A White Rabbit hurries through a darkened tunnel, late for an important meeting with the Queen of Hearts. Alice tumbles through the same tunnel, confused and shaken. She asks the White Rabbit how to get home, but the White Rabbit is more concerned about the execution that awaits him, should he be late to meet the Queen of Hearts. As the White Rabbit dashes off, he drops one of his gloves. A second Alice appears, picking up the glove and hurrying off after the White Rabbit. How peculiar! Thoroughly confused, Alice approaches a nearby house to see if anyone knows the way back home.
Alice knocks and knocks on the door, but nobody answers. An old squirrel, sitting under a nearby tree, tells Alice that the door will only open if you leave it alone. Once she stops knocking, a Fish-Footman, servant of the Queen, runs past Alice, and bangs on the door. A Frog-Footman, servant of the Duchess, throws the door open, and the two exchange invitations to the Queen’s croquet game. Alice asks the
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