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Alice in Wonderland - Chapter Three

A Caucus-race and a Long Tale

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Chapter Three: A Caucus-race and a Long Tale

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 thiswonderful tale.1

Click on the following link to access Chapter Three:


Important timestamps are as follows:

0:21 – “The first question of course was, how to get dry again.”
1:02 – “‘Sit down, all of you, and listen to me!’”
3:36 – “‘…the best thing to get us dry would be a Caucus-race.’”
5:01 – “At last the Dodo said, ‘EVERYBODY has won, and all must have prizes.’”
6:28 – “The next thing was to eat the comfits…”
7:00 – “‘Mine is a long and sad tale!’ said the Mouse, turning to Alice, andsighing.”
9:40 – “‘Why, she’ll eat a little bird as soon as look at it!’”

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1 Carroll, L. (1865). Chapter III: A Caucus-race and a Long Tale. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved March 11, 2023, from https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/1/alices-adventures-in-wonderland/6/chapter-iii-a-caucus-race-and-a-long-tale/

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