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"What is a caucus-race?" said Alice … "Why," said the Dodo, "the best way to explain it is to do it." … First it marked out a race-course, in a sort of circle ("the exact shape doesn't matter," it said), and then all the party were placed along the course, here and there. There was no "one, two, three and away", but they began running when they liked, and left off when they liked, so that it was not easy to know when the race was over. However, when they had been running half an hour or so …. the Dodo suddenly called out "The race is over!" and they all crowded round it, panting, and asking, "But who has won?" This question the Dodo could not answer without a great deal of thought ….. At last the Dodo said, "Everybody has won, and all must have prizes."


A Caucus-Race. From 'Alice in Wonderland' by Lewis Carroll.

David Jackman

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