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Absolem the Hookah Smoking Caterpillar

Absolem the Hookah Smoking Caterpillar

A rendition of the Hookah Smoking Caterpillar from Lewis Carroll’s novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” first published in 1865, his name is Absolem.
This blue caterpillar is known for its distinctive act of smoking a hookah while conversing with Alice. Seated on a mushroom, the caterpillar is depicted as a wise, though somewhat arrogant, creature who speaks in riddles and asks Alice challenging questions about her identity. The caterpillar’s use of the hookah and his enigmatic nature add a surreal and exotic aspect to the story. He also plays a crucial role in Alice’s journey, as he instructs her on how to use pieces of the mushroom he sits on to change her size, which becomes an important tool for her as she navigates Wonderland.

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