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Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Alice In Wonderland

 Hi everybody!  It's me, Ragnar!  As you know, the other day Maggie suggested that I tell the story of Alice In Wonderland.  Or as she put it, "Aventures d'Alice Au Pays Des Merveilles."  I thought it was a challenge worth accepting, and had a go at it.

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"OK, um ... Aventures d'Alice Au Pays Des Merveilles ..."

Then I realized our copy of the book is in French.  I'm pretty sure I don't speak much French.  I was hoping there were a lot of pictures.

The book is definitely about a girl named Alice.  She goes on some kind of adventure and ...

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"Oooh!  Bunny!"

... runs across some very different-looking characters.  That bun, for instance, looked like he plays trumpet in a jazz band or something.  Very odd.  I continued leafing through the book:

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"GREAT DANE IN THE MORNING!  Look at the size of that cat!"

Sorry.  That cat was pretty freaky, I must say. No offense to any kit-cats out there.  He had this eerie grin on his face ... and his eyes follow you everywhere!

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"That can't be right.  I need a better source.  Maybe an audible book!"

The whole "audible book" thing sounded like a great idea.  I listened to what I was pretty sure was like the Cliffs Notes version of Alice then reported back to Mags.

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"OK, back me up here, Mom.
Alice trips out on some whacky mushrooms or something
and runs into all these weird creatures like a hookah-smoking caterpillar,
a huge bunny, an even bigger cat,
and a queen who's all 'off with her head!'.  Right?"

Mom:  "Umm ... well ..."
"Have you two been listening to 60s rock again?  Maybe a little Jefferson Airplane?"

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"Maybe.  Right, Mom?"
Mom: "
❤️❤️ Ragnar. ❤️❤️"

I think it's close enough.  And they all lived happily ever after.

Sköl!
Ragnar

5 comments:

  1. LOL! good one skippy.
    I never cared that much for Alice in Wonderland. and didn't know why!
    I like your mom's summation. LOL.

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  2. Lady likes this story and thinks your reading of it is the best.

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  3. I think you have the story down pat.

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  4. What a great story you told, Ragnar. We can't wait to see what your next book review will be on.

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  5. That's a great idea, listening to the audio book! I think you nailed it.

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