Of course, what Alice used to do as a child after visiting the playground was to move on down the road to the Joy household. They always invited her in, and didn’t mind too much when she slept in their bed. They never once lost their patience with her or asked her to leave.
So that’s where Alice went. She found the family in their garden, and asked to be let in. They refused.
She was rejected by the only adults that had never said a bad word to her. The only people she thought accepted her.
She had nowhere else to go, and no energy left to go wandering. So she curled up in the Joy family’s back garden and went to sleep.
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