What is meant by "for some way" in this sentence? Could it be a mistake? Should it be "in some way"?

But when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked at it, and then hurried on, Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.

In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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No, it isn't a mistake. The tunnel was horizontal for some distance and then suddenly became a vertical shaft which Alice fell down.

(I recognise this as a passage from Alice in Wonderland, but you really should tell us the source of a quotation that you are asking about.)


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