Alice Through The Looking-Glass

Illustrated children's book by Lewis Carroll - online version

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Op course the first thing to do was to make a grand survey of the country she was going to travel through. " It's something very like learn­ing geography,'' thought Alice, as she stood on tiptoe in hopes of being able to see a little further.
" Principal rivers------there are none. Principal
mountains------I'm on the only one, but I don't
think it's got any name. Principal towns------
why, what are those creatures, making honey
down there ? They can't be bees------nobody ever
saw bees a mile off, you know------" and for some
time she stood silent, watching one of them that was bustling about among the flowers, poking its proboscis into them, "just as if it was a regular bee," thought Alice.
However, this was anything but a regular bee:
in fact, it was an elephant------as Alice soon found
out, though the idea quite took her breath away at first. " And what enormous flowers they must be !" was her next idea. " Something like cot­tages with the roofs taken off, and stalks put to