Lewis Carroll wrote:           (Emphasis by Carroll)

Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister 
on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had
peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no 
pictures or conversations in it, ``and what is the use of a 
book," thought Alice, ``without pictures or conversations?"

So she was considering, in her own mind (as well as she could, 
for the hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether 
the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble 
of getting up and picking the daisies, when suddenly a white 
rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her.

There was nothing so *very* remarkable in that; nor did Alice 
think it is so *very* much out of the way to hear the rabbit say 
to itself, ``Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!" (when she
thought it over afterwards, it occured to her that she ought 
to have wondered at this, but at the time it all seemed quite 
natural); but when the Rabbit actually *took a watch out of its 
waistcoat-pocket*, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice 
started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she 
had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, 
or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran 
across the field after it, and was just in time to see it pop down
a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.

        Alice in Wonderland (the very beginning).

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