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Lewis Carroll Page

Selections from Alice in Wonderland 
# 1

1. Underline every finite verb twice, its subject(s) once.
2. Draw an arrow from every adjective to the noun or pronoun that it modifies. Draw an arrow from every adverb to the verb, adjective, or adverb that it modifies.

     For, you see, so many out-of-the-way things had happened lately that Alice

had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible.

     Before her was another long passage, and the White Rabbit was still in sight,

hurrying down it. There was not a moment to be lost: away went Alice like the

wind, and was just in time to hear it say, as it turned a corner, "Oh, my ears and

whiskers, how late it's getting!" She was close behind it when she turned the

corner, but the Rabbit was no longer to be seen.

     Soon her eye fell on a little glass box that was lying under the table: she

opened it, and found in it a very small cake, on which the words "EAT ME"

were beautifully marked in currants.

     She ate a little bit, and said anxiously to herself, "Which way? Which way?"

holding her hand on the top of her head to feel which way it was growing, and

she was quite surprised to find that she remained the same size: to be sure, this is

generally what happens when one eats cake, but Alice had got so much into the

way of expecting nothing but out-of-the-way things to happen, that it seemed

quite dull and stupid for life to go on in the common way.

      So she set to work, and very soon finished off the cake.