By Lewis Carroll
One sizzling summer's day Alice tumbles down, down, down a rabbit gap and unearths herself in Wonderland, the place every little thing is topsy-turvy, the wrong way up, and wrong-way around. right here starts a sequence of fantastical adventures as Alice’s physique GROWS and shrinks , she swims in a pool of her personal tears, attends the maddest of tea events, and meets such iconic and liked characters because the smiling Cheshire Cat, the hookah-smoking Caterillar; and Humpty Dumpty. Carroll's vintage might be the best-loved of all children's tales. This model positive factors the unique illustrations through Sir John Tenniel. The world's maximum works of literature at the moment are on hand in those appealing souvenir volumes. certain in genuine textile, and that includes gilt edges and ribbon markers, those fantastically produced books are a superb method to construct a good-looking library of vintage literature. those are the basic novels that belong in each domestic. They'll shipping readers to imaginary worlds and supply pleasure, leisure, and enlightenment for years yet to come. All of those novels characteristic appealing illustrations and feature an unmatched interval consider that might grace the library, the bedside desk or bureau.
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But as he gazed on the crowd, he beheld the form of Priscilla Standing dejected among them, unconscious of all that was passing. Fixed were her eyes upon his, as if she divined his intention, Fixed with a look so sad, so reproachful, imploring, and patient, That with a sudden revulsion his heart recoiled from its purpose, As from the verge of a crag, where one step more is destruction. Strange is the heart of man, with its quick, mysterious instincts! Strange is the life of man, and fatal or fated are moments, Whereupon turn, as on hinges, the gates of the wall adamantine!
Touched with autumnal tints, but lonely and sad in the sunshine. Lay extended before them the land of toil and privation; There were the graves of the dead, and the barren waste of the seashore, There the familiar fields, the groves of pine, and the meadows; But to their eyes transfigured, it seemed as the Garden of Eden, Filled with the presence of God, whose voice was the sound of the ocean. Soon was their vision disturbed by the noise and stir of departure, Friends coming forth from the house, and impatient of longer delaying, Each with his plan for the day, and the work that was left uncompleted.
Mournfully sobbed the waves at the base of the rock, and above them Bowed and whispered the wheat on the hill of death, and their kindred Seemed to awake in their graves, and to join in the prayer that they uttered. Sun-illumined and white, on the eastern verge of the ocean Gleamed the departing sail, like a marble slab in a graveyard; Buried beneath it lay forever all hope of escaping. Lo! " he had vanished. So they returned to their homes; but Alden lingered a little, Musing alone on the shore, and watching the wash of the billows Round the base of the rock, and the sparkle and flash of the sunshine, Like the spirit of God, moving visibly over the waters.
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll