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Introduced in Chapter Four ("Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill") and the main center of interest of Chapter V ("Advice from a Caterpillar"), the Caterpillar is a [[hookah]]-smoking [[caterpillar]] exactly three inches high (a height of which he argues in defense, against Alice's complaint). Alice does not like the Caterpillar when they first meet, because he does not immediately talk to her and when he does, it is usually in short, rather rude sentences, or [[problem solving|difficult questions]].
The original illustration by [[John Tenniel]] is something of a visual [[paradox]], wherein the caterpillar's human face appears to be formed from the head and legs of a naturalistic caterpillar.<ref name=ambiguity/> In another allusion, the flowers on the right of the illustration appear to be a form of [[Tobacco#Biology|tobacco]], while the caterpillar is smoking heavily.
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