Rabbits have pink eyes);  and pink ears;  and a nice brown coat;  and you can just see its red pocket-handkerchief peeping out of its coat pocket:  and,  what with its blue neck-tie and its yellow waistcoat,  it really is very nicely dressed.

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