Young Alice is sitting by the river bank with her older sister, feeling bored; her sister's book has no pictures or conversation, and thus holds no interest for Alice. Suddenly, a white rabbit scampers back, proclaims that it is very late, and pulls a pocket watch out of its waistcoat.
From the very beginning of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, food and drink play an important role. Alice follows a white rabbit into his rabbit hole and finds herself falling down a well. Yet she still manages to snatch a jar marked ORANGE MARMALADE and is clearly disappointed when she discovers it’s empty.