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. 


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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