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11
Feb
10

Alice’s Adventures in Cambridge

Alice’s Adventures in Cambridge by R.C Evart.

Illustrations by E.L. Baron. Paperback.

Originally published by the Cambridge University Press in 1913, this is a reprint by the History Press in 2008, with a new introduction by The Harvard Lampoon.
Spoof on college life and politics, including a chapter on Student Council Meetings:

After running a little way through the woods, Alice stopped in surprise before a table which was set out under a tree. The table was laid for at least thirty people, but only three were sitting at it. Alice immediately recognized the Hatter and the March Hare, and the third she was quite sure must be the Dormouse, as it was fast asleep. The Hatter wore a very high hat covered with eight or ten hatbands of various colors. As soon as he saw Alice he cried out, “Radcliffe not admitted!”

“But my name isn’t Radcliffe,” said Alice, as she took a seat.

“Nobody said it was,” the Hatter replied.

“But you looked at me,” said Alice.

“That was unavoidable,” said the March Hare. “Nobody looks at Radcliffe students for pleasure.”

“I don’t think much of Nobody’s taste then,” said the Dormouse, waking up.

“Come, come,” cried the Hatter, bringing a huge mallet down on the table with a crash. “The meeting is called to order.”

“This is a meeting of the Student Council,” the March Hare explained to Alice, “and we are the Student Council. At least,” he said pointing to the Dormouse, “he is the Student and we are the Council.”

“Phibetakappa, Phibetakappa, Phibetakappa,” murmured the Dormouse sleepily, and was immediately silence by the Hatter hitting him over the head with the mallet.

ISBN: 9781596296053

Amazon: Alice’s Adventures in Cambridge




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