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An Exercise in Punctuation

Two Selections from Alice in Wonderland 
by Lewis Carroll


B&W illustration by John Tenniel
(Colorized)
Directions: The punctuation and capitalization in the following selections was lost. Please fix it (right on this page). Note that these are very difficult passages for this type of exercise. You are not expected to match Carroll's punctuation, but yours should make sense.

    either the well was very deep or she fell very slowly for she had 

plenty of time as she went down to look about her first she tried to 

make out what she was coming to but it was too dark to see anything 

then she looked at the sides of the well and noticed that they were filled 

with cupboards and book shelves here and there she saw maps and 

pictures hung upon pegs she took down a jar from one of the shelves 

as she passed it was labeled orange marmalade  but to her 

great disappointment it was empty she did not like to drop the jar so 

she managed to put it into one of the cupboards as she fell past it


     she waited for some time without hearing anything more at last 

came a rumbling of little cart wheels and the sound of a good many 

voices all talking together she made out the words where s the other

ladder bill s got the other  bill here bill will the roof bear

who s to go down the chimney nay i sha n t you do it here bill

the master says you ve got to go down the chimney