The treacle well

A startling flight of imagination finds three sickly sisters at the bottom of  a treacle well in the run up to the March Hare and the Mad Hatter stuffing the Dormouse in the teapot…

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Alice in Wonderland

Plenty of room

Tell us a story, said the March Hare.

Yes. Please do, pleaded Alice.

And be quick about it,” said the Hatter, or you’ll be asleep again before it’s done.

Once upon a time there were three little sisters, the Dormouse began in a great hurry, and their names were Elsie, Lacie and Tillie; and they lived at the bottom of a well.

What did they live on, said Alice who always took a great interest in questions of eating and drinking.

They lived on treacle, said the Dormouse after thinking a minute or two.

They coudn’t have done that you know, Alice gently remarked, they’d have been ill.

So they were, said the Dormouse, very ill.


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