She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she passed;
it was labelled “ORANGE MARMALADE”,
but to her great disappointment it was empty:
she did not like to drop the jar for fear of killing somebody,
so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as she fell past it.
“Well!” thought Alice to herself,
“after such a fall as this, I shall think nothing of tumbling down stairs!
How brave they'll all think me at home!
Why, I wouldn't say anything about it, even if I fell off the top of the house!”
(Which was very likely true.)
Down, down, down.
Would the fall never come to an end!
“I wonder how many miles I've fallen by this time?” she said aloud
“I must be getting somewhere near the centre of the earth.