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Alice in Wonderland - Chapter Four

The Rabbit Sends In a Little Bill

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Chapter Four: The Rabbit Sends In a Little Bill

Author: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)

Read by: Lorraine Montgomery


Charles Dodgson, a lecturer in mathematics at Christ Church college of Oxford University, published Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 1865 under the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll.

Thanks to the Florida Center for Instructional Technology, which provides over 5,500 audio files of K-12 literature to schools worldwide through its Lit2Go collection (https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go), we can listen to this wonderful tale.1

Click on the link below to access Chapter Four.

Important timestamps are as follows:

0:00 – “It was the White Rabbit, trotting slowly back again...”
2:32 – “…her eye fell upon a little bottle that stood near the looking-glass.”
4:30 – “‘…it’s rather curious, you know, this sort of life.’”
10:09 – “‘We must burn the house down!’ said the Rabbit’s voice…”
11:20 – “So she swallowed one of the cakes, and was delighted to find that she began shrinking directly.”
12:30 – “An enormous puppy was looking down at her with large round eyes.”
15:10 – “…her eyes immediately met those of a large caterpillar…”

To go to a particular timestamp, position your cursor along the audio bar and drag the dot to the right or left.


1 Carroll, L. (1865). Chapter IV: The Rabbit Sends In a Little Bill. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lit2Go Edition).Retrieved December 9, 2023, from https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/1/alices-adventures-in-wonderland/7/chapter-iv-the-rabbit-sends-in-a-little-bill/