Alice in Blunderland

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Alice in Blunderland: An Iridescent Dream, by John Kendrick Bangs


Alice in

Blunderland

An Iridescent Dream

By

JOHN KENDRICK BANGS


Illustrated by

ALBERT LEVERING

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New York

Doubleday, Page & Company

1907


Copyright, 1906, by the
Municipal Ownership Publishing Bureau


Copyright, 1907, by
Doubleday, Page & Company
Published, September, 1907


All Rights Reserved
Including that of Translation into Foreign Languages
Including the Scandanavian


CONTENTS


CHAPTER PAGE
I. Off to Blunderland 3
II. The Immovable Trolley 19
III. The Aromatic Gas Plant 37
IV. The City-owned Police 56
V. The Municipaphone 73
VI. The Department of Public Verse 92
VII. The Municipal Ownership of Children 108


ILLUSTRATIONS

PAGE
The Cheshire Cat 5
The March Hare 6
"'Listen here'" 7
The municipal chewery 11
The municipal toothery 13
"Handing her a card" 17
'"Put that fellow off'" 20
"Requested the Hatter to crack a filbert for him" 24
"'Banged into the car ahead'" 27
The Chief Engineer 30
"'It came to me like a flash'" 31
"'Studying the economic theories of Dr. Wack'" 45
"The White Knight interfered" 48
"'In the matter of perfume it was fine'" 50
"'Nobody could be gas-fixturated'" 51
"Wrote on the side of a convenient gas tank" 57
"'I'm the soundest sleeper in town'" 59
"'Tea is served on every corner'" 64
"'We respond immediately to the call'" 67
"Made off with the agility of an "antelope" 69
"'You can talk all you please'" 73
"'Fined five dollars'" 84
"'The dictionary we are compiling'" 85
"Alice transfixed at the phone" 86
"'The biggest jackass from Dan to Beersheba'" 87
"'Larger measure than was the custom'" 94
"Greeted by the Commissioner, the Haberdasher" 99
"'It runs this way, your honour'" 100
'"Our thinking department'" 102
"'When they think nobody's looking'" 116
"'If you get into trouble, use this'" 119
"Seizing her by the arm" 122
"'Why—have I—I really fallen?'" 124

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1922, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.