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Real Name


First Mentioned

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865)

Original Publisher


Created by

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (as "Lewis Carroll")


Tortoise is the Mock Turtle's teacher. He does not appear, but is only mentioned. He is a sea turtle and when Alice asks why he was called Tortoise if he was a turtle, the Mock Turtle replies with a play on words; "We called him tortoise because he taught us!"

Public Domain Appearances

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (mentioned only)

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