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Something which I have loved all the time. It's BOOKS!! So, presenting a whole new saga, of books and a little about them, whatever I can find, write, visualise and imagine...
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Friday, November 06, 2015
Alice's and CS Lewis's Rabbit sure 'Got my Goat'! :)
Of course, there are a
few other authors but I picked my favourites at that age. I have really enjoyed
reading about ‘Alice and her Wonderland’. It probably helps because Alice was a
lot like me. She was lying down in the grass having a ‘story book’ read out to
her, she was also very curious and best of all, she followed a rabbit.
I do not know the
number of times; I had hoped a similar thing would happen to me too. Of course,
I did not have Alice’s sister but I had Naidu, my personal storyteller, who
would come every day, around the afternoon time, when my mum would be expecting
me to have a nap. I also had the rabbit, which would keep running off and
disappearing and oh boy, was I curious!
But nothing as fancy as
what happened to Alice happened in my house… but still, the book picked my curiosity
and took me off to my own wonderland. I am still looking to get out of it!
Anyway, to the story…
As Alice was lying down in the garden, and drowsily listening to a story, that
did not pick her curiosity, thanks to the lack of pictures. This was when a
well-dressed rabbit, comes up to her and Alice, curious that she was, follows
the rabbit into a rabbit hole.
Here, Alice falls into
the hole, where she discovers, a mouse, a dodo (my favourite curse word, when I
was on college, hmm… the explain it), including a cat, a lizard, and an advice
handing out caterpillar. Alice keeps seeing these eatables and drinkables,
which say, ‘eat me’ and ‘drink me’, which she follows, allowing her to go
through the hole.
She meets a frog, who
is a footman, a Cheshire cat, a Duchess, a baby and a hare! She also meets the
King and the Queen, who keeps yelling ‘Off with her head!’. Alice gets caught
in all the mess, which she bravely tides over.
Queen of Hearts
It was an exciting
story, and kind of has a way, which picks at your curiosity. It is not only
funny, especially the queen’s tarts and the dodo. Also, do not forget the
Mad - Tea Party, which is not just about food and drink. And, of course there is the
little poem, by the Mad Hatter, titled ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Bat’! That’s
not all, most characters, end up giving Alice many riddles and stories, through
How she gets in and out
of the whole thing, how she manages to get through all her adventures and get out, after great difficulty forms the adventurous end. The book has numerous cartoons
and movies, too.