Martin Gardner notes that Lewis Carroll begins Alice in Wonderland:
Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do; once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading.
Gardner now asks the reader to select any of the first 12 words.
"Foshee Magically Interpreted,"
Word Ways: Vol. 41
, Article 26.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol41/iss4/26