Alice's Adventures in Cambridge/Introduction

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IN all fiction there is no character that delights the hearts of both young and old more than Alice. The collaborators in this small book cast their product on a cold unfeeling world with the utmost apologies to Lewis Caroll and John Tenniel; and with an ill-nourished hope that those who read will do so with a lenient eye. The idea was conceived of transplanting Alice to Cambridge, and there showing her some of the strange things that may be found in that peculiar place. She found many curious creatures and had many wonderful Adventures.

These few chapters appeared first in the "Harvard Lampoon"—that Prince of humourous papers. They have now collected themselves, and here stand ready to meet the fierce glare of publicity.

Cambridge, Mass., June 17, 1913.