A Caucus Race and…

Day 13  — National Blog-Posting Month. It wouldn’t be fair to Jan Savery (see Day 11) if I didn’t post John Tenniel’s illustration of the Dodo from Chapter 3 of Alice’s Adventures.

Dodo. John Tenniel's illustration in Chap. 3 of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll 1865

Dodo. John Tenniel’s illustration in Chap. 3 of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll 1865

What I was going to say,” said the Dodo in an offended tone, “was, that the best thing to get us dry would be a Caucus-race.” 

“What IS a Caucus-race?” said Alice; not that she wanted much to know, but the Dodo had paused as if it thought that SOMEBODY ought to speak, and no one else seemed inclined to say anything. 

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NOTE TO SELF: There were three biographies of Lewis Carroll published in the mid-1990s. I’m pretty sure the biographer Karoline Leach was most upset with in Chapter 1 of her  biography (see Day 10 — Third pivotal paragraph) is Morton Cohen.

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