I decided to take another plunge into the rabbit hole last week when I came across “The Annotated Alice”. This time around, I had a
To tell her how I'm feeling, maybe get a second glance,
Now I've got to get used to not living next door to Alice...
So I had questions, more questions than
Of course the moment I read that, I was filled with disgust and I felt a shudder as I wondered about Alice and other ‘child friends’ that Carroll made over the years. Who was
He wrote a letter to Alice Liddell after she got married stating, “I have had scores of child-friends since your time but they have been quite a different thing.”
Once Carroll offered a piece of blotting paper to a little girl who was drenched in sea water and said to her, “May I offer you this to blot yourself up?”
Whether Carroll was sexually interested in these little girl is something that is not clearly known. Some say in those days, taking nude photos of little girls did not have sexual connotations. Little girls would be admired for their purity and virgin beauty. Even so, I find that the way he sought out and consorted with little girls, was a bit odd.
Now I return to the mock turtle and the Duchess.
“Well, there was Mystery,” the Mock turtle replied, counting off the subjects on his flappers…