Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Chapter 3: A Caucus Race and a Long Lost Tale
Written by Rose

Reaching the bank, all the animals discussed an fuss about how they are to get dry. In order to dry, the mouse tells everyone a tale of William the Conqueror. It doesn’t work, so Dodo suggests a Caucus Race, which is to run around with no discernible course for thirty minutes. After running, they were all dry. Everyone has won the race and prizes were expected. Alice was to give everyone a prize, which she produced from her pocket, and handed comfits to all.

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Why did Lory refuse to tell Alice his age if his argument was based on the fact he was older?

Do you believe the thimble holds some sort of meaning? Why is Alice carrying a thimble?

Interestingly enough, the mouse tells a tale of William the Conqueror, and in the previous chapter Alice thought the mouse ‘came over’ with him. How did Alice know this information?

Why do think all the animals dislike cats?

What other things did you find curious in this chapter? What were your favorite quotes?

Who were your favorite characters mentioned?


Duck: I know what ‘it’ means well enough, when I find a thing, it’s generally a frog or a worm. The question is, what did the archbishop find?” – Pg. 21

Alice: I wish I hadn’t mentioned Dinah! No one seems to like her down here and I’m sure she’s the best cat in the world.” – Pg 27