44 pages 1 hour read

Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 1865

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Chapters 4-6

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Chapter 4 Summary: “The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill”

The White Rabbit returns, looking for the fan and gloves that it dropped. It sees Alice and, mistaking her for his maid, orders her to go to his house and find replacements. Alice finds the Rabbit’s house, and inside a table with another fan and gloves. She drinks from an unlabeled bottle and grows to fill the house. The Rabbit arrives and recruits two of his farmhands, Pat and Bill, to extract Alice from the house. Alice kicks at the fireplace when she hears they are sending in Bill, who is a lizard. Bill flies into the air, and the Rabbit decides to throw stones at Alice to get her to come out. The stones turn into cakes when they hit the ground. Alice eats one, and it makes her smaller so she can escape.

After leaving the Rabbit’s house, she encounters a puppy. It tries to play with her, but because she is so small, she is frightened. She manages to escape and looks for something to eat that will restore her to her natural size. She sees a large mushroom and finds a Caterpillar sitting on top of it smoking a hookah.