A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale
by Lewis Carroll from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Chapter III Passage: Lewis Carroll wrote "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" in 1865. The main character, Alice, has stumbled on to strange world after she follows a mysterious white rabbit. In this passage, Alice shrunk to a very small size and almost drowned. She has met some other creatures who also had a hard time in the water, including a lory, or parrot, a crab, a mouse, and a canary. The student will read the passage and give the meaning of words based on context clues.