“And Willy Rabbit jumped down the man-hole.
He found himself falling down what seemed to be a very deep well. Down, down, down. Either the well was very deep, or he fell very slowly, for he had plenty of time as he went down to look about him, and to wonder what was going to happen next. Would the fall never come to an end? 'I wonder how many miles I've fallen by this time?' he said aloud. 'I must be getting somewhere near the centre of the earth. Let me see: that would be four thousand miles down, I think. ' Then suddenly, thump! thump! down he came upon a heap of sticks and dry leaves, and the fall was over.
Willy Rabbit was not a bit hurt, and he jumped up on to his feet in a moment: he looked up, but it was all dark overhead: before him was another long passage. He found himself in a long, low hall, which was lit up by a row of lamps hanging from the roof. There were wooden doors all round the hall. They were all locked but the tiniest one, which held a small slate board with the four letters 'C.I.T.Y.' chalk-written on it.
Willy Rabbit opened the door and walked out into the strangest site he ever saw. He marveled at the wonders his eyes witnessed: he had stepped in what seemed to be a city land. So many out-of-the-way things had happened lately, that he had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible.
Hence Willy Rabbit decided to venture on.”
Excerpt from 'Willy Rabbit's Adventures in Cityland'