Susan C. Anthony

Dictation Sentences from Alice in Wonderland

The sentences below contain only words that children working at the indicated levels in Spelling Plus should be able to spell. Some words are included that aren't on the lists, but are regularly spelled according to rules children should have learned by the time they get to the list. Pronouns are sometimes used in place of proper nouns to make a sentence easier to spell.

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Level DList 33  |  List 34  |  List 35  |  List 36  
Level EList 37  |  List 38  |  List 39  |  List 40  |  List 41  |  List 42  |  List 43  |  List 44  |  List 45  |  List 46  |  List 47 
Level F:  List 48  |  List 49  |  List 50  |  List 51  |  List 53  |  List 54  |  List 55  |  List 56  |  List 57  |  List 58
Level G:  List 59  |  List 60  |  List 61  |  List 62  |  List 63  |  List 64  |  List 65  |  List 66  |  List 67  |  List 68  |  List 69

Spelling Plus Level D

List 33 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. The cook threw a pan after her as she went out, but it just missed her. 
  2. She hardly knew what she was saying.

List 34 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. “You’d better not talk,” said Five. 
  2. You’d better ask her about it. 
  3. Yes, I think you’d better leave off. 
  4. I am older than you, and must know better. 
  5. You’d better not do that again! 
  6. It didn’t matter much which way she put it.
  7. What does it matter to me whether you’re a little girl? 
  8. Alice looked into its face to see what was the matter with it. 
  9. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat. 
  10. It’ll sit up and beg for its dinner, and all sorts of things. 
  11. Suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her. 
  12. Now I can do no more, whatever happens. 
  13. It might make me smaller, I suppose. 
  14. I suppose you’ll be telling me next that you never tasted an egg! 
  15. As it’s asleep, I suppose it doesn’t mind. 
  16. But why did they live at the bottom of a well? 
  17. They sat down very sadly and quietly, and looked at Alice. 
  18. She is such a dear quiet thing. 
  19. She waited to see what would happen next. 

List 35 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. Into this they slipped the pig, head first, and then sat on it. 
  2. As she said these words her foot slipped. 
  3. It was only a mouse that had slipped in like herself. 
  4. And she went on planning to herself how she would do it. 
  5. Where CAN I have dropped them? 
  6. They all stopped and looked at Alice, and the Queen said, “Who is this?” 
  7. Oh my, how late it’s getting! 
  8. I really must be getting home. 
  9. There seemed to be no chance of her ever getting out of the room again. 
  10. Suddenly a footman came running out of the wood. 
  11. With tears running down his cheeks, he went on again. 
  12. For the Mouse was swimming away from her as hard as it could go. 
  13. Alice was beginning to see its meaning. 
  14. But what happens when you come to the beginning again? 
  15. She was beginning to grow larger again. 
  16. “Begin at the beginning,” the King said, “and go on until you come to the end, then stop.” 

List 36 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. She set off at once, and ran until she was quite tired. 
  2. They began running when they liked, and left off when they liked, so that it was not easy to know when the race was over. 
  3. They lived at the bottom of a well. 
  4. You may not have lived much under the sea. 
  5. “But I’m not used to it,” said Alice. 
  6. “You’ll get used to it in time,” he said. 
  7. He used to come once a week. 
  8. I’ll try if I know all the things I used to know. 
  9. And so she went on, taking first one side and then the other. 
  10. They began moving about again. 
  11. She was moving them about as she spoke. 
  12. Then you keep moving round, I suppose. 
  13. “You couldn’t have wanted it too much,” said Alice, “living at the bottom of the sea.” 
  14. It ran away when it saw mine coming. 
  15. Alice knew it was the Rabbit coming to look for her. 
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Spelling Plus Level E

List 37 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. Nobody seems to like her down here. 
  2. I’ll have nothing more to do with you! 
  3. He looked at it again, but he could think of nothing better to say. 
  4. I’ve had nothing yet, so I can’t take more. 
  5. Five and Seven said nothing, but looked at Two. 
  6. That’s nothing to what I could say if I chose. 
  7. She could not help thinking there must be more to come, so she sat still and said nothing. 
  8. “Nothing can be clearer than that,” said the King. 
  9. “You’re nothing but a pack of cards!” said Alice. 
  10. It seemed to her to wink with one of its little eyes, but it said nothing. 
  11. She began looking at everything about her, to pass away the time. 
  12. She was quite pleased to find that she knew the name of nearly everything there. 
  13. “I haven’t opened it yet,” said the White Rabbit, “but it seems to be a letter, written by the prisoner to somebody.” 
  14. Tell her something about the games now. 
  15. I suppose I should eat or drink something or other? 
  16. I think you can do something better with the time. 
  17. You’re thinking about something, my dear, and that makes you forget to talk. 
  18. There are no mice in the air, I’m afraid, but you may catch a bat, and that’s very like a mouse, you know. 
  19. “What a funny watch!” she said. 
  20. However, at last she stretched her arms round it as far as they would go. 

List 38 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. She was just in time to hear it say, as it turned a corner, “Oh my!  How late it’s getting!” 
  2. She was close behind it when she turned the corner, but the Rabbit was no longer to be seen. 
  3. As she said these words her foot slipped, and she was up to her chin in salt water. 
  4. The Mouse gave a sudden leap out of the water. 
  5. I wonder if I shall ever see you any more! 
  6. Do cats eat bats, I wonder? 
  7. Where can I have dropped them, I wonder? 
  8. As there seemed to be no sort of chance of her ever getting out of the room again, no wonder she felt unhappy. 
  9. I do wonder what can have happened to me. 
  10. I wonder what they’ll do next. 
  11. The great wonder is that there’s anyone left at all. 
  12. This time Alice waited until it chose to speak again. 
  13. She went on crying until there was a large pool all round her, about four inches deep. 
  14. It’s no use going back to yesterday. 

List 39 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. She looked up, but it was all dark overhead. 
  2. Just then her head struck against the roof of the hall. 
  3. I do wish they WOULD put their heads down! 
  4. The Mouse only shook his head, and walked a little quicker. 
  5. You shouldn’t have put it in with the bread. 
  6. Alice didn’t quite know what to say to this, so she helped herself to some bread and butter. 
  7. She ate a little bit, and said to herself, “Which way? Which way?”, holding her hand on top of her head to feel which way it was growing. 
  8. “Come, my head’s free at last!” said Alice. 
  9. His eyes are so very nearly at the top of his head.  
  10. You shouldn’t have put it in with the bread. 
  11. I almost wish I’d gone to see the Hatter instead! 
  12. “I never saw one, or heard of one,” said Alice. 
  13. When the Mouse heard this, it turned round and swam slowly back to her. 
  14. Alice heard it say to itself, “Then I’ll go round and get in at the window.” 
  15. She waited till she heard a little animal close above her. 
  16. Alice felt ready to sink into the earth. 
  17. It was much pleasanter at home when one wasn’t always growing larger and smaller. 
  18. He seemed to be in a very unpleasant state of mind. 
  19. “I never saw one, or heard of one,” said Alice. 
  20. Just then she heard something splashing about in the pool a little way off. 
  21. “Just take his head off outside,” the Queen added. 

List 40 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. The fight was over, and both of them were out of sight. 
  2. You might as well say that “I see what I eat” is the same thing as “I eat what I see.” 
  3. You might just as well say that “I like what I get” is the same thing as “I get what I like.” 
  4. I think you might do something better with the time. 
  5. I might as well be at school at once. 
  6. Just think of what work it would make with the day and night. 
  7. You’ve no right to grow here. 
  8. She soon got it out again, and put it right. 
  9. I should have liked teaching it tricks very much, if only I’d been the right size to do it. 
  10. She did not see anything that looked like the right thing to eat or drink. 
  11. However, I’ve got back to my right size. 
  12. Keep tight hold of its right ear and left foot. 
  13. She was just saying to herself, “If one only knew the right way to change them.” 
  14. “I’m not a mile high,” said Alice. 
    "You are," said the King.
    "Nearly two miles high," added the Queen.
  15. In fact, she was now more than nine feet high.
  16. It was high time to go, for the pool was getting quite crowded with the birds and animals that had fallen into it. 
  17. Come away, my dears!  It’s high time you were all in bed! 
  18. As she said this, she came suddenly upon an open place, with a little house in it about four feet high. 

List 41 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. “Come, we shall have some fun now!” thought Alice. 
  2. '“It’s no use speaking to it,” she thought, “till its ears have come, or at least one of them.” 
  3. “It doesn’t matter much,” thought Alice. 
  4. “I never thought about it,” said Alice.  “Why?” 
  5. She thought, and rightly too, that very few little girls of her age knew the meaning of it at all. 
  6. She thought at first she would get up and leave. 
  7. ‘I’m glad I’ve seen that done,” thought Alice. 
  8. “It doesn’t matter a bit,” she thought to herself. 
  9. “How CAN I have done that?” she thought.  “I must be growing small again.” 
  10. “Would it be of any use, now,” thought Alice, “to speak to this mouse?” 
  11. “But then,” thought Alice, “shall I NEVER get any older than I am now?” 
  12. “One side of WHAT? The other side of WHAT?” thought Alice to herself. 
  13. “Whoever lives there,” thought Alice, “it’ll never do to come upon them THIS size.” 
  14. “Yes, we went to school in the sea, though you may not believe it.” 
  15. She could see it quite plainly through the glass.
  16. To get through was more hopeless than ever. 
  17. As soon as she was small enough to get through, she ran out of the house. 
  18. “I’ll never go THERE again!” said Alice as she picked her way through the wood. 
  19. I’ll soon make you dry enough! 
  20. Oh, they’ll do well enough. 
  21. You’re looking for eggs, I know THAT well enough, and what does it matter to me whether you’re a little girl or a snake? 
  22. “How are you getting on?” said the Cat, as soon as there was mouth enough for it to speak with. 
  23. Alice could see this, as she was near enough to look over their slates. 
  24. A puppy was looking down at her with large round eyes, and stretching out one paw, trying to touch her. 
  25. They can’t have anything to put down yet, before it’s begun. 
  26. I never was so small as this before, never. 
  27. “I’ve seen hatters before,” she said to herself. 
  28. “Be quick about it,” added the Hatter, “or you’ll be asleep again before it’s done.” 
  29. He had never had to do such a thing before, and he wasn’t going to begin at his time of life. 
  30. That’s because it stays the same year for such a long time. 
  31. He was sitting between them, fast asleep. 

List 42 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. There ought to be a book written about me!  And when I grow up, I’ll write one.  But I’m grown up now.  At least there’s no room to grow up any more HERE. 
  2. They were just beginning to write this down on their slates. 
  3. “Write that down,” the King said, and they wrote down all three dates on their slates, and then added them up. 
  4. I didn’t write it, and they can’t prove I did. 
  5. They all wrote down, “She doesn’t believe there’s any meaning in it.” 
  6. It’s wrong from beginning to end. 
  7. “I think I should understand that better,” Alice said, “if I had it written down.” 
  8. There’s nothing written on the outside. 
  9. Alice laughed so much at this, that she had to run back into the wood for fear of their hearing her. 
  10. She did not dare to laugh, and she could not think of anything to say. 
  11. “Of course you don’t!” the Hatter said. 
  12. This, of course, Alice could not stand. 

List 43 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. Alice was not a bit hurt, so she jumped up on to her feet. 
  2. When the Mouse heard this, it turned round and swam slowly back to her. 
  3. Alice turned and came back again. 
  4. “If you’re going to turn into a pig, my dear,” said Alice, “I’ll have nothing more to do with you.” 
  5. “What day of the month is it?” he said, turning to Alice. 
  6. It was the White Rabbit returning. 
  7. They all returned from him to you. 
  8. I’m sure those are not the right words. 
  9. She felt sure she would catch a bad cold if she did not get dry very soon. 
  10. Nobody seems to like her, down here, and I’m sure she’s the best cat in the world. 
  11. I’m sure I don’t want to stay in here any longer! 
  12. She was not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first. 
    “If I don’t take this child away with me,” thought Alice, “they’re sure to kill it in a day or two.” 
  13. “Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.” 
  14. She felt sure it would all come wrong. 

List 44 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. First it marked out a racecourse, in a sort of circle. 
  2. When Alice had been all the way down one side and up the other, she walked sadly down the middle. 
  3. They all sat down at once, in a large ring, with the Mouse in the middle. 
  4. What sort of people live about here? 
  5. “But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. 
  6. I only wish people knew that. 
  7. “Oh, don’t talk about trouble!” she said. 
  8. “If there’s no meaning in it,” said the King, “that saves a world of trouble, you know.” 
  9. I shall be too far off to trouble myself about you. 
  10. “Can’t remember WHAT things?” he said. 
  11. After a while she remembered that she still held the pieces of mushroom in her hands. 
  12. She could not remember ever having heard of such a rule. 
  13. I’ve read that in some book, but I don’t remember where. 
  14. They would not remember the rules their friends had taught them. 
  15. She could not remember ever having seen such a thing. 
  16. Then she remembered how small she was now, and she soon made out that it was only a mouse that had slipped in like herself. 
  17. “That’s the most important thing we’ve heard yet,” said the King, rubbing his hands. 
  18. “Come back!” he called after her.  “I’ve something important to say!” 
  19. She was quite surprised to find that she stayed the same size. 
  20. As she said this she looked down at her hands, and was surprised to see that she had put on one of the Rabbit’s little white kid gloves while she was talking. 
  21. How surprised he’ll be when he finds out who I am! 
  22. “How should I know?” said Alice, surprised. 
  23. “What did they draw?” asked Alice, quite forgetting her promise. 

List 45 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. I’ll tell you my story, and you’ll understand why it is I hate cats and dogs. 
  2. “Please come back and finish your story!” Alice called after it. 
  3. “A likely story indeed!” said the bird. 
  4. “Tell us a story!” said the March Hare. 
    "Yes, please do!" said Alice.
    "And be quick about it," added the Hatter, "or you'll be asleep again before it's done."
  5. They looked so good that it made Alice quite hungry to look at them. 
  6. I shall have to ask them what the name of the country is, you know. 
  7. “I’m very sorry,” said Alice, who was beginning to see its meaning. 
  8. It was all very well to say “Drink me,” but the wise little Alice was not going to do THAT in a hurry. 
  9. “It must be a very pretty dance,” said Alice. 

List 46 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. Seven looked up and said, “That’s right, Five!  Always lay the blame on others!” 
  2. They were always getting up and walking off to other parts of the ground. 
  3. Our family always hated cats!  Don’t let me hear the name again! 
  4. I didn’t know that Cheshire cats always grinned.  In fact, I didn’t know that cats COULD grin!” 
  5. When she looked down at her feet, they seemed to be almost out of sight, they were getting so far off. 
  6. I almost wish I’d gone to see the Hatter instead. 
  7. Now, if you only kept on good terms with him, he’d do almost anything you liked with the clock. 
  8. I am so very tired of being all alone here! 
  9. They all moved off, and Alice was soon left alone. 
  10. She ran across the field after it. 
  11. “It must have been that,” said the King, “unless it was written to nobody.” 
  12. She saw that it was addressed to the baby, and not to her. 
  13. “And how many hours a day did you do lessons?” said Alice, in a hurry to change the subject. 
  14. Let this be a lesson to you never to lose your temper. 
  15. How can you learn lessons in here?  Why, there’s hardly room for YOU! 
  16. “That’s enough about lessons,” he said.  “Tell her something about games now.” 
  17. First came ten men carrying clubs. 
  18. The White Rabbit was still in sight, hurrying down it. 

List 47 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. As there seemed to be no chance of getting her hands up to her head, she tried to get her head down to them. 
  2. First she tried to look down and make out what she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything. 
  3. Some of the birds hurried off at once. 
  4. Taking Alice by the hand, it hurried off, without waiting for the end of the song. 
  5. “No room!  No room!” they cried out when they saw Alice coming. 
  6. She carried it out into the open air. 
  7. She carried the pepper box in her hand, and Alice guessed who it was. 
  8. It means to make anything prettier. 
  9. Luckily, the salt water had not got into it. 
  10. Well, it’s got no business there, at any rate. 
  11. “If everybody minded their own business,” she said, “the world would go round a deal faster than it does.” 
  12. "That's none of your business, Two!" said Seven.
    "Yes, it IS his business!" said Five, "and I'll tell him."
  13. It's no business of MINE!
  14. Somebody said that it’s done by everybody minding their own business. 
  15. "What do you know about this business?" the King said to Alice.
    "Nothing," said Alice.
    "Nothing WHATEVER?" asked the King.
    "Nothing whatever," said Alice.
    "That's very important," the King said.

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Spelling Plus Level F

List 48 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. Two began in a low voice, “Why the fact is, you see, miss, this here ought to have been a RED rose tree.” 
  2. “How do you like the Queen?” said the Cat in a low voice. 
  3. Here, to Alice’s great surprise, her voice died away. 
  4. He said in a deep voice, “What are tarts made of?” 
  5. “Off with her head!” the Queen shouted at the top of her voice. 
  6. “Not like cats!” cried the Mouse, in a shrill voice.  “Would YOU like cats if you were me?” 
  7. “I’ll look first,” she said,  “and see whether it’s marked ‘poison’ or not.” 
  8. “She’s in prison,” the Queen said.
  9. “Are they in the prisoner’s handwriting?” asked another. 
  10. Who am I then?  Tell me that first, and then, if I like being that person, I’ll come up.  If not, I’ll stay down here until I’m somebody else. 
  11. “I must be kind to them,” thought Alice, “or perhaps they won’t walk the way I want to go!” 
  12. “Well, perhaps you haven’t found it so yet,” said Alice, “but you will someday, you know.” 
  13. No, it’ll never do to ask.  Perhaps I shall see it written up somewhere. 
  14. Alice could think of nothing else to say. 
  15. There was nothing else to do, so Alice soon began talking again. 
  16. He took not the smallest notice of her or anything else. 
  17. Alice thought she might as well wait, as she had nothing else to do. 
  18. This was quite a new idea to Alice, and she thought it over a little before she made her next remark. 
  19. Her first idea was that she had somehow fallen into the sea. 
  20. Alice had no idea what to do. 
  21. A bright idea came into her head. “If I eat one of these cakes,” she thought, “it’s sure to make SOME change in my size, and as it can’t make me larger, it must make me smaller, I suppose.” 
  22. “I haven’t the least idea what you’re talking about,” said Alice. 
  23. The Hatter was out of sight before the officer could get to the door. 
  24. Very soon the Rabbit noticed Alice, as she went hunting about, and called out to her in an angry tone. 
  25. She took no notice of them even when they hit her. 
  26. Just as she said this, she noticed that one of the trees had a door leading right into it. 

List 49 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. “There’s certainly too much pepper in that soup!” Alice said to herself. 
  2. There was certainly too much of it in the air. 
  3. It is almost certain to trouble you, sooner or later. 
  4. That’s all wrong, I’m certain! 
  5. Four times five is twelve, and four times six is thirteen. 
  6. You see the earth takes twenty-four hours to turn round. 
  7. She went on again, “Twenty-four hours, I think, or is it twelve?” 
  8. Rule forty-two.  All persons more than a mile high to leave the court. 
  9. He says it’s so useful, it’s worth a hundred pounds! 
  10. She was now about a thousand times as large as the Rabbit, and had no reason to be afraid of it. 
  11. Let me see, that would be four thousand miles down, I think. 

List 50 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do. 
  2. And so these three little sisters, they were learning to draw, you know. 
  3. “Wake up, Alice dear!” said her sister. 
  4. Her sister sat still just as she left her, leaning her head on her hand, watching the setting sun, and thinking of little Alice. 

List 51 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. She waited for a few minutes to see if she was going to shrink any more. 
  2. In another minute there was not even room for this. 
  3. After a few minutes, she heard a voice outside, and stopped to listen. 
  4. After a minute or two, they began moving about again. 
  5. I’m never sure what I’m going to be, from one minute to another. 
  6. I don’t keep the same size for ten minutes together. 
  7. For a minute or two she stood looking at the house, and wondering what to do next. 
  8. Altogether, for the first minute or two, it was as much as she could do to hold it. 
  9. She knew that it might happen any minute. 
  10. After watching it a minute or two, she made it out to be a grin, and said to herself, “It’s the Cheshire Cat.  Now I shall have somebody to talk to.” 
  11. So they sat down, and nobody spoke for some minutes. 
  12. She had grown so large in the last few minutes that she wasn’t a bit afraid. 
  13. “Well,” thought Alice to herself, “after such a fall as this, I shall think nothing of falling down stairs! 
  14. At last came the sound of a good many voices all talking together. 
  15. The table was a large one, but the three were all crowded together at one corner of it. 
  16. They were lying on their faces, and the pattern on their backs was the same as the rest of the pack. 

List 53 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. She had already heard her sentence three of the players for having missed their turns. 
  2. If you’ve seen them so often, of course you know what they’re like. 
  3. One doesn’t like changing so often, you know. 
  4. “Well!  I’ve often seen a cat without a grin,” thought Alice, “but a grin without a cat!”
  5. She was glad there was no one listening, this time, as it didn’t sound at all the right word. 
  6. Just then she noticed that the Queen was right behind her, listening. 
  7. Sit down, all of you, and listen to me! 
  8. After a few minutes she heard a voice outside, and stopped to listen. 
  9. Do you think I can listen all day to such stuff? 
  10. “I’m a little girl,” said Alice, rather doubtfully, as she remembered the number of changes she had gone through that day. 
  11. The Mouse did not answer, so Alice went on. 
  12. Do you mean that you think you can find out the answer to it? 
  13. They don’t reach half high enough yet. 
  14. Come, there’s half my plan done now! 
  15. “You’re a very poor speaker,” said the King. 
  16. When she had tired herself out with trying, the poor little thing sat down and cried. 
  17. And here poor Alice began to cry again, for she felt very lonely. 

List 54 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. At last she stretched her arms round it as far as they would go, and broke off a bit of the edge with each hand. 
  2. By this time she had found her way into a little room with a table in the window. 
  3. There was a table set out under a tree in front of the house. 
  4. “I didn’t know it was your table,” said Alice. 
  5. Once more she found herself in the long hall, and close to the little glass table. 
  6. She tried her best to climb up one of the legs of the table. 
  7. Soon her eye fell on a little glass box that was lying under the table. 
  8. They would not remember the simple rules their friends had taught them. 
  9. Alice had begun to think that very few things were really impossible. 
  10. It quite makes my head ache. 

List 55 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. She began thinking over all the children she knew that were of the same age as herself, to see if she could have been changed for any of them. 
  2. She began thinking over other children she knew, who might do very well as pigs. 
  3. “And ever since that,” the Hatter went on, “he won’t do a thing I ask!” 
  4. Everything seemed to have changed since her swim in the pool. 
  5. It was so long since she had been anything near the right size, that it felt quite strange at first, but she got used to it in a few minutes, and began talking to herself. 

List 56 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. Alice had learned several things of this sort in her lessons in the schoolroom. 
  2. At least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then. 
  3. “I believe I can guess that,” she added aloud. 
  4. “That proves his guilt,” said the Queen. 
  5. “If you don’t sign it,” said the King, “that only makes the matter worse.” 
  6. If it makes me grow larger, I can reach the key, and if it makes me grow smaller, I can creep under the door. 

List 57 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. Thank you, sir, for your interesting story. 
  2. Thank you, it’s a very interesting dance to watch. 
  3. I know something interesting is sure to happen whenever I eat or drink anything. 
  4. It went straight on for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well. 
  5. The March Hare will be much the most interesting, and perhaps as this is May it won’t be raving mad—at least not so mad as it was in March.
  6. The Queen smiled and passed on. 

List 58 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. If they had any sense, they’d take the roof off. 
  2. Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of themselves. 
  3. “What else have you got in your pocket?” he went on, turning to Alice. 
  4. Here and there she saw maps and pictures hung upon pegs. 
  5. He had been looking at Alice for some time, and this was his first speech. 
  6. I only took the regular course. 
  7. “What did they live on?” said Alice, who always took a great interest in questions of eating and drinking. 
  8. But if I’m not the same, the next question is, Who in the world am I? 
  9. The first question of course was, how to get dry again. 
  10. This question he could not answer without a great deal of thought.  
  11. I suppose I ought to eat or drink something or other; but the great question is, what? 
  12. The great question certainly was, what? 
  13. I have answered three questions, and that is enough. 
  14. At any rate he might answer questions. 
  15. “Are you to get in at all?” said the Footman.  “That’s the first question, you know.” 
  16. People began running about in all directions. 
  17. Her head would bend about easily in any direction. 
  18. “In that direction,” the Cat said, waving its right paw round, “lives a Hatter.” 
  19. His argument was that you couldn’t cut off a head unless there was a body to cut it off from. 
  20. The King’s argument was, that anything that had a head could be beheaded. 

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List 59 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. “I can’t explain myself, I’m afraid, “ said Alice, “because I’m not myself, you see.”
  2. There was nothing on it except a tiny golden key, and Alice’s first thought was that it might belong to one of the doors of the hall.
  3. It sounded an excellent plan, no doubt.
  4. The best way to explain it is to do it. 
  5. She ran off at once in the direction it pointed to, without trying to explain the mistake it had made. 

List 60 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. That generally takes some time. 
  2. She got used to it in a few minutes, and began talking to herself, as usual.
  3. Yesterday things went on just as usual.
  4. The Rabbit actually took a watch out of its pocket and looked at it, and then hurried on.
  5. Its eyes were getting extremely small for a baby. 

List 61 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. The Mouse only shook its head impatiently, and walked a little quicker.
  2. This time Alice waited patiently until it chose to speak again.
  3. I almost think I can remember feeling a little different.
  4. That’s different from what I used to say when I was a child.
  5. There’s hardly enough of me left to make ONE person!
  6. It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.
  7. “Well, perhaps your feelings may be different,” said Alice.
  8. “Nobody asked your opinion,” said Alice.
  9. I know I have to beat time when I learn music. 

List 62 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. Neither of the others took the least notice of her going, though she looked back once or twice, half hoping they would call after her. 
  2. It was neither more nor less than a pig. 
  3. I don’t know the meaning of half those long words, and, what’s more, I don’t believe you do either! 
  4. We won’t talk about cats or dogs either, if you don’t like them! 
  5. Either the locks were too large, or the key was too small, but at any rate it would not open any of them. 
  6. As she couldn’t answer either question, it didn’t much matter which way she put it. 
  7. Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was going to happen next. 
  8. Either you or your head must be off, and that in about half no time!  Take your choice! 
  9. Visit either you like.  They’re both mad. 
  10. The Cat seemed to think there was enough of it now in sight, and no more of it appeared. 
  11. There was a large mushroom growing near her, about the same height as herself. 
  12. She was exactly the right height to rest her chin upon Alice’s shoulder. 

List 63 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. “Oh, I’m not particular as to size,” Alice replied. 
  2. “I know I do!” said Alice aloud, addressing nobody in particular. 
  3. They don’t seem to have any rules in particular. 
  4. The Queen had only one way of settling all difficulties, great or small.  “Off with his head!” she said, without even looking round. 
  5. Alice caught the baby with some difficulty. 
  6. As it was perfectly round, she found this a very difficult question. 
  7. The only difficulty was that she had not the smallest idea how to set about it. 
  8. She was looking about for some way of escape, and wondering whether she could get away without being seen. 
  9. She began picking them up again as quickly as she could, for the accident of the goldfish kept running in her head. 

List 64 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. “What is the use of repeating all that stuff,” he interrupted, “if you don’t explain it as you go on.” 
  2. However, she got up, and began to repeat it, but she hardly knew what she was saying. 
  3. She turned to the Mouse and repeated her question. 
  4. I should like to hear her try and repeat something now. 
  5. They repeated their arguments to her, though, as they all spoke at once, she found it very hard indeed to make out exactly what they said. 
  6. “How am I to get in?” she repeated, aloud. 
  7. Imagine her surprise, when the White Rabbit read out, at the top of his shrill little voice, the name “Alice!” 
  8. “How are you getting on now, my dear?” it continued, turning to Alice as it spoke. 
  9. “If that’s all you know about it, you may stand down,” continued the King. 
  10. Luckily for Alice, the little magic bottle had now had its full effect, and she grew no larger. 

List 65 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. When they came opposite to Alice, they all stopped and looked at her. 
  2. The Cat’s head began fading away and by the time he had come back, it had entirely disappeared.
  3. Alice waited a little, half expecting to see it again, but it did not appear, and after a minute or two she walked on. 
  4. Alice felt very glad to get an opportunity of showing off a little of her knowledge.
  5. Though this was not a very good opportunity for showing off her knowledge, as there was no one to listen to her, still it was good practice to say it over. 
  6. This seemed to Alice a good opportunity for making her escape, so she set off at once. 
  7. In another minute, the whole head appeared. 
  8. “All right,” said the Cat, and this time it disappeared quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone. 
  9. An old Crab took the opportunity of saying to her daughter, “Ah, my dear!  Let this be a lesson to you never to lose your temper!” 

List 66 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. When she had looked under it, and on both sides of it, and behind it, it occurred to her that she might as well look and see what was on the top of it. 

List 67 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. “He’s brilliant!” cried Grandpa Joe. “Just imagine what will happen now! The whole world will be searching for those Golden Tickets! Everyone will be buying candy bars in the hope of finding one! He’ll sell more than ever before! Oh, how exciting it would be to find one!”
  2. Her face and hands and legs and neck, in fact the skin all over her body, had turned a brilliant blue.

List 68 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. Yes, that’s about the right distance. 
  2. On second thoughts she decided to remain where she was as long as there was room for her. 

List 69 from Alice in Wonderland

  1. She was a little nervous about it just at first. 
  2. Alice recognized the White Rabbit.  It was talking in a hurried nervous manner, smiling at everything that was said, and went by without noticing her. 

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