Alice, a girl of seven years, is feeling bored and drowsy while sitting on the riverbank with her elder sister. She then notices a talking, clothed white rabbit with a pocket watch run past. She follows it down a rabbit hole when suddenly she falls a long way to a curious hall with many locked doors of all sizes. She finds a small key to a door too small for her to fit through, but through it, she sees an attractive garden. She then discovers a bottle on a table labelled "Drink Me", the contents of which cause her to shrink too small to reach the key that she has left on the table.