By Mary Roberts Rinehart
A vintage novel of romantic fiction and political research.
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Why, she, of course,” said the Dodo, pointing to Alice with one finger; and the whole party at once crowded round her, calling out in a confused way, “Prizes! ” Alice had no idea what to do, and in despair she put her hand in her pocket, and pulled out a box CliffsComplete Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland caucus: a private meeting of leaders or a committee of a political party or faction to decide on policy, pick candidates, and so forth, especially prior to a general, open meeting. Shakespeare: William Shakespeare (1564–1616), English Renaissance poet and dramatist.
The subterranean descent, moreover, reflects a philosophical and scientific fascination with the concept of a hole that would pass through the earth that was examined by, among others, Galileo and Francis Bacon. Among the questions considered by such individuals were changes in air pressure and gravity as one neared and passed through the center of the earth. Alice spies a White Rabbit (in the story, creatures with human characteristics are referred to with a proper name). F 26 3/29/01 2:55 PM Page 26 Chapter I: Down the Rabbit-Hole maps.
I know what ‘it’ means well enough, when I find a thing,” said the Duck: “it’s generally a frog or a worm. ” The Mouse did not notice this question, but hurriedly went on, “‘—found it advisable to go with Edgar Atheling to meet William and offer him the crown. William’s conduct at first was moderate. ” it continued, turning to Alice as it spoke. ” said the Eaglet. ” And the Eaglet bent down its head to hide a smile: some of the other birds tittered audibly. Chapter III: A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale 41 Edwin the Earl of Mercia, Morcar the Earl of Northumbria, Stigand the Archbishop of Canterbury, Edgar Atheling: Early English historical figures.