and the White Rabbit - MW-73
from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis
(Back of card)
...So Alice 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 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
occurred 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 his 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 was just in time to see it pop
down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.
In another moment, down
went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she
was to get out again....
Milo Winter 1916