She was just out for a routine morning walk along the road by the river…
…when suddenly a Black Rabbit ran close by her.
There was nothing so very remarkable in that; nor did she at first think it so very much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say, 'Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late!' But then she blamed that bit of nonsense on the NPR radio station she was listening to and removed her headphones.
She walked quietly toward the big Black Rabbit, and watched it munching on the fresh green leaves of the nearby shrubs.
It moved a little out of sight and she thought about following it when she remembered something she’d heard a long time ago.
“If you go chasing rabbits, you know you're going to fall.”
She saw no caterpillar, large chessmen, or even a dormouse. The only other creature about was a Canada goose swimming away down the river.
There WERE mushrooms but she knew she hadn’t had even a nibble of them.
She watched the Black Rabbit disappear into the darkness of the woods, reconsidered following it and walked on toward home to find something she could feed her head.