It was many years later when Alice had her next adventure, and whilst she was quite surprised to be having one at all, after the passing of so many years, she was even more surprised to see that she was a child again, no older than when she had first entered Wonderland and slipped through that fascinating Looking Glass.
“How curious,” she said, trying to recall the child she had once been.
Suddenly appearing in front of Alice, the White Rabbit said, “You took your time getting here!”
“I beg your pardon?” she replied.
“I said you took your time getting here. You should have been here fourteen years ago,” the Rabbit huffed indignantly as he hopped away from her.
“But,” Alice spluttered, as she tried to catch up with him, “I have no idea how I arrived, let alone why I am so late!”
“We accept no ifs or buts, here; you should know that by now,” the Rabbit scolded, as he opened a door that had suddenly appeared in front of them. Stepping through, he said, “Hurry up, please don’t dawdle.”