The Greatest Hits of John Tenniel
(with The Reverend Dodgson) #3

"After a time she heard a little pattering of feet in the distance, and she
hastily dried her eyes to see what was coming. It was the White Rabbit
returning, splendidly dressed, with a pair of white kid gloves in one
hand and a large fan in the other: he came trotting along in a great hurry,
muttering to himself as he came, `Oh! the Duchess, the Duchess! Oh!
won't she be savage if I've kept her waiting!' Alice felt so desperate that
she was ready to ask help of any one; so, when the Rabbit came near her,
she began, in a low, timid voice, `If you please, sir--' The Rabbit started
violently, dropped the white kid gloves and the fan, and skurried away
into the darkness as hard as he could go."
-- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865)

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